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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

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

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

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

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...


Patriots Owner Kraft Apologizes in First Statement Since Charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologized on Saturday in his first public statement since he was charged for soliciting...

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...


Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Middle East

Sources: Royal Adviser Fired Over Khashoggi Murder Absent From Saudi Trial

A Saudi royal adviser fired over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not among the 11 suspects on trial at secretive hearings in Riyadh despite Saudi pledges to bring...