Israel and the Palestinians

August 11, 2021

The bombing of Sbarro’s and why Oslo has failed

A view of the aftermath of the Sbarro Pizza bombing in Jerusalem on Aug 9, 2001. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — Next month, Americans will mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The trauma lingers […]
August 9, 2021

For anti-Zionists, Palestine doesn’t stop at the Green Line

by Rabbi Dov Fischer (JNS) — In the aftermath of the recent uproar over the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream company announcing it would boycott the “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” it is worthwhile to take a closer look at that term. In 1964, […]
August 2, 2021

With no apology for 1972 massacre, why is there a Palestinian delegation at the Olympics?

by Farley Weiss (JNS) — The modern Olympic Games fundamentally represent peace and goodwill among members of the international community, reflected by mutual recognition of talent and fierce sportsmanship. So why, then, is a Palestinian-Arab team allowed to compete in […]
June 27, 2021

Who really cares about the Palestinians?

Palestinians hold flags during a rally in support of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank town of Tubas, Sept. 27, 2020. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — In the last several weeks, there has […]
June 17, 2021

Paradigm Shift: Palestinians prefer Hamas to Palestinian Authority

Hamas fighters register Palestinian children for “Saif Al-Quds” camps in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on June 14, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90. (JNS) — Palestinian attitudes have undergone a “paradigm shift” in favor of Hamas, according to […]
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 […]