Palestine

السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية

Blame Netanyahu for Palestinian Mess

Shimon Shiffer, Ynet News

Israel Left Palestinians No Other Option

Hanan Ashrawi, Lahore Nation

'No' to a Palestinian State

Brett Schaefer & James Phillips, National Review

'Yes' to a Palestinian State

Meir Javedanfar, Times of Israel

PM's spin doctors will say Israel must accept PA's upgraded UN status to ensure U.S. support vis-a-vis Iran....(full article)

Think for a moment of the absurdity of telling an occupied people to achieve their independence only by politely asking the occupier to kindly allow them to be free. While the worl...(full article)

The U.N. General Assembly is expected to vote today on a proposal to elevate the status of the Palestinian Authority. The PA is currently a permanent-observer “entity.”...(full article)

Why Israel should support the Palestinians at the United Nations....(full article)

Though it will not bring the Palestinians any closer to achieving an actual state, Abbas was convinced that his appearance at the U.N. podium in New York on Thursday would give him...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

How the Mideast Peace Plan Died - Birnbaum & Tibon, New Republic

Kerry concocted a grand bargain. Under the deal, Israel would release the fourth tranche, free another 400 prisoners of its choosing, and halt all new settlement announcements thro...

All the News Hamas Sees Fit to Print - Noah Pollak, Weekly Standard

Something important is missing from the New York Times's coverage of the war in Gaza: photographs of terrorist attacks on Israel, and pictures of Hamas fighters, tunnels, weaponry,...

Gaza City Ravaged on Deadliest Day of Conflict - Barnard & Kershner, NYT

The mayhem began in the early hours of Sunday morning in Shejaiya, an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City, where Israeli forces battled with Hamas militants. Terrified civilians fled...

Israel's Just War Against Hamas - Jerusalem Post

History has proven that regimes like Hamas’s are ultimately self-destructive; it's a tragedy that so many good people must give their lives before such evil is eradicated....

Israel's Carnage Must Be Stopped - Gulf News

Does the sight of dozens of children’s bodies in Gaza, innocent and bloodied to death by Israeli gunfire since it launched its attacks against the Palestinians on July 7, tea...

Mideast Crisis: A Pox on All Their Houses - Hussein Ibish, Foreign Policy

Neither Israel nor Hamas can win in Gaza, but the biggest loser is the Palestinian Authority....

What if Iron Dome Is a Bluff? - Rogel Alpher, Haaretz

Is such a deception possible? Could the Israel Defense Forces and the government be lying to us, without batting an eye? Of course not. They love us. They are watching over us. Rig...

Who's Right and Wrong in the Middle East? - Nicholas Kristof, NY Times

Here we have a conflict between right and right that has been hijacked by hard-liners on each side who feed each other. It’s not that they are the same, and what I see isn’t eq...

Does Obama Realize the Stakes in Gaza? - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

So long as Hamas thinks it can count on Israeli caution and pressure from the U.S. and the international community to ensure that it remains in control of the strip, the fighting w...

Murder with Impunity in Gaza - The Daily Star

The world's politicians will get nowhere if they approach the violence as a case of Israel versus Hamas, since it is clearly – based on the depressing figures – a war i...

Keep the Gaza Ground War Limited - Haaretz

Despite mediation efforts from various regions of the globe and reports that talks on a cease-fire were nearing fruition, Operation Protective Edge has entered its 11th day and the...

Moral Clarity in Gaza - Charles Krauthammer, National Review

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephonin...

Israel's Deadly Gambits - Fred Kaplan, Slate

Instead of capitalizing on Israel’s unusually strong strategic position, Netanyahu risks squandering it -- destroying what little support he has in the West....

The Bizarre Moral Criticism Against Israel - Eric Yoffie, Time

What does it mean to say that casualties are “disproportionate”?...

How the West Chose War in Gaza - Nathan Thrall, New Yorik Times

As Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities and Israel follows up its extensive airstrikes with a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, the most immediate cause of this latest war has ...

Iran, Russia, Gaza Should Be Considered Together - Paul Pillar, TNI

In the face of intense, high-profile, and especially fast-moving problems, the decision-making apparatus for foreign policy and national security has a narrow attention span. Lim...

Hamas Is Losing and Everyone Knows It - Michael Totten, World Affairs

Hamas is losing and everyone knows it. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed so far in the current round of fighting while the number of dead Israelis amounts to a grand t...

Israel and Hamas Need Each Other - Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy

The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either....

How Israel Learned to Love Missile Defense - Taylor Dinerman, NRO

Gradually Israeli leaders came to recognize that missile defense was just as important as other forms of air power. Thanks in part to U.S. funding, the Arrow missile-defense system...

Should Israel Annex the Palestinian Territories? - Seth Lipsky, NY Post

If demographic trends beckon along with the best hope of good government for West Bank Arabs — who could seek citizenship — what would be the logic of ruling out the ad...

Occupied People Have the Right to Resist - Seumas Milne, The Guardian

The conflict’s eruptions are certainly coming thicker and faster. Despite heroic Israeli efforts to fix the narrative, global opinion has never been more sympathetic to the P...

Should Israel Really Bomb Schools Hiding Rockets? - Max Fisher, Vox

A United Nations agency dedicated to helped Palestinians discovered 20 rockets hidden in one of its Gaza Strip schools on Wednesday, according to an alarmed press release ...

Don't Destroy Hamas. Disarm It - D. Nisman & R. Gilran, National Post

The saying “the third time’s the charm” has never been so popular among Israelis as the Jewish State fights its third major conflict with Palestinian terrorists&n...

Netanyahu Turned a Police Matter into a War - Matthew Duss, The Week

When three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in the West Bank on June 12, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a choice. He could have simply ordered Israel's security forc...

Hamas Is Insane and Destroying Gaza - William Saletan, Slate

There are lots of things we can debate about the crisis in Gaza. You can argue that Israel has committed war crimes, that a culture of violence has corrupted Palestinian socie...

Israel Must Strengthen Mahmoud Abbas - Haaretz

Israel should have strengthened Mahmoud Abbas and enables him to become a strong regional leader....

Hamas Doesn't Need a Ceasefire - The Daily Star

News headlines Tuesday were full of three simple words: “Hamas rejects cease-fire.” Since the full headlines usually added that, in stark contrast, Israel had accepted the Egy...

Hamas' Suicidal Tendencies - Tom Rogan, National Review

Were Hamas to accept serious compromise with Israel, by embracing the peace process, it would fracture and empower its increasingly powerful rival, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. ...

Did Netanyahu Close the Door on Peace? - Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

So, is Netanyahu, the consummate political survivor and deal-maker, posturing again? Are his comments from last week, which are so devastating to all Palestinians, Israelis and oth...

Israel Crosses a Moral Red Line - Avner Gvaryahu, The Independent

What happened to me is happening to the IDF and to Israeli society at large. During Operation Cast Lead I had been a civilian active with Breaking the Silence for over a year, but ...

A World of Order vs. a World of Disorder - Thomas Friedman, NY Times

I’ve argued for a while now that it is always useful to study the Israeli-Arab conflict because it is to the wider war of civilizations what Off Broadway is to Broadway. A lot of...

Israel's Bloody Status Quo - Roger Cohen, New York Times

What Israel wants is the status quo (minus Hamas rockets). Israel is the Middle East’s status quo power par excellence. It seeks a calm Gaza under Hamas control, a divided Pa...

You Can't Kill Hamas - Mark Perry, Foreign Policy

Experts and insiders say that Israel's military offensive will only further radicalize the Palestinian population -- and alienate frustrated friends in the United States....

Attacking Israel with the Big Lie: Genocide - Jonah Goldberg, LA Times

If the Israelis are, or have ever been, interested in genocide, they are utterly incompetent at it. As slanders go, it's almost funny, like the old paranoid delusion that George W....

Human Shields Are Hamas' PR - Margaret Wente, Globe and Mail

It’s hard to figure out why Hamas would launch a missile attack against Israel. They can’t possibly win. Their missiles are useless, and seldom hit anything before the ...

Time for a Truce in Gaza - Toronto Star

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nothing to lose by testing Egypt’s proposal for a brief ceasefire in Gaza to see if it can be turned into a durable truce that b...

Egypt Ceasefire Proposal Corners Hamas - Avi Issacharoff, Times of Israel

Either the Islamists accept near-humiliating terms, or they risk isolation and a stepped-up Israeli military assault....

Hamas' Own Goal - Jerusalem Post

It was almost poetic justice – a rocket that Hamas fired at Israel on Sunday night knocked out a high-voltage line that supplies electricity to some 70,000 Gazans. This was a...

Pressure Must Be Brought to Bear on Israel - The Scotsman

News that Israeli troops have been deployed inside the Gaza Strip for the first time in the current conflagration marks a deeply troubling escalation of a heavy offensive that has ...

Why Gaza Doesn't Have Bomb Shelters - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

One of the key talking points by apologists for Hamas in the current conflict is that it isn’t fair that Israelis under fire have bomb shelters while Palestinians in Gaza don...

About Palestine

  • Palestinian National Authority
  • Population: 4,148,000 (124th)
  • Area Size: 2,320 sq mi (169th)
  • GDP: $11.95 billion (135th)
  • Currency: Palestinian Pound
  • Official Language: Arabic
  • Capital City: Ramallah / Gaza City
  • Largest City: Gaza City