Mahmoud Abbas

Breaking the Media Silence on Mahmoud Abbas

Not long after they ignored anti-Semitic rhetoric by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the media got a second chance. Another speech, with more outlandish vitriol, followed. Did they seize the opportunity?

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers at AP

The AP purports to set the record straight on statements by David Friedman to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearings for ambassadorship to Israel. But the AP "fact-checker" counters Friedman's fully accurate facts with misleading half-truths.

Media Ignores Poll Highlighting Abbas’ Lack of Legitimacy

Two-thirds of the Palestinians interviewed in a recent poll want Mahmoud Abbas to step down as President of the Palestinian Authority. The poll, which highlights problems in Palestinian society that hinder peace, has been ignored by most media outlets.

Res. 2334: Game Changer or Not?

Thanks to a US abstention the UN Security Council has passed Resolution 2334, asserting that Israeli settlements have "no legal validity" and are a "flagrant violation under international law." Will the resolution be counterproductive, like the settlement freeze President Obama imposed on Israel in 2009? Or will it help advance the cause of peace?