Opinion

October 19, 2020

Why Israel chooses to treat an ailing enemy

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat speaks at the “Haaretz” and New Israel Fund conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on Dec. 13, 2015. Photo by Amir Levy/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — It’s the kind of story that […]
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 […]
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 10, 2020

While Gaza arson causes southern Israel to burn, the media fiddle

Palestinians prepare an incendiary device to be flown towards Israel, near the Israel-Gaza border in the central Gaza Strip, Feb. 10, 2020. Photo by Ali Ahmed/Flash90. by Sean Durns (JNS) — For weeks while communities in Israel burned, many major […]
August 16, 2020

While Arab states talk big on Palestinians, UAE deal shows U.S. policy needs to be based on their deeds

by Yoram Ettinger (JNS) —  Israel’s regional posture of deterrence and global high-tech prominence motivated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to conclude the Aug. 13, 2020, peace accord with Israel. The same Israeli features have prompted the pro-U.S. Saudi Arabia, […]
August 14, 2020

Flying High over Unexpected Israel-UAE Announcement

by Jonathan Feldstein The truth is, I saw something coming this week, but not this. I never expected that “it” would be peace with another Arab country. “It” was the subject of speculation on a webinar I hosted this week […]
August 7, 2020

What really happened at the Port of Beirut?

Explosion at the Port of Beirut, August 4, 2020, screenshot of YouTube video by Lt. Col. (res.) Mordechai Kedar BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,681, August 7, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On Aug. 4, a massive explosion occurred at a warehouse […]
August 7, 2020

It isn’t difficult to figure out why Jews from Arab lands are such passionate supporters of Israel

By Hen Mazzig (JNS) — It’s Friday morning in Petach Tikvah. An older Iraqi Jewish woman rolls a spicy mix into balls of dough, preparing an ancient Iraqi Jewish dish known as kubbeh. Her grandchild looks up at her and […]
August 4, 2020

Misunderstanding abounds over the Israeli sovereignty proposal

by Larry Brook While the world has been occupied with responding to coronavirus, economic issues and the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, many who oppose Israel have warned that on July 1, thanks to the Trump peace plan, Israel was going […]