While the White House Talks of Palestinian Statehood, Mahmoud Abbas Talks of a “Day of Rage”

Jan. 30 2020

In response to the new U.S. plan to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict by creating a Palestinian state in Gaza and parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority’s President Mahmoud Abbas called for a “day of rage.” This reaction, writes Abe Greenwald, “gets to the heart of the matter.”

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More about: Iran, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Mahmoud Abbas, Saudi Arabia, Trump Peace Plan

The Sinister Attacks on Israeli Offers of Aid to Lebanon

Aug. 10 2020

“The only encouraging thing” about the deadly explosion in Beirut, wrote the former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt on Twitter, “is that even Israel has been quick in offering humanitarian aid.” Had Bildt been better informed, he might have known that there is nothing new or unusual about the Jewish state offering humanitarian assistance to its Arab neighbors—or to more far-flung nations. Yet his bizarre comment was less hostile than the reactions of those who rushed to dismiss the offer as a meaningless public-relations stunt. Lahav Harkov writes:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Lebanon