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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.
Abbas 'reaching the end of his time'?
Abbas has ‘little to lose’ in sabotaging US-Palestinian relations
Deterioration of US-Palestinian relations may be a signal that the Palestinian leader is nearing the end of his political career and has nothing to lose by standing up to Trump, according to Ambassador Dore Gold and Professor Yossi Mekelberg.
Amid Iran and peace process debates, Netanyahu promotes Israeli ingenuity in Davos
Despite issues such as the Iran nuclear deal and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process taking center stage at this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the opportunity of the summit to tout Israel’s growing economic and technological clout to the world’s top businesses and leaders.
Palestinians ramp up feud with the US
In line with the ongoing Palestinian boycott of the Trump administration, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas snubbed Vice President Mike Pence during the American leader’s visit to Israel this week and instead flew to Europe, where he implored the European Union to recognize a Palestinian state.
Can the world agree to ‘fix’ the Iran nuclear deal?
Israel and the U.S. are largely on the same page about policy towards Iran. But can Trump get Europe on board?
Washington’s paradigm shift on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Trump administration’s approach to the Palestinians represents what Mideast experts and Israel advocates are describing as a paradigm shift in Washington—acknowledging that Palestinian rejectionism lies at the root of the Arab-Israeli conflict, rather than reflexively blaming the Jewish state for the impasse in negotiations.