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May 3, 2020, 12:57 PM
When Words Matter
In a blog article on May 2, 2020 full of confused terminology and contradictory statements not fully thought out, Rachel Wahba, a San Francisco psychotherapist and (by her own account) a travel agent, offers the Times of Israel reader...
Apr 6, 2020, 7:01 AM
Was there a Palestinian “national identity” prior to 1964?
On the 5th April, 2020, Yahya Sinwar, terror leader of Hamas in Gaza promised that if one “Palestinian” died in Gaza he would ensure that 6 million Jews would be rendered unable to breathe by his forces. Low-base Arab-media-ready histrionics...
Dec 24, 2019, 2:32 AM
The ICC’s Hanukkah Show 2019
On December 20, 2019, the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court said that there is basis to investigate Israel for alleged war crimes in its actions in the West Bank and Gaza. Israel decried this decision while...
Nov 22, 2019, 10:08 AM
The Legality of Israeli Settlements in Judea – reclaiming the Narrative
Reams have already been written about the “brazen flouting of international law” in the aftermath of Secretary of State Pompeo’s declaration that the United States no longer considered Israeli presence in Area C illegal. There were expected comments from breathless...
Nov 13, 2019, 6:45 AM
What crossing ‘red lines’ really mean
Unsurprisingly, in the aftermath of the assassination of PIJ terror mastermind Bahaa Abu al Ata and his wife in an Israeli airstrike, PIJ in Gaza has stated that Israel has crossed a red line and is now at war...
Oct 27, 2019, 2:37 AM
From Arab ummah to homeless Palestinian: why, when and how
The name Palestine was specifically created at the San Remo Conference in April 1920, as a mandated state, to be the Jewish National Home. The connection (legal and ethnological) between “Jews” and “Palestine” existed because both Palestine and the Jewish...
Oct 25, 2019, 7:21 AM
‘Palestinians were forcibly evicted by the Jews in 1948’: Fact or fiction?
On any number of social media outlets, you will read many false and biased versions to answers to this question written by apologists for Palestinians and by Arabs themselves desperate to play the victim and vilify Israel. On November 29,...
Sep 18, 2019, 9:07 AM
Giving Gantz a chance; what would change?
With Israel going to an election for the second time in five months, what would change for the Israeli citizen by replacing Netanyahu? While the average Israeli citizen currently appears to care about economic change, the Israeli voter seems to...
Sep 13, 2019, 12:03 PM
Israel annexing the Jordan Valley: Is it even legal?
A country’s borders are determined in accordance with the borders of the previous legal political entity in that area. In Judea and Samaria, that entity was the British Mandate whose borders of the stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to...
Aug 9, 2019, 1:59 PM
The Invention of the Palestinian People
The other day the question was put to me why so many keep saying that Palestinians are an invented people. A simple question with a complex answer. Until the late 19th century, the term Palestinian was used as a regional term. Residents...
Alan Meyer is a retired educator with an interest in the Arab-Israeli conflict, photography and Australian road trips.