(The Lesson is - Behave Like One!)
Nickolay Mladenov carries the title of special
coordinator for the
Anybody who thinks it is possible to get Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Mahmoud Abbas in a room to negotiate a comprehensive deal is “daydreaming,” said Nickolay...
With these comments he joined a growing list of international leaders, including most recently German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who have said they believe a comprehensive agreement is not ripe now.
Mladenov said he did not feel the world always gets the real sense of insecurity
…Asked whether he felt
As to how this could be changed, he suggested
talking “to your Foreign Ministry about that, not me. You are a sovereign
state, you have your foreign policy, you have your foreign policy establishment,
it is their job to present your views to the world, it
is not my job to present them.” (This is
the major problem
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
of all resolutions adopted by the United Nations are related to
Shortly before the lethal Rami Levy stabbing, Netanyahu meets families of terror victims and vows 'we will defeat this terror wave.' "Your stories are heart breaking. For 100 years we are in a war against terror," said Netanyahu. "All the time we are fighting and winning. This wave we will defeat as well." (It is time for decisive victory – Reunite Eretz-Israel and remove enemies from Jewish land!)
Obama is to be the first US President in 80 years to visit Cuba, but the timing of the visit means he will miss AIPAC, Netanyahu in US.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Monday said that a shipment of advanced Russian
S-300 missile defense systems is currently on its way to
A newly enforced US Customs policy
extended use of 1995 law, which originally referred to Palestinian-made goods,
to include Israelis in
More skilled citizens with guns are
needed to back up police officers said Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan. MK Amir Ohana (Likud) said "we cannot accept a situation in
which citizens of
In an unprecedented statement
Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki explicitly rejected the possibility of renewed direct
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein has donated $18.5 million to repair and restore the Lincoln Memorial.
Washington Post reporters William Booth
and Sufian Taha were
detained for interrogation by Border Police at Damascus Gate in
Zion Square, a central and historic square in Jerusalem, is to be renamed Tolerance Square in memory of Shira Banki, a young woman who was murdered by a crazed zealot during a "gay pride parade" in July of 2015. (Any lame excuse is used for a stupid anti-Zionist act by the Israeli political establishment!)
A major backer of
Quote of the Week:
"This is the Jewish
nation, the nation of
by Richard Mather, JMA editor.
One of the untold stories of the upheaval in the Middle East is the Jewish Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the massacres and expulsion and/or flight of between 850,000 and 1,000,000 Jews from Arab and Muslim countries in the months and years following the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine in November 1947. Many of the expelled Jewish communities in North Africa and the Middle East dated back 2,500 years. That’s around two millennia before the rise of Islam.
The violence against “the Jews of Islam” was deliberate and vicious. Massacres, mutilations, rape, property confiscation and deportations were commonplace. Millions of Jews had no choice but to seek shelter in Israel or elsewhere. The Jewish Nakba has been largely forgotten, partly because most refugees were absorbed by Israel and partly because Arab states have chosen to ignore it.
Today, about 50% of Jews in Israel have Arabic ancestry because of the exodus. Not surprisingly, Jews who have experienced Arab violence and Muslim anti-Semitism are hostile to the idea of a Palestinian state. As such, they tend to vote for Likud, the major right-wing party in Israel.
Today, there are fewer than 9,000 Jews in the Arab and Muslim world. In Libya, for example, the Jewish community no longer exists.
There is clear evidence that shows the Jewish Nakba was a deliberate and planned act of ethnic cleansing. According to the World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries, the Jewish exodus was a policy decision taken by the Arab League. This view has been endorsed by the Jewish advocacy group Justice for Jews from Arab Countries. (But it was not condemned by the United Nations, ‘Jew-loving’ Europeans and the United States! They still pretend that it did not happen)
Even before the UN vote in 1947, the Arab League had endorsed the persecution of Jews. The fact that riots and massacres broke out across the Arab world on the same day (November 30, 1947) also suggests a degree of planning.
Indeed, the Arab League met in Syria in 1946 and Lebanon in 1947, and agreed a draft plan to rob their Jews of their property, threaten them with imprisonment and expel the impoverished Jews… (For more information click on headline link)