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The only source of lasting security is not walls, rockets, U.N. votes or European demonstrations. It’s relationships of trust between neighbors that create healthy interdepen...(full article)

After several days of violence in occupied East Jerusalem, talk is spreading of a new intifada. We’ve heard this many times since the second intifada petered out. But just be...(full article)

A new anthology of short stories and poetry (and a comic strip, too) is about to challenge Israeli readers, Jewish and Arab alike. The book, titled “Two: A Bilingual Antholog...(full article)

Following Wednesday’s attack, rightist politicians, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called for a harsh crackdown on the rioters....(full article)

Eight people were injured and an 3-month-old girl was killed when a Palestinian motorist ran his car into the platform of the Jerusalem light rail....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Lacking a Plan, Abbas Opts for Confrontation - Laub & Daraghmeh, AP

The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and calling on Palestini...

Israel Is Under Attack Again - Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

What many in the West treat as “Oh, another attack in Israel,” should not be overlooked. It should be obvious who are friends are and who are enemies are....

To Save Israel, Let the Right Run It Aground - C. Landsmann, Haaretz

The fact that control of the Palestinian people is maintained by a democratic Israeli government increases the responsibility of every one of its citizens for what’s being do...

We Need to Recognize Palestinian Statehood - M. Barghouthi, The Nation

Israel’s actions make clear its rejection of the two-state solution....

Palestinian Statehood Is a Hoax - Martin Sherman, Jerusalem Post

Two recent events have once again propelled Palestinian statehood into the forefront of media spotlight, after several months of it being overshadowed by other events like developm...

The Hypocrisy of Israel's Asylum Policy - Haaretz

n response to the High Court of Justice’s decision last month to overturn an amendment to the anti-infiltration law, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said the provision &...

7 Bad Endings to the New Middle East War - Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch

Here, then, are seven worst-case scenarios in a part of the world where the worst case has regularly been the best that’s on offer. After all, with all that military power be...

There Is no Two-State Solution - Yara Hawari, The Independent

Instead of Israel and Palestine living side by side, a one-state solution based on equality and freedom of movement is what the region needs....

The UK's Wrongheaded Palestinian Vote - Jerusalem Post

Britain prefers to unfairly place the blame for the conflict on Israel’s shoulders while ignoring the Palestinians’ role in perpetuating it....

Israel Should Heed the House of Commons' Message - The Guardian

What this will signify is a boost to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority and its strategy of pursuing independence for the Palestinians through diplomacy rather than violence....

British Vote on Palestine Won't Change Much - Azriel Bermant, Guardian

Britain would probably do better by taking its cue from the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, who has a stronger grasp of the realities in the region, and has called for a r...

Anger toward Israel Is Growing - Economist

The Israeli government might try to take solace in the low turnout—only half of British MPs showed up to debate a motion proposing to recognise Palestine as a state on Octobe...

The UK Voted for Terrorism - The Commentator

With opinion polls showing that Hamas - as bloodthirsty a terror group as Islamic State - would win Palestinian elections if they were held any time soon, a bunch of Labour-led buf...

The Right Wing Has Stolen Hope out of Israel - Haaretz

People aren’t leaving for Berlin just because of the cost of living. Many Israelis do not want a nationalist-religious government imposing its values....

The UK Should Endorse a Palestinian State - A. Duncan, The Independent

Just as we did not seek permission from the Palestinians when we recognised the state of Israel, neither should we bow to Israeli opposition to recognising the state of Palestine....

Palestinian Authority Returns to the Gaza Strip - Barak Ravid, Haaretz

For the first time in the seven years since Hamas seized power in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority – represented by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah – traveled from Ramalla...

Israelis See They Have no Partner for Peace - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Rather than aiding the tiny minority of Israelis who oppose the war, criticism from abroad has seemingly only solidified a national consensus that opposes further territorial withd...

In Israel, Military Means for Political Ends - Kori Schake, Hoover

One can be sympathetic to the grievances of Palestinians while still allowing their choices to be self-defeating. By indulging revenge fantasies, Hamas collapsed belief among Israe...

Cold Wars Simmer in Islamic Middle East - Pierre Atlas, Indianapolis Star

The Muslim Middle East is increasingly divided along sectarian and ideological lines. In addition to the violent conflicts that make the nightly news, two "cold wars" are simmering...

A Dangerous Idea on Israel's Bedouin - Michael Brizon, Haaretz

That an Israeli minister states that he intends to work to reduce the birthrate among a specific ethnic group, and does not find himself sent home that same day or under arrest unt...

Obama's Galling anti-Israel Outburst - Isi Leibler, Jerusalem Post

The exceptionally vicious US condemnation of Israel with regard to housing construction in the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem is not merely misguided, but also reflects irration...

Israeli Administration Forgot What Democracy Is - Haaretz

By refusing to accept the High Court ruling against the detainment of asylum seekers, the outgoing interior minister is undermining the rule of law....

Rebels Seize Russian-Syrian Spy Base - Rogin & Lake, The Daily Beast

Syrian rebels have overtaken a joint Russian-Syrian secret facility that they claim was a covert intelligence collection base. Opposition fighters say the post was used to snoop ...

Sweden's Palestinian Mistake - Jerusalem Post

Swedes have a long tradition of tolerance and liberalism, and they tend to believe that others – including Muslim immigrants and their offspring living in Sweden – see ...

Palestinians Are Desperate to Leave Gaza - Economist

With its land borders and airspace blocked off, the Mediterranean Sea lapping at Gaza’s beaches has long looked enticing. Yet Palestinians have not produced boat people since the...

The Damage Netanyahu Has Wrought - Haaretz

One after the other, the masks are being torn off. Netanyahu is not (and apparently never was) aiming for a two-state solution; his actions prove it....

Netanyahu's Gross Ignorance - The Daily Star

Meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu said that, given shared concerns, it was time Arab countries allied with Israel....

Truman's Israel Policy Can Teach Obama on IS - James Fromson, WOTR

In early 1948, Harry Truman’s policy of support for the partition of Palestine — and thereby the creation of the state of Israel — appeared dead in the water. As ...

The Viability of a Syria-Israel Buffer Zone - Tony Badran, NOW Lebanon

With the US still unwilling to lead efforts to create buffer zones around Syria, complicated challenges remain for neighboring states....

Israel Can Help Transform the Middle East Paradigm - Jerusalem Post

It is only logical that a solution will be found to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that includes input and support from the entire region in an atmosphere of mutual respect and c...

The Palestinian Leader's Warning to Israel - Akiva Eldar, Al-Monitor

The assertion that “we will not forget, and we will not forgive,” which Abbas proclaimed in the context of Israel’s activities in Gaza, was the warning siren for ...

Netanyahu Is Gradually Annexing the West Bank - Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu initiates very little and prefers to react or take advantage of political opportunities. His passivity is usually depicted as a tactic to stay in ...

Germany Has a Big Anti-Semitism Problem - Benjamin Weinthal, FP

With anti-Semitism on the march, Germany's politicians and opinion makers are grappling with what went wrong with the country's seven-decade-long struggle to come to terms with its...

Israel's Struggle to Turn Trade to Diplomacy - Rory Miller, Foreign Affairs

Israel’s economics minister Naftali Bennett argued last year that “diplomacy can follow economy.” Trade, he said, would help Israel “deemphasize” the ...

Are Evangelicals Turning Against Israel? - Mark Tooley, Weekly Standard

An increasing number of evangelicals in parachurch groups and evangelical schools are endorsing pro-Palestinian activism or at least a more neutral stance between Israel and its fo...

Israel's Man at the United Nations - David Frum, The Atlantic

When foreign dignitaries arrive in New York City for the annual gathering of the UN General Assembly, it’s often difficult to determine which world leaders are rolling past i...

The Parallel Campaigns Against ISIS and Hamas - Alan Dershowitz, J-Post

When Israel attacked Hamas military targets, including some that had mixed uses, it was condemned by the same Arab nations that participated in the joint United States-Arab attack ...

Abbas's Fake Civil Rights Struggle - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The purpose of Abbas’s efforts was to split the U.S.-Israel alliance and persuade Americans to support efforts to impose a solution to the conflict on the Israelis. But his calls...

Netanyahu Can Turn Around Unjust Policies - Haaretz

What can’t be achieved by force can be achieved by more force, believes outgoing Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who wants to amend the Basic Law on Human Dignity and Freedom a...

Israel Is the Real Spearhead in This War - Yitzhak Laor, Haaretz

The war against the Islamic State has almost begun, and the world — that is, the West — is already insulting us. Presidents are sending fighter planes and commandos, an...

U.S. and Israel: Illusions of Diplomacy - Nathan Thrall, NY Review of Books

In the early days of the Gaza war that took the lives of some 2,100 Palestinians and seventy-two Israelis, a number of officials in Washington, Ramallah, and Jerusalem began to spe...

An Independent Scotland Will be Hostile to Israel - E. Simpson, J-Post

As Scotland looks to leave the United Kingdom, the Jewish population residing there may have to do the same....

Is Israel Most Important Strategic Ally? - Akiva Eldar, Al Monitor

US President Barack Obama might follow in the footsteps of Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush by forcing diplomatic concessions on Israel....

Stop the Expulsion of the West Bank's Bedouin - Haaretz

The plan to establish a new town for Bedouin is yet another attempt by Israel’s government’s to clear part of the West Bank for settlements....

How Gaza Crisis Might Quickly Reignite - Danny Rubinstein, Worldcrunch

In recent days we have been witnessing growing discontent among Hamas public employees in Gaza who have not been paid their salaries. The situation endangers the coalition governme...

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