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Israel Has a Friend in China

Gregory Noddin Poulin, The Diplomat

Israel Heads for Early Elections

Sheera Frenkel, BuzzFeed

Enshrining Inequality in Israel

Andrew Sullivan, The Dish

With its impressive R&D, Israel is emerging as a small but pivotal partner for China....(full article)

Netanyahu said it is “impossible to manage the country” following a showdown with Finance Minister Yair Lapid over the controversial “Jewish State” bill....(full article)

Last Sunday, Israel’s cabinet advanced a controversial bill that would amend the country’s Basic Laws to define it explicitly as “the national state of the Jewish...(full article)

The news tells us less about Israel than about the people writing the news, a former AP reporter says....(full article)

New legislation planned for this week will only make the injustice more acute....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Iran's Nuclear Pursuits Will Draw Copycats - John Bolton, Wash Times

Stall and delay make an effective strategy for Tehran....

The French Push for Palestine - AFP

French lawmakers were to debate on Friday a motion urging the government to recognize Palestine as a state, amid growing European frustration at the moribund Middle East peace proc...

U.S. Foreign Policy After Obama - Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

As Republicans are looking to formulate a post-Obama foreign policy, they would do well to avoid Obama’s fundamental errors. Like our Western allies, Republicans must go beyo...

How Israel Now Sees the Iran Nuke Talks - Michael Herzog, Al-Monitor

Officially, Israel kept a relatively low profile in light of the decision Nov. 24 by the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany) and Tehran to extend thei...

Israel Narrows Its Democracy - New York Times

Since its founding in 1948, Israel’s very existence and promise — fully embraced by the United States and the world of nations — has been based on the ideal of de...

Israel's Unnecessary Nation-State Bill - Haaretz

The political debate over the proposed nation-state law is undermining the well-established foundational principle of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, the Anti-Defamation L...

5 Mistaken U.S. Assumptions on Middle East - Andrew Bacevich, IC

Considered from this perspective, the “Iraqi government” actually governs, the “Iraqi army” is a nationally representative fighting force, and the “Ir...

A Visit to Chile's Little Palestine - Christine Legrand, Worldcrunch

Chile has the largest Palestinian population outside the Arab world. This neighborhood in Santiago is bound by a singular mix of history, soccer and headlines coming out of Gaza....

What Is a Jewish Nation-State? - Michael Marder, Al Jazeera

The Israeli government is dropping the pretense of balancing the state's Jewish and democratic nature....

Jerusalem: Don't Call It a Religious Conflict - Rachel Shabi, Al Jazeera

They are horrifying images of a house of prayer drenched in blood. That an ultra-orthodox synagogue in West Jerusalem was chosen for this latest, gruesome attack, in which four Jew...

The Dangers of Derailing an Iran Deal - Paul Pillar, The National Interest

Inflection points in the history of U.S. foreign relations sometimes are marked by new departures and new roads taken. But they might instead entail blown opportunities to take new...

With Israel, Against Terror - William Kristol, Weekly Standard

We’re pleased the Times managed to refrain from blaming the victims of terror for the terrorist act. But we’re a bit befuddled by the Times’s profession of incomp...

Inside Hebron, Israel's Heart of Darkness - Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast

On the edge of this troubled city in the West Bank, Jewish settlers revere the grave of a mass murderer. And that’s just the beginning....

The Lone Wolf Intifada - Gregg Carlstrom, Politico

There’s a Palestinian uprising going on, but it won’t be like any we’ve ever had....

Bahrain's Moral Clarity on Palestinian Attacks - E. Gordon, Commentary

The most surprising response to yesterday’s deadly attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue came from the Bahraini foreign minister. “It is forbidden to react to ...

Hamas Endorses a Massacre - Jeffrey Goldberg, Atlantic

Understanding the true genocidal nature of the Muslim Brotherhood's Palestinian branch....

A Palestinian Pogrom in Jerusalem - Michael Freund, Jerusalem Post

A government’s primary responsibility is to protect its people and ward off threats to their security and well-being. And the PPA has shown once again that it is truly such a...

The Unholy Islamist War - Benny Avni, New York Post

Don’t dismiss Tuesday’s bloodbath at a Jerusalem synagogue as yet another chapter in an endless Arab-Jewish dispute. This is something new and dangerous: Allah — ...

Palestinians Aren't Ready for a State - David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Nothing in history or current reality could possibly lead an honest observer to conclude that there’s a viable path to peace between Palestinians and Israel. Barring some dra...

Behind Jerusalem's Explosion of Violence - Joshua Keating, Slate

Both Netanyahu and Secretary of State John Kerry said that Tuesday’s attack was the direct result of “incitement” by Palestinian leaders. This was referring not only to the...

Israel Defining Itself as Ethnocracy, not Democracy - Aeyal Gross, Haaretz

Democratic countries define themselves as belonging to all their citizens, not just some of them. Israel is headed in the opposite direction with its Basic Law on Israel as nation-...

Here Are the EU-Proposed Sanctions on Israel - Barak Ravid, Haaretz

The full document about the sanctions includes further measures in addition to the ones reported in the two articles on the topic that were published in Haaretz over the past two d...

Obama too Desperate for Iran Nuke Deal - John Bolton, New York Post

The levels of diplomatic activity, fear and even desperation regarding Iran’s steadily advancing nuclear-weapons program are rising rapidly in the White House....

A Glimmer of Hope in Palestinian Poll - Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

A new Palestinian survey suggests most want peace with Israel, not another uprising....

Israel's One-State Reality - David Remnick, New Yorker

Israel’s conservative President speaks up for civility, and pays a price....

Netanyahu: We Won't Be Kicked Out - Marissa Newman, Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday that the Palestinian terrorists utilizing violence in what he said was an effort to “kick us out of here” won’t be ...

Amnesty's Cynical anti-Israel Games - Alan Dershowitz, NY Daily News

Amnesty International has become an apologist for terrorism and an enemy of democracy....

For Obama, Iran and Israel Have Switched Places - Lee Smith, Weekly Standard

Last week, the Obama White House finally clarified its Middle East policy. It’s détente with Iran and a cold war with Israel. To the administration, Israel isn’t...

Is Obama Anti-Israel? - Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg View

What does it mean to be anti-Israel? This is a question that arises in Washington. Republicans have argued for years that President Barack Obama is anti-Israel, and -- just a wild ...

The Politics of Prayer in Jerusalem - Ruth Margalit, New Yorker

To understand the significance of these events is to recognize the politics of prayer and worship in Jerusalem. Perhaps no thirty-seven acres are more contested in the history of t...

Palestinians Support the Run-Over Intifada - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Conspiracy theories about Jews planning to blow up the mosques on the Temple Mount go back to the efforts of Haj Amin el-Husseini, the mufti of Jerusalem and Nazi ally who led the ...

How the Middle East Got to This Point - Conrad Black, National Review

The entire kaleidoscope of countries and movements between Libya and Turkey and Pakistan and Yemen is perhaps more complicated than ever. This is an attempt to review how we got to...

For Israel, Two-State Is No Solution - Naftali Bennett, NYT

Recent events in the Middle East are a reminder of how the old models of peace between Israel and the Palestinians are no longer relevant. The time has come to rethink the two-stat...

Sweden's Middle East Blind Spot - Michael Freund, Jerusalem Post

Not every country is blessed to have Norway and Finland as neighbors, or to live without threat or fear of annihilation....

Whitewashing Abbas Leads to Violence - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

How far can you go to foment violence and encourage terrorism while still being considered a hero of peace by the Obama administration? Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas...

Shattering Myths About the Arab World - Jack Shaheen, The National

Vibrant film offerings are providing audiences with a better understanding of the Arab world and are also helping to shatter Hollywood’s stereotypical Arab images....

Hitting Reset With Israel - Washington Post

The latest furor in the toxic relationship between the Obama administration and Israel erupted over a barnyard epithet directed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by a “senior ...

Jerusalem Is on the Brink of an Intifada - Zack Beauchamp, Vox

Jerusalem's Temple Mount — home to the holiest site in Judaism and one of the holiest in Islam — is closed for the first time in at least 14 years, and possibly since I...

Netanyahu and Obama in Open Conflict - David Horovitz, Times of Israel

Each regards the other as arrogant, incompetent, wrongheaded and ill-intentioned....

Obama Caused the US-Israel Strain - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Since Barack Obama became president, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg has been a reliable indicator of administration opinion about foreign-policy issues. Like some other jour...

Can the US-Israel Relationship Be Repaired? - Jacob Heilbrunn, NI

If there wasn’t a crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations before the appearance of Jeffrey Goldberg’s explosive new article in the Atlantic, then there is one now. Israeli prime minis...

Israel's Soldier Suicides - Creede Newton, Daily Beast

Were Israeli soldiers so haunted by what they saw and did in the last Gaza war that they took their own lives? What role did their zealous commander play?...

Terms of Reconstruction Make a Prison of Gaza - J. Cook, The National

It is astonishing that the reconstruction of Gaza, bombed into the Stone Age according to the explicit goals of an Israeli military doctrine known as “Dahiya”, has tent...

The Arab World Needs Israel's Help - Jake Wallis Simons, Jerusalem Post

After decades of corrupt dictatorships and rising Islamism, a brief glance across the region reveals that the blood of Sunni and Shi’ite spatters almost every cobblestone fro...

The Eco Train to Middle East Peace - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

The only source of lasting security is not walls, rockets, U.N. votes or European demonstrations. It’s relationships of trust between neighbors that create healthy interdepen...

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