Larry Brook

October 16, 2020

Could Israel’s first negotiations with Lebanon lead to normalization on the Northern border?

The Tel Aviv municipality on Rabin Square is lit up with the Lebanese flag on Aug. 5, in solidarity with the civilians killed in multiple explosions in Beirut the day before, on Aug. 5, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. by […]
October 10, 2020

Major spinal surgery while fully awake? It’s possible, in Israel

From left, Dr. José Cohen, David Avital and Dr. Josh E. Schroeder at Hadassah Medical Center after Avital’s local-anesthesia spinal surgery. Photo courtesy of Hadassah (Israel21c) — After 74-year-old David Avital fell at home, he was brought to Hadassah University […]
October 9, 2020

Saudis on delegitimization campaign against Abbas, Palestinian Authority

By Baruch Yedid (TPS) — In the third and final part of a series of interviews given by Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan to Al-Arabiya, the senior Saudi official criticized the Palestinian leadership as part of what is now perceived […]
October 9, 2020

Commentary: Israel, UAE, Bahrain: Big Deal?

by Larry Brook When I was in elementary school, a local computer company had a conference room that didn’t really look like a formal conference room, with its 1970s vibe. A plaque on the door said “Big Deal Room.” Back […]
October 7, 2020

Second Intifada: After 20 Years, What Changed — And What Hasn’t

Police and rescue personnel work at the scene of a public bus bombing in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on March 5, 2003. A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up aboard the crowded bus, killing at least 12 people […]
October 2, 2020

Claims of Israeli ethnic cleansing have no place in a student paper, or anywhere

by Jennifer Roskies (JCPA) — “A Jewish Argument for Divestment,” the opinion piece in the Columbia Daily Spectator on Sept. 23, is distressing on two counts. First, that it was penned by two Jewish Columbia University students, who take pride […]
October 1, 2020

Florida to issue “Stand With Israel” specialty license plates

Supporters of Israel in Florida can show their drive, thanks to legislation authorizing the issuance of a Florida Stands with Israel specialty license plate. The bill was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on Sept. 18 as part of a bill […]
September 30, 2020

AOC’s snub of Rabin memorial shows activist Left wants no part of Israel

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) at SXSW 2019. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — In the world of politics, celebrity and name recognition is priceless, so in that sense, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is among the richest members of […]
September 26, 2020

Egg on Face: John Kerry Personifies Failure in Middle East Peace

by Mitchell Bard It was no surprise that most of the Arabists and famous peace processors were silent following the landmark peace agreements signed between Israel, Bahrain, and the UAE. Besides not wanting to give the Trump administration any credit […]