Month: April 2014

‘Abbas Can Have Peace with Israel or Hamas – Not Both’
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‘Abbas Can Have Peace with Israel or Hamas – Not Both’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed flailing attempts to rekindle peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) Wednesday, during a meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.   “You’re coming at an important time,” he told Kurz. “We’re trying to re-launch the negotiations with the Palestinians.”   “Every time we get […]

Fatah-Hamas Unity Government in Five Weeks?
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Fatah-Hamas Unity Government in Five Weeks?

Representatives of Fatah and Hamas have reportedly decided to form a unity government within the “next five weeks” according to officials from the groups on Wednesday.   The agreement was made during a meeting in Gaza on Tuesday between Hamas and members of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah […]

Anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in Australia
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Anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in Australia

“The best estimate of the number of Jews living in Australia is about 120,000. There are many others with one or more Jewish great-grandparents. Approximately 50,000 Jews live in Melbourne, 45,000 in Sydney, and close to between 7,000-10,000 in each of Perth and Brisbane/Gold Coast. There are smaller communities in […]

Boycott the New York Times
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Boycott the New York Times

The article, Remaking a Life, After Years in an Israeli Prison (Jodi Rudoren, NYTimes, March 29, 2014) is about Muqdad Salah, one of the Palestinian Arab terrorists freed from Israeli jails as part of the American-brokered “peace talks” that started last summer.   The New York Times did say that […]

Abbas Demands Three-Month Building Freeze For Talks
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Abbas Demands Three-Month Building Freeze For Talks

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas repeated his threats to disband the PA on Tuesday if peace talks remain stuck in their current dead-end. He further demanded his price for continuing the talks: a three-month construction freeze.   Speaking to Israeli journalists at his offices in Ramallah ahead of the […]