‘Hasbara’: Fostering counter-narrative engagement

November 15, 2018 by  

Zionists explain themselves. That is what is at the root of the Hebrew term hasbara. Read more

The elasticising of semantics

October 26, 2018 by  

“Zionism developed as a colonialist movement” is how Professor Ishay Rosen Zvi, head of the Talmud and Late Antiquity section in the Jewish Philosophy Department at Tel Aviv University, opens a recent op-ed of his published in Haaretz. Read more

The UN-Abbas Playground

October 3, 2018 by  

How important is the Temple Mount?…asks Yisrael Medad/JNS. Read more

Jordan’s King at the UN

September 27, 2018 by  

Jordan’s King Abdullah II spoke at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. His speech revealed several nuances which, I fear, too many diplomats may have failed to grasp their real meanings in the context of Middle East history and the particulars of the Arab conflict with Israel…writes Yisrael Medad/JNS. Read more

Oslo Accords’ first quarter-century … and their next

September 18, 2018 by  

Whether the Oslo Accords—the 25-year of their signing that was marked on Sept. 13—were dead-on-arrival or were asphyxiated by an Arab refusal to negotiate, or to abide by them or even to have accepted them over a period of time, remains immaterial…writes Yisrael Medad/JNS. Read more

King Abdullah, let’s keep the geography correct

September 13, 2018 by  

The report from the Al-Bawaba news web site, based in Amman, Jordan, was headlined: “Amman to White House: Jordan is Not Palestine”…writes Yisrael Medad/JNS. Read more