What the Palestinians Buy with American Money

From Caroline Glick.Com Two weeks ago, a Palestinian from Bethlehem was arrested by the US-financed and trained Palestinian Authority security forces. He was charged with "carrying out commercial transactions with residents of a hostile state." No, he was not buying uranium from Iran. His purported crime was purchasing wood products from an Israeli community located beyond the 1949 armistice lines. Denied bail by the US-funded PA Continue Reading

Six Years Ago, Yasir Arafat Died; Today His Legacy Still Prevails: No To Peace, No to Compromise

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Six Years Ago, Yasir Arafat Died; Today His Legacy Still Prevails: No To Peace, No to Compromise Posted: 12 Nov 2010 11:47 AM PST Please be subscriber 17,872 (and daily reader 19,372.). Put your email address in the upper right-hand box of the page at http://www.rubinreports.blogspot.com We rely on your contributions. Tax-deductible donation via PayPal or credit card: click Donate button, top right Continue Reading

A Future History of Palestine: You Want a Two-State Solution? Then Do It Right.

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com A Future History of Palestine: You Want a Two-State Solution? Then Do It Right. Posted: 20 Sep 2010 02:20 PM PDT Please be subscriber 17,447. Put your email address in the upper right-hand box of the page at http://www.rubinreports.blogspot.com/ We depend on your contributions. Tax-deductible donation through PayPal or credit card: click Donate button, upper-right hand corner of this page: Continue Reading

The False Religion of Peace

From Israel National News.Com When Abbas arrives in Washington, he and his retinue will be focused on exclusively three issues – making sure that the settlement freeze continues, that aid which covers over 70 per cent of the Palestinian Authority budget will continue to flow into its coffers, and that there will be sufficient "momentum" in the peace process to placate the "Arab street." Any meaningful progress towards peace is simply beyond Continue Reading

Abbas Wants NATO Troops To Defend Future Palestinian State From Israel

From News Max World.Com The Palestinian Authority is considering allowing the permanent stationing of NATO forces in the future Palestinian state, London-based pan-Arab daily Al-Quds al-Arabi reported Palestinian sources saying Wednesday. The NATO forces would be able to prevent arms smuggling into the future state and to monitor that it would remain demilitarized. Under any peace agreement likely to be formulated between Israel and Continue Reading

White House ‘on board’ Palestinian unilateral statehood threat

From WND Recent meetings between the Obama administration and the Palestinian Authority revealed the White House is on board a Palestinian threat to unilaterally ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state outside of negotiations with Israel, a senior PA negotiator told WND. The negotiator further claimed the entire European Union leadership has backed the plot. WND previously reported the PA's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, Continue Reading

Watch the Themes, Not the Headlines

From Rubin Reports Watch the Themes, Not the Headlines Posted: 25 Feb 2010 12:19 AM PST By Barry Rubin A basic principle is to look at the underlying interests and perceptions of specific governments and states, not the immediate headlines, if you want to know what countries or mass movements are going to do. Over and over, however, we see stories that prove false in a few days yet probably leave a lasting impression to the contrary on Continue Reading

Seventy Years Ago, Palestinian Arabs Threw Away Chance to Prevent Israel’s Creation; Following the Same Policies Today

From Rubin Reports Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Seventy Years Ago, Palestinian Arabs Threw Away Chance to Prevent Israel's Creation; Following the Same Policies Today By Barry Rubin The greatest opportunity ever to prevent Israel’s creation and instead make the entire land a Palestinian Arab state took place in 1939, specifically on May 17, 1939, seventy years ago. What is truly remarkable is that the debate at that time and on that Continue Reading

Hamas: All Islamist groups will unite with Iran if Israel attacks

From Haaretz Hamas leader Khaled Meshal warned on Tuesday that Islamist militant groups would back Iran if the Islamic Republic was attacked by Israel, Iranian state television reported. "All Islamist militant groups will form a united front with Iran against Israel if it attacks Iran," Meshal told a news conference. Israel and the United States have not ruled out military action if diplomacy fails to resolve the row over Iranian nuclear Continue Reading

The Great

From Gloria-Centre.Org The Great If you find these articles useful and interesting, please read and subscribe to Barry Rubin's blog, Rubin Reports, at <http://www.rubinreports.blogspot.com>: It’s really funny how the story about Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas supposedly-going-to-call-elections-and-resign story was covered. Everyone in the Middle East knew he wouldn’t resign and he wouldn’t call elections. It was Continue Reading