Supporting and strengthening Israeli solidarity is a key element in any nonviolent Palestinian resistance strategy. Israeli and international solidarity that is not a cover to occupation must be acknowledged, welcomed and encouraged.
The United States, Israel and Iran should all ratify the CTBT to close the door on nuclear testing. It's a vital step toward peace and a step away from nuclear weapons.
The general consensus of Jerusalemites I spoke with, including many who characterize Barkat's politics as "right-wing" compared to their own, feel that he has been a good mayor for Jerusalem, and that life is better in Jerusalem due to his administration.
It is vital for United States' interests in the Middle East that America have a chance to try and influence the new emerging Middle East. The road to this opportunity passes through Tehran.
Jews are in mourning. They have been, at this time of year, for nearly 2000 years, and more. Every year they recall that their most sacred site, the Jerusalem Temple, was destroyed at this time.
How can the international community allow Israel to continue to invade Gaza, over and over again, and inflict such massive pain and devastation on the Palestinians with total impunity? Is there any moral basis left to Israel's prosecution of this uneven "war" and to the international community's inaction?
TEL AVIV -- Netanyahu is an ideologue of Jewish catastrophe: risks and challenges cannot be approached with a view toward resolution; they must be held up as reminders for the Jewish people to keep up their guard.
The year is 2039. The ten-year nuclear agreement of 2016 had ended. The Iranians fully implemented their responsibilities for little more than the first four years--just until all the US and EU sanctions were lifted.
The book quiets notions of easy acts of bravery in the face of overwhelming evil. It disrupts the good versus evil storyline that we, as viewers and readers, have come to expect and yearn for.
Most Jewish students -- and Jewish people in general -- who visit Israel and Jerusalem never meet non-Jews on their visits to Israel. They leave the country without encountering the reality that Jerusalem is holy to Christians and Muslims, as it is for Jews.
If Iran poses an "existential" threat to Israel and to the Arab-Sunnis, perhaps the time has come for them to reach a deal on the Palestinian issue? The Iran deal may be the first step in a process that would allow Middle Easterners to finally start writing their own histories instead of expecting Washington to.
Oddly enough, Senator Kirk and his party find themselves on the same side as the Iranian hardliners who denounced the deal as a sell-out of their national interests. Senator Kirk probably knows better than that. Is it possible that his ideology is preventing him from putting our national interest at the forefront?
Considering that the agreement is practically a done deal, how should Israel act to assure that it's security interests do not suffer? While Prime Minister Netanyahu continues to attack the agreement, I and many in Israel believe that it's time to deal with this worrying and uncertain situation in a sensible manner.
Does a "sleep-in" have the power to make a difference in the Middle East? One group of Israelis think so. This week, Israeli peace activists began a sleep-in protest in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing it, as reported by The Independent.
Linked together by a shared mission and common political targets, conservative NGOs from numerous countries have created a united front and a network that increasingly challenges liberal human rights NGOs such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
The deal is in fact good for Israel's security. A sober analysis of the agreement announced last week confirms this judgment.