Israel and the Palestinians

May 28, 2021

As group fired rockets at Israel, Hamas leader’s niece was being treated at Tel Aviv hospital

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital. Credit: Alex Jilitsky via Wikimedia Commons. (JNS) — The niece of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has reportedly been receiving treatment at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital for more than a month, […]
May 26, 2021

If the U.S. wants to be humane, it won’t rebuild Gaza

A destroyed house in Rafah in the Gaza Strip after two weeks of rocket attacks launched by Hamas on Israeli civilian populations, resulting in heavy Israeli airstrikes in the Strip, May 24, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90. by Jonathan […]
May 18, 2021

For Hamas, a cease-fire is really anything but

by David Bedein The current “cease fire” proposal now discussed in Gaza is anything but a cease fire. Indeed, a real “cease fire” might result in the kind of armistice that ended hostilities in World War I, on the 11th hour of […]
May 15, 2021

For Palestinians, the past continues to be their future

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces as demonstrations near the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus May 14, 2021. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90 by Ben Cohen (JNS) — Judging by the present pattern, the next […]
May 14, 2021

Moving forward, what options are on the table for Israel in dealing with Hamas?

An Israel Defense Forces artillery unit near the border with Gaza on May 13, 2021. Photo by Gili Yaari /Flash90. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — Almost the minute Israel fully withdrew from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, the area […]
May 12, 2021

Israeli appeasement moves immediately met with more Palestinian violence

by Hillel Frisch (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies) — Rarely do politicians have the opportunity to test the implications of their policy within a day. In Israel, the land of miracles, such an opportunity occurred on May 9-10, when the […]
May 11, 2021

Heavy rocket barrage aimed at Tel Aviv, Israel not letting up on response to Hamas

Smoke over Tel Aviv as more than 130 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into central Israel on May 11, 2021. Photo by Matanya Tausig/Flash90. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — A heavy rocket barrage fired by Gazan terror factions […]
May 11, 2021

Flashpoint: What is the true story of Sheikh Jarrah?

Palestinians and left-wing activists protest in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. April 16, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. By Arsen Ostrovsky (The International Legal Forum) — The case of Sheikh Jarrah is a complex and long-running legal matter, […]
May 10, 2021

With election cancelled, Hamas tries to take Palestinian leadership by attacking Israel

Smoke seen as a rocket is launched from Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, towards Israel on May 10, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — Hamas’s rocket assault on Jerusalem and southern Israel is a result […]