Israel’s targeted assassination of terror operative sends a double message

November 13, 2019 by  

The Israeli missile that blasted through senior Islamic Jihad terrorist Baha Abu al-Ata’s Gaza bedroom window at 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning may have killed the man and his wife, but it also sent a broader message to Hamas and Iran. Read more

Facing tensions on multiple fronts, is Israel on the verge of an all-out war?

The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into Israeli territory last week or that Israel targeted that terrorist cell in Syria; these are not completely out of the ordinary or even unexpected. Read more

Rejecting ‘opportunity of the century’ Bahrain workshop proves Palestinians not interested in peace

Despite bringing together a historic number of Arab states and prominent world leaders, the Bahrain economic conference, which seeks to be the first step in the Trump administration’s efforts to bring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, has been buffeted and vilified, especially by the Palestinians, who called the Trump plan “dead on arrival” and have boycotted the summit. Read more

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Of annexation and Trump’s peace plan, what’s next on the post-Israeli election agenda?

Things move fast in the Middle East. Read more

As Israel’s election day nears, politicians whet their knives

The not-so-packed Jerusalem Post 2019 Elections Conference held at the InterContinental David Tel Aviv hotel attracted mostly older people interested in hearing representatives of each political party outline their platform ahead of next week’s elections. Read more

US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over Golan ‘sends direct message to Arab world’

The formal recognition of Israel’s sovereignty in the Golan Heights by the United States could not have come on a more sobering day for Israelis. Read more

Fear over Kahanist Otzma Party grips left and right, but is it justified?

February 28, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to cut a deal with Bayit Yehudi, and its subsequent temporary union with right-wing political parties National Union and Otzma Yehudit, has created a political storm, being called “foul” and worse by some. Read more

In Warsaw, even the group seating shows how much has changed in Israel-Arab relations

February 17, 2019 by  

A scene that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago took place this past week in Warsaw at the U.S.-led peace and security summit with 60 countries in attendance, including the United States, Israel and 10 Arab states, all sitting at the same table. Read more

Pressure mounts for Netanyahu to punish Palestinians over terror payments

February 12, 2019 by  

They say it takes a village, but unfortunately, it took one woman, Ori Ansbacher, and her murder by a Palestinian terrorist for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to announce, after much public pressure, that he would begin deducting funds to the Palestinian Authority over its payments to terrorists and their families. Read more

New report highlights how UN gives singular treatment to Palestinian refugees

February 11, 2019 by  

Uri Akavia, a researcher at Kohelet Policy Forum, recently published a new paper titled “Is UNRWA’s hereditary refugee status for Palestinians unique?” In it, of course, he details the origins of the issue since 1948, the year Israel was established, and its ensuing state of affairs. Read more

A desperate Abbas celebrates in New York as Palestinians take helm of major UN bloc of nations

January 16, 2019 by  

Mahmoud Abbas is in New York City to witness the Palestinian Mission as it takes over leadership of the G77 bloc. Read more

As April elections loom, Israeli party leaders face daunting issues

December 27, 2018 by  

Politics in Israel moves fast. National elections were just announced on Monday and immediately, commentators on television, radio, online and in print, as well as nearly every citizen in Israel, have begun making predictions. Read more

Will Saudi Arabia establish full diplomatic ties with Israel?

December 23, 2018 by  

What do you do when you are condemned for allegedly ordering the murder of a journalist and your country is under fire for leading a war in Yemen?…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Impossible to promote peace when Palestinians are teaching hate

November 20, 2018 by  

Palestinian incitement against Israel runs rampant in the West Bank and Gaza, with Palestinian school textbooks full of hatred and including maps of the Middle East often minus Israel. Read more

Is the situation with Gaza the ‘problem from hell?’

November 15, 2018 by  

Avigdor Lieberman announced that he was stepping down as defence minister on Wednesday in protest of what he called the government’s “capitulation to terror.” Read more

Dedication of Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation spotlights Israel-China cooperation

October 26, 2018 by  

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres addressed the crowd by video at the grand opening of the Innovation Centre at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation. Or did he? Read more

Rare event showcases potential of Israeli-Palestinian business cooperation

October 23, 2018 by  

The Judea Samaria Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JSCOCI), an NGO that promotes Israeli-Palestinian commercial partnerships beyond the Green Line (the pre-1967 ceasefire line), held an event recently in the city of Ariel, an Israeli city in Samaria…writes Israel Kassnett. Read more

Israel remains cautious amid global fury at Saudi Arabia over journalist’s suspicious death

October 18, 2018 by  

Saudi Arabia appears to have severely miscalculated its ability to quietly silence critics after it has come under strong suspicion over the disappearance and possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a fierce critic of the Saudi government and a columnist for The Washington Post…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Trump’s wavering on one-state or two-states leaves many in a state of confusion

October 14, 2018 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump raised eyebrows recently during a joint press conference in New York with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he backtracked on previous positions he held regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying, “I like a two-state solution. That’s what I think works best … That’s my feeling.” Read more

Defunded by US, an unreformed UNRWA finds European support

During the recent 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly, while much of the content focused on the words of speakers in the plenum, the real action took place on the sidelines…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Ari Fuld: A staunch defender of Israel and the truth

September 17, 2018 by  

Ari Fuld died as he lived. He was a robust man of courage with inner and outer strength. So when 17-year-old Khalil Jabarin of Yatta, a village south of Hebron, stabbed him in the back outside the Rami Levy supermarket in Gush Etzion on Sunday morning, it is no surprise that Fuld immediately got back up and started chasing him, drawing his personal handgun at the same time and firing off a shot, wounding the terrorist before collapsing and succumbing to his own wounds…writes Israel Kassnett/JNS. Read more

Welcome to the United Arab Kingdom?

September 13, 2018 by  

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas recently told a group of Israeli activists that the Trump administration proposed a confederation between the Palestinians and Jordan…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Iranians furious at regime as economy teeters on verge of collapse

August 7, 2018 by  

Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj, Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan and Qom over what appears to be the imminent collapse of the economy, the first of two stages of the re-imposition of full U.S. sanctions went into effect following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision in May to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

My brother: A giver and a world traveller

Tearing along Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Trail on a motorcycle going 30 miles per hour through dense brush and thick darkness is not my idea of adventure, but it was one of my younger brother Chaim’s countless thrilling experiences on one of his many trips around the world…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Will recognising Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights be the next move for Trump?

Rep. Ron DeSantis’s proposal to the Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs that the United States recognise Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights has been shelved for the foreseeable future…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

America set to inaugurate embassy in Jerusalem

U.S. President Donald Trump made a campaign promise few thought he would keep. “We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem,” he announced in 2016. Now that promise is about to be fulfilled…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Are Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem undergoing normalisation with Israel?

At the centre of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute has been the city of Jerusalem…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Was this Netanyahu’s last appearance at AIPAC as prime minister?

With a wobbly coalition threatening his political stability and under investigation for alleged corruption, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surely must have appreciated the opportunity to escape Israel and receive a warm welcome by U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Former Israeli and U.S. top diplomats express admiration, caution on embassy move

February 27, 2018 by  

After much speculation over when U.S. President Donald Trump would make good on his campaign promise, the United States announced on Feb. 23 that it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

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