Reunificiation Trumps ConfederationThe two-state solution to the Jewish-Arab conflict proposed under the Oslo Accords and the Bush Roadmap is rapidly turning out to be nothing but a chimera, due to Abbas himself.
Palestine Reality Taking RootThere is no difference at all between the Arab residents living in the "West Bank" and the Arab residents living in Jordan.
Palestine: Great Expectations'Great Expectations' was a work of fiction by Dickens; the Palestinian Arab expectations and the writers' drive to help them achieve these aspirations are based on fiction as well.
"Palestine" - A Match Made in HeavenIf Yasser Arafat could meet Rabin today, maybe they would realize the mistakes they both made - with respect to their stated goals - (although Arafat's desire for peace was lipservice) - because of Shimon Peres.
Intra-Palestinian Arab Conflicts - The Great DivideInstead of blaming Israel for lack of peace, maybe they should try to get along with each other. 1948 Arabs don't get along with 1967 ones. Ramadan visitors may indicate that some PA Arabs want neither PLO nor Hamas.
Palestine - Burying the Past, Faking the FutureIt seems to be the fashion among the United Nations coterie of organizations and officials to try and wrest the title deeds granted for the Jewish National Home in Palestine pursuant to the Mandate for Palestine and article 80 of the UN Charter.
Palestine - Two Opportunities Better MissedThe Committee on Admission of New Members to the UN took its job seriously, but UNESCO turned its own bylaws into a farce for the sake of "Palestine."
The consequences are grave.
Online Petition Against UNESCO's "Palestinian State"Read about and sign the online petition seeking public support for a proposal to take UNESCO's acceptance of non existent "Palestine" to the ICJ in Hague to check its constitutionality. Initiative of the author.
Paralyzing UNESCO with a "Palestine" Poison PillSome will rejoice in seeing UNESCO wallowing in a problem of its own making that could have been avoided, but many will suffer. A suggestion for the nations that voted "yea" and whose poor are now suffering.
Palestine: Time to Tell the Truth Article 24 in the 1964 version of the PLO Charter says "This Organization does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or the Himmah Area."
"Palestine": End the Occupation? Right the WrongsThe first words in this article's title have managed to turn Israel's miraculous victory in the Six Day War and its triumphal return to parts of the biblical and ancestral land of its forefathers - into something to be reviled and reversed.
Will Abbas try to Take Over Jordan? Abdullah is WaitingIf the PLO refuses to negotiate with Israel - then frustration might well see the PLO again turning its sights on Jordan. On the other hand - King Abdullah is waiting on the sidelines to step into his shoes and negotiate with Israel.
UNESCO Should Read Its Own ConstitutionThe questions here were sent to UNESCO’s Director of Liaison Office in New York by the writer two and a half weeks ago - but have been met by a wall of silence despite sending him a reminder.
UNESCO and PA Huffing and PuffingOnly 51 of UNESCO’s 137, once one subtracts 56 automatic Islamic votes, members were prepared to publicly out themselves in support of the PLO application.
Face the Music, UNThe United Nations will find its authority and integrity irreparably and irretrievably damaged if the PA request is granted.
Forget Hamas-PA UnityThe dispute about who will be Prime Minister pales into insignificance compared to conflicts on the fundamental issues analysed by the writer.
Reaction: Smirk On Abbas' FaceObama could condemn the killing culture in the PA, where the slit throats of innocent men, women and children equated to alleged vandalism of olive trees.
Egypt, Israel, Gaza-TinderboxA very small - but highly strategic - sliver of real estate once again holds the key to possible future conflict in the Middle East.
UK and Australia Dream OnThis week's UK and Australian joint communique on Israel and the PA is a message from a dreamworld. Maybe they should answer the writer's questions first, but “The answers are getting harder and harder And there ain't no way to bargain or to barter”.
Hark-The Herald Devil Sings"The Herald needs to worry about its journalists who write such nonsense as this skewed and inaccurate editorial", says the writer and explains what is wrong in the Sydney Morning Herald's analysis.
Brainwashed or Brain Dead?The Independent Australian calls itself "a politically
incorrect magazine of ideas and comment outside the mainstream". Marty Morrison's article was politically correct but totally wrong. David Singer set her straight. Both articles are musts.
Serious Negotiation or Nonsense?If you want to understand the real differences between the starting negotiation positions of Israel and the PA, this is the article to read.
A Jewish State? Shaath Says NoThe Palestinian Authority’s position on a Jewih state represents a serious threat to the fragile stability in the region. It makes the continuation of any further negotiations meaningless.
Negotiating With NaysayersNaysaying is a tactic that has rewarded the Arabs. It is time for Israel to take a leaf out of their book and end the current farcical situation.
Jordan's Justifiable JittersKing Abdullah is clearly fearful that another war might break out that could involve Jordan, and even possibly lead to an attempt to overthrow his rule.
Lebanon and the UN - Lemmings or Lions?The ceasefire brokered by the United Nations in Lebanon offers possibly the last chance for political stability to be restored in Lebanon and for Lebanon to rid itself forever of forces over which it has no control.
Ending Gaza's "Humanitarian Crisis"There is a huge arsenal of weapons stored in Gaza, much of it allegedly purchased with funds provided by the international community for the specific purpose of improving the lives of the civilian population.
Olmert's Unilateralism Undermines Unity"Convergence" has already become entrenched in the international lexicon of the Middle East and in the media, although no one had heard of the word just two months ago. The use of this word masks a multi-faceted approach to singling out and victimising Jews on a scale not seen since the 1930s and 1940s.
What Sharon Didn't Tell The United NationsThe defiant words uttered by Mr. Sharon in <I>Time</I> on 17 April 1989: "Jordan is Palestine! The capital of Palestine is Amman. If Palestinian Arabs want to find their political expression, they will have to do it in Amman."
Expulsion or Evacuation?Amidst the turmoil enveloping Israel due to Disengagement, one question remains unanswered - are the Jewish communities in Gaza and northern Samaria being expelled or evacuated?
Uprooting Jews Violates International TreatiesPlans by the Israeli government to forcibly remove Jews from their homes in the West Bank and Gaza breach the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 [Covenant], as well as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 [Convention]. Israel is a signatory to both.
Bush's Road Map Goes Nowhere30 April 2005 marks the second anniversary of the launching of the Road Map to resolve the Israeli-Arab conflict.