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…

Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration Long Overdue

by John R. Bolton President Trump’s announcement Wednesday that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was both correct and prudent from America’s perspective. Much more remains to be done to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but this was a vital first step. What is now critical is…

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…

President Trump: The Courage to Act

by Douglas Murray The reaction around the world in recent days has been a reminder of the one central truth of the whole conflict. Those who cannot accept that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel tend to be exactly the same as those who cannot accept the State of Israel. Trump comes out…

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…

Palestinians: More Missed Opportunities

by Bassam Tawil The PFLP, like Hamas and other Palestinian groups, makes no secret of its goal to “liberate Palestine, from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea.” All should be commended for their honesty. If anyone has any doubts, their plan means the total destruction of Israel. Thus, as chairman of the PLO, Mahmoud Abbas…

Palestinians: If You Do Not Give Us Everything, We Cannot Trust You

by Bassam Tawil The Palestinians have made up their mind: The Trump peace plan is bad for us and we will not accept it. The plan is bad because it does not force Israel to give the Palestinians everything. If and when the Trump administration makes public its peace plan, the Palestinians will be the first…

Tawil: Palestinians vs. Trump: The Battle Begins

by Bassam Tawil Although the full details of the proposed plan have yet to be made public, the Palestinians have already made up their mind: Whatever comes from Trump and his Jewish team is against the interests of the Palestinians. The Palestinians’ rhetorical attacks on the Trump administration are designed to prepare the ground for their…