Elections Won’t Give Palestinians What They Want—or What They Need

Jan. 29 2021

Likely in a gesture of good will toward the Biden administration, the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced that it will be holding elections in the summer. Mahmoud Abbas, who is eighty-six years old and in the sixteenth year of his four-year term as president, will run for reelection on the Fatah faction’s ticket. Hussein Aboubakr takes stock of the situation, and the attitudes of Palestinians as well as other Arabs:

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How the NGO-Terror Alliance Turned Human Rights into a Scam

Oct. 27 2021

Last Friday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz announced the designation of six Palestinian organizations as terrorist groups due to their deep entanglements with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which has been committing murderous attacks since 1968. Both the EU and several European states have provided funds to the recently proscribed organizations. A decade ago, pro-Israel activists even supplied the European Union with information, for a long time ignored, about the links between these groups and the PFLP. Members of one group—the Union of Agricultural Work Committees—murdered the seventeen-year-old Rina Shnerb in 2019. Jonathan Tobin writes:

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More about: Human Rights, NGO, Palestinian terror, PFLP, United Nations, US-Israel relations