Palestinians Honor Holocaust Victims

RAMALLAH – On a cool and overcast day, a procession of grim-faced people filed silently past pictures of heaps of skeletons piled high, of emaciated survivors with blank stares corralled behind barbed wire, barely clinging to life. The memorial and museum commemorating the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II could … Continue reading “Palestinians Honor Holocaust Victims”

How Many Secret Prisons Does Israel Have?

The United Nations’ watchdog on torture has criticized Israel for refusing to allow inspections at a secret prison, dubbed by critics as "Israel’s Guantanamo Bay," and demanded to know if more such clandestine detention camps are operating. In a report published on Friday, the Committee Against Torture requested that Israel identify the location of the … Continue reading “How Many Secret Prisons Does Israel Have?”

Bibi and Israel at Dead End

If there are no peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians for an independent Palestinian state, war next year is inevitable. So King Abdullah II of Jordan has told the London Times: “If we delay our peace negotiations, then there is going to be another conflict between Arabs or Muslims and Israel in the next … Continue reading “Bibi and Israel at Dead End”

Despite Smiles, Obama, Netanyahu Seem Far Apart

While reaffirming the "special relationship" between their two countries, U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared unable to bridge major differences in their approaches to Iran and Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts following their White House meeting Monday. While Obama said he may be prepared to impose additional sanctions against Iran early next … Continue reading “Despite Smiles, Obama, Netanyahu Seem Far Apart”