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April Fools

Today, 1st April, is April Fools day when people love to play pranks and jokes on each other. The Middle East is certainly celebrating in earnest, with Israel and the West being the butt of the jokes. Today the Palestinians … Continue reading

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Shurat HaDin victory: Palestinian Authority and PLO found liable in NY court for supporting terror attacks

The Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, won a huge victory this week in a New York court as the PA and the PLO were both found liable for supporting a string of terror attacks in Israel in … Continue reading

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The Palestinians’ gamble at the ICC

As I mentioned in my post last week, Mahmoud Abbas, acting in what appears to be a fit of pique on not achieving his goal of a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council, applied to join the International Criminal … Continue reading

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The Legal Israeli Settlements

Originally posted on FirstOneThrough:
Many people have argued that it is illegal for Israelis to live beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines (east of the Green Line, EGL/Judea and Samaria/West Bank).  The question of “legitimacy” (not legality) has been repeated often by…

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The Palestinians grab a non-existent opportunity. Result: Fail

Abba Eban famously remarked that the Palestinians the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Yesterday however the reverse happened. The Palestinians took an opportunity that wasn’t there and achieved a spectacular fail. (Amended as advised by cba … Continue reading

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Lawfare works in both directions: The Palestinians receive ICC observer status but object to Shurat HaDin’s lawsuit against them

As we saw in Wednesday’s incident, when a Palestinian Minister terrorist died of a heart attack during a protest near the security fence over the Green Line, the Palestinians were extremely quick off the mark to write a letter of … Continue reading

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