Israeli Settlement Defenders Once Again Turn To False Antisemitism Claims Amid European Court Decision

By Mitchell Plitnick  For many years, the Israeli government has waged what we might call a campaign of normalization regarding its military occupation of the West Bank. Israel has spared no effort to erase the demarcation between its internationally recognized… Continue Reading  

Salvaging international law: The best of bad options

by James M. Dorsey These are uncertain times with trade wars, regional conflicts and increased abuse of human and minority rights pockmarking the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world. What may be potentially the most dangerous casualty of… Continue Reading  

J Street conference confronts America’s ‘blank check’ to Israel

By Mairav Zonszein WASHINGTON — In the shadow of the World Series, the reported killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life Massacre in Pittsburgh, 4,000 people gathered in the U.S. capital for J Street’s eighth… Continue Reading  

How ‘Israel Hayom’ became Trump’s mouthpiece in the Middle East

By Refael Afriat When Israel Hayom, now the most widely-read newspaper in Israel, was launched in 2007, it was promptly nicknamed the Bibiton (a portmanteau of Bibi, Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname, and “iton,” the Hebrew word for newspaper). Over the ensuing 12… Continue Reading  

Eric Rouleau And The Intersection Of Nationalism And Religion

By Gareth Smyth The recently published translation from French of Eric Rouleau’s memoirs open up for English-language readers a breadth of experience and vision in Middle East journalism unrivaled in the Anglophone world except by David Hirst. Rouleau, who died… Continue Reading