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...]

Palestinians Try Again to Unite

Yesterday, three Palestinian leaders met in Qatar with its emir,¬†Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, to attempt reconciliation after ten years of feuding. In recent years, Qatar has tried to help Palestinians achieve their aspirations, which is to establish a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But the division between the Palestinian Authority, which controls Palestinians living in the West Bank, and Hamas, which governs those in the Gaza Strip, has negatively affected the peace … [Read more...]

Will Ancient Philistia Be Revived?

My book, Palestine Is Coming, was published in 1990. Since then, events have continually transpired that make my subtitle for this book look like it might happen--The Revival of Ancient Philistia. When the book was being written, in 1988-89, it was illegal for a U.S. politician or government diplomat to even speak to member of the political organization that had represented the Palestinian people for decades, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), even though the UN had officially … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Will Sign a Treaty with the Palestinian State

YES! Pope Francis, on behalf of the Vatican, is going to sign a treaty with the Palestinian State, that is, the Palestinian Authority, thus verifying the existence of a Palestinina state and further endorsing it.Wake up United States of America, which is against this! Smell the roses. My country's government has always been on the wrong side of history regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. What do I mean?Although the U.S. has always been Israel's chief ally, which I fully endorse … [Read more...]

Palestinians Seek Membership in the Criminal Court of Justice

The U.S.'s concerted efforts at diplomacy in reviving the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fell apart early this summer. Since then, matters have signicantly deteriorated, especially because of last week. Israel and the Palestinians are getting farther and farther apart.This past week the Palestinian Authority (PA) applied for membership in the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is located in the Hague, Netherlands. It was the PA's planned move after the UN Security … [Read more...]

Palestinians: Recognize Israel or FAWGETABOUTIT!

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said last week that on Monday, today, the PA and Hamas would announce details about a unity¬†agreement between them to govern all Palestinians. The PA governs Palestinians in the West Bank, and Hamas governs the Gaza Strip. Hamas is on the U.S. terrorist list, so that the U.S. refuses to talk to Hamas. If this agreement happens, that could jeopardize Palestinians receiving over $100 million dollars per year in aid from the U.S.Abbas has been … [Read more...]

What Will the Palestinians’ New Government Look Like?

A few weeks ago, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced that the PA and Hamas had agreed to lay aside their differences and join in a new unity government. Now, they plan to announce it tomorrow and provide details. What will it look like?Abbas said it will consist only of apolitical technocrats, renounce violence, and recognize Israel's right to exist. Wow! What a change. He also said the new government will be headed by current prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, a … [Read more...]

The U.S.-Brokered Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Is a Disaster

I believe the Jews had a right to return to the land of Israel and settle there. It was the proper and just way to settle the so-called "Jewish Problem." What's that? The Romans threw Jews out of their land, and they dispersed throughout much of the world, called The Diaspora. There, in Gentile lands, they endured much unjust persecution and thus suffering. The worst was the Nazi Holocaust in WWII. That demonstrated that Jews should be able to return to their ancestral land.But I also … [Read more...]