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Posts Tagged: fatah

May 8, 2018 9:16 am

The Post-Abbas Era

The Fatah movement and the PLO leadership are experiencing a deep internal and external crisis. In retrospect, its leader Mahmoud Abbas has failed to achieve...

April 12, 2018 9:54 am

The Test of the March of Return: Violence in the West Bank

Hamas’ March of Return campaign in Gaza will count as a success for its organizers only insofar as it mobilizes mass violence in Jerusalem, Ramallah,...

March 26, 2018 9:39 am

Abbas Prepares to Implement Harsh Sanctions on Gaza - Anger is rising among the residents of the Gaza Strip following a March 19 speech by Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas. In it,...

March 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Infighting, Diplomatic Struggles Leave Palestinians in Crisis - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is not having much success lately. Tensions within his own Fatah movement and with Hamas in Gaza continue to escalate, and...

March 22, 2018 1:02 pm

Major Arab Writer Also Questions Abbas’ Sanity

I wrote yesterday that Mahmoud Abbas was delusional, as evidenced by his latest speech. I also discussed how reporters are loathe to say anything about it. But at least one major...

March 19, 2018 12:27 pm

Did Palestinian Incitement Lead to Latest Terror Attack?

On Friday, a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a group of Israeli soldiers, killing two and wounding two others in the northern West Bank. The...

March 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Corruption in the Palestinian Authority - At the moment, the hot topic of conversation in the Palestinian Authority (PA) is the most recent appointment made by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Earlier this...

March 9, 2018 2:04 pm

Fatah Prepares to Replace Mahmoud Abbas - Senior Fatah Party official Mahmoud al-Aloul has been appointed as a temporary stand-in for Mahmoud Abbas in case the head of Fatah and the...

March 1, 2018 3:09 pm

Abbas’ Successor Won’t Make a Difference When It Comes to Peace - The Israeli and American establishments spend a lot of time discussing who should replace Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas when he is gone. This establishment thinking was expressed...

February 18, 2018 3:14 pm

Israeli-Palestinian Security Coordination Is Working — for Now - For years now, a fairly quiet security coordination agreement has been in place between the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinian Authority -- a setup that...

January 17, 2018 10:51 am

It’s Time to Outlaw Fatah

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered a fiery speech on Sunday against US President Donald Trump, slamming Trump’s recent Twitter comment threatening to cut American aid to...

January 11, 2018 12:02 pm

‘Moderate’ Palestinian Factions Praise Rabbi’s Murder as an ‘Operation’

Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA) framed Tuesday's terrorist attack that killed a civilian father of six as a successful "operation," Palestinian Media Watch reports. Late on Tuesday,...

January 10, 2018 3:12 pm

Israel Slams Abbas’ Fatah Faction for Praise of Deadly West Bank Shooting

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction on Wednesday for its praise of the deadly West...

January 1, 2018 11:09 am

Palestinian Hostility to Peace Overlooked Following Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Commentators far and wide have made it sound like President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is the death knell of the Palestinian-Israeli...


Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...


Israel Should Be ‘Commended’ for Saving Palestinian Lives on Ga...

A former commander of British military forces in Afghanistan told the UN Human Rights Council on Friday that IDF troops...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...