A three-stage plan for the permanent reconstruction of Gaza

June 9, 2021 by  

Moments after another round of fighting on the Gaza border, the world awakes once more to a mission that repeats itself every few years: the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip. Read more

The plague of the Middle East in 2021 remains Iran

March 11, 2021 by  

The United Nations, the setting for my five-year service as Israel’s 17th Permanent Representative, has traditionally been an unwelcome and problematic arena for the State of Israel. Read more

The US president-elect must heed the lessons of history when managing Iran

November 13, 2020 by  

One of the most crucial issues on the table for the Middle East is Iran. Read more

Coronavirus and the United Nations

March 25, 2020 by  

As the world adjusts to life during a global pandemic, with nations implementing lockdown measures and citizens trying to cope with life in this new reality, it’s worth considering—and leveraging—the valuable role of the United Nations. Read more

Mahmoud Abbas’s map of lies

February 19, 2020 by  

When Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas spoke before the U.N. Security Council last week to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan, he brought with him a peculiar prop: a graphic with a series of maps titled “The Palestinians [sic] Historic Compromise,” which purport to show how “Historic Palestine” has “disappeared” over the course of the 20th century. Read more

History will remember Abbas as peace rejectionist

February 12, 2020 by  

Even before the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan was revealed earlier this month, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas was planning his trip to New York City, where he plans to address the United Nations and protest the plan’s outline, which the P.A. has rejected outright. Read more

Context is key: It was a riot, not a protest

January 11, 2019 by  

Over the past several weeks, much discussion has been made about the events last spring on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip…writes Danny Danon. Read more

Jerusalem: not just an idea

May 20, 2015 by  

With another Jerusalem Day (May 17) passing us by, we are once again witnesses to the usual platitudes from our leaders…writes Danny Danon/JNS.org. Read more