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International Criminal Court – Palestinians’ latest ploy to avoid hard compromises

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 7:30pm
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The problem with the “peace negotiations” that failed numerous times over the years is that the Palestinians cling to the hope that international organizations — primarily the United Nations and its branches — will force Israel into concessions that harm Israel’s security, and will pave the way not for a lasting...

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UN Security Council rejects Palestinian Statehood

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:51pm
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The United Nations Security Council just voted against a controversial Palestinian Authority proposal, introduced by Jordan, requiring Israel to pull back to the 1967 lines (the 1949 Armistice line), including designating all of East Jerusalem (which includes the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City).

The vote failed...

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Will Israel’s Left Win by Portraying Bibi as an Extremist?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:30am
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In a recent essay, Jonathan Spyer identified the likely approach the anti-Netanyahu coalition – specifically Isaac Herzog of Labor and Tzipi Livni of Hatnua – will take in preparation for the Israeli elections on March 17. Spyer writes, “The belief underlying the Israeli center-left’s campaign is evidently that if Israel is ‘boxed in’...

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New Viral Palestinian Video: How To Stab a Jew

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 12:20pm
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A new Hamas “How To” video is going viral in Palestinian social media circles. It isn’t how to rebuild buildings. Or how to make peace with Israel. It’s how to stab Jews. How do it properly and inflict maximum damage on the victim and increase the likelihood of killing him...

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Palestinian threats against Mohammad Zoabi and why there is no peace

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 26, 2014 at 2:30pm
Mohammad Zoabi

Prof. Jaccobson blogged yesterday about the tribulations of Israeli Member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi, who is privileged and free to serve in the legislature of the country that she reviles.

But there’s another Zoabi, in fact a distant cousin, who also has been in the news. Mohammad Zoabi. He’s a teenager who...

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Oh, Zoabi

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 7:00pm
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Haneen Zoabi hates Israel. She encourages its enemies. She spews anti-Israel propaganda with reckless abandon. The kidnappers and murderers of three Israeli teens last spring were not terrorists, according to her.

Haneen Zoabi also is a member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, as part of Arab nationalist party Balad.

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Palestinian Political Concrete Jungle

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 3:00pm
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Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former peace negotiator, dropped a bombshell yesterday when she explained in an interview with New York Times columnist Roger Cohen, how Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas torpedoed the American sponsored peace process earlier this year.

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Tzipi Livni: Abbas Torpedoed Peace Process

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 12:00pm
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In his column yesterday, anti-Israel columnist Roger Cohen of The New York Times talked to Tzipi Livni, candidate for prime minister and Israel’s peace negotiator, about why the John Kerry-sponsored peace talks failed earlier this year. Livni tells of the three ways the Palestinians destroyed the peace talks.

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The Generational Battle on Campus Against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 9:10pm
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Cary Nelson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, is the Editor of a recent book, The Case Against the Academic Boycotts of Israel.

He also was interviewed on Israeli television recently.

He makes some good points, similar to those I have made in many of my speeches and appearances.

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Will the New Center-Left Coalition Unseat Netanyahu?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00pm
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Following the dissolution of the Israeli government this week, Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog and Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni agreed to join forces in an effort to unseat Likud as the governing party.

At The Times of Israel Haviv Rettig Gur wrote a positive analysis of the merger, arguing that in bringing...

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European Diplomat: Of course we hold Israel to a higher standard

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 4:50pm
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We know that Israel is held to a higher standard of conduct than the Palestinians and its neighbors.

A Danish diplomat, in a troubling yet refreshing admission of the obvious, admitted it at a Jerusalem Post forum, and Caroline Glick blasted him:

Europe should apply a double standard to Israel when judging its...

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Can Obama Get the Government He Wants in Israel?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 10:53am
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Last week Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu started the process of dissolving his government coalition to bring about new elections in March of next year. One needn’t be a particularly close observer of politics to know th...

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Will Early Elections in Israel End Netanyahu’s Career?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:20pm
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Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his finance minister (Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid) and justice minister (Tzippi Livni of Hatnua), both coalition partners, effectively bringing down the current government and forcing new elections now scheduled for March 17.

The latest polls suggest that Netanyahu would be able to form the...

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Reports: Israel bombs Syrian missile transfers to Hezbollah

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:04am
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Iran recently boasted how it had transferred via Syria game-changing missiles to the terrorist Hezbollah, which controls much of Lebanon and is fighting alongside the Assad regime in Syria.

Israel has warned about such missile transfers, and reportedly (without Israel admitting it publicly) bombed convoys and facilities in Syria to stop...

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Anti-Israel groups now exploiting Eric Garner death, too

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:00am
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We previously documented the exploitation of the death of Michael Brown and the riots in Ferguson by anti-Israel groups, Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge.

That Ferguson exploitation involved spreading false claims about Israeli training of the Ferguson police, trips to Ferguson by...

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How the Media Aids Hamas

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00am
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In August, former AP journalist Matti Friedman wrote a devastating account in Tablet Magazine of the Associate Press’ bias against Israel.

Friedman has followed up with a new article in The Atlantic, What the media gets wrong about Israel. One part of Friedman’s new expose is about the unexamined role Non-Governmental Organizations...

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Jewish Nakba Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 9:37am
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“Nakba” is the phrase Arabs use to refer to the creation of Arab refugees from the British Mandate of Palestine created during the civil war and then Arab armies invasion after Arabs rejected the U.N. General Assembly 1947 Partition Plan.

Had the Arabs accepted that plan, there would have been an Arab state created...

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