Israel

A chance for Israel and Palestinians

At his Feb. 15 meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump carefully shifted the emphasis for resolving the Palestinian conflict from bilateral negotiations that have failed for more than 25 years to a regional approach that could have a better chance [“Trump pulls back …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' plan

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his country believes in a …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump has a new idea for Middle East peace! Except it isn’t new at all.

Donald Trump has surveyed the wreckage of decades of failed Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, considered the world full of challenges his administration faces, and somehow concluded that . . . he’s going to be the president who brokers a comprehensive Mideast deal. “It might be a bigger and better …

Opinion

Rockets fired into southern Israel from Egypt's Sinai

No casualties as two handmade rockets land in Eshkol region after similar missile attack on Eilat in early February<p>Two rockets, apparently fired by Islamic militants in Egypt’s northern Sinai, have landed in southern Israel. It comes a day after an Isis affiliate claimed that several of its members …

Egypt

Netanyahu avoided peace summit because he thinks he has all the time in the world

Benjamin Netanyahu spent much of the past eight years manoeuvring between a suspicious American administration and hardline coalition partners.<p>It was …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump Team Tried To Defeat UN Anti-Settlements Resolution Before Taking Office

President Donald Trump’s then-nominee for national security advisor, Michael Flynn, and members of the transition team, worked to defeat a United …

Foreign Policy

Israel reviews unused weapons carriage after F-16I crash

The Israeli air force is to change its procedures for performing asymmetric landings with fighters, following an investigation into a fatal accident …

Aviation

Fragmented visions of Middle East prevail on the last day of the Munich Security Conference

Heading home after the Munich Security Conference, political leaders leave behind diverging ideas of how to reduce conflict in the Middle East. With no easy solutions, prospects of peace remain elusive as ever.<p>The Munich Security Conference aims to be a space of dialogue between allies and rivals, …

Middle East

Israel defense minister disses 'soft power' at Munich Security Conference

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday denigrated the value of so-called "soft power," insisting to an audience at …

Iran

Movie review: 'Speed Sisters,' documentary follows first Middle Eastern female racing team

Parents need to know that "Speed Sisters" is a documentary about the first all-female car racing team in the Middle East. It follows the four racers …

West Bank

A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace - report

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly a year ago with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Israel's Haaretz daily said on Sunday.<p>At the White House on …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Opinion: The two-state illusion

Donald Trump made headlines this week when he publicly distanced himself from the two-state solution in the Middle East conflict. But he was simply bidding farewell to an illusion, says Alexander Kudascheff.<p>A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East has become part …

World News

Jews and Native Americans: 7 Fascinating Facts

Herman Bendell, Superintendent of Indian Affairs<p>Would a Jewish Superintendent of Indian Affairs try to convert Native Americans to Judaism? Some …

Diaspora

There’s an alliance growing between Saudi Arabia and Israel — and Iran should be worried

MUNICH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi'ite Muslim power.<p>Turkey also joined the de facto united front against Tehran as Saudi and …

Iran

Australian Former Judges, MPs, Clergy Oppose Netanyahu Visit - Bloomberg

A group of more than 60 prominent Australians signed a statement denouncing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the country this …

Benjamin Netanyahu

The Disturbing Alliance Between Zionists and Anti-Semites

Between the congressional hearing for David Friedman, the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu, and President Trump’s refusal to address the rising tide of …

Anti-Semitism

Farewell to Doublespeak: Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying

The only “solution” that mattered to Israel is its own, driven by blind American support, European uselessness and imposed on the Palestinians by …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Iran shrugs off attacks from Saudi Arabia, Israel and Trump

Hardly historical bedfellows, Saudi Arabia and Israel both lashed out at Iran on Sunday – signalling a growing alignment in their interests.<p>At the Munich Security Conference, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed the Iran nuclear deal.<p>“The Iranian deal…it’s copy paste what we had with …

Iran

Netanyahu rejected a regional peace initiative this time last year

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly met with Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in 2016 to …

Al-Shabaab

The Middle East: Contradictory promises that led to a century of conflict

President Donald Trump’s statement last week that he would consider a one-state or a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine opens a new round of …

West Bank

Ikea Israel Slammed for ‘Pandering’ and ‘Misogynistic’ Male-Only Catalog

Ikea Israel’s publication of a male-only catalog has sparked national anger in Israel and started about sexism in the country. The company has since …

Conservative POV

Could Iran Trigger a Nuclear Tsunami That Wipes Out Israel?

Militaries have tried—and failed—to weaponize waves.<i>The thought of Iran armed with nuclear weapons is terrifying to many, especially its neighbors.</i> …

Iran

Lebanese President Warns Israel After Israeli ‘Threat’ At U.N.

After strong remarks by Israel’s U.N. ambassador, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that any Israeli attempt to violate Lebanon’s sovereignty would …

Michel Aoun

Let's Talk About a One-State Solution Where Israelis and Palestinians Are Equal

You could almost hear the collective gasp in the echo-chamber of Washington-based Middle East policy circles when President Donald Trump made …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Here's why the US and Israel are such close allies

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, was one of the first foreign leaders to visit US President Donald Trump after his election in November and his inauguration in January for a simple reason — the US and Israel have one of the strongest military to military alliances in the world.<p>But …

Military

Trump/Netanyahu Meet: An Exercise In Fawning, Fantasy And Anti-Palestinian Incitement

Peace was not advanced, nor was the understanding of what real peace would require and how what Trump and Netanyahu would contribute to that goal.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with US President Donald Trump was overshadowed by dramatic and unsettling events that preceded and …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Tensions over Trump deepen fractures among American Jews

NEW YORK (AP) — The early weeks of the Trump administration have widened divides between liberal and conservative Jews, setting off quarrels over anti-Semitism, Israel and the Holocaust.<p>Well before the 2016 election, discussion over Israel had become so barbed among Jews that Jewish groups began …

Diaspora

Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel ‘regrets’ Holocaust-related slur

Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel began his confirmation process in the Senate on Thursday. And the first thing David Friedman did was express regret for what he called his "inflammatory" language during the election campaign.<p>He didn't specify what that language was, but it probably …

Anti-Semitism

The erosion of bipartisan support for Israel

Feb. 15, 2017 may end up being a decisive day in the history of U.S.-Israeli relations. On that day, President Donald Trump, during a joint press …

Foreign Policy

Michael Dorf: Trump’s deal-making skills won’t help Israel | Opinion

<i>This article first appeared on the Dorf on Law site.</i><p>Suppose you were a professional mediator and two parties came to you to help them resolve a …

World News