The Long and Under-Reported History of Judeo-Christian Terror Around Al-Aqsa

The current Palestinian protests, related to the shootings at Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem over a week ago and subsequent Israeli altering of security arrangements at the site, could, as some Israeli analysts observe, “turn into an intifada in the blink of an eye.” (Nir Hasson in Haaretz). The Israeli narrative here is that it …

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The Israel Lobby: Time for a Second Edition

A decade ago in 2007 John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and codirector of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, and Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard …

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Al-Aqsa has been Abandoned by Those Who Profess the Leadership of the Muslim World

It is said that hardship often brings out the best in the human character, yet the tragic situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque has failed to stir the moral fibers of the religious establishments in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Their cold indifference to the plight of Islam’s third holiest site is unworthy of institutions that profess to be the …

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Ten Myths about Israel: Review of Ilan Pappe’s Book

Particularly, in the US and some European States, the Israeli and Zionist versions of history are widespread. Israel’s narrative relies on a collection of myths aimed at bringing the moral right and the ethical behavior of the Palestinians into twilight and making their claim to their country appear as illegitimate. Israel’s negation of Palestinian existence …

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‘Day of Rage’ Aftermath: Israelis to Debate Security Alternatives as Tension Grows #Occupation

Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank and the Old City of East Jerusalem on Saturday amid predictions of a third intifada as Palestinian shop owners held a general strike to mourn the loss of five protesters who have died from violent clashes with Israeli police in the past two days. The clashes have …

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The Story Behind the Jerusalem Attack: How Trump and Netanyahu Pushed Palestinians to a Corner

Early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli police station in Occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem. The 39-year-old Jerusalemite was scheduled to hand himself over to serve a term of 4 months in jail for, allegedly, trumped up charges of ‘trying to hit an Israeli soldier’. …

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Al-Aqsa Dispute Leaves 3 Palestinians Dead #Occupation

Three Palestinians were shot dead and four others wounded as thousands of Palestinian worshippers clashed with security forces on a "day of rage" over Israeli control of Islam's third-holiest site. Israel's army said a family of three Israeli settlers were stabbed to death and a fourth was wounded in the Israeli West Bank settlement of …

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Tension Between Israel, Palestinians Warns of Mideast Conflict Outbreak

Palestinian analysts expected that the flaring tension between Israel and the Palestinians over Jerusalem warns of an outbreak of more conflict between the two sides, unless an immediate and serious pressure is exerted on them to reach a peace agreement. They warned that the ongoing crisis between the two sides over Al-Aqsa Mosque in East …

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