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  • Three Jews visit Scandinavia; an adventure in anti-Semitism

    2 weeks ago

    Just before the Israeli-Gaza conflict, I emailed Mousa, a Palestinian-American actor I know, to say that I wanted to sit down with him to discuss what's going on in the Middle East and to see if there was something the two of us could do as artists to try to help spark change for...

  • On the Israel-Palestinian front, a year of disappointment

    July 29, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    One year ago today, Secretary of State John Kerry stood behind a lectern, flanked by Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat.

    Smiling, Kerry announced the resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The goal was to reach a...

  • The honesty of war

    By David Suissa

    July 8, 2014 | 5:06 pm

    There’s something about war that can make intelligent people look foolish. I’m thinking right now of all those smart people in Tel Aviv who analyzed the subtleties of peace at the Haaretz Peace Conference—only a few hours before Jew-hating terrorists from Hamas began firing rockets...

  • Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians ‘swine,’ ‘cockroaches’

    By Julie Bien

    July 8, 2014 | 4:03 pm

    Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.

    In one Facebook post attorney Gary Sheres wrote: “they are the filthy...

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  • Netanyahu: Mideast turmoil necessitates Israeli presence in West Bank

    June 30, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said turmoil in neighboring Arab countries counted out the removal of Israeli forces from the West Bank for “a very long time.”

    Netanyahu, speaking Monday to the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv on the next steps in...

  • Letters to the editor: Israel, Palestine, peace, John Kerry and global warming

    March 5, 2014 | 10:08 am

    The Dark Before the Dawn

    Rob Eshman’s piece in this week’s Journal brought to mind a couple of analogies (“The Bright Side,” Feb. 28). The first that occurred to me is all the things I could accomplish if only I had the winning ticket in one of those humongous lotteries. The...

  • April 11, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 11, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: New U.S. Budget Includes Increase in Defense Aid to Israel

    To Read:  Ruchir Sharma, a leading emerging markets specialist at Morgan Stanley, believes that the American fear of emerging markets 'taking over' is largely misplaced and that the US economy's...

  • Why Israel Isn’t More Thrilled About the Death of the ‘Settlement Freeze’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 3, 2013 | 9:31 am

    President Obama's visit was like a Rorschach test. Different people saw so many different meanings in it and different viewpoints led people to very different conclusions. The issue of settlements is a good example of this: Was it an Israeli achievement to get the President to...

  • March 21, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 21, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: After Israeli backslapping, Obama faces Palestinian discontent

    To Read: Jennifer Rubin believes that while Obama's Middle East cant has improved, his actions haven't:

    The message all this sends to Syria’s patron, Iran, is simple: The United States won’t act....

  • The Iranian Debate: Credibility or Trust?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 8, 2013 | 5:42 am

    Next week, I’ll tell you all about my meeting with Senator Rand Paul, and about other interesting meetings I had in Washington. In the meantime, go read my piece for the print edition:

    This year’s AIPAC conference was bizarrely quiet. In the rooms where the panels of experts and...

  • Probe of Olmert could derail peace process

    By Leslie Susser

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The corruption investigation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, which is threatening to bring down the Israeli government, potentially may have far-reaching consequences for Middle East peacemaking.

    The contours of the probe against Olmert are still unclear. After questioning Olmert and...

  • Wiesenthal Center: Democratic candidates favor hands-on peace approach; McCain, not so much

    By Tom Tugend

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama favor an active U.S. role in encouraging Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, while Republican John McCain advocates more of a hands-off approach.

    The three contenders cited their stands, often in lengthy statements, in...

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