France, with the support of the United States, is leading a new attempt at peace between Israel and the Palestinians, with the implied goal that an independent Palestinian state would be created — but what should we expect from such a state? 237 more words
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“President Abbas, since over the past several years, you refused to meet me and sit down and negotiate peace, I hope you’ll hear this message.” In this stirring delivery, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlines for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas his plans of “five steps for peace”.
Nearly every Israeli media outlet has a journalist whose task is to report on what is happening on the Palestinian side. Until recently, these journalists would travel to Ramallah and other Palestinian cities in the West Bank to interview ordinary Palestinians, representatives of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and various Palestinian factions. 194 more words
World leaders, including our own President and Secretary of State, continually press Israel to enter into a peace agreement with the Palestinians. Over and over, Israel agrees to come to the peace table…but the Palestinians refuse. 93 more words
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday urged PA President Mahmoud Abbas to stop supporting terrorists financially, fire Palestinian officials who openly encourage the murder of Israeli Jews, and disavow ceremonies honoring killers. 70 more words
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is once again facing insurrection — this time from the young guard in his ruling Fatah faction.
Even autocracy has its limits, and after many years of being gagged, Fatah’s young guard is finding its voice. 131 more words
Palestinians oppose terrorism.
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Let us stipulate that Palestinians are unhappy living under Israeli rule and that they face many hardships. The question they face is how to improve their situation and, ideally, achieve independence.7…