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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

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

Netanyahu Hails Former PM Rabin as ‘Patriot of the First Rank’ ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed his predecessor Yitzhak Rabin as a "Zionist patriot of the first rank" in a special...

Middle East

Iran Names New Economy Minister in Reshuffle as US Sanctions Bite

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed academic Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported, as the country faces mounting US...

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