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International Peace Conference Would Endanger Israel

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France’s announcement that it will try to convene an international conference to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been strongly criticized by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But before anyone concludes that only “right-wingers” oppose such a conference, it’s worth recalling that one of the most...

Mr. Ban Ki-moon Is No Messenger

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Dear Mr. Ban Ki-moon,

No one missed the double entendre of your recent New York Times article title, “Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Israel,” which had the chutzpah to both accuse Israel of a hot head and insinuate an itchy trigger finger. And yet amidst this thinly veiled smear, you went on to suggest that you had offered Israel an important “message”—that we should rush to seal a two-state deal—as if either we had never heard of this before or anyone in the region still thought it was a useful idea.

No one in Israel is going to shoot you for your trite and obsolete “message,” but we must shoot down the fallacious and hypocritical assertions of your article. Please allow...

Daniella Moffson z”l: The Tragedy, the Aftermath and What Lies Beyond

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I spent the entire night of Wednesday, January 13, stressing over finals and trying to figure out my second semester schedule. The looming exams and the confusion over mini courses/experiences/AP classes and how to fit them all in was overwhelming me. At some point I put my phone on airplane mode, in an attempt to focus. At 12:30 a.m. I figured it was time to call it a night; I reactivated my cell service just to check if I had gotten any texts and calls.

A few texts from a friend came in—the first few were relatively unimportant, but I stared at the last one. My tired mind couldn’t fully comprehend what I was reading.

At the least, I knew for sure that my—and my...

Extradition: The Palestinian Authority’s Dirty Little Secret

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It’s that dirty little secret that nobody wants to talk about, because it makes everybody uncomfortable. It hovers in the background, it’s hidden in the closet, and it lingers in the recesses of our minds. But it’s there, written in black and white in the Oslo Accords, and it can’t be erased: the Palestinian Authority (PA) is obligated to surrender to Israel any terrorist whose extradition the Israelis request.

Which is what makes the ongoing standoff in Bulgaria such an inconvenience!

A Palestinian terrorist who escaped from an Israeli prison 25 years ago is now being given shelter in the PA’s consulate in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

The terrorist is Omar Nayef Zayed...

Is the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Shifting From a Political to a Religious War?

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Near-daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers have been ongoing since October. This “new kind of terrorism,” as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it, might mean more knives and less suicide bombings, but it is all part of the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Why the recent escalation, which some are starting to report as a third Intifada?

Speaking at a December event celebrating the release of Volume 20 of the Palestine-Israel Journal, co-editor and founder Ziad AbuZayyad said Palestinian youth are carrying out attacks out of despair and absence of any political hope. He said in the cases of Arab-Israeli teens and young adults who have been...

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