Palestinians

Parliamentary Recognition of Palestine – Legally, Historically and Politically Questionable

“Recognition of Palestine” Hinders Peace Negotiations  Read More »

The Role of Hamas and Fatah in the Jerusalem Disturbances

 Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 34       October 26, 2014 The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to unite all of the region’s Islamic movements around the idea of the Muslim Caliphate with the Al-Aqsa Mosque as […]  Read More »

New Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose a Palestinian State on the 1967 Lines, Israeli Withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, and the Division of Jerusalem

Some 75% of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley.   Read More »

Mahmoud Abbas Justifies Palestinian Terror in His UN General Assembly Speech

Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the UN General Assembly reflects the political reality that there is no Palestinian partner today for a settlement with Israel based on compromise.  Read More »

Hamas Policy after Operation “Protective Edge”

Hamas understands that the use of violence and terror does not incur punitive measures against Gaza by the international community.  Read More »

Israel’s Decision to Declare 988 Acres of West Bank Territory as State Land

The area is in the least controversial of the settlement blocs.  Read More »

The Ties Between the Nusra Front – the Syrian al Qaeda Affiliate – and Hamas

Does Hamas Chief Khaled Mashaal run two other jihadi groups now on the Golan Heights?  Read More »

Iran’s Threats to “Arm the West Bank” Must Be Taken Seriously

Iran’s claims that it was able to intercept an Israeli UAV were apparently meant to serve Iranian propaganda purposes.   Read More »

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the Military Wing of Fatah, Is Officially Returning to Armed Struggle and Terror

Fatah’s fighting force, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, was reestablished in the West Bank in July 2014 and began its terrorist campaign  Read More »

The Gaza Water Crisis

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in general failed to manage Gaza’s civil affairs.  Read More »

Hamas’ Psychological Military Strategies against Israel

The humanitarian concern for civilian noncombatants by the media, governments and NGOs serves as a psychological tool that allows “enabling” of Hamas behavior.  Read More »

The Hamas Threat to the West Is No Different from ISIS

The outgoing head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, asserted at the Aspen Security Forum in July 2014 that the fall of Hamas in the Gaza Strip would probably lead to a worse alternative along […]  Read More »

Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Commander: “The Palestinian Resistance Movement Will Make the Sea, the Land, and Skies into Hell for the Zionists”

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Israel’s Doctrine of Proportionality in Gaza

(Los Angeles Times) The images of destruction after the battle between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas that began July 20 in the Shajaiya neighborhood in the Gaza Strip have caused many to declare, in a now-frequent refrain, that the […]  Read More »

The Latest Hamas-Israel Confrontation — Some Pertinent Legal Points

The terrorist actions by Hamas are violations of international humanitarian law.  International law recognizes Israel’s right to defend itself,  Read More »