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And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed
(Genesis 12:1-3)

"Thus saith the LORD God of Israel ... 'The LORD liveth ... which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country,
and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land
(Jeremiah 23:2,8)

"Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4)

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Six Lessons To Learn From the Palestinian Knife Intifada  (19 October 2015)

"The international left's shoddy treatment of Israel continues, even as Palestinian terrorists commit daily atrocities against Jewish civilians, egged on by Palestinian leadership..."


Palestinians and Settlements: Two Lies Fueling The Islamic Intifada, Part 1  (16 October 2015)

"As the Palestinian Authority leader Abbas (Fatah) gave his surreptitious directive to his hordes, from the podium at the UN... and innocent Israelis became victims... it became imperative to end the current crop of lies being perpetuated by the Western media. There are so many lies to choose from., but let's deal with just two:..."


Palestinians Murder Father and Mother in Front of Their 4 Young Children  (03 October 2015)

"Two Israeli citizens, identified as Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin from Neria, have been killed in a terror attack which occurred shortly after 9pm near the Itamar and Elon Moreh communities in Samaria ion Thursday night..."


From Paradise to Pain  (02 October 2015)

"Eitam and Na'ama Henkin never lived to see their children grown, will never see them marry. They will never know their grandchildren, never know the blessing of great-grandchildren. ... Hamas has praised the attack, calls the murderers 'heroic'.  Heroic?  This was a family travelling in their car. Cold-blooded murder is not heroic and sickening is a culture or world that thinks it is. ... What value to this world is a God that craves death, destruction, murder? In the Jewish religion, it is not God, but Satan that values this darkness..."


The Palestinians' Real Enemy: Europe  (28 December 2014)

"[I]f we are forced by Europe to have this corrupt dictatorship called Palestine, terrorist groups such as Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad, and ISIS will flood the West Bank in less than [a] week, and our lives will be even worse than what we have now. We simply do not know what else to do to defend ourselves from these 'Goodists' of Europe. The Palestinian leadership, which represses people rather than confers with them, would of course deny all this to the European diplomats..."


Palestinians Attempt to Co-Opt Jewish History  (26 December 2014)

"Regarding the Palestinians; 'Remember there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we've had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community...'  That comment set off a firestorm of debate and criticism but is in actuality, grounded in historical fact..."


Why Do 80% of Palestinians Support Murder?  (24 December 2014)


"In most parts of the world, it's not easy to find a major issue on which 80% of the population agrees. An election victory in the United States is considered a 'landslide' if the winner receives more than about 60% of the vote. ... But among Palestinian Arabs in Judea-Samarian (the West Bank) and Gaza, it turns out there is one issue on which there is more support than any other: randomly murdering Israeli Jews..."


VIDEO:  Palestinians: A Disgrace to the Human Race  (26 August 2014)


"Watch this video interview with a happy murderer on Palestinian TV before you decide."


Israel Repeatedly Failed to Say 'No' When Conscience Demanded It  (14 July 2014)

"The Koran compares Jews to monkeys and apes. The Arab population of Gaza, in a free and democratic election certified as fair by Jimmy Carter, selected Hamas to be their representatives and voice. The Arab population of Judea and Samaria are comfortable being led by two terrorist movements..."


Eerily Deja Vu  (10 July 2014)

"[This] is an op-ed I wrote in 1990, right after the murder in Rishon Lezion of seven Arab itinerant laborers by Ami Popper (who's still doing life and who unlike homicidal Arabs hasn't been released to ransom hostages or to win a presumed peace-partner's goodwill). Have a read ... it could well have been written today:..."


There Is No Moral Equivalence  (09 July 2014)

"We have all been traumatized by the events of the past month. No sooner had we absorbed the shocking tragedy of the brutal abduction and murder of three teenagers and been humbled by the exceptional dignity if their anguished parents, we were stunned to learn of the barbaric murder of an Arab youngster, apparently by Jews..."


Violence in Israel at Highest Level Since Intifada  (07 July 2014)

"While the brutal deaths of three Jewish teens and a 15-year-old Palestinian Arab are tragic, the reaction of mainstream Israelis and lawmakers versus that in Palestinian society is as different as night and day. Palestinians were celebrating the kidnapping of the Israeli teens, while Israelis were calling for the arrest of anyone, Jew or Arab, who commits violence against innocent civilians. ... Asked whether they saw any difference between innocent schoolchildren being held captive and violent terrorists with blood on their hands, [Palestinian human-rights activist ... Bassem Eid] acknowledged that indeed [Palestinians] did not differentiate between them..."


Fed Up With Dead Jews  (06 July 2014)

"There have been other murdered Jews at the hands of terrorists, countless in fact. Walk the streets of Jerusalem and see all the plaques on cafes, pizza shops, and street corners to Jews murdered by Palestinian terrorists..."


An Eye For An Eye Leads to Blindness  (04 July 2014)

"Even as Israel sent its forces in house-to-house search for the three missing teenagers, critical Palestinian and foreign voices were heard condemning Israel for imposing 'collective punishment' on Palestinian society. Was this criticism justified?..."


Murad Abu al-Hija Should Be Expelled  (03 July 2014)

"Murad Abu al-Hija is a medical student in the Technion in Haifa. As a response to the kidnapping of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali, he wrote: '3 goals for Palestine without taking part in the World Cup'..."


Letter to the Financial Times  (09 April 2014)

"Dear Sir, Your correspondent David Gardner may live in Beirut, but he dwells in a very different world than mine..."


The Truth Behind the Palestinian Water Libels  (24 February 2014)


"A significant public debate has been sparked by the assertion of European parliament President Martin Schulz that the amount of water available to the average Israeli unfairly overwhelms the amount of water available to the average Palestinian. The main issue that should be discussed - and has not been sufficiently analyzed - is: What are the causes of the Palestinian water supply problems?..."


A Few Notable Anniversaries on the Palestinians' Big Day  (29 November 2012)

"With the nations of Europe and the rest of the world lining up to support the PLO bid to receive non-member state status at the UN General Assembly, it is worth noting two anniversaries of related but forgotten events..."


YOUTUBE Terror in School  (28 November 2012)


"This animation video was created in response to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict..."


Great Palestinians: Haj Amin al-Husseini  (02 February 2012)

"Al-Husseini - whom Yasser Arafat ... claimed as an uncle - had tremendous influence among Palestinian Arabs from 1920 until he fled to Iraq in 1937. ... Mahmoud Abbas praised him..."


UCLA's Having 'Palestine Awareness Week'. Let's Help Them Out  (17 February 2011)


"I just saw a Facebook Page advertising UCLA's "Palestine Awareness Week" next week. I deeply believe in awareness for Palestine, so here is my small contribution to the cause:.." 


Palestinian Reformist: The Islamization of the Palestinian Cause is an Obstacle to its Resolution  (26 October 2010)


"In an interview posted on the liberal Arab website Aafaq on October 4, 2010, Palestinian reformist Zainab Rashid said that the Arab dictatorial regimes exploit the Palestinian cause in order to divert attention from their own domestic problems and suppress initiatives of democratization and reform. She also opposed the Islamization of the Palestinian cause, saying the Palestinian issue will never be resolved as long as it is construed as a religious struggle destined to continue until Judgment Day. She argued that violence and extremism in the Arab and Islamic world stem from Islam's religious and legal texts, and called upon Arab intellectuals to renounce such texts, and to struggle for one supreme goal: 'the secularization of the state and of society – which is to say, complete separation of religion and state.' Following are excerpts from the interview..."


Lattes, Beach Barbecues (and Dodging Missiles) in the World's Biggest Prison Camp  (10 October 2010)


"It is lunchtime in the world's biggest prison camp, and I am enjoying a rather good caffe latte in an elegant beachfront cafe. Later I will visit the sparkling new Gaza Mall, and then eat an excellent beef stroganoff in an elegant restaurant..."


Who Needs a Palestinian State?  (18 May 2009)


"Everyone, and by 'everyone' I mean the denizens of Washington D.C.'s and Brussels' government buildings, agrees that we need a Palestinian state. Chiming in with their 'Yes' votes are the dictators of a dozen Arab states..."


What is Palestine?  (02 January 2009)


"Palestinian ideologues are constantly asserting claims of priority, but if we accept the principle of historical antecedence, the earliest extant people who settled on the land are the Israelites..."


YOUTUBE:  A Myth Called 'The Palestinian People'  (01 April 2008)


"Answers to questions: 'Who are the 'Palestinian people?', Are they people from [an] ancient nation called Palestine?, Have they been living in Palestine for thousands of years?, Was their land stolen from them?..."


Palestinians: 'Peoplehood' based on a Big Lie  (31 March 2008)


"Until the 1967 Six-Day War made it expedient for Arabs to create a Palestinian peoplehood, local Arabs simply considered themselves part of the ‘great Arab nation’ or ‘southern Syrians.’..."


Understanding Gaza: Pain and Perfidy Under International Law  (28 January 2008)


"It is easy to feel sorry for the Palestinians in Gaza. Televised and print images of their apparently unrelieved misery suggest Israeli cruelty in the creation of shortages and in the use of armed force..."


The World's Strong Delusion  (03 January 2007)


"[L]et me say that I believe there are decent, hard-working Palestinians who wish to raise their families, obtain good jobs, and live in peace and safety..."


How to Talk About Gaza  (06 September 2005 / Updated 07 Sept 2005)

"The Palestinians' assertion that Gush Katif is legally their land is simply untrue. Gaza has never been 'Palestinian land.' From 1948-1967 it was Egyptian-occupied territory. ... [F]rom 1922-1948, it was part of the League of Nations mandate to create a Jewish national home under the trusteeship of Great Britain. And for four centuries before the Mandate it was part of the Ottoman Empire..."


PA Perpetuates Myth on 'Catastrophe Day'  (15 May 2005)


"Palestinian Authority Arabs are commemorating Catastrophe Day today: the establishment of the State of Israel.  They vow not to forget their 'national identity', which many experts say never existed..."


Palestinian People Do Not Exist  (27 July 2003)


"Palestine has never an autonomous entity.  There is no language known as Palestinian.  There is no distinct Palestinian culture.  There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians.  Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc.  Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9% of the Middle East lands.  Israel represents one-tenth of 1% of the landmass.  But that's too much for the Arabs.  They want it all.  And that is ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today...No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough..."


"Palestine Is Our Land and the Jews Are Our Dogs"  (10 January 2003 / Revised 15 June 2003)


"Until last spring I held what people call a pro-Palestinian position. Like many intellectuals I had adopted Arafat's cause, taking what I believed was a principled stand that blamed Israel for the conflict in the Middle East, and especially for the suffering of the Palestinians. ... In April 2002, I noticed that media coverage of the fighting in Jenin was manifestly one sided (against Israel). I began to look into this and also into the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict..."


Is There Moral Equivalence Between Official Israeli and Palestinian Responses to Murders?  (No Date)

"What cultural climate has [each side] created, regarding the targeting of civilians?  /  How does [each side] react to murder of civilians on the other side?  /  Is [each side] willing to prosecute its own citizens, for murders against those of the other side?  /  How does [each side] react to rioting, in response to accusations of murder by the other side?"


Britain, Haj Husseini and the Arab Riots of 1920  (No Date)

In "[t]he spring of 1920 ... On the Wednesday before Easter, Col. Waters-Taylor had a meeting in Jerusalem with Haj Amin el Husseini and told him 'that he had a great opportunity at Easter to show the world that the Arabs of Palestine would not tolerate Jewish domination in Palestine; ... When the incumbent Mufti of Jerusalem died soon after [the Arab riots against the Jews] the Moslem religious leaders convened ... to recommend a short list of three candidates ... Haj Amin entered the contest..."


Who are the Palestinians? What and Where is Palestine?  (No Date)


"There has never been a civilization or a nation referred to as 'Palestine'..."


"J'Accuse"  (No Date)


"Accusing Israel of 'Apartheid'. ... Accusing Israel of 'Ethnic Cleansing' and 'Genocide'. ...Accusing Israel of 'Occupying' Arab land. ... Accusing Israel of starting the June 6, 1967 war. ... Accusing Israel of Nazi-like behaviour. ... Basic Truths..."


We've All Been Had!  (No Date)


"Did you know that there was never any country called Palestine?  Did you know that there is no such thing as a Palestinian people?..."


PETITION:  Stop Funding the Palestinian Authority: Petition to the US and the EU


"The tragic kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers is the latest result of ongoing PA incitement against Israelis and its glorification of terror. Funding the PA is equivalent to funding terror..."




Series: Understanding the Palestinian Movement


Part 4: How Did the 'Palestinian Movement' Emerge?  (13 June 2006)


"As you may recall from Part 1, even anti-Zionist historian Nathan Weinstock recognizes that the 'Palestinian Movement' in British Mandate 'Palestine' was not exactly admirable.  It was, he says, 'deformed by racism.' Racism against whom?..."


Part 3: Did the Zionist Jews Take Something Away From the Arabs in British Mandate 'Palestine'?  (02 June 2006)


"It is a widespread belief that the Zionist Jews came to 'Palestine' to dispossess and oppress the Arabs who lived there..."


Part 2: Was There in British Mandate Palestine a 'Nationally Conscious' 'Palestinian Arab People'?  (30 April 2006)


"[Is it] 'understandable' that, in 1929, Arab mobs attempted to exterminate the Jews in British Mandate 'Palestine'? ... [Is it the case that] a population designated as the Arab Palestinian people, equipped with a 'national consciousness', was living in a place called 'Palestine' when Zionist Jews came to dispossess them..."


Part 1: Was Arab Anti-Jewish Racism in the First Half of the 20th C. Fundamentally Different From the European Variety?  (22 April 2006)


"In 1929 there were terrorist riots in British Mandate 'Palestine' against the civilian Jewish population that lived there..."




See also the section Deir Yassin and the Arab Refugee Problem (1948) here.




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