Palestinians celebrate terror

The Palestinian jubilation over the recent terror attack is yet another reminder of the growing radicalization among Palestinians. For now, all indications are that the Palestinians are headed towards upgrading the "Knife Intifada" to a wave of bombings against civilian targets inside Israel.

Charlie Hebdo

Leading bookseller Steimatzky seemingly bowed to Islamic pressure, canceling its sales promotion of the latest Charlie Hebdo magazine depicting Mohammed. Some Israeli politicians pointedly defended freedom of expression.

The glorification of terrorists and jihadists by the Palestinian Authority, and the ongoing anti-Israel incitement by both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, is driving many Palestinians into the open arms of the Islamic State.

Protective Edge

Over the past week voices coming out of Egypt and some Arab countries are publicly supporting the Israeli military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian unity government is already facing its first crisis as it remains unclear which party will pay salaries to tens of thousands of Hamas employees.