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Will recognizing Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights be the next move for Trump?
Following the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, some Israeli and American lawmakers are pushing for the U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a strategic territory held by the Jewish state for over 50 years.
The future of Israel’s haredi population: Is it growing or shrinking?
While the Central Bureau of Statistics estimates that the haredi population will grow to be 50 percent of the total Jewish population by 2059, a new report by the Israel Democracy Institute actually shows that between 2005 and 2016, there was a decrease in childbirth of exactly one child per haredi family, from 7.7 children per woman to 6.7 children per woman.
After Iran speech, will Tehran seek to test Pompeo?
In his first major foreign-policy address since taking office, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo articulated the Trump administration’s new policy regarding Iran, which demands that the country halt its ballistic-missile program, provide access to military bases for inspection, and end its belligerent activities in the region and abroad.
America set to inaugurate embassy in Jerusalem
“It would be useful if moving the embassy becomes the first stage of Israel-U.S.-Arab policy of assertive truth-telling. This is one of the main arguments President Trump has made—the simple truth that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”
As situation heats up in Syria, the question is out there: Will Iran again target Israel?
“Iran seems to feel it is time to reap its investment into actual gains and dig in to Syria,” says Assaf Orion, a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies.
Stuck in strategic stalemate, Hamas uses Gaza border protests to pressure Israel
The so-called “return” marches, which despite their billing as “peaceful” have been associated with violent behavior, have served to place the Palestinian issue back on the world stage. But the Jewish state is standing fast, with some Middle East countries even standing with them.
What Israel’s gun policies can teach Americans
For American law enforcement, the best lesson from Israel may not be the fact that a security guard is armed, but that a greater focus is placed on that guard’s training and state of mind.
How Palestinian votes in municipal elections may change the face of Jerusalem
Eastern Jerusalem Palestinians have historically boycotted Jerusalem municipal elections. A recent poll shows that 58 percent of eastern Jerusalem residents now support the idea of voting. The change may be a signal of further normalization between Jews and Arabs in Israel's capital city, yet it may also have severe consequences on the way the city is governed.
Iran nuclear deal
Deadline looms as U.S. and Europe face off over Iran nuclear deal
Will America pull out, or will it cave to European pressure to stay in the deal?
Was this Netanyahu’s last AIPAC stint as prime minister of Israel?
With mounting legal problems and rumors of early elections, he found a warm welcome in America.
Amid gnawing corruption scandals, Netanyahu maintains hold of his seat
Some Israeli politicians are calling for Netanyahu to step aside or even step down. With political storm clouds gathering, talk of early elections has grown louder, and some politicians can be perceived as trying to elbow their way to the front of the race.
Former Israeli and U.S. top diplomats express admiration, caution on embassy move
Longtime Israeli diplomat Dore Gold told JNS: “All I can do is voice my tremendous admiration for the determination of the Trump administration to move forward with moving the embassy.”
Holding out an olive branch? U.S. lawmakers speak out after being detained on Temple Mount
“We should be able to pray and reflect on the history and culture, but you’re not allowed to do that as Jews and non-Muslims [on the Temple Mount]," said Rep. David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.).
Conflicting interests in Syria create a dangerous complexity for Russia and Israel
Can Israel and Russia work together to find a peaceful and common solution to the situation in Syria? Two experts weigh in for JNS.
Corruption charges lobbed at him, Netanyahu feels political earth rumble, but not crack
A political and legal storm hit Israel Tuesday evening when Israeli police officials informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that they plan to recommend bribery and breach of trust charges in the two corruption cases against him.