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  • Dear Donald Trump, thank you for not coming to Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 10, 2015 | 3:54 am

    The following post was written before Donald Trump decided to cancel his trip to Israel, which would have been a big headache for everyone.


    Donald Trump’s planned visit to Israel is as welcome as a nasty headache.

    On the one hand, this is a candidate for US President...

  • Sunday Reads: Is Israel a bipartisan issue?, Nimoy’s Jewish roots, Egypt vs. Hamas

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 1, 2015 | 4:26 am


    Jeff Ballabon makes an interesting case against the idea that support for Israel is a bipartisan issue:

    In 2012, Pew analyzed 15 issues to determine where the largest partisan gaps lie. Only 3 - Social Safety Net (41%), Environment (39%) and Labor Unions (37%) - were...

  • In support of Israel’s national identity bill

    December 10, 2014 | 6:03 pm

    The collapse of the Netanyahu government is very much the tragedy of a death foretold. The tensions in the coalition were inherent from the beginning. But new legislation that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to introduce may have been the straw that broke the camel’s...

  • Analysis: Why the Temple Mount is at the heart of Jerusalem strife

    November 19, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    The murders of four rabbis on Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue — a police officer also died of his injuries — could throw a wrench into the results of the Nov.13 summit in Amman that brought together Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Netanyahu says Israel would give up ‘some settlements’ for peace

    March 7, 2014 | 12:30 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would give up "some settlements" in occupied Palestinian land to help secure a peace agreement but would limit as much as he could the number of enclaves removed.

    The settlements are a key issue in peace talks renewed under...

  • After Mideast trip, Obama gains political capital. Will he spend it?

    March 25, 2013 | 12:16 pm

    For a trip that U.S. officials had cautioned was not about getting “deliverables,” President Obama’s apparent success during his Middle East trip at getting Israel and Turkey to reconcile has raised some hopes for a breakthrough on another front: Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.