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The Mountain Ridge Will Save Tel Aviv from Ecological Disaster

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Most of the talk about the ravages of last month’s floods in Israel’s coastal cities concerns the responsibility of state authorities that failed to invest sufficiently in infrastructure development. But that is...

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 29 – February 4, 2020)

After the formal publication of the Trump plan the violence from the Gaza Strip became more severe, with 11 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel and an increase in the launching of IED...

Trump’s Deal of the Century – the View from the Judean Hills

Israel was the focal point of US news last week with the ceremonial presentation of what President Trump calls 'the Deal of the Century'. And a good deal it is, notwithstanding some major pitfalls such...

How Not to Promote Peace Studies: The Case of the TAU Tami Steinmetz Center...

Last December, the Tel Aviv University administration announced plans to close later this year, the Tami Center for Peace Research, because the donors backed off.  Philanthropist Daniela Steinmetz, who together with her husband sponsor the Center,...

The launching of IED balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory

During the first half of January 2020 a decision was made in the Gaza Strip to renew the launching of balloons, which had stopped in March 2019. Since the decision was put into practice...

Israel, Jews and Peace in Palestinian Authority Teachers’ Guides

(December 2019) Executive Summary This is the last in a series of four studies within an extensive research project that started in 2015 and aimed at checking the attitude of the Palestinian Authority (PA) curriculum to...

Letter to PM NETANYAHU from SHMUEL (ZANGY) MEIDAD (HONENU)

Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Subject: Excerpts of Letter to PM NETANYAHU from SHMUEL (ZANGY) MEIDAD .- https://honenu.org/about-us/ Following is the translation of a letter which Shmuel Meidad (Zangy) , head of Honenu, sent to PM Netanyahu a...

Are Israel’s leaders waiting for dead children in Sderot?

Narrative tradition dictates that an incendiary balloon prepared in the first act will always explode in the third. So the question is not where one of the bomb balloons sent from Gaza will explode,...

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 14-8, 2020)

This past week as well no return march was held in the Gaza Strip. Several dozen Palestinian demonstrators gathered near the border fence in two locations. No exceptional events were reported. This past week the...

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 1 –7, 2020)

In the days after the killing of Qassem Soleimani the Gaza Strip has been almost completely quiet. The London-based newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that senior Hamas figures made it clear to Egypt that they...