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Long overdue winds of change at the UN?

Long overdue winds of change at the UN? Categories: United Nations, United States     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

As Israel was celebrating its 69th birthday on Tuesday, the UNESCO Executive Board was at work passing yet another anti-Israel resolution. However, despite the resolution passing, some are viewing it as a diplomatic win as the numbers were significantly less than last year.

What Trump can do about Syria

What Trump can do about Syria Categories: Syria, United States     Author: Dennis Ross

Forging a coherent policy on Syria would tax any administration. One critical priority is defeating ISIS in a way that neither leaves a vacuum nor fosters deeper sectarian differences after liberating Raqqa.

Trump's envoy found an anxious Ramallah

Trump's envoy found an anxious Ramallah Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Pinhas Inbari

US President Donald Trump's Special Envoy, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel on March 13, 2017, to meet Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and to sound them out on restarting peace negotiations. His visit to Abbas' presidential office, the Muqata'a,

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Six years of hell

Six years of hell Categories: Russia, Syria, United States     Author: Matthew Brodsky

Having reached the six-year anniversary, the death toll is now counted by the hundreds of thousands with a refugee crisis tallied in the millions. The catastrophe in Syria remains a dark stain on the soul of humanity that challenges previously held norms and assumptions.

Dear Jason

Dear Jason Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: David Horovitz

Dear Mr. Greenblatt, I wish you only success as you set out on your bid to pave a path to progress on the Israeli-Palestinian front... But since this has not hitherto been your primary preoccupation, and since you are the first official dispatched here by the new President for the purpose of peacem

A Guide to Moving the US Embassy

A Guide to Moving the US Embassy Categories: Israel, United States     Author: Einat Wilf

To the President of the United States, attached please find a short four-step how-to guide for moving the American Embassy in Israel from its present location in Tel Aviv, Israel's cultural and economic capital, to Jerusalem, Israel's political capital.

Trump and the Two-State Resolution

Trump and the Two-State Resolution Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Jonathan S. Tobin

Those who expected Donald Trump to effect genuine change in Washington still might be waiting for him to take action on some issues, but when it comes to altering existing Middle East policy, the President has not disappointed. With his refusal to specifically endorse a two-state solution to the Isr

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Bibi comes up Trumps in Washington

Bibi comes up Trumps in Washington Categories: Israel, United States     Author: Amotz Asa-El

"I'm looking at two states and one state, and I like the one [formula] both parties like," the President told reporters, and then added, "I can live with either one." The two-state solution had thus seemingly been dealt a serious blow, after having been formal US policy for nearly a quarter of a ce

Scribblings: A pro-Palestinian reporter encounters the "ethnic cleansing solution"

Scribblings: A pro-Palestinian reporter encounters the "ethnic cleansing solution" Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Middle East, Palestinians, United States     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

I have often written about the apparent preference among many Palestinians for something I describe as the "ethnic cleansing" solution. This is an alternative to both the conventional two-state resolution, or even the "one-state solution". This "solution" demands not only a single Palestinian state

The Trump-Netanyahu meeting

The Trump-Netanyahu meeting Categories: Israel, United States, Updates    

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu travelled to Washington on Wednesday for his first summit with new US President Donald Trump since his inauguration, in a visit that was generally seen as important for both US-Israeli relations during Trump's term in office and for setting a baseline for th

End the Madness over Jerusalem

End the Madness over Jerusalem Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The City of Jerusalem, holy to the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths, is known to cause its own particular kind of madness. About 50 foreign visitors to the city a year experience what is known as "Jerusalem Syndrome" - psychotic delusions that they are biblical figures or harbingers of Armageddo

A New Administration – An Israeli Perpective

A New Administration – An Israeli Perpective Categories: Israel, United States     Author: Yaakov Amidror

As far as Israel-US relations go, the eight-year Obama Administration has painted a complex picture. On the one hand, Israel enjoyed a sympathetic ear with regard to its security needs... Still, Washington and Jerusalem were at odds on four important issues...

Editorial: A Change in Washington Categories: Israel, Middle East, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

While President Trump has unarguably been a polarising figure, it's crucial to divorce oneself from the rancour of the campaign and take stock of Trump's positions on Israel and the Middle East, as well as the team he has assembled for key cabinet and diplomatic positions. In doing so, we can find

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Jerusalem and future peace hopes Categories: Israel, United States, Updates    

This Update looks at the debate over plans by the new Trump Administration in Washington to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - though it now says nothing has yet been finally decided on this -  and especially examines claims that such a move will be inimical to hopes for Israeli-P

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