Friday, September 21, 2018

Balfour at the Knesset

An international conference discussing the significance of the Balfour Declaration has taken place at the Knesset in Jerusalem…reports Michael Kuttner. As stated on the invitation this gathering was intended to examine the historic context of...

Who Saved Israel in 1947?

November 29 marks the 70th anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 181, recommending the partition of Mandate Palestine into two separate Jewish and Arab states. On that day in 1947, millions of listeners sat...

Israel and the New Geopolitics of Energy

Israel had an “oil problem” at birth.  In 1947, the American oil industry lobbied against the partition of Palestine for fear of alienating Saudi Arabia.  The oil embargo imposed by OPEC in 1973 seriously...

Watching at Beersheba

It is hard to describe the feelings of being in Israel for this very special moment. Particularly, that of being an Australian in Israel and more specifically, spending Tuesday in Beersheba. Overlay that with being a...

The Balfour Declaration: Did the British Promise Palestine to the Jews and Arabs?

On November 2, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Sent by British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour in a letter to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community,...

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Watching the World Trade Center Implode, Following the Reaction in Israel and the Palestinian...

Terror at the Twin Towers caught this reporter in Lower Manhattan, preparing to give a seminar on how the PLO, the seemingly legitimate peace partner with Israel, had incorporated Islamic terrorist organizations and Islamic...

Preserving the Dead Sea, a Jewel for Future Generations

Sunrise over the Dead Sea is a magnificent sight.  A soothing atmosphere surrounds this biblical landmark and mineral treasure. The Dead Sea is a natural wonder that is actually giving life, but this unique...

The Residents of Eastern Jerusalem at a Historic Crossroads

The PLO is in decline and the Palestinian Authority has retreated, leaving eastern Jerusalem Arabs caught in a vortex of conflicting identities and loyalties; between the influence of radical Islamic forces and the counter-gravitational...

Iran’s role in Temple Mount clashes revealed

The recent clashes in and around the Temple Mount were fueled in part by the Iranian government, Palestinian sources told Israel Hayom this week. The clashes erupted after Israeli authorities installed metal detectors at entry...