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Dead Sea returns to forefront of Israel’s economy, tourist industry

Israel’s Ministry of Tourism and Land Authority recently announced the winners of two tenders for the construction of four new Dead Sea hotels, part of a new complex that will be constructed alongside a...

All eyes on Germany as UN Security Council debates anti-Israel resolution

It comes as no surprise that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared President Trump’s Middle East peace plan “dead on arrival” even before it was presented at the White House this month. Indeed, the Palestinian Authority arrested the one Palestinian...

Jews, Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Teachers’ Guides Published by the Palestinian Authority’s...

The purpose of this study is checking the attitude to Israel, the Jews and the IsraeliPalestinian conflict as reflected in the teachers' guides, namely, books issued by the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Education in...

A deal you can’t refuse?

The quote “beware of Greeks bearing gifts” came to mind as President Trump’s “deal of the century” was unveiled amidst much pomp and ceremony. This time however it was not Greeks offering up a Trojan...

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...