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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

January 17, 2019 7:29 am

When the Arab World Stiffs Lebanese Palestinians, No One Cares

In 2007, a battle between Palestinian militants and the Lebanese army destroyed the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Baled, where 20,000 people lived. A conference in...

January 14, 2019 10:14 am

Fatah Official: Arab Leaders Meeting Israelis Is a Stab in the Back to Palestinians

Ma'an reports that Abbas Zaki, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said that reports of visits by official Arab delegations to Israel "constitute a...

January 9, 2019 9:38 am

Once Again, Arabs Deny Ethnically Cleansing Jews

The news that Israel will seek $250 billion in compensation from Arab countries for the property that Jews lost when they were expelled in the...

January 7, 2019 8:35 am

How Israel-Haters Use a False Framework to Spread Their Hate

In The New York Review of Books, anti-Zionist author Antony Loewenstein wrote an article called "Exporting the Technology of Occupation." The key paragraph is: Over more...

December 27, 2018 9:20 am

Surprise: Aging Abbas Consolidates Power Even Further

A few days ago, Mahmoud Abbas dissolved the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), the largely symbolic Palestinian parliament. He pretended to do it in a "legal"...

December 25, 2018 9:08 am

Once Again, Palestinians Deny Any Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement about supposed Israeli "Judaizing" of the city of Jerusalem. One of the accusations is that Israeli actions...

December 19, 2018 7:39 am

Academic Calls Jews Racist for Marc Lamont Hill’s Firing

At History News Network, Michael R. Fischbach -- a professor of history at Randolph-Macon College, and author of Black Power and Palestine: Transnational Countries of Color -- says that...

December 10, 2018 8:20 am

How Can UNIFIL Be Allergic to the Word ‘Hezbollah’?

From UNIFIL: UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col, along with a technical team, today visited a location near Metulla in...

December 5, 2018 8:24 am

What Palestinians Want — in Their Own Words — When They Say ‘From the River to the Sea’

The Forward has a piece from Maha Nassar claiming that the phrase "from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free" really means a...

December 3, 2018 8:59 am

Newsweek Thinks There Was Once a Palestinian State

Here is a very odd correction from Newsweek about an article on the Marc Lamont Hill story. I wish I could find a copy of...

November 26, 2018 9:58 am

Jordan Apparently Wants to Keep Control Over Jerusalem — Even if It Becomes a Palestinian Capital

Faisal al-Fayez, chairman of the Jordanian Senate, recently issued a statement on what is necessary to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: "There...

November 23, 2018 10:56 am

Fisking a Single Sentence of James Zogby

James Zogby, the founder and president of the Arab American Institute, wrote an essay earlier this month that was translated and reproduced in Arabic news sites. Called...

November 19, 2018 10:12 am

Friday’s Gaza Fence Protests Were Aimed at Gulf Arab States, Not Israel

Every week, the riots at the Gaza fence have a theme. In the Spring, the theme was the "right to return," but then the weekly...

November 14, 2018 10:23 am

Hamas Warns Ashkelon Residents: Entire City Is a Military Target

Hamas has issued a warning to residents of Ashkelon, telling them to stay away from the entire city since, "The [Israeli] army uses the city in its...


Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...


Trump Missile Defense Review Calls North Korea ‘Extraordinary Threat&...

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped US missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months...


Israeli Navy Rescues French Sailor Stranded in Mediterranean Sea

A French sailor stranded in the Mediterranean Sea was saved on Thursday night by the Israeli Navy, the IDF said. In a tweet on Friday, the Israeli military noted the sailor -- whose...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Calls for Syria’s Return to Arab Lea...

Lebanon's Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called on Friday for reinstating Syria into the Arab League. "Syria should return to us ... Syria...