Palestinians: In-Depth Reports

American BDS Organization Takes Its Case to Capitol Hill

Organizers mask their anti-Semitism and goal of Israel’s demise Read More »

Why Is a Delegation from the International Criminal Court Visiting Israel This Week?

A delegation from the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor’s office is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah this week (October 5 – 9, 2016) to meet “with Israeli and Palestinian officials at the working levels.”

What is the delegation’s mission? Read More »

The Businesses of Mahmoud Abbas and His Sons

Patronage and Corruption in the Palestinian Authority Read More »

Israel’s Rights in the Territories under International Law

Reference to the “Palestinian territories” is a complete fallacy. Read More »

International Law Expert: Israel Is Not an “Occupier”

International law defines “occupation” as one power occupying the lands of a foreign sovereign. In Israel’s case, Israel is not occupying any foreign sovereign’s land; Israel entered the area known as the West Bank in 1967 and took over the authority to administer the land from Jordan, which was never considered to be a sovereign in the area. Read More »

The West Must Insist that the Palestinians Change Their Narrative

Only real mutual recognition will lead to peace. Read More »

Arab Affairs Expert Pinhas Inbari on Instability in Palestinian Cities

Tensions and even anarchy in Nablus, Hebron, and Ramallah on the eve of Palestinian local elections. The Palestinian Authority has little control in the municipalities. Read More »

Palestinian Ballots and Bullets. Anarchy in the West Bank in the run-up to October elections.

Yoni Ben-Menachem, the Jerusalem Center’s senior Middle East Analyst: The Palestinian Authority has arrested 100 suspects and in Nablus confiscated some one million shekel’s worth of weapons, including rockets. Read More »

Egypt and Jordan Fear a Hamas Victory in the West Bank

Sharp divisions within Abbas’ Fatah organization Read More »

The Hot Arab Summer in the West Bank

Internal tensions continue in Palestinian cities. Read More »

A Road to Bypass Mahmoud Abbas?

Will Abbas become irrelevant? Read More »

The PA, Based in Ramallah, Faces Opposition in Other Towns

Gun battles in Nablus and Tulkarem Read More »

King Abdullah: Jordan Is Responsible for Arab Interests in Jerusalem, Not the Palestinians

King Abdullah of Jordan made some very strong statements against Jews going to the Temple Mount. Should Israel be concerned?
Jerusalem Center Arab Affairs analyst Pinhas Inbari noted: “I think that the Muqata in Ramallah should be more concerned than Israel because King Abdullah’s main message was not against Israel, as strange as it may seem, it was against the Muqata in Ramallah, because King Abdullah of Jordan was representing the Palestinian problem instead of the PLO, and he mentioned his sole responsibility over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque, which is the role of the Palestinians, as far as they are perceiving their role in Jerusalem. And he did not mention the Palestinians in Jerusalem, but he mentioned the Arabs in Jerusalem, which means there is no legitimacy to the PA in Jerusalem.” Read More »

Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel

Falsehoods and misperceptions in the service of bias Read More »

The Curious State Department Announcement on Israeli Settlements

The State Department’s obsession with Jewish settlements Read More »