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...

Women dominate Israel’s judicial debate

Israeli women may be slightly behind Europe’s in terms of parliamentary presence – slightly less than a quarter of the Knesset as opposed to...
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Israel eyes Central Europe as counterweight to EU

Refusing to admit that the students it was clubbing and arresting in winter 1968 were demanding freedom, Poland’s communist leaders offered a convenient excuse:...

120 Years After the 1st. Zionist Congress: a Reconsideration

On August 29, 1897,  about 200 people met in Basel, Switzerland, invited by a Viennese journalist, Theodor Herzl, to what later came to be...
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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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‚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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„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...

Iran’s hardliners living on borrowed time

Russia’s communist revolution took 70 years to expire. Iran’s Islamist Revolution, now 38, is now taking the same course. “To get rich is glorious,” said...
Arab Inciters Recycle the Blood Libel. Foto Twitter

Arab Inciters Recycle the Blood Libel

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Raphael Israeli. “In the Arab political world, classic extreme antisemitic motifs are used as political tools. These slanders originate in many countries,...