June 13, 2024

IDF chief talks security with Arab counterparts in Manama

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi, Jan. 23, 2024. Credit: IDF. (JNS) — Israel’s top general met this week in Bahrain with counterparts from several Arab militaries to discuss security coordination, Axios reported on June 12. The meeting […]
June 9, 2024

Who cares about Christians being persecuted in Pakistan?

Tucker Carlson in Miami on Nov. 17, 2022. Credit: Aleksandr Dyskin/Shutterstock. by Jonathan Feldstein If you were to read this article about the first Christian woman in Pakistan to become a brigadier general, you’d think that Pakistan was a bastion […]
April 5, 2024

My Trip From Beirut to Tel Aviv — Taking the Pulse of a Tense Israel

IDF tanks take part in a military exercise in the northern Golan Heights, April 1, 2024. Photo by Michael Giladi/ Flash90. by Jonathan Feldstein Last week, I went to Beirut, at least according to Google Maps and Waze. I was […]
March 11, 2024

IDF: Many Lebanese reaching out to Israel, fearful Hezbollah will drag them into war

Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee. Photo by Eric Sultan. (JNS) — The Israel Defense Force’s Arabic-language spokesman Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee said on March 10 that many Lebanese citizens are contacting him with concern that Hezbollah is leading the country into […]
February 9, 2024

After concerns expressed, Texas A&M votes to shut down Qatar campus

Texas A&M University in Education City, Al Rayyan, Qatar. Credit: Arwcheek via Wikimedia Commons. From JNS and IIS reports The board of regents of Texas A&M University, a nearly 150-year-old public school with an undergraduate enrollment of more than 60,000, […]
August 29, 2023

Muslim antisemitism and the “real” apartheid

Yemeni Jews aboard a plane to Israel during “Operation Magic Carpet” in 1949. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. by Lyn Julius (JNS) — Over Israel’s 75-year lifetime, the failed strategy to destroy this non-Arab, non-Muslim entity in the Middle East by force […]
August 14, 2023

Saudis seek to assert themselves on Temple Mount, replacing Jordanian control

The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives, Oct. 20, 2019. Credit: TPS. by Baruch Yedid (JNS) — The timing was not accidental when Saudi Arabia announced over the weekend […]
June 4, 2023

Key questions in the Egypt border attack investigation

Israeli soldiers and rescue forces at the Mount Harif military base in the southern Negev desert, close to the border with Egypt, on June 3, 2023. Photo: Dudu Greenspan/Flash90. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — There are several critical questions that […]
April 21, 2023

Sudan in peril, and the consequences for Israel

Sudan flag on a military uniform. Credit: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock. by Ben Cohen (JNS) — The warlords who have brought untold misery to Sudan since it achieved its independence from the United Kingdom in 1956 are hardly loosening their grip. Over […]
February 14, 2023

Assad drags feet on earthquake relief in Syria for political advantage

Collapsed buildings in Kahramanmaraş Turkey, following a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the country in the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2023. Source: Screenshot. by Yoni Ben Menachem (JCPA) — Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma lowered […]
January 1, 2023

Does Jordan’s King Really Protect Christians in the Middle East?

Jordan’s King Abdullah II address to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2022. Source: Youtube. by Jonathan Feldstein I was disappointed to read of Jordanian King Abdullah II warning Israel not to cross “red lines” on Jerusalem, during a […]