Three Noes That Set the Mideast On Course of Conflict

While the world has pressed Israel for years to accept a land-for-peace formula, Dov Lipman explores the Arabs’ three noes in response to Israel’s peace offer immediately after the Six-Day War. Demands from the international community that Israel remove its military and citizens from areas it took control of during the Six Day War ignore […]

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The Truth About the Israel Security Barrier

One of the most controversial issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the security barrier between the West Bank and Israel proper. Built in the wake of the Second Intifada to protect Israeli lives, it has since been a hot-button issue, with Israel’s most vehement critics describing it as an “apartheid” wall or barrier. However, […]

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Palestinian Poverty: Who Isn’t Sharing the Wealth?

A key refrain in the Israeli-Palestinian narrative is the issue of the Palestinian poverty, allegedly resulting from the Israeli occupation.  Surveys cite statistics that anywhere from 26 to 53 percent of Palestinians are poor. In October 2018, the United Nations warned that humanitarian aid to the Palestinians is at an all-time low, a sign of […]

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The (Not So) Hidden Media Agenda

Does the media have a hidden agenda when it comes to Israel? Jodie Cohen, a public affairs professional recounts her own personal experiences working for and with the media. What I’m about to write doesn’t apply to all media. However, over the past two decades of working with the media, whether directly or in a […]

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What is Terrorism and Why Does its Definition Matter?

What is “terrorism”? We’re used to hearing the media describe well recognized terror organizations with euphemisms like, militants, extremists, or sometimes even obscenely activists. One might reasonably come to believe that terrorism has no definition at all, or that it’s all a matter of subjective opinion. After all, “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter,” […]

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Why Are Palestinians Yearning for Tel Aviv?

Unsurprisingly there has been a rash of media articles focusing on the 71st anniversary, not of Israel’s independence, but what Palestinians call the “Nakba” or “Catastrophe.” Reuters’ contribution is “Gaza fisherman clings to dream of return to Jaffa home,” which reads like the typical emotion-ridden Palestinian plea for a “right of return” to villages, towns […]

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Poisonous Cartoon Crosses the Line?

Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has plenty of previous form when it comes to producing poisonous anti-Israel imagery that crosses the line into antisemitism. His latest cartoon “Mike Pompeo’s prayer for Middle East peace” raises similar questions. We see caricatures of US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. […]

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