Peace Process

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 […]
December 16, 2020

Netanyahu or not, reshuffling Israel’s politics still means “no” to two states

Gideon Sa’ar leaving Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — Perhaps Gideon Sa’ar is the man who will finally put an end to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s […]
December 15, 2020

Will Ashrawi’s resignation pave way for Palestinian leaders to admit defeat?

Palestinian politician Hanan Ashrawi in her office in Ramallah, Jan. 31, 2012. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. by Nave Dromi (JNS) — Hanan Ashrawi finally accepted defeat. For many decades, the most seemingly palatable face of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the […]
November 28, 2020

UAE and Israel: A partnership that can help the world

by Sabah al-Binali (JNS) — News of the Abraham Accords normalizing diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel has been greeted with enthusiasm across Emirati society. The positive attitude is being led from the top. One striking example […]
November 11, 2020

Praying Around the Potholes on the Road to Middle East Peace

A Jordanian car next to an Israeli bus in Jerusalem by Jonathan Feldstein Despite decades of working and interacting with Christians whose love and support for Israel is strong and unconditional, I am still not used to it when people […]
November 6, 2020

Harris: Biden administration will reverse several Trump policies on Palestinians

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris on the campaign trail in October 2020. Source: Kamala Harris via Facebook. (JNS) — Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said a potential Biden administration would reverse several moves by the Trump administration regarding the […]