Saeb Erekat’s Life Was Dedicated to Preventing Peace

Nov. 16 2020

Saeb Erekat, who served as one of the PLO’s leading negotiators from the 1991 Madrid peace conference through the talks between Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert in 2007-8, and remained one of the group’s most prominent spokesmen, died last week of complications related to COVID-19. In an article for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, seven American former foreign-policy poohbahs—including the would-be peacemaker Dennis Ross and the Obama-administration Middle East adviser Robert Malley—joined together to eulogize Erekat, writing that he “deeply believed in dialogue and reconciliation with Israelis, eschewed violence, and lived his life accordingly.”

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More about: Ehud Olmert, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Peace Process, Saeb Erekat

How Palestinian Authority Incitement Led to the Murder of an Israeli Jogger

Jan. 15 2021

On December 20, a Palestinian waited in a wooded area near a Jewish village in northern Israel in the hope of encountering a victim. Soon enough he spotted Esther Horgan walking home from an evening jog and killed her by beating her with a rock. He later told the police that he did the deed to avenge the death of Kamal Abu Wa’er, a terrorist in Israeli custody. Itamar Marcus explains:

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Read more at Palestinian Media Watch

More about: Anti-Semitism, Fatah, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror