Joel Drapkin

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Netanyahu: World powers must demand Iran change 'genocidal' anti-Israel policy | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged the United States and other world powers to demand that Iran change what he called its “genocidal” anti-Israel policy as part of negotiations with Tehran on a final nuclear deal.<p>srael's Prime Minister Benjamin …

Palestinians say Kerry appeasing Israel over Iran at their expense | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior Palestinian official said the United States was asking Palestinians to make security concessions in peace talks with Israel in order to silence the Jewish state’s criticism of world power diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear programme.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) …

Hezbollah, Syria, Iran AND Israel -- the Ticking Time Bomb

Watching the situation in Syria, with all the atrocities, human suffering and misery that comes with them, is a matter for people with a high level of motivation as well as a hard stomach. It is also a professional hazard to base assessments of the situation on the veracity and reliability of the …

Kerry urges Israel, Palestinians to make peace like Mandela | Reuters

BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry closed another Middle East troubleshooting mission on Friday by urging Israel and the Palestinians to follow Nelson Mandela’s lead and make peace.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the death of Nelson Mandela …

Kerry urges Israel, Palestinians to make peace like Mandela | Reuters

BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry closed another Middle East troubleshooting mission on Friday by urging Israel and the Palestinians to follow Nelson Mandela’s lead and make peace.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the death of Nelson Mandela …

The Real Reason for Israel’s Brain Drain

On a visit to Eastern Europe last week, Yair Lapid, Israel’s telegenic finance minister, wrote a defiant yet innocent-seeming Facebook post: “A word to all of those who are ‘fed up’ and ‘leaving for Europe,’ ” he began,<p>I happen to be in Budapest at the moment. I came to give a speech in parliament …

Israel-Palestine: Two States or One Holy Land?

Now that the UN has begun to take measures against the use of poison gas in the civil war in Syria, US foreign policy in the Middle East has begun to refocus on the long-delayed goal of achieving a two-state solution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict. But after witnessing what has happened, …

Deadly clashes as Egypt marks 1973 attack on Israel

At least 28 people are reported killed and dozens more wounded in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi.<p>Violence flared as Egypt marked 40 years since its attack on Israel in the 1973 war.<p>Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood used the anniversary to protest …

Israel, the Daily Mail and antisemitism in Britain

Jonathan Freedland's article (Antisemitism does not always come doing a Nazi salute, 5 October) rightly pointed out how Jewish people and other ethnic and religious groups are discriminated against and criticised in many subtle ways. It is always deplorable. Whether or not the Daily Mail intended …

Halevi's 'Like Dreamers' Is the Big Book On Israel We've Been Waiting For

Yossi Klein Halevi’s 'Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation' is an unparalleled portrait …

Is Iran's New President Capable of Talking His Way to Peace with Israel?

At this year's UN General Assembly, instead of making assertions about Israelis massacring landowners and railing against "Zionist murderers," Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani moved away from the anti-Israel diatribes and focused on the improvement...<p><i>Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaking in</i> …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Iranian Views of Israel

<i>Has Iran been signaling openness to a thaw in relations with Israel? Opinions are divided, with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissing</i> …

Israeli authorites on edge as regional tensions persist

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Middle East

Israel freezes shipments to Gaza over tunnel

Israel has frozen the shipment of building materials into Gaza after discovering what it says is a sophisticated "terror tunnel" into its own territory from Palestinian land.<p>"Due to security reasons, [the army] decided to stop for now the transfer of building materials into Gaza," Guy Inbar, a …

Gaza chokes as Egypt's economic garotte tightens

In Gaza City's main market Mohammed Hilis stood disconsolately among piles of fruit and vegetables, waiting for customers. In the runup to Eid al-Adha, the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar, the market was unusually quiet. Steep price rises, unpaid salaries and layoffs – the …

Associated Press News

Israel: Easing up on Iran 'historic mistake'

Easing pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme at this stage would be a "historic mistake," Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said.<p>"It would be a historic mistake to ease the pressure on Iran a moment before the sanctions achieve their objective," he said on Monday at the opening of …