As the known and secret parts of the Iran nuke deal spin into place like the uncertain number of Iranian centrifuges, President Barack Obama has succeeded in winning one-third-plus votes in the U.S. Senate to defeat attempts to overturn what he deems his legacy foreign policy...
Ruth Messinger to step down as head of American Jewish World Service
Kerry seeks to calm Palestinian-Israeli tensions, to travel there soon
Bernie and me
Gulf states looking to buy Israel’s Iron Dome system for protection against Iran
Amid GOP disarray, Jews in DC search memories and Rolodexes
September 4, 2015 | 11:02 am
June 20, 2013 | 7:52 am
Some house cleaning-
Last week I wrote an article about Austria pulling its forces from the Golan Heights. Read it in full here, or the following two short paragraphs:
The immediate lesson, for Israel, is that it can trust none but its own forces to protect its borders. The...
June 7, 2013 | 9:15 am
October 12, 2012 | 11:57 am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed in principle in 2010 to give back the Golan Heights to Syria, the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot reported.
The daily quotes unnamed American sources as saying that in 2010 “Netanyahu agreed to a full withdrawal from the Golan, to...
August 15, 2012 | 2:03 am
Daniel Mandel of Algemeiner argues that Israel should take dramatic action in Sinai to stem the wave of violence emanating from there.
[T]he case is strong: without having to clash with an internationally recognized regime holding...
July 18, 2012 | 2:31 pm
October 6, 2008 | 7:32 pm
May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pmDore Gold, a former official in several Likud governments, is appalled at reports that the Israeli government has entered into serious negotiations with Syria.
"In a period in which Iran is on the march and extending its influence from Lebanon to Iraq, for Israel to consider giving...
May 28, 2008 | 10:54 pm
January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm
What is the safest place in Israel?
The answer, according to Ronnie Lotan, is the Golan, which hasn't had a single terrorist incident since the Heights, captured in 1967, were formally annexed to Israel 20 years ago.
Lotan, an avuncular looking man of 55, was in town to help organize...
February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pmBennett Zimmerman, a buttoned-down investment fund manager by day, stood up at the end of an evening's conversation and removed his shirt to reveal a T-shirt with bold Hebrew letters spelling out Ha'am im HaGolan -- The People are with the Golan.
Although negotiations between Israel...
January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pmEhud Barak is going to have a hard time persuading the Israeli voters to endorse any deal with Syria that entails a withdrawal from most or all of the Golan Heights. The public is drifting away from the prime minister. So far.
On Monday night, more than 100,000 demonstrators gathered...
December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pmEmotions ranging from hope to uncertainty to anger fill the 16,000 Golan Heights residents as their fate is again the topic of Israeli-Syrian peace talks.
Negotiations resumed Wednesday in Washington, and residents here know that the price for peace with Syria is likely to be the...
September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pmRosh Hashanah may be a time of year when Jews around the world pray for peace, but for the 16,000 Jewish residents of the Golan Heights, those prayers were somewhat more difficult to recite this year.
They know that the price for peace with Syria is likely to be the return of all or...