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Shay Attias was the founding head (2009-13) of the Public Diplomacy Department at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and is a doctoral candidate in international relations at Bar-Ilan University.

ARTICLES BY: Shay Attias


July 27, 2020 5:04 am
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Trump Handed Syria to Turkish Dictator Erdogan and Helped ISIS in the Process

Former US president Barack Obama promised that if evidence emerged proving that Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons on the Syrian people, the US would...

May 6, 2020 7:30 am
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Putin’s Imperialism Comes to Jerusalem

In January 2020, Benjamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin struck a deal that rescued Israeli backpacker Naama Issachar from a Russian prison and brought her safely...

January 13, 2020 8:10 am
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The Soleimani Killing: A New Approach to the War on Terror?

In 2001, President George W. Bush launched the Global War on Terror doctrine, articulated in his “overcome darkness with the light of hope” speech at...

December 9, 2019 7:02 am
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The WhatsApp Crisis: Cracks in Iran’s Soft Power Strategy

The “WhatsApp crisis” in Lebanon revealed a crack in Iran’s grand diplomatic strategy of using its proxies to push ideological soft power concurrently with hard...

October 16, 2019 6:13 am
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Israeli Arabs Welcomed in Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Breakthrough or Cynical Ploy?

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS)’s calls to invite Israeli Arabs to live and work in Saudi Arabia could be either a diplomatic breakthrough...

October 7, 2019 6:56 am
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Is America ‘First’? Not Anymore

In the third year of Donald Trump’s presidency, the US continues to suffer from a negative global image. The world views Chinese and Russian leadership...

July 29, 2019 6:02 am
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Russia Is Outmaneuvering Trump, and Using the Middle East to Benefit Its Power

For some time now, Russia has been striving to establish itself as the Middle East’s pre-eminent external great power. Through its military involvement in the...

June 13, 2019 7:01 am
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Israel Needs American Jewry, Now More Than Ever

The Jewish Diaspora in the US is becoming increasingly estranged from Israel. American Jewish youth are being pushed away from any affiliation with the Jewish...

May 15, 2019 6:31 am
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Barring Eurovision From Jerusalem Is a Win for the BDS Movement

The refusal of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to allow the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest to take place in Jerusalem exposed the gap that remains...

June 25, 2018 8:19 am
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‘Soft Power’ in the US, Israel, and Around the Globe

The term “soft power” entered the lexicon in the 1990s, but its use has accelerated dramatically in recent years, reflecting the explosion of the digital age. Soft power...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

China’s ByteDance Gets Trump Nod to Avoid TikTok Shutdown

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to...

Israel

Report: Trump Administration Seeking Direct Israel-Lebanon Talks on Maritim...

The Trump administration is once again seeking direct talks between Israel and Lebanon on setting their maritime border -- which...

Middle East

Iran’s Rouhani Says US Faces Defeat in Bid to Reimpose UN Sanctions

The United States faces defeat in its move to reimpose UN sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, as Washington declared all UN sanctions on Iran had...

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