The Ultimate Deal Is Not Palestine in the West Bank

U.S. President Donald Trump is on his merry way out of this country, away from his troubles about firing FBI Director James Comey and then getting Robert Mueller, former 12-year FBI Director as a special prosecutor, to investigate the alleged Trump-Russia collusion. President Trump is visiting the Middle East and Europe. Especially since he ran for president, Trump has spoken about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The self-proclaimed deal master calls it "the ultimate deal." Like so many U.S. … [Read more...]

Palestinians Must Find Another Two-State Solution

For several decades, Palestinians have been advocating a two-state solution to their conflict with the State of Israel. It is that a Palestinian state be established in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But that is two territories separated by about twenty miles. Thus, to accomplish that solution, those two pieces real estate would have to be connected with a corridor enabling Palestinians to easily travel from one region of their state to the other. Many Palestinian authorities and other have … [Read more...]

Haniya to Lead Hamas

Yesterday, Ismail Haniya, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip since 2006, was selected as chief of the Hamas political bureau, which exists in Gaza and other Middle Eastern countries. This is a move in the right direction for Hamas. For the past few years, I have somewhat followed the career of this handsome, 53-year old father of thirteen children. There have been several things he reportedly has said over the years that I like.However, I don't think I'm under any illusions about this. … [Read more...]

Abbas Announces No More Electricity for Gaza

Mahmoud Abbas is president of the Palestinian Authority that governs Palestinians living in the West Bank. Hamas governs Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. These two governing agencies have been at odds with each other ever since 2007. The history is that Israel unilaterally relinquished the Gaza Strip to Palestinians in 2005, Hamas won elections there in 2006, and Hamas militarily defeated the Fatah (military wing of the Palestinian Authority) there in 2007 to take full control of the Gaza … [Read more...]

Israel Is Causing Some of the World’s Growing Anti-Semitism

Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Israel, everything stopped for two minutes while Israelis remembered, if not prayed about, the horrible slaughter of six million Jews by Adolf Hitler's German Nazis in WWII. Humans must never forget so that perhaps it will never happen again.Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried the rise of anti-Semitism in recent years worldwide by saying, "Hypocrisy is screaming to the sky," claiming "the world's indifference" to this rise of … [Read more...]

Christians Fleeing North Sinai Due to ISIS

Hundreds of Christian families are fleeing their homes in the Egyptian territory of the North Sinai due to threats and killings by ISIS. On February 19, the Egypt chapter of ISIS released a video calling Coptic Orthodox Christians, who are most prominent in Egypt, “our priority and our preferred prey.” Most are fleeing for Cairo or thereabouts.I have blogged before about this increasing turmoil in the North Sinai. I suspect that it is another development leading to the eventual formation of a … [Read more...]

Get Another Two-State Solution!

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's tenure ends in a few days, he will be making a final push advocating the traditional two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when he attends a Paris peace conference this weekend. He had implemented President Barak Obama's strategy weeks ago at the UN by abstaining from voting for or against a UN Security Council Resolution 2334. It condemned as illegal according to international law Israel's decades-long Jewish settlements program in the … [Read more...]

Trump Moves the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Closer to Bible Prophecy

I blogged fifteen months about the U.S. presidential election. I wrote nearly thirty posts expressing my objection to Donald Trump as president. Yet I believe he has a superior position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than nearly all other non-Jewish parties think. He's got half of the puzzle right; he just needs to get the rest of it put together. If I may say so without appearing arrogant, that's where I come in with my book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient … [Read more...]