Sharansky: Europe must demand refugees‘ acceptance of its values

Natan Sharansky has come a long way since the gray winter day in 1986 at Berlin’s Glienicker Brücke where a spy-swap deal landed him...

Assad victory changes Israeli strategy

Syria’s current tragedy began with a farce. In one of the most embarrassing journalistic flops ever, American lifestyle magazine Vogue celebrated across several glossy...
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Arafat’s sabotage of Palestinian economic autonomy

The vision was brave. A billion dollars, already pledged by the US, the European Union, the World Bank, and others, would be used to...
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‚Trump and Israel: New Day or False Dawn?‘ 

On Monday morning, MSNBC reported that the Trump administration's pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will not now happen...
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Lost and found: The Israeli consensus

The Israeli consensus has been eulogized for the past 50 years. Comment by By Amotz Asa-El Overwhelmed in June 1967 by the sudden transition from prewar anxiety...

Why Syria is at war

“Death a thousand times to the Muslim Brotherhood,” said Syrian president Hafez Assad in 1982 as the veteran Islamist movement inspired a rebellion against...

Dysfunction and Denial. Why Doesn’t the Western Left Listen to Palestinians?

No other nationalist cause commands as much passionate attention and furious indignation on the Western Left as that of the Palestinians. If any international...
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Love at first sight: A Chinese Christian’s journey to Israel

I am a fifth-generation Christian from China. My family immigrated to the US when I was 17. My relationship with Israel is a surprise....
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„I am an Israeli settler“

There is a story of seven blind men who were asked to describe an elephant. One was placed by the trunk, another by a...
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What the German Government (and many Israelis) do not quite understand...

A serious diplomatic confrontation between Israel and Germany took place during the recent visit of the Foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, on Tuesday,...

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