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By changing the discourse about settlements, the Trump administration is laying the groundwork for realistic negotiation
In essence, the reality has emphasized that the Israeli settlements are not a real obstacle to an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
As an Australian, Thanksgiving was never part of my tradition. Nevertheless, it always sounded wonderful.
From Qah IDP camp to attacks on Kurds in eastern Syria and crimes of Russian mercenaries, the endless suffering of Syrians shows how regional countries and the international community failed to care.
We’ve had enough of being talked down to and humiliated by the bureaucrats of Brussels,” declares Nigel Farage to rapturous cheers from the Brexit Party crowd. “It’s time we stood up for ourselves.”
Nicholas Thalasinos was pictured wearing a tallit – that’s why he was mistaken by some for a Jew.
There is a legitimate, legal, even laudatory need for intolerance in certain situations – and chief among them is the assault on Israel.
All outdoor festivals now have to comply with much stricter – and more costly – regulations.
Corbyn's blind spot on post-Holocaust antisemitism suggests 'never again' was merely a comfort blanket for a population traumatized by the Nazis' crimes.
These survivors were stunned to find a whole race of people treated as second-class citizens in the United States, the country that had ensured the survival of the Jewish people.
Over the past year, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in antisemitic incidents around the world – including violent attacks and expressions of hostility.
The 71-year charade, whether wittingly or not, impugning the legitimacy of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, had been put to rest.
Our justice officials are very concerned about conflicts of interest.
Trump is a master of diversion, especially when things aren’t going his way.
The Secrets of Jewish Masculinity event gives Keats Jaskoll and Chizhik-Goldschmidt an opportunity to “discuss the importance in the Jewish community for men and women to work together."
Encountering Peace: It is a reality that international law has determined that the West Bank is governed as a territory captured in war, which makes it defined as a “belligerent occupation."
In addition to strategic and commercial interests, Israel and Europe share similar values.
Our abandonment of the Iranian people in the Green Revolution of 2009 when hundreds of thousands took to the streets to protest the repressive theocracy was a stain on our value-based foreign policy.
Billions are invested yearly in the race to produce alternative protein to animal-based products, and Israel, a world leader in the “Foodtech” field, has the potential to lead this race.
The spirits of US marines, both living and departed, heroes all, were not the only ones in that great celebratory hall.
In the first half of the 20th century, almost 900,000 Jews lived in Arab countries, whereas today there exists no more than a few thousand.
Our focus is on Michael Hauser-Tov, the son of Blue and White Party MK Zvi Hauser. He also happens to be the political correspondent of the army radio station Galatz.
Having Pompeo, an Evangelical, make the announcement helps him if, as expected, he runs for the Senate from Kansas next year; he’s also said to have his eyes on the presidency in 2024.
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Who loves peace more? Someone who throws back the land saying, “here, take it, we stole it from you anyway” or someone who says, “yes, this land is ours."
What good is the flourishing of a nation if it is constantly at political, partisan war?
The Saudis may argue that, given Iran’s aggressive renewal of its nuclear program following Trump’s decision last year to withdraw the US from the JCPOA, they need to pursue their own.
This is a major blow to the BDS movement, which calls to “boycott, divest and sanction” the State of Israel, in addition to a snub to the European Court of Justice.
For several years now during election campaigns, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has engaged in a smear campaign against Israeli-Arabs.
Hamas obviously looks at Israeli might as a means of decreasing Islamic Jihad’s ability to threaten Hamas’s interests.
Israel’s control over Judea and Samaria is not “occupation,” at least not according to international law.
We have all heard that the serum injected to protect us against the flu arrived two months late in Israel.
JWed focuses on a specific population – marriage-minded Jewish singles – but it is very successful at what it does.
Mass emigration of Israel’s most tech-savvy individuals starves start-ups of talented hires and puts a ceiling on their growth.
Hezbollah is certainly the Islamic Republic of Iran’s most successful export.
Hamas is aware of the deep crisis but still sticks to its guns, literally, by insisting on holding and upgrading its arsenal instead of helping its own people.
“Antisemitism is racism,” Nawaz wrote on Twitter. “Antisemitism is the *only* form of racism that unites all fascists: far-left, far-right & theocratic Islamists.
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we are dealing with leaders who consider themselves to be superstars, who pay little attention to conventional norms of behavior.
Iran is a strong country, both militarily and internally. Time is on its side, and the relative weakness presented by both the US and the European Union helps it enormously.
Anarchy replaces tyranny: of course, some tyrannies remain, notably in Turkey and Iran.
In the US, the Supreme Court led a constitutional human rights revolution.
YET FOR the Kurds, this is all too familiar. They have been facing persecution, ethnic cleansing, and genocide since after World War I, when the contours of the modern Middle East took shape.
The way this decades-old judicial process is concluded is exemplary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called this verdict as “the beginning of a golden era for the judiciary of the country."
Even though Israel was keen to foster ties with the newly independent state of India, the latter was reluctant to openly embrace the Jewish state.
RCEP negotiations were launched at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia in November 2012. In September 2015, India offered to eliminate tariffs on 42.5% of items from China, and more for ASEAN states.
My colleague told me that we had robust discussions in the morning about the opportunities and challenges for China and Israel in a changing world.
“This is a coalition, maybe not one in wartime, but an important coalition,” said a senior Israeli Air Force officer involved in the drill.
The author's latest novel proves that, at 88, he is still going strong.
Kochavi said in late October that Iran is a strategic threat and that Iran is using the territory of other countries with weak governments to threaten Israel.
There is no denying that the European Union is engaging in a double standard toward Israel.
The last obstacle on the path to a broad government should now make it happen.
TAU researcher Dan Ben-David warns that Israel’s population trajectories are unsustainable
When Israel smiled at the world, the world smiled back.
Houthi control of Yemen’s Western coast from north of Hodeidah to al-Luhaya provides it with more than 100 kilometers of shoreline positioned adjacent to a key passage for Israeli maritime commerce.
The Turkish regime has no problem facilitating arms to ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliated groups, and emboldening the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the region.
The ECJ-EU action came the same week that Iran resumed uranium enrichment at the Fordow underground nuclear plant.
As I mentioned to my parents, while there are two generations of our family buried in Canada, the United States and Israel, there are at least 11 generations buried in Poland.
Those lobbyists hardly name any reason why one should support Erdogan despite his current politics. They simply give one reason: “Turkey is important and has to stay in NATO by all means.”
God blesses Abraham’s descendants, not that they will be as numerous as the dust of the earth, but rather that they will be important to the world.
In the case of Gaza, Hamas, a genocidal terror organization, is the sovereign that must be held to account unequivocally.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
It was uncanny to discover that the two women in the picture my grandfather had chosen to paint in England in 1967 were not only real people but people who worked with me in Israel.
What we learned from al-Ata’s secret apartment in Gaza City from a military, diplomatic and political situation.
The closest that Amnesty ever comes to acknowledging any brutality whatsoever on the part of Palestinian terrorists...is by comparing them to Israelis.
Opening your heart to new love entails new challenges
Once Israel chose to open the possibility of a conflict in the wake of killing al-Ata, its leadership needed to plan for what comes next.
Aside from the moral dimension of helping a stateless people who are facing the danger of ethnic cleansing by a militarily superior power, why would protecting Syrian Kurds serve Israel’s national interests?
Over 150,000 Israelis live in Europe today, and that number is growing. But their motivation for embracing Judaism is different than “classic” European Jews.
The recent history of the US engagement in the Middle East has proven that lack of long-term strategy and engagement only creates more distrust among local populations toward the US.
What does an Israeli peace activist do when the rockets are flying and the bombs are falling?
Israel shouldn’t be radical Jews’ favorite “constant” target. It’s a rich, complex, sometimes flawed, ultimately wonderful democracy filled with amazing people pulling off everyday miracles daily.
For the first time, several leading presidential contenders are talking about using aid to Israel as leverage to make sure US funds are used to advance American policy goals.
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In Britain, as in Israel, criminal law is too indiscriminate to regulate the complex relationship between media and officeholders.
The prime minister and the rest of the interim government should support new Defense Minister MK Naftali Bennett.
On the institutional level, the European Union is experiencing a big structural crisis, the end of which is nowhere in sight.
The Kurds feel betrayed by Trump, who may discover morality bites
The voter is called to vote for a party and that is deliberate to the extent that elections are for political collective agendas.
Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman laid out his ‘ultimatums’ to the heads of the two main parties – Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz – in an interview with Channel 12.
The killing of Baghdadi brings up many questions and presents the possibility of using the attention focused on ISIS to bring attention to the people who are still suffering from ISIS’s attacks.
Poles of Jewish origin were accused of having instigated the students’ rebellious calls for democratic reforms. They were arrested, beaten, and subjected to torture and detention.
A Holocaust survivor’s only son becomes a virulent anti-Israel activist on campus
To be honest, it was not Netanyahu’s fault that Israel’s exports fell drastically after 2008 – the year of the major world financial crisis.
All these years later, not much that we can consider positive has emerged from the Oslo Accords, other, that is, than stopping the money Arafat had been funneling from Israel.
As Iran’s centrifuges spin, Netanyahu is prioritizing spinning political wheels to ensure his political survival.
I am not an expert on the Holocaust, but I have spent time among many Yazidi survivors of ISIS and its crimes.
Many Israelis believe that judicial institutions, such as the High Court and the Prosecutor’s Office, are not responsive to the people and represent a left-wing elite.
The church of Panagia Parigoritisa (Panagia of Consolation) is another legendary monument.
And the world is not silent.
Muslims, the Turkish leader said, will confront the Jews “if they have the courage to deal with us, and we will teach them a lesson.”
There are several reasons for the present perception of a cooling-off in the relationship, often related to internal politics in both countries.
Within the last 450 years of the major Jewish presence in Ukraine, only 16 to 20 at most were marked by periods of violence.
In every game there are players who make errors and don’t play well, and that can easily lead to discontent and negativity within the team.
Israeli society, the media and the government are coming to a new awareness of the severity of crime and violence in Arab society.