Where Is the Real Al-Aqsa Mosque?

As is well known, the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik, based in Damascus, planted his flag on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism and the site from where, he wanted Muslims to believe, Muhammad had ascended to Heaven on his winged steed Buraq, in his famous Night Journey. Abd al-Malik built what he called…


Those “Palestinian Textbooks”: A Comedy of Errors, Or Deliberate Deception? (Part 2)

The E.U.-commissioned study of Palestinian schoolbooks, conducted by the German Georg Eckert Institute, in its Interim Report did not find any evidence of incitement of hatred or violence, not a whiff of antisemitism. Of course it didn’t, for the schoolbooks its researchers studied were not “Palestinian” but Israeli. According to three Conservative British parliamentarians who have…


Those “Palestinian Textbooks”: A Comedy of Errors, Or Deliberate Deception? (Part 1)

The E.U. commissioned a study of Palestinian textbooks to see if claims that they encouraged violence against Jews were true. A group of German analysts at the Georg Eckert Institiute were entrusted with the study, and they concluded that the Palestinian schoolbooks had been unfairly maligned; the Palestinian schoolbooks, they found, contained no such incitement….


Is the Settlers’ Movement Right to Feel Deceived by Netanyahu? (Part 1)

The Israeli settlers’ movement is angry with Prime Minister Minister Netanyahu, who, they believe, had deceived them into thinking he would extend Israeli sovereignty over part, or even all, of the West Bank. But now he has agreed “to suspend” any such move, in order to make possible the UAE-Israel agreement to normalize relations. For…


Is the Settlers’ Movement Right to Feel Deceived by Netanyahu? (Part 2)

More from the article in Israel Hayom on settlers’ mistrust of Netanyahu: Polls have shown wide support in Israel for the UAE deal. But the ideological settler leadership has significant political clout, and has long been a bastion of Netanyahu’s support. Aware that he might lose their backing to parties even more hawkish than his own,…


Hezbollah Threatens Israel – So What Else Is New?

The Israelis have been steadily, relentlessly, conducting a bombing campaign in Syria, in order to prevent Iran from building its own permanent bases inside the county and, especially, from delivering to Hezbollah operatives precision-guided missiles. After each attack, Iran threatens to retaliate, but somehow never manages to follow through. And the same goes for its…

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