Opinion

Erdogan

Erdogan declares war on Italy

Erdogan is unequivocally a despot, but the sultans whose memory he seeks to evoke were more measured in managing power.
Kurdish State

The case for Kurdish statehood

Why has the West been so supportive of Palestinian nationalism, yet so reluctant to support the Kurds, the largest nation in the world without a state? The Kurds have been instrumental in fighting the Islami...
Ali Khamenei

Iran still looms large in Israel’s threat perception

Israel and Washington should jointly address the perceived lack of U.S. deterrence against persistent Iranian and proxy threats, conclude the ten-year military assistance package as soon as possible, and launch a strategic high-level dialogue under the next administration.
Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi

The Iran Deal, One Year Later

The US, Russia and other entities involved in striking the deal with Iran must realize that to bring about peace in the Middle East, the power of a regime that continues to stoke conflict in the region must be restricted, before it is too late.
Nuclear Negotiators from the P5+1 and Iran

Analysis: A year later, Iran deal holding but fragile

A year after signing the nuclear deal, Iran appears to have fulfilled its obligations although it continues to fund terrorism around the world and is developing its ballistic missile program, the result of what some say is Obama's failure at appeasement.
IDF counter terror

We Don’t Need the World’s Permission to Defend Ourselves

Waiting for the world to condemn and pay lip service to Israel’s fight against terrorism is a dead end in every sense of the word. It will never happen. We are a sovereign nation. We do not need the world’s permission to defend ourselves against those who seek our destruction.
Mahmoud Abbas

How Dare Europe Applaud a Blood-Libeler?

How could hundreds of EU Parliament members applaud Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' vile speech in which he attempted to spread lies about Israel? It should be obvious that it is not Palestinian wells being poisoned, but rather the hearts and minds of the Palestinian people.
NYPD

In New York and the Media, Israel Is Held to a Double Standard

Gary Conrad walked into a Food Emporium in New York City and began swearing at people. Minutes later he was dead, shot by a NYPD officer. But had this taken place in Israel and had he been an actual terrorist, there would be an international outcry. So why the silence?

The French initiative is pushing an agenda down Israel’s throat

While the aim of the French initiative is to “encourage” bilateral negotiations, let no one be fooled: This is really about pushing the 2002 Saudi peace initiative, which asks nothing less than Israel’s withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines and a “just” solution to the refugee issue.

Palestinian Leaders and Child Sacrifice

What is happening to the Palestinian people, who have forever been led by leaders who care nothing for their well-being, is a tragedy of national proportions.
Trump, Clinton

Analysis: Will the Next US President Stand Resolutely with Israel?

The 2016 presidential race appears to have been whittled down to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, both of whom have a large following and have a good chance of becoming president. But where do they stand on Israel?
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

We Can’t Leave Iran to its Own Devices

Believing that leaving the Iran-centered Islamist bloc to its own devices in hopes that it will behave itself and stick to its own business is only an illusion.
European Union Israel

The stench of European imperialism

Europe has a problem with properly grasping the fact that Israel exists as a sovereign Jewish state, ‎whose integrity under international law it must respect in the same way that it respects the ‎integrity of other states.
Breaking the Silence

How ‘Breaking the Silence’ Lost Israel’s Trust

Breaking the Silence's international activities and funding are hindering its ability to affect change in Israel. Donors should realize that their support and invitations for the group to appear in Europe are counterproductive.
Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu

‘Narrow’ escapes

When Obama and Netanyahu exchanged pleasantries and spoke a few scripted lines prior to meeting privately, everyone — myself included — was hanging on their every nuance for clues. And leave it to Obama to provide a whopper of a glimpse into the workings of his mind.
Barack Obama

There is no “better deal” with Iran

The framework Iran nuclear deal is dangerous in nature, and needs to be rejected outright. Only military action can stop a determined state from building a nuclear bomb.

Obama Declares War on Israel

In short, Obama's anti-Israel stance is the best gift the Americans could have given to Muslim terrorists and radical Arabs.

US Seen in Middle East as Ally of Terrorists

Many Egyptians and moderate Arabs and Muslims were shocked to hear that the U.S. State Department recently hosted a Muslim Brotherhood delegation. They were equally shocked when an EU court decided to remove Hamas from the bloc's list of terror groups.

Replace Peace Process with Truth Process!

Salomon Benzimra, co-chair of Canadians for Israel's Legal Rights (CILR), suggests that with the failed Palestinian-Israeli peace process, the time is ripe for the launch of a 'Truth Process' in order to understand the facts behind the conflict.
Israeli artillery seen preparing to strike back into southern Lebanon. (Flash90)

A War Like No Other: Israel vs. Hezbollah 2015

By Jeffrey White Israeli soldiers giving medical care after a Hezbollah attack. (Flash90) Current expectations that the two sides can manage escalation may not hold true, and a new war would be more inte...

Can Charlie Hebdo’s Spirit Include Israel?

The Islamist massacre at Charlie Hebdo has understandably captured global attention because it was a barbaric attack on France and freedom of expression. In a moment of defiant moral clarity, "Je suis Charlie" ...

Are Christian Zionists Losing the Next Generation?

A new program in Israel aimed at bringing Christian students to Israel for the summer may be the answer to current fears that Christian support of Israel is waning. Dr. Yoram Hazony (Photo: Herzl Institute)...