Trump’s Jerusalem Policy and Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu (Wikimedia Commons)

by Lara Friedman With the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem looming large, speculation continues to mount regarding President Trump’s long-promised plan to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace. Does it exist? Will it ever be released? Will Secretary of State Mike… Continue Reading  

The Natalie Portman Affair

Natalie Portman (Mira (on the wall) via Flickr)

by Daniel Amir A familiar scene on the Internet and in countless homes in Israel takes place as follows. A non-Israeli resident (or Israeli ex-pat) will make a statement critical of Israel’s foreign or domestic policy. Israelis will inevitably respond:… Continue Reading  

Palestinians in Gaza are reminding us that they exist

Palestinians protest near the Gaza border fence (YouTube)

by Hagai El-Ad Two million people live in the Gaza Strip. That’s a statement of fact, not opinion. Two million people live like prisoners in a prison built by Israel, and it seems that Israel’s sole vision for their future… Continue Reading  

Debunking The Myth: White House Envoy Jason Greenblatt Is No Moderate

U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt (front row, center) touring Israel in August 2017 (Wikimedia Commons)

by Aaron Magid A growing understanding has emerged that amidst the hardline statements of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, there is still a responsible adult working on the Middle East file: White House envoy Jason Greenblatt.

Gaza Deserves Our Support

Protesters near the Gaza border fence (YouTube)

by James J. Zogby To say that the situation in Gaza is deplorable and desperate is an understatement. That impoverished strip of land on the Eastern Mediterranean has been deplorable and desperate for decades.