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The BDS campaign regards the ending of all trade and economic relations with Jews living in Judea and Samaria as just the “first step” in its campaign.
Israel’s abortion policy is an all-too-rare example of a compromise that gives both sides something important.
Sino-Indian ties are on firm footing in almost every dimension of diplomacy today.
The time has surely come for the civilized world to bite the bullet and take out Islamic State, as well as Russia's ploy for power over Ukraine.
Refusing help would be a slap in the face to Israel’s most loyal non-Jewish citizens.
The BDS campaign is set to swallow many more well-intended people into its Jew-hating vortex.
A Harvard student expected that a trip to Israel would confirm his reasonable European certainty of Israel’s arrogant oppression; That’s not quite the way things turned out.
Israel needs to stop arguing the Palestinians' case and start arguing its own.
In the ever-shifting kaleidoscope of political, religious, economic, strategic and tactical considerations that mark the Middle East, little is clear-cut in deciding between friend and foe.
Israeli's PR focus on the peace process highlights the country’s failures rather than its successes; and people dislike failures.
In the few short months since he ascended the throne, Salman has shown himself to be a pragmatic man of action in both the domestic and foreign arenas.
The prime minister's election day faux pas has been deliberately misconstrued by omitting its second half
The new deputy minister won’t appeal to Europe, which might spur her to focus on an area long neglected: the non-Western world.
The leaderships in New Delhi and Beijing, presently, would do well to concentrate on improving their relations in non-political areas.
After religious Zionists handed him victory, he spat in their faces – proving they really do need a party of their own.
Likud’s proposed bills wouldn’t harm judicial independence, only the court’s excess powers.
Britain’s future Middle East policy hovers in the balance ahead of elections on May 7.
Pakistan has played a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the current crisis in Yemen.
That’s the message from JAL’s decision to skip an Arab League meeting. And it’s good news for Israel.
A look into what Egypt is doing to stop the swarm of terror attacks in the country.
If universities are increasingly dominated by an Islamist agenda, and they are where our democracy’s future is trained, what sort of future awaits us?
It is not easy to keep pace with the shifting kaleidoscope of alliances and alienations, or the reasons behind them, but if any one area is a microcosm of the whole, it is Yemen.
Current instabilities in the Middle East will generate compelling reasons for Israel to re-examine its traditional posture of nuclear ambiguity.
Israel’s right to exist is the right of the Jewish people - and does not require America, Iran or anyone else to give approval on that right.
The time for action by Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Sunni world had arrived.
The first and simplest question one must ask is in what language will the final authorized version of the agreement be framed?
President Obama has announced he is going back to the drawing board.
Tunisia, has become the antithesis of everything that IS stands for, and thus a prime target.
As the 31 March deadline for a framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran is fast approaching, US Congressional disagreements over executive orders continue to stir.
While words have the power to move people, anything uttered by an Israeli politician in the days leading up to an Election Day should probably be dismissed as good old-fashioned electioneering.
“The only stakeholder that seems not to realize the danger of the situation is President Obama.”
Outside the settlements, what today is called the right is actually left.
A man I once admired has begun subordinating vital security interests to the needs of partisan politics.
It is sad, but the Israeli public is up for a great disappointment following a potential election victory by the left.
Replacing Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is an existential Israeli imperative.
Putin’s support of Assad’s Syria has inevitably drawn him closer to Iran, its devoted ally.
That was Netanyahu’s goal in addressing Congress. And so far, he’s been surprisingly successful.
It is extremely concerning that the idea of supporting Assad, however peripherally, seems to be infiltrating mainstream political thinking in parts of Europe.
That, it turns out, is exactly what the new, higher electoral threshold has done.
Whether Iranian national decision makers will turn out to be rational, irrational, or mad is clearly beyond any imaginable powers of selection or creation in Jerusalem.
There is an elephant in the room, which Blair pointedly ignores.
Why do people still back Netanyahu? Because in statecraft, as in medicine, the first rule is ‘do no harm.’
The major lesson to be learned from the history of the 1930s is that there is no satiating the appetites of dictators and autocrats.
The lead up to Netanyahu's address to Congress on March 3 resembles the plot of The Karate Kid.
Palestine would represent a mortal danger to Israel, whether or not it had adhered to any of its pre-independence agreements to demilitarize.
The left controls such centers because it invested decades of effort in doing so. The right doesn’t even try.
Obama is trying everything in his power to unseat Bibi, including what he accuses the Israeli premier of doing: meddling in another democracy’s domestic politics.
Despite the fact that death is not a deterrent for Islamic radicals, there are certain deterrents that can bring them to their knees and end or significantly diminish their barbarism.
I would suggest President Obama could better lay focus on the regions that are the centers of religious tolerance today.
The Egyptian president's war on terror in Sinai is a daily reminder of why Israel shouldn’t leave the West Bank.
Within the past few weeks not only has Hamas’s military wing been branded a terrorist organization by Egypt, but Hezbollah and its leader have been roundly condemned.
That depends on how you define democracy – which is why the ‘Jewish vs. democratic’ debate has become so fraught.
The US president wants to proceed along his current negotiations path, hoping to reach what he deems to be, a peaceful outcome to the Iranian problem.
When the final battle has been fought and won – or even in advance of that happy event – supporting the Kurds’ desire for an independent sovereign state would be a suitable gesture of appreciation.
Over the past several dozen years, French officials and journalists have routinely characterized the Palestinian slaughterers of unprotected Israeli civilians as "militants."
That’s the unspoken message of Amos Yadlin’s appointment as Labor’s candidate for defense minister.
Retaliation to Israel's alleged strike in Syria is inevitable, emanating either from Iran or via its Hezbollah satrap, but the degree and consequences of any reprisal hang in the balance.
International law is not a suicide pact.
Jihadist terrorism is by no means exclusively anti-Semitic, but all anti-Semitic activity panders to the brutal, inhumane and unacceptable world-view peddled by jihadists.
Courts seeking to expand their jurisdiction always start with ‘easy’ targets, then use that precedent against others.
It is high time Western governments get serious in the war on terror.
The country will no doubt be used as an object lesson by governments, political parties and organizations across the world with their own agendas for limiting immigration.
The proportion of Jews who value both equally has plunged, due to years of being told it’s either-or.
The best response to Islamist attacks on the only Mideast democracy, Israel, is to increase support for it.
Israel should try to convey the truth about the Arab-Israeli conflict.
This endless recycling of the same old factoids and tired rebuttals have been heard thousands of times. And they don't resonate with anyone.
Overseas Jews are hungry to hear it. And if we don’t tell them, who will?
Since taking control in Tripoli the self-appointed Libya Dawn government has torched the homes of dozens of rival politicians and cracked down on critical media.
The militant Islamist threat has over the years become too dangerous to be overlooked.
Neither the United States nor the United Nations will save Israel, the first, for lack of capacity, the second, for lack of good will.
In addition to the numerous non-Arab minorities that inhabit the region, three major non-Arab states straddle it – Iran, Turkey and Israel.
For a Shas politico to consider teaming up with religious Zionists would have been inconceivable not long ago.
From the point of view of the West, Turkey’s antagonism towards Syria’s President Bashar Assad outweighs any opposition it may have to IS.
Israel spends much less than the PA on its foreign service, then wonders why it’s losing the PR war.
Unforeseen dangers of a Palestinian state.
Given the nature of the growing Indian economy and its futuristic profile, New Delhi today needs nuclear power on a very large scale.
The Tribunal is raising the possibility that the answer to the question “Who killed the one-time prime minister of Lebanon?” is President Bashar Assad of Syria.
We need a law reinstating the constitutional ground rules previous Basic Laws broke, not one that breaks them again.
US President Barack Obama appears desperate to get a nuclear accord with Iran at any price.
PM keeps asking other governments to do more to combat anti-Israel incitement, but his own does nothing.
What do Islamist terrorists seek?
No Palestinian leader will dare to sign up finally to a two-state solution, since to do so would be to concede that Israel has an acknowledged and legitimate place within Mandate Palestine.
Dacca’s sincerity against terror can be discerned also in its cooperation with India in the wake of the October 2 grenade explosion in Burdwan.
It’s a vital war, it’s happening now, and many of our national leaders are helping the wrong side
Will Iran’s tenacious defiance finally triumph over the pusillanimity of the US administration?
In essence, and contrary to a long-prevailing conventional wisdom, Iran and Palestine do not represent separate or unrelated hazards to Israel.
Hopefully the Beijing babble will give way to serious business in Brisbane.
India today is Israel’s largest purchaser of defense technology.
The new policy won’t solve all the city’s problems, but if maintained, it might reduce the violence.
Perhaps Egypt can succeed where Israel has notably failed – in convincing the leaders of Hamas that terrorism is a two-edged weapon that can bring an unwelcome retribution down on its perpetrators.
Any still-proposed “Two-State Solution” derives from an historical and conceptual misunderstanding of Israel and “Palestine.”
No other democracy worldwide has ever treated legislation passed by a minority of parliament as a binding constitution.
Could one envisage an Arab League summit, with Israel at the table, discussing details of a détente between Israel and the PA? Stranger things have happened.