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Professor Shmuel Sandler (emeritus) is a senior researcher at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, and the President of Emuna Ephrata College in Jerusalem.

ARTICLES BY: Shmuel Sandler

August 18, 2021 12:30 pm

Israel: From Tribal Politics to a Territorial Democracy

The State of Israel is in a political crisis that reflects deep social rifts. At the Herzliya Conference in 2015, then-president Reuven Rivlin noted that...

December 9, 2020 6:25 am

The Abraham Accords: The Strategic Aspect

There is no doubt that the Abraham Accords, the peace agreements recently signed by Israel and the Gulf principalities of the UAE and Bahrain, represent...

November 12, 2020 7:17 am

For Israel, Will President Biden Mean a Return to the Obama Era? Possibly, but Not Certainly

US President-elect Joe Biden comes from a completely different background than either Donald Trump or Barack Obama. Trump came from a business background and had...

September 1, 2019 6:38 am

Comparing Netanyahu and Ben-Gurion - Comparing any leader, however successful, with a “founding father” inevitably puts that leader at a disadvantage. Founding fathers of David Ben-Gurion’s ilk —...

May 20, 2019 7:36 am

Israel’s Only Option: The Diplomacy of Violence in Gaza

Ever since the unilateral disengagement from Gaza in the summer of 2005, Israel has engaged in “bargaining by the threat of violence” with Hamas. Within...

August 13, 2018 8:15 am

Israel’s Nationality Law Is Not Discriminatory

The newly passed Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, known as the Nationality Bill, does nothing to damage the equality of...

July 13, 2018 4:11 pm

The Israeli Labor Party and Its Palestinian ‘Partner’

The low standings of the Zionist Union list in public opinion polls led to a new demand for change at the top. As a result,...


King of Pop Dies: Israeli Politicians, Fellow Artists Pay Tribute to Legend...

Legendary Israeli rock star and composer Zvika Pick, who produced numerous hits during his lifetime, died on Sunday at the...


Israeli Gov’t to Assist Residents Near Gaza Border: ‘We Are Loo...

A package to assist and compensate Israelis living near the Gaza Strip who were impacted by recent rocket fire was...

Middle East

At Least 41 Killed in Egyptian Church Fire Caused by Electrical Fault

At least 41 people were killed and 45 injured in a fire sparked by an electrical fault during Mass at a Coptic Christian church in the Egyptian city of Giza...

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