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  • Lucy Aharish on Benjamin Netanyahu

    By Rob Eshman

    March 25, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    Israeli Arabs make up 20 percent of Israel’s population – greater than either blacks or Latinos do of the American population.

    So, there are very few pundits and politicians – including our own President – who have not offered their opinion on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

  • Next time you hear someone declaring Israel’s democracy is in mortal danger…

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 2, 2015 | 4:04 am

    A year and a half ago, when Israel decided, by a vote of the Knesset, to raise its electoral threshold to 3.25%, critics called this move "undemocratic". The Association for Civil Rights in Israel declared that "the basic principles of the Israeli democratic system are being...

  • Providing books to Jaffa preschoolers makes Israel stronger

    August 6, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    The children at the Arabic-speaking Ofek preschool in Jaffa spent a lot of time this past year thinking about a mouse named Samsoum, the character in a picture book all the kids have read at home with help from their parents.  

    In class, the kids did a range of Samsoum-related...

  • November 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 8, 2012 | 1:39 am


    How the Middle East Could Make Or Break Obama's Legacy

    Aaron David Miller of Foreign Policy offers President Obama some tips on dealing with the Mideast in his second term.   

    Let's face it: You don't have much credibility with Netanyahu. If you want any progress,...

  • September 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 6, 2012 | 12:47 am


    Sinai’s Second-String Security

    Egypt has long been remiss in asserting its sovereignty in the Sinai Peninsula, a tradition that will not help end the jihadist presence there, writes Barak Barfi for Project Syndicate

    Employing CSF troops in the sensitive border...

  • July 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 13, 2012 | 3:26 am


    Ehud Olmert could be Israel’s comeback kid

    His acquittal leaves the former prime minister well-placed for a return to politics, something that could change the future of the peace process, writes Nir Eisikovits in Christian Science Monitor.

    Olmert will almost certainly...

  • March 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 25, 2012 | 6:47 am

    Does the Saudi Arms Deal Jeopardize Israel?

    Writing for Foreign Policy In Focus, Scott Charney takes issue with the recent American sale of fighter jets to a Saudi Arabia whose future alliances are uncertain.

    The U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia is clearly putting Israel in danger....

  • Hate Israel’s Citizenship Law, accept the Supreme Court decision

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 12, 2012 | 5:52 am

    It was an important decision and not a trivial one, when Israel’s Supreme Court upheld a law yesterday that prevents most non-Israeli Arabs who marry Israelis from living in Israel. The court was split almost in half: Six justices sided with the majority ruling and five justices...

  • Israeli Arabs prove to be part of the problem, not part of the solution

    By Amotz Asa-El

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Like the rest of my circle of Israelis, who have seen war as kids and soldiers and then, as undergraduates, attended peace rallies before establishing families and joining the middle class, I also assumed that Israel's Arabs were part of the solution.

    We met them on campus, in...

  • Benefits bolster the case for reciprocity

    By Judea Pearl

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The past few months saw rising temperatures of accusations and counteraccusations among sections of the Jewish community. Leftist Jews criticized Israel, professor Alvin Rosenfeld criticized anti-Zionist Jews, the American Jewish Committee (AJCommittee) published Rosenfeld's...
  • A Solution to Israel’s Demographic Peril

    By Larry Derfner

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Israeli Arabs protest that talk of the "demographic threat" is racist, can Israeli Jews blame them? If non-Jewish professors and politicians anywhere on earth spoke of a Jewish demographic threat to their countries, what would Jews call it? What, for that matter, would decent...