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December 18, 2017 1:06 pm

Federally-Funded US Institute for Peace Hosts Pro-Hamas Tunisian Group

Last month, a pro-Hamas leader of Tunisia's Muslim Brotherhood-linked Ennahda Party met with the federally-funded US Institute for Peace (USIP) in Washington. The November 29 meeting covered the relationship between Islam...

December 18, 2017 12:34 pm

Is the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict the ‘Middle East Conflict’?

“Can Trump Solve the Middle East Conflict?” ran the headlines in Al Jazeera in July 2017. A year earlier, The New York Times ran an article on college students and the "Middle East conflict" that referred exclusively...

December 18, 2017 12:19 pm

Ending the Silence on Abuse - In the last two months, the avalanche of stories about sexual abuse and harassment has touched virtually every sector of American society. The revelations about deeply troubling behavior on the part of politicians, journalists...

December 18, 2017 11:32 am

Don’t Forget Qatar and Turkey - US National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster underlined an important point last week that deserves a wider audience. Speaking at a conference in Washington, DC, McMaster highlighted two countries that he said were playing a key...

December 18, 2017 11:16 am

An Ex-State Department Official Is Obsessed With Creating ‘Palestine’ - “Creating a full-blown Palestinian state in virtually all the West Bank ... would be a reward to the suicide bombers who have terrorized Israel. ... It would invite more terrorism. ... It would send the terrible message that...

December 18, 2017 10:02 am

Ten Ways The New York Times Jerusalem Editorial Got It Wrong

The New York Times greeted President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israel’s capital with an editorial alluding...

December 17, 2017 12:41 pm

World Media Silent as Mahmoud Abbas — Israel’s ‘Peace Partner’ — Undermines Talks

Just how bad is the media bias against Israel? In a week filled with extensive...

December 17, 2017 11:37 am

Syria’s Sunni Arabs and Israel: The War’s Silver Lining?

When Syrian opposition figure Farid Ghadry appeared before Israel’s Knesset in 2007, he provoked the...

December 15, 2017 1:14 pm

The Story of Joseph, Hanukkah — and Finding the Light

Although ancient Egypt and ancient Greece coexisted for well over a millennium, they were different...

December 15, 2017 12:29 pm

A Palestinian State? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

"The nightmare stories of the Likud are well known. After all, they promised rockets from...

December 15, 2017 11:56 am

NYPD: Fighting Terrorism on Three Sides

As if the New York Police Department (NYPD)'s task in keeping the city safe from...

December 15, 2017 11:49 am

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Advances Two-State Solution

I was in Israel when President Donald Trump made his announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s...

December 15, 2017 11:39 am

Who Really Cares About Palestinian Human Rights? - During the past decade, social media has emerged as a primary tool for activists...

December 14, 2017 4:03 pm

‘Tis the Season to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

If there ever was a time to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem, ‘tis...

December 14, 2017 3:48 pm

Opposition to BDS Intensifies

It has been a bad few months for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against...

December 14, 2017 3:25 pm

Combatting Assimilation: An Ancient and Modern Commandment

It was recently reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted as saying that...

December 14, 2017 3:18 pm

Macron’s Presidency Might Strengthen Ties with Israel, but Not on Peace Process

The election of French President Emmanuel Macron aroused hopes in Israel of a new era in...

December 14, 2017 2:39 pm

Professors at Jerusalem Fund Conference Slander Israel on All Fronts

“Israel and the Zionist project are anachronisms; much like white South Africa was an anachronism,”...

December 14, 2017 12:18 pm

Jews and Economics

We know that Jews have won a disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes -- more than...


Conservative Movement Severs Ties with Former Youth Director Over Alleged Sexual Abuse - The congregational arm of Conservative Judaism has severed ties with...

DC Transit Cop’s Trial Details Ties Between Neo-Nazis and Islamist Terrorism

Jury deliberations begin on Monday in the federal terrorism trial of a former Washington, DC...

Fatah Continues Promoting Violent Protests Over Jerusalem Announcement

Fatah continues encouraging Palestinians to engage in violent protests and "continue the intifada"...


Pence to Make First Official US Visit to Western Wall - During his upcoming visit to Israel this week, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall in the first official visit to the holy site by...


Gaza Rocket Hits Israeli Home in Ashkelon, IDF Strikes Hamas Infrastructure - A rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip struck an Israeli home in the southern city of Ashkelon on Sunday night, causing damage but no injuries. The rocket was one...

Middle East

Fatah Urges ‘Angry’ Protests During Pence’s Israel Visit, Boycott... - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction last Saturday called for “angry” protests in Jerusalem during Vice President Mike...