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Obama's Deep Concerns over Iran, Israel

Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic

Will Israel Take Obama's Bribe?

Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

Israel's Turn to Come to Washington

Tamara Coffman Wittes, Brookings

The Scariest Politician in Israel

Shira Rubin, Daily Beast

On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating hour-long conversation about the Middle East to an end, I brought up a pers...(full article)

As the Israeli press is reporting, the Americans are prepared to pay what the administration official called, “a hefty price” for Israel’s silence in the upcoming...(full article)

“Hamas has gone back to digging tunnels, and it is likely that at least one of them has even crossed the border,” Knesset member and member of the Foreign Affairs ...(full article)

The Kerry-Putin meetings earlier this week, and the US-GCC summit yesterday, are good reminders of the value of face-to-face diplomacy, even when the people in the room disagree on...(full article)

The right-wing firebrand has often provoked outrage, but now she’s in a position to do real damage to the Israel’s independent judiciary....(full article)

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A Dark Horizon for Palestinians - The National

The Israeli defence ministry’s latest attempt to segregate buses in the West Bank is a frightening peek into what the near future holds for Israel and Palestine. Citing secur...

Distorting the Pope's Words on Abbas and Israel - Gross, Weekly Standard

If anyone needs further evidence of why the news agencies often can’t be trusted to report accurately on Israel and the Palestinians, and why major news outlets such as the N...

Will Canada Criminalize Criticism of Israel? - Antonia Zerbisias, Al Jazeera

Israel is the third rail of Canadian politics....

Israel's Own, Unapologetic 'Michelle Bachmann' - Jodi Rudoren, NY Times

“They say that I’m very calculated and not very sensitive — that a regular, average person, there are many things that bother them, and I don’t see or feel ...

Good Deeds Don't Win Israel Any Friends - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

So long as the pro-Israel community neglects efforts to highlight the justice of its cause in the conflict with the Palestinians, highlighting the Jewish state’s accomplishme...

Netanyahu's Government of Survival - Haaretz

Ending the occupation must be a top priority, Israel cannot waste any more time. We can only hope the new government will not last long....

This Angry Arab Moment - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Iran these days is a greater focus of Arab ire and disquiet than Israel, a country with which many Arab states have aligned but unsayable interests....

Why Should the U.S. Suck Up to Saudi Arabia? - A. Bacevich, LA Times

The rocky turn in U.S. relations with two long-standing strategic partners has caused much hand-wringing. But is it really such a bad thing? Or does it hint at a long-overdue polic...

Netanyahu's Surprising Staying Power - Aaron Miller, TNI

Rarely have so many Israelis, Americans, Arabs, Europeans, and just about everyone else on the planet been more annoyed, exasperated, and angry with an Israeli Prime Minister. His ...

Israel Should Come Clean About Chemical Arms - Tal Niv, Haaretz

It's time for Israel to formally ratify its treaty with the OPCW, the organization which has undertaken to remove chemical weapons from Syria....

Israel's Fragile Government - Washington Post

HAVING CALLED an early election in an attempt to strengthen his authority, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has, in the end, crippled himself. The right-wing coalition due...

Today's Germany Proves Enemies Can Reconcile - Dow Marmur, Tor. Star

If Jews and Germans can live together after all that has happened, then Palestinians and Israelis should be able to make peace....

Who to Thank for Jeb's Weird Foreign Policy Turn - Joan Walsh, Salon

It turns out Sheldon Adelson did Jeb Bush the biggest favor of his not yet official presidential campaign, when he rejected him in the Adelson primary due to Bush’s supposedl...

Why the Saudis Are Right to Snub Obama - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The conceit of Obama’s strategy rests on more than a weak deal that he hopes will be enough to postpone the question of an Iranian bomb even as it essentially anoints Tehran ...

Palestinian Flags Wave in Israeli Squares - Gilad Sharon, Jerusalem Post

There are three things here: the Palestinian flag, the Israeli standard of living, and self-respect; It’s not possible to have more than two of them at the same time....

The Amazing Decline of America's Special Relationships - D Rothkopf, FP

Why the new (old) governments in Israel and Britain bode ill for what once were Washington’s most important alliances....

The New Face of Israel's Hard Right - Siobhan O'Grady, Foreign Policy

Ayelet Shaked makes Benjamin Netanyahu look like a liberal. And now she’s the justice minister....

Will Israel Miss Its Moment? - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

Israel’s new coalition government, formed with the slimmest possible majority in its parliament, likely means that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will act even more cautio...

Critics Want Tougher Berlin Stance on Israel - Der Spiegel

Relations between Germany and Israel are at a crossroads. Is it possible for the German government to continue to steadfastly support the country even as Jerusalem continues to ref...

Israel Looks to Hamas for Stability in Gaza - Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor

Israel understands that Hamas is in Gaza to stay and is now searching for balance between easing the blockade for Gaza residents and limiting Hamas' military activity....

Zionism and the Shifting Identity of British Jews - Judah & Glancy, Tablet

How EasyJet and anti-Zionism are turning British Jews into Israelis...

Lobbying for Israel in China - Mohammed Al-Sudairi, The Diplomat

SWU’s outreach into China is but the latest manifestation of a growing decade-long trend in which a network of loosely affiliated pro-Israeli organizations – largely Je...

Israel's Inadequate Preparations for the Next War - Ephraim Sneh, YNet

If it were not for government foot-dragging, Israel would have already had an operational David's Sling system to counter Hezbollah's arsenal of heavy, accurate, long-range missile...

Israel's Northern Gamble - Jerusalem Post

While Israel is striving to enforce the most elemental redlines vis-à-vis Hezbollah and the Assad regime, it is playing an increasingly dangerous game....

How to Exorcise Israel's 'Ethnic Demon?' - Susan H. Rolef, Jerusalem Post

Every once in a while something happens that awakens the slumbering ‘ethnic demon,' the Israeli slang term for the divide between Mizrachi and Ashkenazi Jews. In the course o...

Israel Alone - Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

Previous quarrels between Washington and Jerusalem were about differing Mideast perceptions. Now the issue is how the U.S. perceives itself....

Why Won't Israel Recognize Armenian Genocide? - Arad Nir, Monitor

Israel has not joined the EU Parliament and the pope in officially recognizing the Armenian genocide, partly because of its strategic alliance with Azerbaijan against Iran....

Israel Deported Them. ISIS Beheaded Them. - Creede Newton, Daily Beast

Three of the Ethiopian Christians beheaded by ISIS were living in Israel—until the government got them to leave....

Israel's First Arab News Presenter Is a Survivor - E. Miller, Times of Israel

Lucy Aharish, chosen to light a torch on Independence Day, tells of her journey from Dimona to prime-time television....

Russian Jews Should Heed History's Lessons - Alexei Bayer, J-Post

True, there is no state anti-Semitism in Russia. A wealthy Russian Jew I recently spoke to in Tel Aviv, who still has many business interests in Russia, pooh-poohed my concerns: Pr...

The History and Future of Israel - Uri Dromi, Miami Herald

Next week, Israel will celebrate the 67th anniversary of its establishment as a modern nation. On Remembrance Day, the day before Independence Day, Israelis will cherish the memory...

How ISIS Plans to Destroy Israel - Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

The Islamic State laid out its plans for carving a path to Israel and overcoming the Jewish state’s defenses, from working with establish jihadists in the region to hoping fo...

The Case for Optimism About Israel - Max Fisher, Vox

When I wrote this week that Israel appears increasingly bound for a future of authoritarianism and international isolation, as Israelis continue to trade away their democracy to ma...

How Will Bibi Meddle in Next U.S. Election? - Ben Caspit, Al Monitor

Associates of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu estimate that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, and subsequently Netanyahu, will soon decide whom to back in the US presidential...

Hamas Readies Its Next War on Israel - Tom Wilson, RealClearWorld

Since last summer's war, things have been quiet along the Israel-Gaza border. But the calm is deceiving. No sooner had the fighting halted than Hamas was once again making preparat...

Obama Will Leave a Mess in the Middle East - Ron Breiman, Israel Hayom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised a legitimate demand during the talks between the Western powers and Iran -- that Iran should recognize Israel as a Jewish state and stop th...

Israel's Unreasonable Demands on Iran - New York Times

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has gone into overdrive against a nuclear agreement with Iran. On Monday, his government made new demands that it claimed would ensure a...

Netanyahu's Opinion on Iran Matters Nothing - Daniel Drezner, WaPo

It hasn't been hard to find the Israeli prime minister pontificating against the Iran deal. But in this case, visibility doesn't correlate with influence. Here's why....

Teaching Jordanians about Israel - Avi Lewis, Times of Israel

In Amman, a new think tank seeks to inject nuance into the conversation about the Jewish state and the Arab world....

Iran Slips the Noose - Ehud Barak, Time

There is a perception across the Middle East that America is weakened....

Moving Toward a Final Nuclear Deal - Rosie Gray, BuzzFeed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, said the deal “would threaten the survival of Israel.”...

Israel Goes Green - Jerusalem Post

Going green ‘From Zion will go out the law of green energy,” announced Yuli Edelstein at a ceremony on Sunday, inaugurating the Knesset’s solar rooftop. “Wh...

U.S., Israel May Be Permanently Divided - Ian Bremmer, Time

Obama and Netanyahu don't like each other, but Israel and the U.S. will have problems even when they're both out of office....

Is Erdogan Changing His Tune on Israel? - Arad Nir, Al Monitor

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's silence during the recent Israeli election campaign, despite controversial remarks about the Palestinians, and the reopening of a synagogue...

United Nations: A Club for Posers & Hypocrites - Ron Prosor, NYT

The United Nations is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. It was intended to be a temple of peace, but this once great global body has been overrun by the repressive regime...

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