Monday, November 19, 2018

Tag: Cities

Givat Hamatos: A Strategic Jerusalem Neighborhood

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 18, No. 1 A plan to build a Jewish residential neighborhood in Givat Hamatos (Airplane Hill) in southern Jerusalem was approved in 2014, but...

Ready – Steady – Go!

The civil year 2018 is barely out of the starting blocks and we are already witnessing events which without a doubt will impact all of us no matter where we live…writes Michael Kuttner. Without warning...

Oh Lordey – more sour notes from Down Under…writes Michael Kuttner

Whether it is something in the water, plain old ignorance or political hypocrisy, whatever the reason, New Zealand has well and truly soiled its reputation when it comes to Israel in recent times. After a...

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,...

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...

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...

Should funding to UNRWA be made conditional on ending incitement?

A new comprehensive study by the Center for Near East Policy Research & the Israel Resource News Agency, commissioned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, highlights new Palestinian Authority school books used in UNRWA schools,...