Middle East

Trump’s defeat ends the Israeli right’s long celebration

Published in the Times of Israel Trump’s defeat marks the end of the Israeli right’s four-year celebration. At the global level, Trump has significantly intensified the erosion of the liberal world order. In a world where human rights are underrated, the on-going Israeli occupation provokes less condemnation and the Palestinian plight has been pushed off the agenda. At the regional…

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Palestinian Weakness is a Curse for Israel, Not a Blessing

Credit: Malachi Jacobs / Shutterstock.com Political reality reveals fascinating paradoxes. Sometimes a curse holds a blessing and sometimes a blessing carries a disaster. For example, the growing threat of Iran, which many Israelis fear, serves our interest in deepening relations with the Arab world. At the same time, Palestinian weakness, which many Israelis welcome, calls into question the Jewish character…
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Biden Middle East Trip: Where National Polarization Meets Party Polarization

Bipartisan congressional support for Israel is eroding and being replaced by political barbs that use Israel a weapon to score political points.
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US Ponders Agonizing Handshake in Saudi Arabia It Wants to Avoid

Biden’s expected visit to Saudi Arabia shows that even a great power cannot be guided by moral considerations alone. How is Israel struggling with this dilemma?
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Should Israel be apprehensive following the US abandonment of Afghanistan?

Following the recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, Harvard Prof. Stephen Walt penned an article entitled: “It’s Time to End the ‘Special Relationship’ With Israel.”
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Iran as a Challenge to the Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry Triangle

In his address to the Knesset marking the end of his term as prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu depicted a gaping chasm between Israel and the Biden administration on the Iranian nuclear issue, noting that he had told senior administration officials: “If I have to choose between friction between us [Israel and the US] and eliminating the existential threat, eliminating the…
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Israel’s confrontation with Hamas is a strategic wake-up call

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No substitute for Oslo and the ‘new Middle East’ – opinion

For a moment, I felt that the voice of the late president Shimon Peres was coming from the mouth of Netanyahu. Published in the Jerusalem Post. The agreement to normalize relations between Israel and Sudan – another important step adjoining the agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain – fuels the debate over whether a “new Middle East” is…
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Don’t Give Up on the Two-State Solution

By: Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, The American Interest, July 14, 2020 Unilateral Israeli annexation would be a mistake, but Peter Beinart’s one-state solution is an approach that compounds one mistake with another. We wrote our book, Be Strong and of Good Courage, because we feared that the path Israel was on would lead to a one-state outcome. By default, continuing to…
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The Strategic Triangle: Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, 21st IDF Chief of Staff and Amb. Dennis Ross, Co-Chair of the Jewish People Policy Institute, discuss ‘the Strategic Triangle: Jerusalem-Washington-American Jewry’ at the Jewish People Policy Institute in Jerusalem. The event was conducted in Hebrew and English, this video has English subtitles.