Wisely, Israel And Turkey Make Up

06/29/2016 - 09:12

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, with the help of the White House, made an important diplomatic breakthrough this week, restoring full relations with Turkey after six years of conflict. The agreement could go a long way toward renewing a number of vital connections between the two countries, and it positions Turkey to act as a key intermediary between Israel and the Hamas government in Gaza.

Israel’s Brexit Fears

Weighing the political and economic fallout.

06/29/2016 - 08:35
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv — When the votes on the Brexit referendum had all been counted, the Brits’ surprise decision to leave the European Union left Israelis in the same boat as the rest of the world: scrambling to figure out what it means for their own foreign relations.

Anti-Brexit protestors rally against the vote to leave the EU Tuesday in Trafalgar Square. Getty Images

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George Aiken's Advice For Bernie

BURLINGTON, VT – Bernie Sanders is back here in his adopted hometown trying to decide what to do next.

He should think about some famous advice from this state's legendary progressive Republican senator, George Aiken. 

Aiken would offer his state's junior senator, Sanders, some advice that he gave to Lyndon Johnson in 1966 about another lost cause.  Declare victory and go home.  It's over.

The Golan Should Remain In Israel, But Why Raise It Now?

06/07/2016 - 13:14
Special To The Jewish Week

On April 17, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu convened a cabinet meeting on the Golan Heights and proclaimed that Israel will never give it up. While I completely agree with his position, I question the timing of the announcement.

Robert Sugarman

Another missed opportunity

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blew it. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handed him a major political victory on a platter and Abbas dropped it.

In his zeal to block a French-led effort to convene an international Middle East peace conference, Netanyahu told his French counterpart that such a meeting would be useless, but he's ready to "fly to Paris tomorrow" for one-on-one negotiations with the Palestinian leader.

Feel The Israel Bern

05/24/2016 - 17:58

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders intoned — in his hometown of Brooklyn, of all places — that Israel used what he termed “disproportionate” force in trying to quell Hamas fighters in Gaza in the summer of 2014, he touched a political third rail for many Jews.

Bernie Sanders’ choices for the Democratic Party’s platform committee include Israel critics Cornel West, left, James Zogby.

Is Trump Your Guy?

You want settlement construction on the West Bank to "keep moving forward" without interference or objections from the US government?  Trump's your guy.

Democrats’ Support For Israel Declining

05/18/2016 - 09:24

While presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue their race to the Democratic convention, the former secretary of state remains the presumed candidate despite the Vermont senator’s string of primary victories. Another disconnect within the party — one with direct impact on the Jewish community — is that it is losing pro-Israel voters to the Republicans by a disturbingly wide margin.

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