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Nov 29, 2018, 1:34 AM
AirBNB’s Jewish boycott: Discriminating against a ‘suspect class’
Airbnb’s decision to exclude Jewish housing on the West Bank from its listings, whether coerced, malevolent, misinformed, or some combination of the three, is the type of discriminatory activity that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1938 was subject...
Apr 30, 2018, 4:42 PM
Wrong on the Right of Return
Thousands of Gazans have spent another Friday rioting on the border with Israel, clamoring for millions of Palestinians to have a “right of return” to pre-1967 Israel. This Hamas made-for-media spectacle is building for a season finale on May...
Jan 23, 2018, 6:02 PM
UNRWA: Keeping 1948 alive
The Trump Administration’s decision to reduce funding to UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for financing the Palestinian refugee project for 70 years, is long overdue. Ultimately, it is necessary to phase out UNRWA if Palestinians are ever to emerge...
Sep 28, 2017, 9:27 PM
Until Mahmoud Abbas’ ‘Dying Day’
It used to be that when asked for his reaction to a terror attack on Israeli civilians, Yasir Arafat would typically respond with the bromide that the Palestinian leadership condemns attacks on "all civilians." While sometimes condemning Palestinian attacks...
Dec 27, 2016, 8:36 PM
Palestinians Exercise Their Security Council Veto
The image of Samantha Power at the U.N. Security Council last week is haunting. Without hesitation or uncertainty, the U.S. ambassador supported a resolution casting Israel as responsible for the continuing conflict (for that is what the U.S. abstention...
Dec 20, 2016, 3:45 AM
Time to move the Embassy
If Mr. Friedman managed to move the embassy to Jerusalem, “the U.S. is declaring a new war on the Palestinians and all Muslim Arabs.” - Senior Palestinian cleric Sheikh Ikrama Sabri, N.Y. Times, December 16, 2016 Did you get that? Maybe...
Oct 13, 2016, 7:45 AM
Obama’s November Surprise
Late in his rookie year as President, in 2009, President Barack Obama made a serious mistake. He convinced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to impose a ten-month freeze on West Bank settlement building outside the major settlement blocks. The idea...
May 13, 2016, 2:59 PM
The Middle East Quartet’s Continuing Myopia
The Middle East Quartet is stirring. After years of near hibernation, the group, composed of the U.S., the E.U., Russia and the U.N., is rubbing the diplomatic sleep from its eyes and moving towards another initiative to address the...
Feb 3, 2016, 4:14 AM
Palestinian Anti-Semitism: C’est La Vie!
The French are frustrated. The “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinians has failed repeatedly and the French have no more patience for this nonsense. So what do they do? Walk away, wash their hands of the whole messy...
Mar 12, 2015, 7:54 PM
The Triumph of Narrative Over Reality
The Middle East is embroiled in appalling religious and cultural conflict, ranging from persecution to mass murder. While ISIS has revolted the civilized world by its seeming competition with itself to reach ever new levels of outrage in the...
Gregg M. Mashberg is a lawyer in private practice in New York City, and has been involved in Israel advocacy