The Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Palestinians’ New Intifada

by Barry Shaw   Originally posted  at https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6651/new-intifada  October 8, 2015    “I saw a mob of 40 to 50 masked Palestinians on the side of the road. They were holding rocks and cinder blocks. … I have no doubt that...

INTO THE FRAY: An inane, insane initiative

For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column An inane, insane initiative (Kindly consider “liking”, sharing, tweeting – please use hash-tag ‪#‎IntoFray) Once you utter the “magic password,” endorsing the two-state principle, you are immediately...

Amnesty’s travesty

The Israeli occupation changed local agriculture profoundly. It introduced modern technology, including mechanization, precision tillage, pest control, plastic covering of crops for temperature control, high yielding varieties, postharvest processing of produce,...

Palestine: What Sherlock Holmes would say

Responding to the response: Answers to questions raised by my ‘Notes to Newt.’ Talkbacks (64) When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. – Sherlock Holmes in This Sign of the Four There has been much talk in...

Note to Newt (Part II): Rethinking Palestine

Some will consider this article provocative – especially if they deem “resettling” as more heinous than “recurrence of war.” Talkbacks (100) Consideration should be given even to the heroic remedy of transfer of populations… the hardship...

Note to Newt (Part I): Uninventing Palestinians

I think there is an Arab nation. I do not think there is a Palestinian nation. I think it’s a colonialist invention… When were there any Palestinians? …until the 19th century Palestine was the south of greater Syria. – Azmi Bishara, 1994 I think we’ve had...

Into the Fray: Begin – in retrospect

Israel cannot afford the same miscalculations made in the peace treaty with Egypt on its fronts with the Palestinians and the Syrians. The road to hell is paved with good intentions – Aphorism attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) We cannot conclude...

Surrendering sovereignty

  By adopting a policy to avoid confrontations in which it can prevail, Israel may eventually find itself forced into one in which it cannot. Our hope – a hope 2,000 years old – will not be lost: To be a free people in our land, the land of Zion and Jerusalem –...

Into the Fray: Come September…

08/18/2011 22:21 Israel must credibly convey that support for unilateral Palestinian statehood will not be a cost-free decision for whoever acts to effect it – or fails to act to foil it. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we...

Into the Fray: White flag over Gaza…

Political correctness has precluded the pursuit of strategic imperatives; Israel can no longer credibly deter terrorists.   We cannot go on as we are… to remain at peace when you should be going to war may be often very dangerous. The tyrant city… is...