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After Abbas, Le Déluge in the Palestinian Authority

March 30, 2016

Palestinian leaders in the West Bank refer to the wave of terror currently gripping Israel as a haba sha’abiya, or a “popular outburst.” The imagery suggests that the terror wave is widespread yet temporary, violent but not catastrophic. It’s a way for Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, to acknowledge current public sentiment […]

Origins of the Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence

August 31, 2011

As of early September 2011, the Palestinian Authority (PA), under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, was set to bypass negotiations with Israel and attempt to declare statehood at the United Nations. Many analysts have offered their speculation as to how the Palestinians might use their UN resolution to go after Israel in international legal fora, […]

The Israel Test

December 27, 2009

The Business of Zionism The modern State of Israel has been many things to many people over the years. A century ago, it was merely a Zionist dream. In 1948, it became the homeland for Jewish people and an inspiration for Jews around the world. Concurrently, however, Israel also became the object of hatred for […]

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