Peace Process

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 […]
January 29, 2021

Why Biden’s concessions to the Palestinians don’t help them, but hurt them

Palestinians hold photo printouts during a rally in support of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank town of Tubas on Sept. 27, 2020. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — The Biden administration’s first Middle […]
January 22, 2021

How can Biden repay Jewish support? Bold moves toward Middle East peace

by David Bedein The election of a new president of the United States, Joe Biden, occurred with widespread Jewish support in several swing states. The time has come to ask how the new president can express appreciation to his Jewish […]
December 31, 2020

“Like family,” Bahrain and UAE activists ready to tell the world about great Israel experiences

Israel welcomed a delegation of leaders and activists from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in December 2020. Credit: Courtesy. by Eliana Rudee (JNS) — Israel welcomed a delegation of leaders and activists from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates […]