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July 8, 2013

Palestine – Clinton’s $500000 Speech Leaves One Speechless

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 08 Jul 2013

The thought that anyone was prepared to contribute to paying former American President Bill Clinton $500000 to deliver a 45 minute speech at the Peres Academic Centre during the festivities marking Israeli President Shimon Peres’s 90th birthday is truly staggering …

May 7, 2013

Palestine – Singing From The Same Hymn Book

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 07 May 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has now claimed that a “country” exists in that area of the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority’s complete administrative and security control prior to the Authority’s demise in January 2013.

April 30, 2013

Palestine – Two New Arab Myths

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 30 Apr 2013

Two new Arab myths have surfaced in the past week to complicate attempts by US Secretary of State John Kerry to procure the resumption of the long stalled negotiations between Israel and the PLO.

April 15, 2013

Palestine – UN Special Rapporteur Bans Free Speech

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 15 Apr 2013

United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967″ – Professor Richard Falk – has taken the extraordinary action to ban posts on his blog page “Citizen Pilgrimage”.

April 7, 2013

Palestine – Obama utters the magic word “Annapolis”

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 07 Apr 2013

President Obama’s use of just one word – “Annapolis” – stands out among the thousands he uttered during his three day visit to Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman.

March 29, 2013

Palestine – The One Question President Obama Must Answer

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 29 Mar 2013

Is there one intrepid reporter – among the scores following President Obama during his momentous visits to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week – who will be prepared to ask President Obama this one critical question face to face at one …

March 19, 2013

Palestine: Suspending Disbelief Is An Unbelievable Hoax

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 19 Mar 2013

Beware failed negotiators like Dennis Ross when they continue to pontificate on the possibility of the two-state solution.

Formerly the United States chief negotiator for the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1993 to 2001 and a special assistant to the president for …

March 2, 2013

Palestine – Backtracking Begins As Democracy Dies

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 02 Mar 2013

Arab attempts to undermine and trash the Bush Roadmap and end any hopes of a negotiated peace between Israel and the PLO were flagged with some remarkable comments made by James Zogby in his article published this week headlined “Putting …

January 14, 2013

Palestine: Abbas, Attitude and Annexation

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 14 Jan 2013

Annexation of large areas of the West Bank by Israel has now become a distinct possibility with the unilateral decision this week to scrap any trace of the existence of the Palestinian Authority by its President Mahmoud Abbas.

In a “Presidential …

December 31, 2012

Palestine: Violating Vatican Vows

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 31 Dec 2012

Diplomatic relations between Israel and the Vatican are set to considerably cool following the Pope granting a private audience to Mahmoud Abbas on 17 December.

Their meeting came at a time of growing political crisis engendered by the passage of the …

December 27, 2012

Palestine: Reunification Trumps Confederation

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 27 Dec 2012

Reunification of the Arab populated areas of the West Bank with Jordan – as existed between 1948-1967 – has again emerged as the most viable solution to the Jewish-Arab conflict.

This follows revelations in the London- based Al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper …

December 2, 2012

Palestine: Sharon’s Gaza Gambit – Brilliant Move or Tactical Disaster?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 02 Dec 2012

The end of the eight day bombardment of Israel’s civilian population by hundreds of rockets indiscriminately fired from the Gaza Strip has caused many respected commentators such as Caroline Glick to roundly criticise former Israeli Prime Minister – Ariel Sharon …

November 5, 2012

Palestine – Falk’s Failed Philosophy Guarantees Continuing Conflict

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 05 Nov 2012

Professor Richard Falk – United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 – has returned to world headlines with another controversial annual Report.

Falk this time round has encouraged a boycott of …

October 10, 2012

Palestine – Cutting Abbas Down To Size

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 10 Oct 2012

PLO Chairman and Palestinian Authority President – Mahmoud Abbas – continues to promote the deceptive and misleading claim that the areas lost by Jordan and Egypt to Israel in the 1967 Six Day War constituted 22% – not 5% – …

October 1, 2012

Palestine: End the Jew Hatred – End the Conflict

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 01 Oct 2012

The universal international condemnation of the anti-Islamic film “Innocence of Muslims” – whilst defending at the same time the freedom of individuals to express those abhorrent views – has come in response to the anger and violence that has broken …

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