Posts Tagged “Hamas”

How Israel helped midwife the birth of Hamas

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How Israel helped midwife the birth of Hamas

How Israel helped midwife the birth of Hamas By Ray Hanania Hamas is considered one of Israel’s greatest threats, but the Islamic terrorist organization found its beginnings in the misguided Israeli effort to encourage the rise of a religious alternative that would undermine the popularity of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Yasir Arafat. The strategy…

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The 2008 War between Israel and Hamas

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The 2008 War between Israel and Hamas

The 2008 War between Israel and Hamas Facts & Data on Rocket Firing before, during & after the Cease-Fire On 4 November 2008 Israeli forces attacked and killed six Palestinians inside Gaza, ending the four plus month old Lull Arrangement. From 19 June 2008, until Israel’s 4 November 2008 strike, Hamas “was careful to maintain…

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Arabs need to get their public relations together

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Arabs need to get their public relations together

Arabs need to get their public relations together By Ray Hanania Three times in the past, Israel and Hamas have battled and each time thousands of innocent civilians, mostly on the Palestinian side, have been killed. In 2008, 2012 and now, 2014. The conflicts follows the same pattern. Israel claims that Hamas has fired rockets…

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Using the power of gruesome images to swing American opinion

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Using the power of gruesome images to swing American opinion

Using the power of gruesome images to swing American opinion By Ray Hanania The most disturbing aspect of Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip has been the killing of civilians. But the worst part is that Israel continues to insist it is not doing it on purpose, proposing the ridiculous assertion that fighters for Hamas…

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The sad politics of killing children

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The sad politics of killing children

The sad politics of killing children By Ray Hanania When the United States began condemning Russia for downing the Malaysian Airline and killing 298 civilians on June 17, the first argument they used was to highlight the fact that 80 children were among the dead. Samantha Powers, the American Ambassador to the United Nations, delivered…

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أستاذ فلسطيني يزور أوشفيتز ويثير نقاشا مطلوبا

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أستاذ فلسطيني يزور أوشفيتز ويثير نقاشا مطلوبا

أستاذ فلسطيني يزور أوشفيتز ويثير نقاشا مطلوبا بقلم راي حنانيه Palestinian professor’s trip to Auschwitz sparks needed debate نظّم الدكتور محمد دجاني داوودي وهو أستاذ فلسطيني في جامعة القدس الواقعة في القدس المحتلة، رحلة لطلابه لزيارة عدد من مخيمات الاعتقال النازية، مطلقا بذلك جدلا مهمّا. ولكن مع الأسف، جاء ذلك النقاش أحادي الرؤية، حيث ركّز…

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Video: Hamas leader denounces the [Zionist]-Palestinian Comedy Tour

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Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh denounces the [Zionist]-Palestinian Comedy Tour (Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour) during CNN Interview in 2007. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzc2kCzOel8&w=420&h=315] Satire

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Arab world’s failure to use strategic communications

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Arab world’s failure to use strategic communications Saudi Gazette Newspaper, Sunday, September 29, 2013 By RAY HANANIA Immediately after the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, the US government launched a communications strategy to change how people in the Arab world view Americans. It involved creating media in Arabic targeting mainstream Arabs and…

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Saving Palestine: Part 2

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Saving Palestine: Part 2 Saudi Gazette Saturday, June 29, 2013 By RAY HANANIA Last week I explained why the question of Palestine is so screwed up. Now I’ll explain how Palestinians can get their lives back, if they have good leaders, and the extremist activists can be silenced. If the years of failure have proven…

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The Israeli-occupied Western media

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The Israeli-occupied Western media

The Israeli-occupied Western media Saudi Gazette Sunday, May 19, 2013 By Ray Hanania The Newseum was established in Washington DC to “educate the public about the value of a free press in a free society.” But this week, it became an example of how Western journalism is manipulated, unprincipled and often driven by racism. Last year,…

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