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In shock, Lion and Berkovitch appear headed for runoff in Jerusalem

In shock, Lion and Berkovitch appear headed for runoff in Jerusalem

Despite backing of prime minister and outgoing mayor, Ze’ev Elkin likely to suffer major defeat in bid to lead capital; second round scheduled for November… Read More ›

The Omani way of solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Omani way of solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Op-ed: The visits of both Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas in Oman last week is not a photo-op but part of the Sultanate’s… Read More ›

Bali – Former Australian Prime Minister Warns Indonesia Reaction Over Jerusalem Embassy Move

Bali – Former Australian Prime Minister Warns Indonesia Reaction Over Jerusalem Embassy Move

  Bali, Indonesia – A former Australian prime minister has warned the government to expect a negative reaction from Indonesia if Australia follows the United… Read More ›

Oman is Israel’s link to the Middle East

Oman is Israel’s link to the Middle East

Analysis: Israel and Oman have been keeping a secret channel of communications since the 1970s, but it’s only now that Sultan Qaboos is willing to… Read More ›

United Arab Emirates – Israeli Minister Fights Back Tears Of Joy At Abu Dhabi Judo Gold, Hatikvah Played

United Arab Emirates – Israeli Minister Fights Back Tears Of Joy At Abu Dhabi Judo Gold, Hatikvah Played

  United Arab Emirates – The Israeli sports minister fought back tears as the country’s judo team won gold in a tournament in the United… Read More ›

Comment: A Massacre of Jews in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Comment: A Massacre of Jews in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

What was once a quiet and safe neighborhood just became the scene of one of the deadliest acts of antisemitism in modern American history.  … Read More ›

Mandelblit: Knesset Solution for Migrants Is ‘black Hole’ in Legal System

Mandelblit: Knesset Solution for Migrants Is ‘black Hole’ in Legal System

Mandelblit said the bill would utterly break with the foundations underlying Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.   A Knesset bill due to be discussed… Read More ›

Throw your frustrations at the IDF

Throw your frustrations at the IDF

Op-ed: Cabinet ministers are busy putting on a political show, making grand threats to flatten the Gaza Strip. It’s a good thing the IDF and… Read More ›

Diaspora activists protest at GA to force talk about Israel-Palestinian conflict

Diaspora activists protest at GA to force talk about Israel-Palestinian conflict

A small group of foreign-born Jews in Israel test the theme of this week’s mega meet-up in Tel Aviv to push for frank discussion about… Read More ›

Israel – The Fast Train From Jerusalem To Tel Aviv Isn’t Fast And Doesn’t Go To Tel Aviv

Israel – The Fast Train From Jerusalem To Tel Aviv Isn’t Fast And Doesn’t Go To Tel Aviv

  Jerusalem – As our train hurtled through the tunnel — my ears popping on the descent — and then burst out into sunlight bathing… Read More ›

Netanyahu Pushes for Free Trade with China

Netanyahu Pushes for Free Trade with China

“China is Israel’s second largest trade partner reaching $10 billion in 2017 and it is already up 30% in 2018.” Netanyahu said.   Israel wants… Read More ›

We sit and wait for it to blow up in our face

We sit and wait for it to blow up in our face

King Abdullah’s decision not to renew Israel’s lease on the Arava and Naharayim lands is not really a huge surprise, but a reflection of Israel’s… Read More ›

Netanyahu Reaffirms Commitment to Demilitarized Palestinian State

Netanyahu Reaffirms Commitment to Demilitarized Palestinian State

“The only possible solution is that they will have autonomy over themselves,” Netanyahu said, “but not the ability to harm us.”   Prime Minister Benjamin… Read More ›

Resident’s Residence slams Netanyahu: ‘He’s paranoid’

Resident’s Residence slams Netanyahu: ‘He’s paranoid’

Amid reports Netanyahu believes Rivlin won’t task him with creating the new government after the next elections because of ‘personal score settling,’ the President’s Residence… Read More ›

Abbas: PLO to review agreements with Israel, could abrogate many of them

Abbas: PLO to review agreements with Israel, could abrogate many of them

PA president says Ramallah could also cancel agreements with the US over opening of embassy in Jerusalem, other sanctions   A top Palestine Liberation Organization… Read More ›

West Bank – Palestinian stone-thrower killed In West Bank Clashs

West Bank – Palestinian stone-thrower killed In West Bank Clashs

  West Bank – The Palestinian health ministry says Israeli troops have shot and killed a Palestinian youth who threw stones at the soldiers during… Read More ›

Government’s indecision on Gaza

Government’s indecision on Gaza

Op-ed: Netanyahu and Lieberman have been threatening to strike Hamas with ‘the hardest blow’ imaginable for the past few weeks. However, ‘the hardest blow’ would… Read More ›

Jordan foreign minister says will not negotiate with Israel over leased land

Jordan foreign minister says will not negotiate with Israel over leased land

Ayman Safadi dismisses Netanyahu’s promise to renegotiate after king says he won’t renew annexes to 1994 treaty, insists ‘only question will be how we cancel… Read More ›

Hezbollah sees Israel’s empty threats in Gaza

Hezbollah sees Israel’s empty threats in Gaza

Analysis: According to reports, Iran has recently increased the frequency of its advanced weapons deliveries to Hezbollah; the Cabinet needs to decide whether or not… Read More ›

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman Ordered the Opening of the Gaza Border

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman Ordered the Opening of the Gaza Border

Discussion on the issue of oil supply from Qatar has been postponed for the coming days.   Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman ordered the opening of… Read More ›