Tag: Cities

The Jewish New Year dawns this week: Some thoughts

Jews have a unique way of observing the New Year. It is a time of reckoning, deep thought, and perspective. This New Year witnesses Israel in a state of change. Members of Israel's Knesset Parliament who identify...

Whistling in the wind

Trying unsuccessfully to change something which cannot be changed is the simple meaning of “whistling in the wind." This definition perfectly encapsulates most of the challenges we are facing at the present time. Whether it is...

Open Letter of Complaint Against UNRWA Commissioner General

July 14th 2021 Open Letter:  UN Secretary General Guterres UN Deputy Director Dr. Darko Mocibob The UNITED NATIONS mocibob@un.org Letter of Complaint- Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA Commissioner General   On July 3, 2021, UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini, a Swiss citizen, gave an interview to...

The Media in the 2021 Gaza War: The New York Times’ Journalistic Malpractice

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation No. 648     July 7, 2021 This article is part of the forthcoming Jerusalem Center research report: The Gaza War 2021: Hamas and Iran Attack Israel. ...

British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Anti-Israel Conference

The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) is currently holding its’ annual conference. BRISMES was founded in 1973 to provide a forum for educators and researchers in Middle East Studies. The annual conference is taking...

How Palestinian Arabs Have Been Transformed From Being the Aggressor to the Victim

Operation Guardian of the Walls According to the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the 11 days of Operation Guardian of the Walls, more than 4,360 rockets were intentionally launched at densely populated Israeli cities,...

From Israel: “Yikes!! All At Once??!”

Life is never simple, nor do we have a right to expect it to be. But right now there is a confluence of a number of serious matters – all requiring attention.  Most are...

Midsummer Nights’ Dreams

It may not yet be midsummer in Israel but the dreams or nightmares, depending on your political preferences, have already burst forth, domestically and internationally. After a long and tortuous gestation period, followed by extreme...

Hamas’ Goals, Strategy, and Miscalculations

Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation No. 644      This article is part of the forthcoming Jerusalem Center research report: The Gaza War 2021: The Iranian and Hamas Attack on Israel. The...

Abbas steps up anti-Israel incitement to levels beyond those of Arafat and rivaling the...

With the silencing of rocket fire on the Gaza-Israel front, Israel, the US and other governments hope Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the head of Palestinian Authority (PA), can...