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Latest Palestine Items
The White House is pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly adopt President Obama's view that Israel's pre-1967 border should be the basis for future peace talks.
Syrian police blocked dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters from approaching the Israeli frontier on Monday. The toll of demonstrators killed trying to break through into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights rose to 23.
The Palestinian push for United Nations recognition of statehood comes amid signs that Palestinians are discarding the notion of living in peace with Israel, which will require the United States to veto any proposal that reaches the Security Council in order to protect its key Middle East ally.
There are many reasons to be worried about the bridge-leap the Obama administration has just undertaken in its war with Col. Moammar Gadhafi. How it will all end is just one of them.
Ahmad Tibi's Dec. 28 observations about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ("The tragedy of a two-state solution," Commentary) could use less emotionally induced mendacity and more hard evidence for his claims. It's not just that he plays fast and loose with the facts, but that he often ignores them in making his argument against the Israelis.
Current news about Israel's interdiction of the Gaza flotilla centers on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's willingness to cooperate with a planned United Nations investigation. Leaving aside that the "international community" never calls for an equivalent investigation of endless Palestinian rocket attacks upon Israeli civilians from Gaza - Arab terror that made an Israeli blockade indispensable in the first place - the flotilla incident was merely the tip of a much larger iceberg. This far more critical and underlying danger is the impending creation of a Palestinian state.
It is with some relief that one picks up "Palestine Betrayed," by Ephraim Karsh, a professor of history at London University. His book is a thoroughly researched, sound historical account of the struggles that ensued between the Jewish and Arab communities when the British decided to leave Palestine.
Disgraced reporter Helen Thomas' May 27 rant that Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Germany or Poland brought justifiable condemnation in some circles. The Society of Professional Journalists is considering renaming its Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Bethesda's Walt Whitman High School withdrew its invitation for Ms. Thomas to be its commencement speaker this week. Even President Obama belatedly admitted, "Her comments were offensive." Too bad the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence doesn't agree.
In May, fighting broke out between Fatah Islam, a militant Islamist Palestinian organization, and the Lebanese army after a bank robbery in which the robbers were traced to the militants' office in Tripoli.