Palestinians: No Difference Between Fatah and Hamas

by Bassam Tawil Sometimes it seems as if Fatah and Hamas are competing to show which party hates Israel and the US more. This call is a clear message to Palestinians to launch more terror attacks. This, in fact, is the real “license to kill” that Fatah has been talking about. It is not Trump who…

Violence Should Not Determine Policy

by Alan M. Dershowitz Violence should be responded to by police and military action, not by giving in to the unreasonable demands of those who use violence as a tactic. The reason violence — whether rock-throwing or more lethal forms of terrorism — is used is because it works… as a way to extort concessions from…

Newsflash: Jerusalem Not on Fire!

by Bassam Tawil “More journalists than protesters…” — Björn Stritzel, German journalist. Protests against Israel and the US are not uncommon on the streets of Ramallah, Hebron and Bethlehem. But for the “war correspondents,” there is nothing more exciting than standing behind burning tires and stone throwers and reporting from the heart of the “clashes.” Such…

The Real Palestinian Response to Trump’s Jerusalem Speech

By misrepresenting the poster burning “ceremony” as a reflection of widespread Palestinian rage concerning Trump’s policy on Jerusalem, the international media is once again complicit in promoting the propaganda of Palestinian spin doctors. The journalists, including photographers and camera crews, have been handed detailed schedules of events that will take place in different parts of…