Israel, dubbed the "Start Up Nation," with its increasing economic dependence on technology, could be the first nation to see the beginnings of this covert clash between its human assets and its state policy.
If Obama's observations in his Jerusalem speech are correct, then not only the Israeli public needs to heed his injunction "to see the world through their [Palestinian] eyes." U.S. policymakers need to do the same. This is especially important as Secretary of State John Kerry visits the region in a renewed effort at peacemaking.
Why exactly do we believe consider North Korea is deterred by the rational need to "feed their people, fuel their factories and fill their bank accounts" while a nuclear Iran could only be deterred militarily?
Since Hanukkah, the holiday of light, a year and a half ago, Tag Meir has been reacting immediately and with wide media exposure to all incidents of hate crimes in Israel, especially those committed under the slogan, Tag Mechir (Hebrew for "Price Tag").
As a male Orthodox Jew, I invite you to sit down with me and see where we can join forces in all those areas of discrimination against women where we can find common cause. I invite you to help me make good on the claim to all Jewish women: "Judaism glorifies you."
Don't look now, but a country with actual nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as well as one of the world's largest militaries, is threatening not only one of America's closest allies but the U.S. itself. And it's not named Iran.
For many nations, a 65th birthday may not generate much excitement. But if the country happens to be Israel, which celebrates its birthday this year o...
It's not easy to admit, but in a way, all humans enjoy a good fight. We examine the opponents, evaluate them on our own or by what others say, and cho...
Director Dror Moreh's 2012 documentary film, The Gatekeepers, currently being screened in Washington, D.C., has a true Shakespearean quality about it. It is a well-told drama, making the audience appreciate the tragic quality of the unfolding narrative.
The situation in Jerusalem and the most recent agreement notwithstanding, for an effective defence of Muslim and Christian sites in the holy city, there is need for more than declarations and agreements.
. Nonetheless, as the Syrian crisis continues to threaten the security of all the Levantine states and the Iranian issue continues its slow boil, greater cooperation should be expected between the two. The rapprochement is real; the question is, does it matter?
The many Palestinians who criticized President Obama for showering the Israelis with lavish praise and for his unfettered commitment to Israel's security seem to miss the central point that he wanted to convey and expected to achieve.
However John Kerry will go about seeking to persuade the parties to return to meaningful negotiations, his efforts have no chance of success if he does not base his diplomacy on the following realities.
Until now there has been no force within the Democratic party arguing that America's uncritical support of Israeli policies may be bad for America. But what if, suddenly, they start hearing from the party's base that they should support security and sovereignty for both Israelis and Palestinians?
Those intoxicated by Obama's rhetoric will soon experience a painful hangover. For the president's Israel speech and the rest of his Middle East trip were focused, first and foremost, on domestic politics here in the United States.
Two days ago, there was a day of joy in Israel as natural gas started flowing to the storage depot in Ashdod. This discovery alone can provide Israel's energy needs for 30 years, and other proven discoveries, which are still in the stage of development, will turn Israel very soon into a major exporter of natural gas.