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Jared Kushner Working to Phase Out UNRWA

Jared Kushner (By Max Goldberg [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

UNRWA was created to perpetuate the refugee status of Arabs who left Israel in 1948. Which makes no sense if you think about it, because if you leave a place of your own volition, which is what they did, you’re not a refugee. Otherwise, imagine all the American tourists visiting Paris, for instance, suddenly designated …

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Arab NATO: Allies Against Iran

Map of Middle East

It’s not news that overwhelmingly, the Arab nations of the Middle East are freaked out about Iran’s gradually becoming a nuclear power. Iran is a crazy place and who wants a crazy neighbor with nuclear weapons? (Do you see any raised hands?) President Trump is therefore working to create a new security and political alliance …

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Trump’s Response to Iran’s Mother of All Wars

Iranian President Rouhani, left, Donald J. Trump, right

Iran threatened the United States with the “mother of all wars,” but President Trump wasn’t having any of that. Love him or hate him, the president isn’t afraid talk back to a bully. To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT …

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Subsidizing Terror Since 1965

Taylor Force

With the United States implementing its refusal to subsidize the Palestinian Authority’s Pay to Slay program, in which jailed terrorists and their families receive highly coveted government pensions, PA President Mahmoud Abbas is doubling down, insisting the PA will continue to pay these “salaries.” “We won’t allow anyone to interfere with the money [that is …

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Trump Calls Off the Wedding to Iran

Trump giving a speech

Well, it happened. Trump bowed out of the JCPOA, and judging from my Google news feed, the world is furious. Page after page of headlines describing the move as a disaster, a type of war-mongering, and worse. One would think that at least the Israelis were happy, but not if you take your news from …

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Mogherini Tries to Drown Out Netanyahu’s Truth

Frederica Mogherini with Mohammad Javad Zarif

Prime Minister Netanyahu dropped a bomb when he shared a treasure trove of proof that Iran is still working on producing its own bombs, presumably to be used against Israel and perhaps, the world. Naturally, Europe scrambled to deny the truth of what Netanyahu exposed. Because they stand to lose out big time on their …

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Netanyahu Speaks Truth to Power

Benjamin and Sarah Netanyahu visit Jerusalem exhibit at the United Nations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the United States for the AIPAC convention, stopped by to visit the Jerusalem exhibit currently on display at the UN. While there, Netanyahu made the most awesome statement, calling out the UN for its lies and hypocrisy. “There is a long history that is being cherished by us and …

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Arabs: “We Reject Any American Peace Solution or Proposal”

Ramallah Protest

Why do we keep knocking heads and wasting time trying to get Arabs to accept a peace agreement with Israel when they keep saying no? The latest expression against peace is a protest held in the city of Ramallah, the seat of Arab government which is under Palestinian Authority autonomy. There, in front of America …

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Get it Straight: An Iranian Drone Violated Israel’s Airspace

Iranian UAV enters Israeli airspace

You’d never know it from reading the news, but when Israel carried out extensive airstrikes in Syria, it wasn’t just reacting to the fact that one of its F-16 fighter jets was brought down. It was reacting to the fact that an Iranian drone, coming out of Syria, violated Israel’s sovereignty by illegally entering Israeli …

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Arab Aid to Gaza: Lip Service

Map of OAPEC member states

In the wake of President Trump’s massive cuts in aid to UNRWA, about a third of the bloated agency’s budget, some $65m, the Palestinian Authority has called on the 22, mostly oil-rich Arab nations that make up the Arab League, to chip in to make up the deficit in funds. Even if these countries agree, …