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December 6, 2015

Israel’s "Partner" for Peace

Last week a Palestinian terrorist named Mazen Aribah shot two Israelis, just north of Jerusalem. What made this incident especially noteworthy was that Aribah was also a Palestinian Authority police …

November 12, 2015

Israel, "Racism," and "Apartheid"

One of the most common Palestinian attacks on Israel is that it is building a racist and "apartheid" society. Here is a minor but standard example from Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian official who is a…

October 28, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Liberty and the Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority officials have given thousands of speeches  over the years about removing the Israeli occupation, freeing Palestinians, self-government, and the like. But today --as in the days…

October 7, 2014

A Word from Mr. Erekat

The top Palestinian negotiator with Israel, Saeb Erekat, spoke about the recent war in Gaza this week. He made two claims: that 12,000 Palestinians had been killed, and that 96% of them had been civi…

January 8, 2013

United States
The "State of Palestine" and the PLO Office in Washington

Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has begun to use "State of Palestine" on all official documents, stationery, and stamps. This is “to implement the resolution of General Assembl…

May 25, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Peace Was Not at Hand

In the Weekly Standard I commented recently on the account former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has given of the peace negotiations he led near the end of his term in office.  Here are some ex…

August 23, 2011

Palestinians at the UN: the Copper Lining

The Palestinian Authority/PLO continues its march toward a UN General Assembly vote on Palestinian statehood. At the least, the Palestinians’ status may be elevated from that of a “non-state entity” …

October 29, 2012

Middle East Matters: Voices From the Region

“How long can this situation continue? I mean in Bosnia, now we have Ban Ki-moon [the UN secretary general] apologising 20 years after. Who will apologise for Syria in 20 years’ time? How can we stay…

Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks with reporters during a news conference (al-Sayaghi/Courtesy Reuters).

March 20, 2014

United States
This Week: U.S.-Palestinian Summit, Piracy in Libya, Negotiations with Iran

Significant Developments Israeli-Palestinian Peace.  President Barack Obama met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Monday. The two leaders discussed the April 29 deadline…

U.S. president Barack Obama meets with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in Washington March 17, 2014 (Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

January 30, 2014

United States
This Week: Syria’s Negotiations, Egypt’s Entrenchment, and Iran’s Inspections

Significant Developments Syria. The first ever talks between the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime continue in Switzerland, with the Syrian government hinting yesterday it may be willing to acc…

U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi addresses a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva January 27, 2014 (Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).