Archive for September, 2006

Is it a Good Idea to Replace Hamas with Fatah?

Friday, September 29th, 2006

The dramatic decline in support for Hamas among Palestinians is taken as a good sign by Israel’s government and the American administration. It is, indeed, a good sign, given the fact that the Hamas ideology, is not only violent, but also offers apocalyptic hopes in lieu of political plans But both the Israeli and the [...]

Genocide Against Muslims

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

On the Jewish New Year’s Eve, Ma’ariv’s senior journalist Ben-Dror Yemini, published the first installment of a three part series about media representation of the Arab-Israeli conflict worldwide. The piece was entitled And the World is Silent. Yemini, a long time leftist, and supporter of Palestinian independence, has nevertheless been outraged, quite rightly, by the [...]

An Opportunity?

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

The Arab Peace Initiative, the Palestinian National Unity government, Europe’s readiness to intervene – Don’t they all add up to something? The war in Lebanon – whether victory or defeat – has created a number of considerable opportunities in the region, opportunities to which, it appears, Israel is not tending to pay much attention. Favorable [...]