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Balfour Declaration Centenary

One hundred years ago, on Nov. 2, 1917, the British Government issued the Balfour Declaration. This month, British Prime Minister Theresa May stated, "we are proud of the role that we played in the cr...

 

The land we know as Palestine

The following are excerpts from the U.S. Congressional Record of 1922 that demonstrates the powerful sense of the members of Congress in favor of reestablishing a Jewish national home in Palestine: “Palestine of today [1922], the land we now know...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    September 8, 2017

Islam's weak connection to Jerusalem

Despite 1,300 years of Muslim Arab rule, Jerusalem was never the capital of an Arab entity, nor was it ever mentioned in the Palestine Liberation Organization’s covenant until Israel regained control of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967. Ov...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    August 11, 2017

Jordan's shameful record: Establishing apartheid

Jordan’s foreign minister blames the “occupation” for the Temple Mount terror, and threatens even more dangerous crises. As recently as the mid-20th century, when Arabs last controlled parts of Jerusalem, they exhibited no respect for the Holy...

 

There has never been a sovereign Arab State in Palestine

The artificiality of a Palestinian identity is reflected in the attitudes and actions of neighboring Arab nations who never established a Palestinian state themselves. The rhetoric by Arab leaders on behalf of the Palestinians rings hollow. Arabs in...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    October 21, 2016

There has never been a sovereign Arab state in Palestine

The artificiality of a Palestinian identity is reflected in the attitudes and actions of neighboring Arab nations who never established a Palestinian state themselves. Arabs in neighboring states, who control 99.9 percent of the Middle East land,...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    Opinions    May 27, 2016

This land is my land

Ever ask yourself why during the 30 year period-between 1917 and 1947- thousands of Jews throughout the world ‘woke up’ one morning and decided to leave their homes and go to Palestine? The majority did this because they heard that a future...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    Opinions    May 20, 2016

Nakba: Victims of their own doing

As the British began to dismantle their Mandate (The British Mandate) and leave western Palestine, Israel’s War of Independence began (November 30, 1947‑ May 14, 1948). During the war, Palestinian Arabs became belligerents in the conflict, and...

 

Ban Ki-moon, step down

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon justifies terrorism and incitement: “It is human nature to react to occupation.” Actually, stabbing a pregnant woman or a mother of six is not human nature. Instead of making excuses for...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    December 11, 2015

Did you know? There has never been a sovereign Arab State in 'Palestine'

The artificiality of a Palestinian identity is reflected in the attitudes and actions of neighboring Arab nations who never established a Palestinian state. The rhetoric by Arab leaders on behalf of the Palestinians rings hollow, for the Arabs in...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    News    October 10, 2014

Palestinian terror in the City of Peace

Palestinian Arabs have concentrated many of their terrorist attacks on Jews in Jerusalem, hoping to win the city by an onslaught of suicide bombers who seek to make life in the City of Peace unbearable. But this is not a new tactic. Arab strategy to...

 
 By Eli E. Hertz    Opinions    May 30, 2014

Had there been no war, there would be no Nakba

After rejecting the United Nations Partition Plan in 1947, which would have given approximately half of geographical Palestine to the Arabs, Palestinian Arabs officially became belligerents in the conflict that persists today. Rather than accept a...

 

Arab League rejects Israel as Jewish state So, who is the Arab League?

It is illuminating to examine the record of the League of Arab States since the founding of the League in 1945, which is hardly a model for peaceful settlement of disputes in the spirit of the United Nations. Prior to the establishment of the Jewish...

 

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