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Dr. Reuven Berko has a PhD in Middle Eastern studies, is a commentator on Israeli Arabic TV, writes for the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom, and is considered one of Israel's top experts on Arab affairs.

ARTICLES BY: Reuven Berko

March 7, 2017 8:36 am

Welcome to Banksy’s ‘Walled Off Hotel’ in Bethlehem, an Anti-Israel Installation Masquerading as a Peace-Promoting Tourism Project

The Left's widely publicized campaign about the launch of the boutique Colonial Hotel in Bethlehem recalls the lyrics to The Eagles' surrealist song "Hotel California,"...

April 17, 2015 9:49 am

President Obama’s Passover Seder

President Obama's recent statement that requiring Iran to recognize Israel would not be part of the agreement with Iran did not surprise Israelis, many of...

January 1, 2015 11:07 am

‘Palestine’ and the International Criminal Court

The Palestinian Authority's latest unilateral attempt to gain recognition as a state without negotiating any concessions failed Tuesday. But other mischief remains in play, including Wednesday's...

October 27, 2014 1:37 pm

Peace According to Radical Islam

England is debating whether to outlaw the Muslim Brotherhood - the religious, ideological, and operative supporter of Hamas. Various political pressures, however, have prevented British...

October 20, 2014 6:59 am

The Road From Qatar to the Gaza Strip

In a recent speech, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor mentioned the central role of Qatar in supporting international terrorist organizations. Money flowing...

July 17, 2014 12:39 am

The Double Standard of Proportionality

Once again, Israel finds itself facing Hamas rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip as the terrorists turn their civilians into human shields. Before the security...

May 12, 2014 6:57 am

What Would Abbas’ Palestinian State Look Like?

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri recently called Mahmoud Abbas "a traitor who is selling Palestine." The statement was made in a speech available on al-Qaeda-affiliated websites, and...

January 30, 2014 8:11 am

The Importance of the Jordan Valley Corridor

The Israeli demand for a security presence along the Jordan River was again raised last month in the Kerry-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians....

January 9, 2014 11:58 am

The Final Death of Lawrence of Arabia

Peter O'Toole, who was marvelous in "Lawrence of Arabia," died recently. Many commentators and critics feel that Lawrence's story and the movie about him influenced...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...