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The State of U.S.-Israeli Relations?

Adam Garfinkle, American Interest

Why Netanyahu Stands for All Jews

Yariv Levin, Jerusalem Post

The Jewish Diaspora Contracts

Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register

The Benefits of an Israeli Oil Boom

David A. Merkel, RealClearWorld

Israel's Left Has no Answers

Gidon Ben-Zvi, RealClearWorld

All mature human relationships consist of several levels or layers operating simultaneously. Memory, emotion, interests, expectations, and interactions with third parties are forev...(full article)

Earlier last week, in an address before French immigrants to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proudly stated that his appearance in the rally last month in Paris and his p...(full article)

Recent anti-Semitic events – from France and Belgium to Argentina – are accelerating the relentless shrinking of the Jewish Diaspora. Once spread virtually throughout t...(full article)

Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir famously lamented that Moses wandered the desert for 40 years before coming to the only place in the Middle East that doesn't have oil. Tod...(full article)

Don't look now, but Israel's economy is actually showing signs of robust growth. Exports to Europe are on the rise, with nearly 10 percent growth in the past year alone; Israel's h...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Netanyahu Abuses Voters' Trust - Haaretz

Police must quickly launch a probe into the situation described in the State Comptroller's report - and finish it before the elections....

Obama's Five Mideast Blunders - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

By 2011, the U.S. had cut way back its dependence on Middle Eastern gas and oil imports, which in turn gave American diplomats a measure of immunity from petro-blackmail, and the...

The Palestinian Authority's Boycott - Jerusalem Post

To the uninitiated onlooker, the Palestinian Authority’s announcement this week of a boycott of given Israeli goods – a prelude, it warns, to a total ban on blue-and-wh...

Iran's Middle East Goals Go Beyond Israel - Anthony Cordesman, Reuters

It has become conventional wisdom that most sectarian conflicts in the Middle East today are fueled, to some extent, by Iran and Saudi Arabia. The worsening political situation in ...

Remember the Stakes in Israel-U.S. Relations - Nimrod Noy, Jerusalem Post

The constant talk of a political horizon, the demand to take political initiative, and the development of feelings of guilt that we haven't done enough are all Western ailments tha...

Let Netanyahu Make His Wrongheaded Case - James Fallows, Atlantic

The Israeli prime minister argues that the world of 2015 is fundamentally similar to that of 1938. Americans can give him a hearing, and then pursue a more reasonable policy based ...

Ignoring War Doesn't Banish It - Benny Avni, New York Post

Psst: Time to pay attention. The war in Syria (you know, an internal issue) is spilling over again — into Israel, no less....

Will Israel and Hezbollah Escalate? - Paul Pillar, The National Interest

An exchange of lethal attacks during the past fortnight between Israel and Hezbollah has raised the risk that escalation of fighting between these old antagonists might be added to...

Iran's Coming Two-Front War with Israel - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The outbreak of violence along Israel’s northern border appeared to have died down by the end of the week. Hezbollah claimed a victory with a cross border shelling that left ...

Israel and Hezbollah on the Brink of War? - Paul Pillar, National Interest

An exchange of lethal attacks during the past fortnight between Israel and Hezbollah has raised the risk that escalation of fighting between these old antagonists might be added to...

How Netanyahu and Obama Fell Out - Michael Crowley, Politico

Israel and the United States call themselves the strongest of allies, and in many ways they are. But the White House’s latest rebuke of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netany...

America's Anti-Israel President - Peter Wehner, Commentary

But the problem goes much deeper than a personality clash. President Obama is, quite simply, anti-Israel. In every conceivable situation and circumstance, the president and his aid...

Iraq's Yazidis Ask Israel for Help - Jacky Hugi, Al-Monitor

Desperate Yazidis are reaching out to Israel, asking for understanding and assistance, especially in the military domain for their fight against the Islamic State....

Netanyahu's Real Audience Is in Jerusalem - Kevin Lees, Suffragio

Washington, it’s not always about you....

Netanyahu's Catastrophic Lack of Judgment - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic

The Israeli prime minister has two main tasks, and he's failing at both....

Netanyahu Is Right to Go Straight to Congress - Marc Thiessen, WaPo

Do they talk this way about Iranian President Hassan Rouhani? After learning that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had accepted an invitation to address a joint session o...

Dear President, Iran Will Only Break your Heart - Aaron David Miller, FP

It’s probably too early to be thinking about Valentine’s Day. But here’s a half-serious romantic musing for you: Is U.S. President Barack Obama sweet on Tehran? L...

White House: "Netanyahu Spat in our Faces" - Times of Israel staff

US says PM to pay a price for spat over Congress address; sources close to Kerry say his enthusiasm for defending Israel is waning....

Republicans Trying to Break U.S. Foreign Policy - Max Fisher, Vox

House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress in February, on the topic of Iran. On the surface, this mig...

Jews Are at a Numerical Disadvantage - Jonah Goldberg, National Review

In the wake of the terrorist attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. I don’t particularly like that advi...

Israel: An Asset for Africa - Gabriel Scheinmann, The National Interest

One noteworthy coupling somehow evaded detection: Netanyahu walking arm-in-arm with President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali, a country that does not have diplomatic relations wi...

Israel's Election Could Leave It Isolated - Paul Scham, Middle East Institute

Israel’s politics are always full of paradoxes. In the upcoming March 17 election, the central one is that the likely winner is perhaps the most disliked man in the country’s p...

Netanyahu and Europe's Far Right - J Cook, The National

Israel has been having its own internal debate about the significance of the Paris killings this month, with concerns quite separate from those being expressed in Europe....

Time for the Truth on Israel-Iran Pipeline - Haaretz

Do Jerusalem's efforts to impose international sanctions on Tehran also stem from financial considerations?...

Mourning the Paris Victims in Jerusalem - Sheera Frenkel, BuzzFeed

“I’m not making any kind of political statement … I’m just sad about my friend.”...

Israel's Genuine Threat to Freeze Funds - Dani Rubinstein, Worldcrunch

TEL AVIV — After Israel announced plans to freeze the transfer of $126 million in taxes it collected for the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah ...

Activists Gear Up to Protect Parisian Jews - Markham Nolan, Vocativ

Betar militants gear up for action as Paris closes Jewish market after hostage situation in kosher supermarket....

Netanyahu's Distorted Vision - Carolina Landsmann, Haaretz

The decision to freeze the PA’s funds is part of the cynical policy of fulfilling Netanyahu’s vision of a new Middle East – one where Islamic State, not democracy...

France Imports Middle Eastern Problems - M. Gerstenfeld, Jerusalem Post

The local anti-Semitic incidents largely began to manifest after the year 2000, almost immediately after the beginning of the second intifada....

Corruption Will Destroy Israel - Chemi Shalev, Haaretz

The State Attorney’s office announced this week that it would indict former Labor Party leader and Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer for bribery and corruption. On the same d...

Hezbollah Is Having a Mid-Life Crisis - Thanassis Cambanis, Time

For five years, Hezbollah has vowed in fiery speeches to exact revenge for Israel’s assassination of its top military strategist in 2010. Each anniversary passed with Hezbol...

Palestinians' Persistently Poor Choices - Jerusalem Post

The PA should be denouncing – or at the very least recognizing – Hamas’s responsibility for ruining Palestinians’ lives in the Gaza Strip, not delegitimizing Israel. Hamas ...

The Year of Tenuous Ties - Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times

World leaders find themselves amid a complex series of fragile international relationships. Some of these are troublesome, some potentially costly for Americans, others run to dang...

Start Holding Palestinians Accountable - Dennis Ross, New York Times

A European official I met recently expressed sympathy for the Palestinians’ pursuit of a Security Council resolution. I responded by saying that if he favors Palestinian stat...

It's Israel that Is not Held to Account - Robert Fisk, Independent

If Palestine's request is 'entirely counterproductive', what does that make Israel's slaughtering of civilians last summer?...

The Age of Netanyahu - David Brooks, New York Times

METULA, Israel — If I were a political novelist, I’d try to write a novel about Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel....

The U.S. Still Has Israel's Back - Joshua Keating, Slate

Palestinians Continue to Pursue Statehood. Israel Continues to Rely on the U.S. to Stop Them....

Gaza Is Nowhere - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Gaza is nowhere. Very few people go in or out of the 140-square-mile enclave. Most people want to forget about it. The border with Egypt was closed in October. A handful of travele...

Palestinians Show Yet Again They Want no State - Roger Simon, PJ Media

Everyone with half a brain (and not silenced by diplo speak) knows the Palestinians don’t really want a two-state solution — the vast majority of them anyway. If they ...

The U.S. Mocks Palestinian Aspirations Again - M. Bishara, Al Jazeera

How the US outmanoeuvred Palestine and used Nigeria to avoid using its veto at the UN Security Council....

Ariel Sharon's Great Mistake - Shia Altman, Times of Israel

In the summer of 2005, Jews who created industry and life in the desert and by the shore of the Gaza Strip, away from Gaza City, were forcibly removed from their homes and synagogu...

Why Palestinians Insist on "Occupation" - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Today, the Hamas terrorists who rule the Palestinian state in all but name in Gaza once again demonstrated their lack of concern for the subjects by denying a group of war orphans ...

Does Israel Steal Private Palestinian Land? - Moshe Dann, Jerusalem Post

One of the most serious accusations against Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria is that Israel systematically steals or “seizes” private Palestinian land....

What Really Sabotaged Israeli-Palestinian Talks - H. Ibish, The National

For both politicians and commentators, spin is an occupational hazard. Politicians cannot function without “spinning” realities to suit their purposes thereby putting t...

Copernicus and America's Blame Israel Problem - Gabriel Scheinmann, NI

Prussian astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was a rebel and he knew it. Well aware how theologically radical and politically mutinous his ideas on heliocentrism were, he equivocated as...

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