Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jordan and Israel to Bypass PLO?

Dry Bones cartoon, Trump, peace, Jordan, Israel, PLO, West Bank, Judea, Samaria,

According to Canada Free Press:

Jordan-Israel negotiations on Trump peace plan set to bypass PLO
By David Singer
Jordan-Israel negotiations based on President Trump’s long-awaited peace plan seem increasingly likely to happen - following retired Jordanian Ambassador and former editor of the Jordan Times – Walid Sadi – flagging Jordan’s legal and sovereignty claims in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and East Jerusalem (“disputed territories”).

Sadi - in an op-ed article in the Jordan Times on 12 August - has forcefully argued that Jordan’s decision to cut off all legal and administrative relations with the disputed territories in July 1988 did not amount to Jordan ceding its claims to sovereignty for the following reasons:

“First of all, the unity of the West Bank with the East Bank was officially and constitutionally adopted on 24 of April 1950. No one disputes this fact. The Constitution of the country at the time was the 1952 Constitution, which stipulated in no uncertain terms that no part of the Kingdom shall be ceded, period. This provision makes the 1988 decision to cut off all legal and administrative relations between the two banks stopping short of ceding the West Bank to any side whatsoever. Any other interpretation of the 1988 political decision is absolutely untenable constitutionally.”

The Jordan Times is published by the Jordan Press Foundation – in which the government-owned Social Security Investment Fund has a majority stake. Wadi’s politically-charged and highly-significant article could only have been published with the knowledge and approval of Jordan’s King Abdullah.-more

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Monday, August 13, 2018

Waving the Flag

Dry Bones cartoon, Amazon,equal rights, demonstration, national law, Israel, Israeli Arabs,Palestine, Tel Aviv, flags,
In the old days, years ago, we regularly referred to our local Arab population as "Israeli Arabs". It now seems that many (most?) now reject the idea that they are "Israeli"
If you remember those old days (or you'd like to see what they were like) you'll find my collection of those cartoon classics ("Young and Innocent:The Way We Were") at Amazon.
To see a shelf of Dry Bones books at: http://www.Amazon.com/author/kirschen
and for those in the UK or Israel: http://www.bit.ly/drybonesbooks

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Thursday, August 09, 2018

When is it "News"?

Dry Bones cartoon, Amazon, Gaza, war, missiles, biased media, Israel, Palestinian Arabs,
I remember doing a similar cartoon in the Jerusalem Post years ago.
If you remember those old days (or you'd like to see what they were like) you'll find my collection of those cartoon classics ("Young and Innocent:The Way We Were") at Amazon.
To see a shelf of Dry Bones books at: http://www.Amazon.com/author/kirschen
and for those in the UK or Israel: http://www.bit.ly/drybonesbooks

Labels: , , , , ,

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

You know you're old when . . .

Dry Bones cartoon, Amazon, getting old,mobiles,
Back in the "old days"I did a full page Friday cartoon in the Jerusalem Post. I often did a feature called "You know you've been here too long when. . . "
I was thinking of those golden oldie days when I did today's cartoon.
If you remember those old days (or you'd like to see what they were like) you'll find my collection of those cartoon classics ("Young and Innocent:The Way We Were") at Amazon.
To see a shelf of Dry Bones books at: http://www.Amazon.com/author/kirschen
and for those in the UK or Israel: http://www.bit.ly/drybonesbooks

Labels: , ,

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Cease-Fire or Hudna?!

Dry Bones cartoon, Gaza, Hamas, Hudna, Sinai, Israel, Egypt, cease-fire,Palestinian Arabs,

Israel's Hebrew press is spreading the story that Egypt has brokered a "Hudna"between Hamas and the State of Israel which includes giving a Hamas an airport in Sinai. It is to be noted that Egypt signed a peace treaty with us, as did Jordan. A Hudna is NOT a peace treaty or agreement or a cease-fire, as pointed out in the following correction to the Jerusalem Post's misuse of cease-fire as a translation for Hudna:

Pause to re-arm
The Jerusalem Post mistakenly reported that a “cease-fire” was achieved with Hamas (“Shaky cease-fire after Gaza sniper kills IDF soldier,”​ July 22).
​The paper’s ​use of the term “cease-fire” is a misinterpretation of the terms in Arabic that the Palestinian Arab leaders use when they when they refer to a temporary halt in fighting: hudna, tahadia and hudaybiyyah, all of which mean ​​continued war after a respite for rearmament.

• Hudna connotes only a tactical pause intended for rearmament in the war between Islamic forces and non-Islamic forces. The authoritative Islamic Encyclopedia (London, 1922) defines hudna as a “temporary treaty” that can be approved or abrogated by Islamic religious leaders, depending on whether or not it serves the interests of Islam. A hudna cannot last for more than 10 years.
• Tahadia is a temporary halt in hostile activity that can be violated at any time
• Hudaybiyyah is an understanding that there will be no fighting for 10 years named for the “treaty of Hudaybiyyah” in 628 AD.
The Islamic Encyclopedia mentions the hudaybia treaty as the “ultimate hudna.”

Hudna, tahadia and hudaybiyyah – the only options on the table with Hamas – do not compare to the mu’ahada treaty of peace that Egypt signed with Israel in 1979, or the mu’ahada treaty of peace that Jordan signed with Israel in 1994.
Bottom line: hudna, tahadia and hudaybiyyah do not ​connote a “cease-fire.”

DAVID BEDEIN
Director, Israel Resource News Agency

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Blocking Iran

Dry Bones cartoon, Iran, Persian Gulf, coalition, Israel, Red Sea,

According to The Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran on Wednesday that Israel, together with an “international coalition,” would not allow the Islamic Republic to close a key regional waterway.
Speaking to graduates of the Israel Navy’s elite captains’ course at its naval training base in Haifa, Netanyahu said, “At the beginning of the week we witnessed a serious clash with Iran’s proxies who tried to obstruct international movement in the straits at the entrance to the Red Sea.”
He added: “If Iran tries to block the Bab Al-Mandab Straits, I’m convinced that it will find itself facing a determined international coalition to prevent this.
“This coalition would include Israel,” he promised the 36 newly-minted naval commanders, “in all its branches.”-more

Labels: , , , ,

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Nikki Socks it To Them!

Dry Bones cartoon, Trump, Nikki, Nikki Haley, UN, United Nations,PLO. Hamas, Israel,Palestinian Arabs,

According to Israel National News:

Trump warns UN for hypocrisy on PLO, Hamas and Israel
By David Singer
Last year, Iran’s contribution to UNRWA was zero. Algeria’s contribution to UNRWA was zero. Tunisia’s contribution to UNRWA was zero. Haley named and shamed.
President Trump has challenged United Nations (UN) member States to put their money where their mouths are in a hard hitting speech delivered by US Permanent Representative to the UN - Ambassador Nikki Haley – at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East on 24 July.
Following Trump’s dressing down of NATO – Haley attacked UN member States who are full of words but short on money when it comes to supporting the Palestinian Arabs.-more

Labels: , , , , , , ,