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Dr. Josef Olmert is a Middle East specialist, currently a professor at the University of South Carolina. He was a director of the Israeli Government Press office, a peace negotiator and policy adviser to the defense minister.

ARTICLES BY: Josef Olmert


December 13, 2016 2:36 pm
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Netanyahu, ’60 Minutes’ and Israel’s Growing Diplomatic Reach

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again proved his public relations mastery with his CBS "60 Minutes" interview with Lesley Stahl on Sunday. He not only delivered...

November 2, 2016 4:09 am
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Is the ‘Pax Iranica’ Fact or Fiction?

Two events that recently occurred in the Middle East may create, or further strengthen, the impression that we are witnessing some type of "Pax Iranica" in the region....

September 23, 2016 8:04 am
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Churchill and the Netanyahu-Obama Divide

The last meeting between the Israeli and American leaders was not really different from any of the previous ones -- and, as usual, no political commentators were...

August 22, 2016 4:16 pm
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Why Susya Is a Case Study

Locations across Judea and Samaria often become momentary flash-points in the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians over political control of the disputed territories and...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Pro-Israel University of Maryland Professor Dismissed After Complaining of ...

A Jewish professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) who was dismissed months after complaining of facing religious discrimination plans...

Israel

Israel Moves to Prevent Palestinian Authority From Joining Interpol

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his country's Foreign Ministry to increase its efforts to prevent the Palestinian Authority (PA) from joining the international police organization Interpol. The Palestinian...

Middle East

Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum

JNS.org - The Kurdish region of Iraq commenced a historic referendum on Monday, allowing some five million Iraqi Kurds to vote on the creation of an independent state of Kurdistan. Kurdish...

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