What to do when nearly 400,000 of your people are legally disenfranchised from other citizens? That is the question that faces Israel regarding those living in Judea and Samaria (commonly referred to as the West Bank). Currently Judea and Samaria are not considered part of Israeli territory to which Israeli civil law applies. At theContinue Reading »
Thirty one countries voted to adopt a new working definition of anti-Semitism, a move hailed by human rights activists as an important milestone in countering hatred. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance [IHRA]—an intergovernmental group comprised of 31 nations—adopted a definition based on the 2005 European Monitoring Centre (EUMC) Working Definition, which describes anti-Semitism as “aContinue Reading »
Global leaders are coming into agreement with a French proposal to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The proposal is based on the adoption of a 10-point initiative, authored by Saudi Arabia in 2002, which calls “for an Israeli withdrawal from all of the West Bank [Judea and Samaria], Gaza Strip and eastContinue Reading »
Thursday, 28 July 2016 | The month of July has been a particularly bloody one for a number of countries in Europe. In Germany, four terror attacks in the last week alone claimed the lives of more than ten people, while France reeled in the wake of two acts of terror that left 85 dead.Continue Reading »
Ever since the days of the patriarch Abraham thousands of years ago, Israel and Egypt have had a complicated relationship. At times, they have been deadly enemies—at times they have been allies. And in the last three dozen years, they have been at peace. It is sometimes called a “cold peace”—but recently there have beenContinue Reading »
Thursday, 09 June 2016 | They came to murder decked out primly in suits and ties. Dressed to kill, one could argue. A few minutes before 9:00 p.m. last night, Muhammad and Khalid Muhamra, two 21-year-old Palestinian cousins from a village called Yatta near Hebron, made their way to Tel Aviv’s upscale Sarona Market. TheContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 | They call themselves “Reservists on Duty.” The name of the Israeli Non-governmental Organization (NGO) is apt, chosen with care to reflect the group’s mission and identity. All of their members are active service personnel in various reserve units of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). For the three years of theirContinue Reading »
From September 2015 to the writing of this article in April 2016, 34 people have been killed across the nation of Israel in what some are calling “random acts of terror.” Another 413 have been wounded, some seriously, including four Palestinians who were mistaken for Israelis. There have been 213 stabbing attacks, 83 shootings andContinue Reading »
Words are cheap—unless they are written on ballistic missiles. And when Iranian media publicized that wiping Israel off the earth had literally been written, in Hebrew, on missiles tested by Iran, that was an expensive and deadly serious message. That brazen rhetoric was sandwiched between two threats from the leader of Iranian-proxy Hezbollah, SayyedContinue Reading »
A Look at Saudi Arabia and Their Fight with Iran Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you guns. The Saudis have been spending plenty of their oil money on weapons, wars and more. There are even rumors the Saudis have already put money towards nuclear weapons. Yet, time and again, the SaudisContinue Reading »
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