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Rome and Jerusalem Categories: Europe, Holocaust/ War Crimes, International Jewry, Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The papacy of Pius XII represented a low point in the history of Catholic-Jewish relations, but several years after it ended, a theological rapprochement between Catholicism and Judaism ensued, eventually producing a political honeymoon between the Holy See and the Jewish state.

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Ballot Box Fever Categories: Israel     Author: BICOM

This analysis looks into the events leading up to Livni's announcement, the procedure and time-frame for general elections, and the state of affairs in the three major parties - Kadima, Likud and Labor - as the prospect of early elections looms.

Editorial: Election Fever Categories: Iraq, Israel, Middle East, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Whether the person inaugurated in Washington is Senator Barack Obama or Senator John McCain, and whoever emerges as prime minister in Israel, it is already clear that the new leadership in each country will immediately face a myriad of challenges.

Fatah's Journey to the Past Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Spyer

In recent weeks, a number of prominent Fatah figures have suggested that their movement might abandon its commitment to a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and return to the pre-1988 demand for Israel's replacement by a single state in the area between the Jordan and the Medi

Livni In Trying Times Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

By sheer coincidence, Foreign Minister Tzipi Lvini's election as the new leader of the ruling Kadima party came at autumn's height, a time when Jews traditionally look back with introspection and forward with hope. As things have unfolded, Livni has plenty of reason for both celebration and trepidat

Scribblings: A Trip to Poll-land Categories: Israel, Lebanon, Palestinians, Syria     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

It is often asserted by pundits that both Israeli and Palestinian public opinion supports a two-state resolution. Therefore, it is claimed, it must be only the inability of the leaders of the two sides to overcome their own ambition, stubbornness and political limitations that is preventing Israeli-

Intelligent, politically skilled lady rises in Israel Categories: Israel, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

A lawyer by training, Livni represents a fresh and promising face in Israeli politics. Importantly, she is untainted by any hint of corruption and her integrity is viewed as an important asset. This should allow her the opportunity to turn the page on the political and personal scandals of the recen

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