When the Pope takes the stage in the heart of the nation's capital, Americans will be enthralled. He has done more than any other Vatican leader in our lifetime. And he has done so with grace, energy, and determination. Our political leaders will be watching him. They should learn from him too.
Premiering in the Orizzonti section at this year's Venice Film Festival, Yaelle Kayam's Mountain was one of the films that impressed me the most. I use that exact word because Mountain left both an impression on me and, as the Italians use the word "impressione" literally, it shocked, struck and shook me, profoundly.
WASHINGTON--As one of the American citizens who was born in Israel and is well versed in Middle East affairs, my friend Raphael Benaroya has an intere...
This post was co-authored with Omri Stern and originally appeared in Harvard Business Review. Israel has been branded the "startup nation." For...
One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011, but perhaps Tunisia's downturn has much to do with its close proximity to terror hotbed Libya.
Short-sighted and business-driven moves by European countries and companies might bring short term benefit and profit for them, however, it will lead to long-term severe economic and geopolitical consequences that will have a grave affect on EU economic, national, and geopolitical interests.
Support of Israel used to be a bipartisan cause and while it remains true that Democrats and Republicans still heavily support Israel, some rifts have developed. The conflict has widened as every Republican in the House of Representatives, except one, voted against the Iran deal.
After losing my son, I joined the Parents Circle-Families Forum, an organization of more than 600 bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families, who like me, have chosen a path of reconciliation, rather than revenge.
President Obama promised that as soon as the Iran nuclear deal is closed he will refocus on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Given this shift of focus is now in sight, Obama should grant U.S. recognition of Palestine as an independent state, albeit a militarily occupied one.
The kingdom may find that a less intolerant, more inclusive approach, coupled with greater sensitivity to popular political, social and economic aspirations, apart from a greater willingness to cooperate with regional rivals, offers better hope for stability and security.
Today, alienation, fear, suspicion and mistrust reign high and mighty. The only antidote to all of them is unity. When all of humanity can function like a single organism there will be plenty for everyone.
A review of Israel's detention policy reveals how outrageous and convoluted the legal system behind this policy is. Israel maintains a perpetual state of emergency as a political tool to provide the legal rationale, however twisted, for the policy of continuing administrative detention.
September 11 is a day of awe. The time of year when all remember, to the letter, where they were as they witnessed hate and radicalism crash down on modernity and civility. The sea of tears spilling at the 9/11 memorial seems to be never ending.
At root, these anti-BDS efforts are about defending corporate profits, regardless of the moral and legal implications.
Real friends of Israel should not provide him cover. They should insist instead that Israel (and Jews) and Bibi are not one and the same. For years Bibi's backers in the U.S. have sought to undermine American Jewish support for the Democrats, hoping for a right-wing realignment of American, American Jewish, and Israeli politics. This ambition needs to be frustrated.
Assad is not only an individual who can be replaced by someone else, but he is an indispensable part of the Syrian state; he embodies the domination of Alawite in the political establishment. The removal of Assad from power will be a strong blow to the Syrian government, and a moral boost to the oppositional and rebel groups.