Israel’s Arrangement with Hamas Isn’t Working

Feb. 24 2020

Yesterday, terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a barrage of rockets into Israel, some reaching as far as Ashkelon. For the past several weeks, Gazans have launched dozens of balloon-borne explosives into Israel, and occasionally fired rockets as well, provoking a handful of limited Israeli airstrikes. To Hillel Frisch, the recent attacks show the cracks in Jerusalem’s ongoing understanding with Hamas—negotiated indirectly via Egypt—that has allowed the group to maintain control of Gaza and receive funds from Qatar and elsewhere:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Israeli Security, Palestinian terror, Qatar

Mike Pompeo Rejects One of the Myths of the Palestinian Refugees

Jan. 19 2021

Since the beginning of the year, the outgoing secretary of state has been using his Twitter account to tout his department’s various accomplishments during his tenure. Among these, notes Jimmy Quinn, lay an important statement explaining the 2018 decision to cease funding the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA): “it’s estimated [that less than] 200,000 Arabs displaced in 1948 are still alive and most others are not refugees.” Quinn explains:

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More about: Mike Pompeo, Palestinian refugees, U.S. Foreign policy, UNRWA