Category Archives: Israel and Palestinian Arabs

Puncturing the Palestinian Refugee Myth

The World Bank says that the “economy” of the Gaza Strip is collapsing. This is or should be about as shocking as the discovery that there is gambling at Rick’s café. The word “economy,” which implies at least some productivity, … Continue reading

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Twenty-five years after Oslo, the PLO is dying

Almost exactly 25 years ago, on September 13, 1993, Israel committed the greatest single strategic mistake in its 70-year history by signing the “Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements,” otherwise known as the Oslo I Accord. The disaster of … Continue reading

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Upsetting the narrative

Do you want to know what your enemies are thinking? Listen to what they say. Usually they won’t tell you where and when the next terrorist attack will be but they will tell you their intentions and their strategy. Even … Continue reading

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The root of our conflict goes deeper than you thought

If you read a history book or today’s newspaper, you will see certain kinds of conflicts that repeat themselves, time and again. There are economic conflicts, situations in which one group wants something – land or property – that another … Continue reading

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The perverse and vicious Palestinian “refugee” weapon

Suppose someone told you that they wanted to take a billion and a half dollars of American and European taxpayer money each year, and use it to raise an army. It would feed and house more than five million people, … Continue reading

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