Tag: Palestine

The Temple Mount crisis ended Trump’s Palestinian honeymoon

In Washington three months ago, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas praised US President Donald Trump’s “wisdom,” “courageous stewardship” and “great negotiating ability.” Speaking in the White House’s Roosevelt Room, where he and Trump were addressing the media, Abbas switched from Arabic to English. “Now, Mr. President,” he declared, “with you we have hope.” Twenty days […]

Taylor Force Act Passes Senate

With bipartisan backing, the Taylor Force act was approved by the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Thursday. The act, named after an American veteran slain by a Palestinian while visiting Israel in 2016, will cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority if it does not stop paying salaries to terrorists and their […]

Palestinian Lecturer: Jews Have No Ties to the Temple Mount

TEL AVIV — Rejecting archeological evidence, the historic record and accepted fact, Maher al-Sousi, a lecturer at the Islamic University of Gaza, claimed that the Jewish temples were never located on the Temple Mount and that Jews have no right to the holiest site in Judaism.   According to al-Sousi, “The Jews have no right […]

Trump is seeing how hard it can be to land the ‘ultimate’ deal between Israel and the Palestinians

President Trump boasted during the election that his real estate background could help him succeed where other U.S. presidents have failed in making what he calls the “ultimate” land deal — a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.Once he took office, he dived into the seemingly in­trac­table conflict immediately and personally, and named his […]

Minister Considers Blocking Pro-Palestinian Event from Gov. Building

A minister is threatening to cancel the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups, to be hosted in a government building in Westminster. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid is reported to be considering personally intervening to stop the event, […]

Palestinians disappointed after ‘tense’ meeting with Kushner

President Trump will reportedly receive a report about the Israeli-Palestinian peace process following a “tense” meeting between White House senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and leaders about the issue. The London-based Arabic daily al-Hayat reports that Kushner’s meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was “tense,” according to a translation from the Jerusalem Post, and Abbas was reportedly furious […]

Palestinians Plan to Cheat Trump, Keep Paying Terrorists’ Families

The Reuters news agency has reported that the Palestinian Authority (PA) intends to continue paying stipends to families of terrorists, despite assurances that PA President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly made to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. According to Reuters, the PA intends to continue the payments, but to hide them under a different appropriation: Palestinian […]

Defying US, Palestinian official vows payments to terrorists will continue

The Palestine Liberation Organization is still paying wages to convicted terrorists imprisoned in Israel, a Palestinian official confirmed Wednesday, contradicting comments by US Secretary of Defense Rex Tillerson that the provocative policy is being stopped. Issa Qaraqe, head of the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs, said that the PLO had not stopped paying wages to […]

The rise of Hamas through Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The prospect of long-lasting peace between Israel and Palestine relies on a piece of land, Gaza. Several wars have been fought to control this tiny strip of land that is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. In 1948, when Israel declared its statehood, many Palestinians were pushed out of their homes […]

Palestinians to claim Cave of the Patriarchs as World Heritage Site

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is requesting from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, whose annual meeting will take place on July 1 in Krakow, Poland, to register the Old City of Hebron—including its Cave of the Patriarchs—as a Palestinian World Heritage Site. There are 1,052 UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites in the world, nine of them Israeli, […]