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The Short-Sighted Palestinian Turn Toward Turkey

Turkey’s reasons for wanting to become a player in Palestinian politics have little to do with the Palestinians themselves. Erdogan has always seen his road to becoming a more prominent global Muslim leader as running through Jerusalem, and he has for years positioned himself as the true defender of Jerusalem and al-Aqsa against alleged Israeli aggression.

Israel’s Eleventh Hour Mad Dash

Netanyahu, Gantz, and many others in the Israeli government have enjoyed the benefits of an American president and his advisers who have given them carte blanche in the West Bank. If you want one of the best signals that they believe this unprecedented period is about to end, watch the supermarket sweep currently unfolding.

The Use and Misuse of Leverage

The Trump administration has done itself no favors in creating an environment in which no incentives exist for either side to heed American desires or interests, and has essentially erased any leverage it may have had through its own actions.

Qatar Says It Won’t Normalize Ties With Israel

"We don’t think that normalization was the core of this conflict and hence it can’t be the answer."

Israel, the Emirates and Bahrain: Yes, It Is Peace

If you needed more proof that history doesn’t follow a script, look to the Sept. 15 White House ceremony, celebrating treaties between Israel and...

Annexation Will Not End the World

Israel bashers need no excuse to hate Jews.

Chaotic but Non-Violent Anti-Israel Demonstration Outside Israeli L.A. Consulate

“My biggest concern is these guys like to mix things — to take the surfboard and catch the wave of Black Lives Matter.”

Tlaib Retweets Rutgers Prof Alleging Israeli Police Killed Driver in Alleged Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) retweeted a Rutgers University assistant professor who alleged that Israeli Border Police unjustifiably killed a Palestinian driver in what appeared...

Most Israelis Support Annexation, Despite Fear of Violence

A second Intifada was too high a price for the withdrawal from Lebanon; a third Intifada is a tolerable price for annexation.

Palestinians’ Revisionist History Chains Them to a Lie

The story I am about to tell is well known. It is hardly worth repeating. And that’s nice, since it involves my family. I am...

Report Details Israel, Palestinian Cooperation in Fight Against COVID-19

A May 7 report from The Jerusalem Post chronicled how the Israeli government and Palestinian Authority (PA) have been cooperating with each other during...

The Role of Israeli Arabs in Politics

The current political deadlock in Israel boils down one question: Could – and should – a Blue and White-led government be based on the...

Biden to AIPAC: I Support Both Israel and a Palestinian State

In a video address, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference on...

The Cyrus Parameters: Trump and Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the morning of Jan. 28, Israel time, that he was no longer seeking immunity from indictment and trial. However,...

Jewish Groups React to Trump’s Israel Peace Plan

Jewish groups expressed varying opinions on President Donald Trump’s proposed peace plan for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Trump unveiled the peace plan on Jan. 28; the...

Episode 176: Yemen— Where Middle Eastern Powers Clash

The Middle East is riddled with conflict. If you watch the mainstream media in the US, you might come to think that the main...

Pompeo’s Settlement Statement: Facts on the Ground

The Bluff Note the double negative in the statement by Secretary of State Mile Pompeo: “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank...

Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East

LGBTQ groups in Israel have asked me numerous times to write letters to Israel’s Foreign Ministry on behalf of LGBTQ Palestinians seeking asylum in...

How You Can Help Us Fight the Rockets

I’m tired of making the same arguments. I’m tired of asking what country would endure 160 rockets in one day, let alone hundreds in...

ADL Condemns Benedictine SJP Member for Urging Holocaust Survivor to Denounce Israel

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt condemned a member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Benedictine University for asking a Holocaust survivor to...

Columbus Day Lives

My wife and I met for the first time 52 years ago at a Columbus Day party on an October evening. We will celebrate...

StandWithUs Petition Calls for University of Minnesota to Denounce SJP Conference

StandWithUs launched a petition calling on the University of Minnesota to condemn the National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) conference taking place on...

Poll: Majority of Young Palestinians Don’t Believe in ‘Permanent Peace’

A poll from the Palestine Center for Public Opinion (PCPO) found that a majority of Palestinians between the ages of 18 and 30 living...

A New Pro-Israel Democratic Group Looks to Reduce the Political Partisan Divide

If you’ve paid attention to the state of politics over the past few years —or even the past few weeks — you might have...

Banning Omar and Tlaib Ultimately is Detrimental to Israel

Editor's Note: This is part of a two-opinion analysis on Israel's decision to ban United States Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)....

ADL, Jewish Groups Criticize Omar, Tlaib for Sharing Anti-Semitic Cartoon

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other Jewish groups have criticized Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for sharing a cartoon on their...

Israeli Police Officer Injured in Palestinian Jerusalem Stabbing

Two young Palestinian men stabbed an Israeli police officer outside of the Chain Gates in Old City Jerusalem on Aug. 15. Video footage shows the...

Michigan City Commission Unanimously Votes Against Anti-Israel Resolution

The Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission unanimously voted against taking up a resolution calling for the federal government to end military aid to Israel...

Israeli Minister Calls for Allowing Jews to Pray at Temple Mount

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan called for changing the policy at the Temple Mount on Aug. 13 to allow Jews to pray at...

Actor Declines Netflix Audition Because of Israeli Producing Affiliation

Actor David Clennon wrote in an Aug. 7 piece for the social justice news site Truthout that he declined an audition for a Netflix...

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