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Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down, you already knew that.

ARTICLES BY: Elder of Ziyon

August 19, 2018 4:59 am

Palestinian Op-Ed Accurately Explains How UNRWA Turned From Humanitarian to Political

Ma'an published an op-ed by Ali Hweidi, a writer and researcher on Palestinian affairs from Lebanon, about the threat of closing down UNRWA. He begins by...

August 15, 2018 7:19 am

PA Minister Who Calls for Jihad Against Israel Represents Palestine at ‘World Peace Forum’

Mahmoud Habbash, who is the Chief Justice of Palestine and President Mahmoud Abbas' Adviser on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations, is heading a delegation of...

August 12, 2018 7:32 am

Muslim Western Wall Denial Continues

Hanna Issa, the Secretary General of the Islamic-Christian Committee to Support Occupied Jerusalem and Holy Sites, wrote an article where he denied that the Western Wall...

August 9, 2018 7:44 am

After Being Greeted and Feted by Russia, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Promises to Destroy Israel

Islamic Jihad officials were invited to Russia this week. Apparently, this recognition of them as important players in the region did not change their support...

August 7, 2018 8:44 am

Gazans Protest Cuts in Prisoner ‘Salaries’

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has seemingly cut or reduced the "salaries" of some terrorist prisoners -- those from Hamas and Islamic Jihad. There was a protest...

August 6, 2018 2:37 pm

Russia Invites Palestinian Terror Group to an Official Meeting, Giving Support and Legitimacy

Palestine Today reports that Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine received an official invitation to visit Moscow from the Russian Foreign Ministry. According to the Information Office...

August 2, 2018 1:29 pm

Jordanian University Offers Full Scholarship to Ahed Tamimi

Amman University has offered a full scholarship to Ahed Tamimi, who was recently released from Israeli prison for attacking an IDF soldier. The invitation was offered...

August 1, 2018 1:13 pm

Palestinian Authority, Which Has Been Strangling Gaza, Takes Credit for Its Reconstruction

I cannot recall an official government video as transparently false and cynical as this one. The Palestinian Authority has issued a statement and video called "Office...

July 31, 2018 4:28 pm

UNRWA: Free Education Paid for by the World Is a Human Right

I received this fundraising email from UNRWA USA: Due to the US government's holding back of $300 million to UNRWA, as of this week UNRWA has...

July 30, 2018 1:29 pm

Jewish Voice for Peace Calls Firebomb Kites ‘Popular Protests for Freedom’

Jewish Voice for Peace is placing this ad in The Nation, shown here in context (h/t Yisrael Medad): Yes, JVP is calling the kites with firebombs...

July 27, 2018 11:11 am

Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party Says Israel Working to Destroy Al-Aqsa and All Jerusalem Is Arab Territory

This comes from the official Fatah news site: The Fatah movement confirmed that Israel has prepared and has been implementing a plan to demolish Al-Aqsa Mosque...

July 25, 2018 11:59 am

Iran — Perhaps the Most Bigoted Country in the World — Calls Israel’s Basic Law ‘Racist’

Iran's official FARS news agency published an article that calls the new Jewish nation-state law "racist" and proof that Israel is an "apartheid" state. Interestingly,...

July 24, 2018 10:55 am

Yes, There Is a Jewish Nation and a Jewish People

In an ignorant critique of the new Israeli law declaring Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people, a Palestinian author ridicules the idea that there...

July 23, 2018 12:06 pm

Jordan Formally Complains to Israel About Allowing Jews to Visit the Temple Mount

On Sunday, more than 1,000 Jews visited the site of the Holy Temples on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in order to commemorate the anniversary...


A Conversation About Tikkun Olam and Its Discontents

The question of why non-Orthodox American Jews tend to be disproportionately progressive politically has occupied the thoughts of intellectuals and...

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...


Senior US Officials Praise Joint American-German Effort to Deport Former Na...

Leading American government officials have paid tribute to a multi-departmental effort and strong cooperation with the German government that resulted in the deportation...


Poll: Israelis Unhappy With Gaza Ceasefire, but Netanyahu’s Reelectio...

Likud voters are unhappy with the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, but that would not hamper Israeli...

Middle East

Iraq to Ask US for Exemptions on Some Iran Sanctions

Iraq's economy is so closely linked to Iran that Baghdad is going to ask Washington for permission to ignore some US sanctions on its neighbor, Iraqi government and central bank...