Kerry met with Palestinians and Israelis on Thursday and Friday. Kerry is pushing to lead a three-party summit with Abbas and Netanyahu and a security plan in which the Israel military would have a significant long-term presence in a future Palestinian state. The Palestinians feel that Kerry is presenting what are Israeli demands as his own.
The first effect of America’s invasion of Iraq was to destroy Iran’s natural enemy and open a path of clean sweep for Iran across the Fertile Crescent today. Part two might have been expected: America going in, as promised, to destroy Iran’s nuclear...
I was shocked when I read that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not be attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa because it was too expensive to travel there. Seriously?
Now that the U.S. and other P5+1 powers made an interim nuclear deal with Iran without Israel's involvement, the Jewish state is free to act as it sees fit on the Iranian issue without consulting America, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said in an exclusive interview with JNS.org.
Larry Summers was on the Charlie Rose show yesterday and was asked about the American Studies Association (ASA) vote on the academic boycott of Israel.
Lawrence Summers, former President of Harvard University, has comments on the propose resolution by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic organizations. For background on the proposed academic boycott and those anti-Israeli “academics” who worked for years on the
Why Israel thinks it is a rotten deal. “Although Israel has less firepower than the U.S., it will not outsource ultimate responsibility for its defense to any nation, even its closest friend and ally; that is a cornerstone of its national security strategy. Moreover, Israel has vastly greater exposure to the Iranian threat. Thus, Israel’s […]
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his latest push for Mideast peace. Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy, Kerry was meeting Netanyahu Friday morning in his ninth trip of the year to the region amid a rare snowstorm that blanketed Jerusalem. Concerned that a final [...]
Palestinian leader rejects US proposals for Israel to keep troops along Jordanian border in a future Palestinian state.
We have received first video of the great pianist’s citizenship ceremony in Jerusalem last week. Presented by the former Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky, Kissin issued an emotional appeal in Russian, English and Hebrew for his fellow professionals to show solidarity with his new country. Watch, starting at 14:00.
Palestinian Monetary Authority Chief Jihad Al Wazir suggested Mr. Fischer was skilled at navigating political sensitivities to focus on economic challenges. “During Stan’s tenure [at the Bank of Israel], the relations remained on a professional level,” Mr. Al Wazir said from Ramallah. “It was devoid of politics. There was an understanding of the issues.” …Mr. […]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas informed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his reservations on the latter’s security plan for a future solution with Israel, a Palestinian official said Thursday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Abbas and Kerry met in the West Bank city of Ramallah as Kerry is back to [...]
Stanley Fischer is reportedly optimistic about the outlook for the U.S. economy in 2014. We picked up on the following comment that he was reported to have made at the 2013 Globes Israel Business Conference on Dec. 9.
With the radio newscaster announcing that peace talks led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry between Israel and the Palestinian Authority were floundering, once again, I got ready to attend a Palestinian-Israeli women's meeting in Haifa the other morning. "Again?" my husband Jonny asked. Show More Summary
What happens when a Palestinian is “discovered” on a train in Israel? They send him back home with the message, “Go to your people and tell them that we want peace.” Read Hamze Awawde's inspiring account here. Written by Maya Norton · comments (0) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter...
Plan to move 40,000 Bedouin citizens into government townships was not expected to pass a parliamentary vote.
Israel experienced its heaviest snowstorm in 60 years on Wednesday night and Thursday, closing down large swaths of Jerusalem. The snow should continue over the weekend and stretch down to the south of Israel. Israel, which is located...Show More Summary
I don’t know what the outcome will be regarding the proposal by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli academic institutions. While the proposal took pro-Israel and pro-Academic Freedom academics by surprise, it was years in the making by devoted
Yes, it is tentative, temporary, and reversible, as the White House cautions us after unveiling its breakthrough understanding with Iran. The agreement could yet collapse as entrenched conservatives on both sides, including Israel and Saudi Arabia, condemn it. Show More Summary