Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The US now has time to include “sovereignty” in the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act.

President Trump did Israel a favor that most people do not know about when he delayed the US embassy move to Jerusalem. ​There is much work to be done. Current wording of the US Embassy Relocation Act...

Trump’s Speech Recognizing Jerusalem: What It Says and What It Doesn’t Say

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 17, No. 35 President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  puts into deep-freeze  plans for a division of the city. Until Trump’s speech,...

Shameful…writes Michael Kuttner

On 31 October at Beersheba I listened to endless platitudes, mutual back slapping and great sounding sentiments from the Prime Ministers of Australia and Israel and the Governor General of New Zealand. I instinctively knew...

Palestinian Reactions on Jerusalem – “Popular Protests” Are Not Spontaneous

The Palestinians’ threats of a new wave of violence prove again that the “spontaneous popular protest” are pre-planned actions by the senior echelon of the Palestinian leadership. A Palestinian call in social media to action...

‘Embassy would move without recognition of sovereignty’

Investigative journalist David Bedein, the head of the Center for Near East Policy Research,warned that the law requiring the US embassy to be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over...

What a difference 70 years make

On that day the United Nations voted to re-establish Jewish sovereignty in a truncated and emasculated territory far removed from the original intentions of the Balfour Declaration and the legal obligations of the San...

Op-Ed: Israel should arm the Kurds

In recent days, the US administration has increasingly been putting pressure on the Kurds to back away from the Kurdistan Independence Referendum.  They are seeking for the Iraqi Supreme Court to declare that the...

1917 and the liberation of Jerusalem

On December 11, 1917, General Edmund Allenby’s forces officially liberated Jerusalem. Actually, a Jerusalem delegation, led by the mayor, surrendered the city to a pair of British army cooks on December 8. Thus began a...

From the war in Vietnam to the war in Israel

David Ramati, injured in Friday's terror attack, spoke of the moments before the terrorist rammed into him near Efrat in Gush Etzion. "When I really looked at him, he actually started smiling, big smile, and...