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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

October 18, 2018 9:13 am

The EU Can Ban Dual-Use Items, but Israel Can’t

Except under specific circumstances, Israel allows pretty much anything into Gaza that cannot be used to attack Israel. There is a list published by the IDF...

October 10, 2018 10:55 am

Is It Against International Law to Close UNRWA Facilities?

It was recently reported that outgoing mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat wants to take over UNRWA camps and facilities in the city, and replace them...

October 9, 2018 8:57 am

Hamas Wants to Use NGOs — and Liberal Jews — to Help Destroy Israel

Senior Hamas official Ahmad Yousef wants the terror organization to reach out to anti-Zionist Jews of the world -- and he has identified the Reform...

October 8, 2018 9:18 am

Terror Murder of Two Israelis by Arab Co-Worker Highlights How Many Arabs Work in ‘Settlements’

The news from Israel this weekend was horrifying: another execution-style murder for "Palestine." A man and a woman in their 30s were pronounced dead after being critically wounded...

October 5, 2018 7:41 am

Israel Circumvents Abbas to Help Provide Electricity to Gaza

This is from Haaretz: There may be some relief in store for the electricity shortage in the Gaza Strip. Under an agreement drawn up in recent...

September 28, 2018 7:31 am

World Bank: Abbas Has Withheld Roughly Half a Billion Dollars from Gaza so Far

The World Bank recently issued a report on the dire situation in Gaza -- and it reveals some interesting facts in the recommendations section. For example: Restore...

September 21, 2018 7:10 am

State Department Report Mentions Palestinian ‘Martyr Payments’ for the First Time

There are a few major differences between the annual US State Department report on terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza this year, as compared...

September 4, 2018 11:11 am

The PLO Meets with Islamic Jihad — But Not Israel or the US

From Ma'an Arabic: The Deputy Chairman of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (PLO), Mahmud al-Alul, met on Thursday with Deputy Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad...

August 30, 2018 8:37 am

Hamas Ministry Says UNRWA Only Provides Health Coverage for 5% of Population — But 67% Are ‘Refugees’

On Monday, the Gaza Ministry of Health warned that hospitals and medical clinics in Gaza were in danger of closing due to a lack of...

August 29, 2018 7:30 am

By the Way, the Palestinians Are Still Setting Fires in Southern Israel

YNet reports: Three fires broke out on Monday afternoon, two of them near Israeli communities by the Gaza border. Firefighters, including KKL teams, gained control of...

August 28, 2018 10:11 am

Will Abbas Close Banks in Gaza to Punish Hamas?

I don't know how reliable this report is, but Al Akhbar in Lebanon is reporting that Mahmoud Abbas is drawing up plans to severely punish all Gazans...

August 26, 2018 8:24 am

According to the UN, Israel Can’t Defend Itself

Below is the headline and lede for an AP article: The UN political chief called on Israel Wednesday to ensure that urgently needed humanitarian supplies for...

August 23, 2018 6:30 am

Do European Anthropologists Really Support BDS?

The BDS movement tweeted the following story as a victory: #EASA2018 in full motion against cooperation with segregatory Israeli institutions established in occupied West Bank: 160+...

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...


American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...


The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...


Iran Still Weighing Nuclear Deal Exit, Foreign Minister Zarif Says

Iran's foreign minister on Monday would not guarantee that the Tehran regime would remain a party to the 2015 nuclear deal, following the US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw...


Israel Exposes Hezbollah Operatives Spying on Border Disguised as Environme...

The IDF exposed on Monday an observation post near the Israel-Lebanon border used by Hezbollah operatives dressed up as tree-planting...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Has ‘No Intention’ of 1973 Oil Embargo Replay

Saudi Arabia has no intention of unleashing a 1973-style oil embargo on Western consumers and will isolate oil from politics, the Saudi energy minister said on Monday amid a worsening...