Peace Process & Initiatives

CAMERA Op-Ed in Washington Jewish Week

 So the Palestinian Authority wants U.N. membership to pursue Israel in international courts? A CAMERA Op-Ed in the Washington Jewish Week says PA officials should be careful what they wish far -- vulnerable as they are to many charges.

AP’s Twisted Coverage of Direct Talks

An erroneous Associated Press statement this week that "Israelis and Palestinians have refused to hold any directs talks" is consistently contradicted by a year of AP articles which repeatedly demonstrate that Israel called for immediate, direct talks.

Reuters Cites Fringe Voices on UNESCO

Susan Cornwell's otherwise straightforward news account cited two far-left Jewish groups criticizing the U.S. de-funding of UNESCO and omitted statements, such as that by the mainstream Conference of Presidents, that applauded U.S. action.

Akiva Eldar, Who Is Lying?

Ha'aretz journalist Akiva Eldar uses falsehoods and deceptions, distorting both Israeli and Palestinian negotiating positions, to accuse Prime Minister Netanyahu of lying in his speech before the United Nations.

Palestinians Rejected Statehood Three Times, Claim Frustration — with Israel

Mahmoud AbbasPalestinians may indeed be frustrated with more than 18 years of on-again, off-again negotiations, but the question is with whom should they be frustrated – Israel, or their own leaders, such as Mahmoud Abbas, who have consistently fumbled opportunities to end the conflict with Israel and create a state of Palestine?

Backgrounder: A Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI)

Bibi Abbas ObamaPalestinian leaders have said they will gain statehood via UDI (a Unilateral Declaration of Independence) rather than through negotiations with Israel. This would violate their agreements with Israel as well as US assurances to Israel, and would be likely to provoke violence. It would also be unlikely to actually achieve statehood.