Peace Process

August 15, 2022

New Netflix bio whitewashes consequences of Peres’ Oslo Accords vision

by David Bedein This essay is dedicated to the 1,409 men, women and children who were murdered as a result of the Oslo process, which involved unilateral concessions to an unrepentant terrorist organization, a policy conceived by Israeli politician Shimon […]
July 14, 2022

World Games: Birmingham honors Abraham Accords with “peace tree” ceremony during World Games

World Games Birmingham Organizing Committee CEO Nick Sellars, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Israel Deputy Consul General Alex Gandler, United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee Acting General Secretary Azza Sulaiman, Moroccan Political Counselor Fatima Zahra Aboulfaraj and Bahrain Trade Representative Rose […]
April 3, 2022

With UAE, Israel has first-ever free trade agreement with Arab country

Israeli Economy and Industry Minister Orna Barbivay (right) and UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi at the David’s Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem upon the completion of negotiations over a bilateral free-trade agreement, on […]
December 1, 2021

Louisiana Jewish Coalition hears from Israeli, Palestinian Parents Circle participants

Rami Elhanan, Laila Alsheikh and Herb Keinon By Richard Friedman As part of its webinar series “Looking Toward the Future,” the Louisiana Jewish Coalition delved into one of the most complex of issues, one fraught with emotion and tragedy, yet, […]
October 9, 2021

During eight-day visit, Bahraini influencers get to see Israel for themselves

The Bahraini delegation at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, October 2021. Photo by Josh Hasten. by Josh Hasten (JNS) — A group of nine Muslim Bahraini high-level influencers arrived in Israel this week for an eight-day tour throughout the country organized […]
September 17, 2021

Entrepreneurship, trade relations, tourism: Abraham Accords, one year later

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, addresses a gathering of the Abraham Accords Peace Institute, which helped establish to make sure the accords could meet their potential, Sept. 14, 2021. Credit: Dmitriy Shapiro. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) […]
August 14, 2021

A year later, Abraham Accords transforming the Middle East

From left: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the […]
May 25, 2021

Gaza operation first real test for Abraham Accords ties

The flags of the United States, United Arab Emirates, Israel and Bahrain projected on the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, on Sept. 15, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. by Ariel Ben Solomon (JNS) — The recent conflict between Israel and […]
April 10, 2021

U.S. making serious mistake in restoring UNRWA funding

A view of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in Rafah in the Gaza Strip on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90. by Ben Cohen (JNS) — The Biden administration’s regressive decision to include $150 […]
March 19, 2021

Brief diplomatic “crisis” shows Jordan’s King Abdullah rapidly becoming Mr. Irrelevant

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah II review the honor guard in Ramallah, Aug. 7, 2017. Photo by Flash90. by Caroline Glick (JNS) — According to media reports in Israel and the United States, on March 11 […]
February 2, 2021

Peace from the Grassroots: Meet “Palestinian Populist” Ashraf Jabari

From left: Wesam Seder, a Palestinian member of the Judea-Samaria Chamber; Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.); Ashraf Jabari; Heather Johnston, executive director of the Birmingham-based USIEA; and Avi Zimmerman. Credit: JS Chamber. by Orit Arfa (JNS) — With a mask resting […]