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May 13, 2019
Defensible borders in the Middle East
For Israel, the most critical feature of defensible borders is their capability to fend off realistic (i.e., worst-case) scenarios.
April 30, 2019
Overseas investment in Israel expanded in 2018
In 2018, Intel Capital invested $120 million in 14 Israeli startups, out of a total of $400 million invested in 95 startups globally.
March 27, 2019
Golan Heights in allied hands furthers US interests, too
Israel’s retreat from the Golan Heights would have severely eroded Israel’s posture of deterrence, transforming the Jewish state from a national-security producer/asset (for the United States) to a national-security consumer/liability.
December 17, 2018
Israel’s well-documented economic optimism
While China’s investments overseas have recently declined, China’s investments in Israel have not.
December 9, 2018
The Oman-Israel-Palestinian connection
Irrespective of the Palestinian issue, Oman—just like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and all other pro-U.S. Arab countries—is preoccupied with domestic and regional threats and challenges, which supersede the Palestinian issue
September 21, 2018
American aid to Israel is a sound investment
Contrary to conventional wisdom, U.S.-Israel relations have outgrown their one-way-street mode, evolving into a mutually beneficial two-way relationship.
July 25, 2018
US peace plans: A long history of failure
American peace plans are bound for failure because they tend to discount the complexities of the violent Arab-Muslim reality and because they are wedded to oversimplified solutions, wishful thinking and quick fixes.
July 22, 2018
The most calamitous day on the Jewish calendar
The centrality of Jerusalem in Jewish history is commemorated on the Ninth of Av.
June 27, 2018
The U.S. sends a message to the free world
The days when benefits and resources were funneled into the pockets of entities that spit in America’s face are over.
June 18, 2018
U.S. interests require Israel on the Golan Heights
An Israeli retreat from the Golan Heights would not quench, but inflame Damascus’s long-term historical aspirations to solidify control of Syria.
June 10, 2018
The U.S.-North Korea-Iran strategic nuclear connection
The geo-strategic effects of the 2018 U.S. nuclear negotiation with North Korea and the 1994 U.S. nuclear agreement with Pyongyang have been closely scrutinized by Iran’s Ayatollahs.
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
May 24, 2018
U.S.-Israeli ties: The 400-year-old foundations
According to Professor Daniel Elazar, the concept of the U.S. Constitution was inspired by the Bible in general, and by the covenant between God and Abraham and Jacob in particular.
May 17, 2018
The 2018 Shavuot guide for the perplexed
The holiday highlights reality as documented by the slavery in Egypt, the Exodus, 40 years in the desert, and a litany of wars and destruction.
April 25, 2018
At 70, Israel’s economy exceeds expectations
Since the year 2000, the economy of the Jewish state has leapt 65 percent—the second best among OECD countries.
April 17, 2018
US and allies bomb Syria. Now what?
America and its allies are faced with the choice of confronting the ayatollahs and Islamic Sunni terrorism in the trenches of the Middle East.