Would Palestinian rejection of Trump peace plan give Israel more leverage?

Amid speculation that U.S. President Donald Trump could soon release his Middle East peace plan, the word in political, academic and Jewish organisational circles is that it’s almost certain to not go anywhere and surely be rejected by the Palestinian leadership…writes Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS. Read more

Experts debate whether protests can change Iran

January 7, 2018 by  
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Amid the continued popular protests throughout Iran, what will the future hold for the country’s terror-funding Shi’a regime?…asks Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org. Read more

Leader of Israel’s Left slants right amid a changing political map

December 10, 2017 by  
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Avi Gabbay, a leader of Israel’s political left and presumably one of the top challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a future election, has surprised the Israeli public with what many consider right-wing rhetoric…writes Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org. Read more

Hezbollah continues ‘absolute dominance’ of Lebanon amid domestic political crisis

November 29, 2017 by  
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The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, which makes up part of Lebanon’s government and has a strong military force that threatens neighboring Israel, is seemingly unaffected by the status of embattled Prime Minister Saad Hariri…writes Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org. Read more