2018 News

November 8, 2018 Democrats Clash over Israel

More Americans are supporting Palestinians. What does this mean for Israel?

July 31, 2018 Palestinian Girl to be honored by Nelson Mandela’s grandson

Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi - who was released on Sunday from an Israeli prison after serving an eight-month sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier - will be invited to South Africa to receive a special award for her bravery

May 20, 2018 Israel-Palestine and Gaza.

Israeli Jews must understand that whether secular or religious, Muslim or Christian, No Palestinian will ever accept the discrimination and persecution they suffer at the hands of Israel. By participating in fatal demonstrations, Palestinians are sending a message to Israeli Jews that unless Palestinians are given equal rights to Israeli Jews, no one in Israel-Palestine will enjoy peace in the long term.-

May 16, 2018 A Grotesque Spectacle in Jerusalem

The event was grotesque. It was a consummation of the cynical alliance between hawkish Jews and Zionist evangelicals who believe that the return of Jews to Israel will usher in the apocalypse and the return of Christ, after which Jews who don't convert will burn forever.

March 6, 2018 When Israel Hatched a Secret Plan to Assassinate Iranian Scientists

There were times when the words of the generals were taken as sacred by most Israelis. But their campaigns against Netanyahu have thus far failed to topple him, and some say they have even bolstered him.

February 26, 2018 Jerusalem's Church of Holy Sepulcher closes amid dispute with Israel

The shock move comes amid a tense fallout with the Israeli government over a bill that would give the Israeli government power to confiscate church property.

February 15, 2018 Buchanan: Is US being sucked into Syria's war?

Candidate Donald Trump may have promised to extricate us from Middle East wars, once ISIS and al-Qaida were routed, yet events and people seem to be conspiring to keep us endlessly enmeshed

February 10, 2018 Two Israeli Dissidents on Their Fight for Truth and Accountability

Perception of Israel is changing. This is due to a convergence of factors that include shifting forces within Israeli politics and international efforts aimed at highlighting and resisting the ongoing disenfranchisement and oppression of Palestinians.

January 15, 2018 Understanding Sharia Law

Sharia is not static. Its interpretations and applications have changed and continue to change over time. There is no one thing called Sharia. A variety of Muslim communities exist, and each understands Sharia in its own way. Sharia is overwhelmingly concerned with personal religious observance such as prayer and fasting, and not with national laws.

January 9, 2018 As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction

The P.L.O. is seriously debating whether to embrace fallback options, including the pursuit of a single state.

January 5, 2018 A Symbol of the Palestinian Resistance for the Internet Age

Viral videos of the Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi confronting Israeli soldiers reveal how the conflict is evolving with technology.

January 4, 2018 What Happened When a Jewish Settler Slapped an Israeli Soldier

Both Ahed Tamimi and Yifat Alkobi were questioned for slapping a soldier in the West Bank, but little else about their cases are similar - simply because one is Jewish, the other Palestinian.

January 3, 2018 Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi

Israel is seeking 12 criminal charges against a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped two soldiers.