The Palestinian Authority is a master at inventing history. Arabs claim they have been in Susiya long before Jews although evidence proves the contrary. The tactic is conquering the southern Hevron Hills.
While making a truce with Hamas may seem like a good idea, the problem lies with what Hamas & Islam consider a 'truce'. Understanding the real meaning of the terms hudna, tahadia, and hudaybiyyah will allow better insight to what's involved with making a truce with Islamic terrorists.
The rampant anti-Semitism of Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich was also very much alive in the U.S. administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as Britain and the other Allies.
Some of you may have seen the tweet by former State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, and the underlying article from the Washington Post, last week. There's one small problem: Harf and the Washington Post lied
No senior PA/PLO figure has demanded in recent years that Israel also withdraw from "West Jerusalem." In demanding that Israel acquire PA/PLO approval for its sovereignty over "West Jerusalem," the White House is taking a more hardline anti-Israel position than even the PA/PLO.
Contrary to the UNHRC report, the war was started by Hamas, and that bloody terrorist organization bears full and sole responsibility for the innocent deaths that did occur during the conflict. Hamas and the other depraved terrorists operating in the Gaza Strip caused the conflict by escalating their rocket launches against Israel.
US Jewish leaders blew it recently when what was a rare opportunity to ask the US president face-to-face to release Jonathan Pollard, they didn't even consider the matter as being a priority.
Obama needs to wake up. The real enemy is not Netanyahu. The real enemy is Iran, Hizb'Allah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Islamic State, and the establishment of a terrorist state in the midst of Israel.
It's no state secret that US President Barack Obama is not a huge fan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His distain for the Jewish leader is well-known throughout the world; he's never tried to hide it. But now that Israel is having new elections in March does it mean Obama could, either directly or indirectly, influence the elections in Israel in order to obtain a defeat for Netanyahu?
||"No weapon formed against you shall succeed, and every tongue that contends with you at law you shall defeat. Such is the lot of the servants of Yahweh, such their triumph through Me — declares Yahweh." (Isaiah 54:17)
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In the 2014 Gaza War, Israel systemically applied established rules of conduct that adhered to or exceeded the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) in a virtually unprecedented effort to avoid inflicting civilian casualties. The Israel Defense Force (IDF) implemented unprecedented precautionary measures with full knowledge that they often would degrade the efficacy of an attack by allowing evacuation of military personnel, equipment, or munitions. This report finds that IDF operations in Gaza exercised considerable restraint and exceeded the requirements of LOAC.
This publication presents an updated and concise picture of Jerusalem and of the trends and changes in the city in a wide range of fields, including population, employment, education, tourism, construction, and business and industry.
On July 8, 2014, following incessant rocket fire from Gaza at Israel, the IDF initiated Operation Protective Edge
. On the 10th day of the operation, after continued terrorist assaults on Israel from land, air and sea, the IDF commenced the ground phase of the operation. This website contains the most important information regarding the operation. The information is free to be used and distributed.
This report provides an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to the PA/PLO. It includes a review of past aid programs, data on annual assistance, and an analysis of current issues. [July 3, 2014]
This report provides an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to Israel. It includes a review of past
aid programs, data on annual assistance, and an analysis of current issues. [April 11, 2014]
Muslims claim that Jerusalem is sacred for two reasons: First, Muslims were initially commanded to pray toward Jerusalem. But when the Jews refused to convert to Islam, Muhammad changed the prayer direction toward Mecca. Second, Muslims believe that Muhammad ascended to heaven and back from "the Rock" which much later after his death was interpreted to mean what is today the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Interestingly though, Islamic sources from the first 50 years or so after Muhammad's death make clear that Jerusalem had absolutely no holy status for Muslims.
When an armed force holds territory beyond its own national borders, the term "occupation" is commonly used to describe its holding on the land. However, not all the factual situations that we commonly think of as "occupation" fall within the limited scope of the term "occupation" as defined in international law.
As far as most of the world goes, the legality of the communities in Judea and Samaria has been determined, in secret, by the International Committee of the Red Cross, an international relief organization. It is not a judicial body, yet, in the case of Israel, the majority of the world has chosen to accept its rulings as law. However, the legal status of "Palestine", designated as the "Jewish national homeland," was already established almost 100 years ago by the League of Nations, the San Remo agreements, and the British Mandate.
has never existed ... as an autonomous entity. There is no language known as Palestinian
. There is no distinct Palestinian
culture. There has never been a land known as Palestine
governed by a people called Palestinians
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It is Israel alone that gives the United States a guaranteed and safe base whenever needed. It is the Haifa naval harbor that is open to the US Sixth Fleet regularly. It is in the Negev that the US stores tons of military equipment for use when needed. It is Israel that provides the Voice of America an area in which to build new, powerful transmitters. It is Israel that flies US F-16 planes, in real combat, to tell the Americans what defects exist. It is Israel that puts Soviet missiles given to the Syrians out of commission and then explains to Washington how it was done. It is Israel that captures a Soviet T-72 tank and shows it to the CIA for the first time. It is Israel that has the brains, the technology, the ability to create; things that no nation in the region has.
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The government of Israel maintains several security corridors for the transfer of goods, humanitarian aid, fuel supplies, and other assistance for Gaza's Arab civilian population. Gaza is currently controlled by Hamas, a quasi-independent political/terrorist branch of the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority, based in Ram'Allah. This corridor is used by internationally recognized organizations including the United Nations and the Red Cross. Additional details can be found in our Gaza section.
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