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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

March 5, 2018 1:48 pm

@HRW Notices That Wishing for Children to Be Martyred Is Sick — But Not When Palestinians Wish It

There was a moment of moral clarity from a Human Rights Watch worker recently. A BBC story said: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been criticised after telling...

February 27, 2018 10:23 am

More Gaza News That You Won’t Hear (Because Israel Can’t Be Blamed)

The 16-day-old strike by Gaza's hospital janitorial staff had closed at least one hospital there. But the strike has now been suspended -- because the workers are negotiating with...

February 22, 2018 9:34 am

Gaza Is ‘About to Explode’ — But Not Because of Israel

Palestine Today reports: Palestinian factions announced on Tuesday a comprehensive trade strike with a one-quarter-hour stoppage to express the real catastrophe in the Gaza Strip as a...

February 14, 2018 5:37 pm

The Lies the Palestinians Tell Themselves — and the World

Every week, Rami Hamdallah, the "prime minister" of the Palestinian Authority (PA) -- a person who has no real power -- has a cabinet meeting where pronouncements are made,...

February 12, 2018 3:28 pm

Why Doesn’t the PA Return Stolen Israeli Cars to Israel?

The Palestinian police recently destroyed 40 "illegal" vehicles in the town of Ram. When they say "illegal" vehicles, they mean cars that were stolen from Israel. And the...

February 5, 2018 2:23 pm

Jordan to Renew Passports for Palestinians in Jerusalem?

The below is from a very strange story in Medium by Daoud Kuttab: A decision by the Jordanian government to open administrative offices in Jerusalem that will allow residents of the...

February 1, 2018 1:34 pm

Today’s Arab Media Antisemitism

Earlier this week, Ismail Ibrahim wrote in Al Ahram Gate that Muslims need to unite to defeat the treacherous, evil Jews. Not Israelis -- Jews. While Arab leaders are rushing...

January 15, 2018 1:32 pm

Muslims Refuse Repairs After Judaism’s Second Holiest Site Is Flooded

A week ago, the main prayer hall at the Cave of the Patriarchs was flooded after several hours of rainfall. Video taken on Saturday night, January 6,...

January 12, 2018 12:57 pm

Does Europe Want Peace — or Political Relevance?

The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday: Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat on Tuesday said the Palestinians would reject all United States-sponsored peace talks until Washington rescinded...

January 10, 2018 12:54 pm

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Says Jews Are the Only Threat to Christians in the Holy Land

This piece in The Guardian by Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III is almost too absurd to believe: Christians have lived a history in the Holy...

January 8, 2018 11:56 am

How UNRWA Violates the Most Basic Rule of NGOs: ‘Do No Harm’

In the 1990s, international aid groups started looking at the bigger picture -- and realized that providing aid in a vacuum can cause other problems in the...

January 4, 2018 2:31 pm

Political Party in Morocco Wants to Withdraw Citizenship From Jews in ‘Israeli Settlements’

A political party in Morocco is proposing to remove citizenship from any Jews who live in "Israeli settlements." The proposal was launched by Elias Ammari, secretary-general of...

December 28, 2017 10:46 am

Please Don’t Name the Kotel Train Station After Trump

From Arutz-7: According to a report by the Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot on Wednesday, Israel Railways, Israel’s national train operator, is planning on naming the last stop...

December 22, 2017 9:54 am

Did Palestinian Martyr Himself to Provide for His Family?

In my previous post on the double-amputee Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh -- who had a long and documented terrorist past, and who was killed in Gaza last week -- I...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


Republican Senator Expects Trump to Pull Out of Iran deal: CBS

Republican US Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May. "The Iran deal...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...