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‘No wonder Jewish groups are wary of BLM’

There is no need to choose between fighting the racial injustice addressed by Black Lives Matter and supporting Israel'.

Media Microscope: States of Confusion

Many commentators in the media critical of the Netanyahu Government’s announced intention to begin the process of applying Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank ignored two critical pieces of context

Behind the News – July 2020

On June 11, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorising the blocking of assets and imposition of travel restrictions against employees of the International Criminal Court (ICC) involved in investigations into alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan

Palestinian leadership coming back to the negotiating table?

As the Israeli Government’s target date of July 1 to begin extending sovereignty to parts of the West Bank in line with the US Trump Administration’s peace plan came and went, the Palestinian Authority has reportedly agreed to resume direct peace negotiations with Israel

Deconstruction Zone: Why history still matters

Fifty-three years ago on June 5, the Six-Day War broke out. While some wars fade into obscurity, this one remains as relevant today as it was in 1967. 

Scribblings: More dancing and singing for terror

Last month in this column, I discussed a dance video repeatedly broadcast on official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV which openly promoted suicide bombings

The apathy of the Palestinian street

So far, the Palestinians have failed to heed the call for taking to the streets en masse to demonstrate against the Israeli “annexation” plan, much to the dismay of senior PA and Fatah officials.

Israel’s great sovereignty debate

As early as July 1, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could ask the government or Knesset to approve a plan to extend Israeli law (often referred to as “annexation”) to areas of the West Bank.

Abbas’ role in stalling the peace process must not go ignored

As the longest-serving democratically elected leader of his people, one might have hoped he would not keep squandering so many opportunities to end the 100-year-old conflict

Palestinians hint at negotiations as Israel mulls extending sovereignty to parts...

Just weeks since Israel formed its first fully functioning government in a year and half, it is approaching its first big decision regarding the extension of Israeli sovereignty and/or law to the Jordan Valley and some or all of its settlements in the West Bank