Posts Tagged “Hamas”

Oslo and the peace process were never really the problem

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Oslo and the peace process were never really the problem

Oslo and the peace process were never really the problem Critics who assert that the Oslo Peace Accords failed because they were flawed are actually the extremists who engaged in a campaign to block the success of the Oslo Peace Accords. The very people attacking the Oslo Peace Accords and the Two-State Solution are the…

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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 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. By Ray Hanania Hamas is…

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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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