What Are Israel’s Settlement Blocs?

The term “settlement blocs” has been used in the Israeli-Palestinian theatre since at least the early 1990s, but came into common use in Middle East peacemaking terminology during the presidency of Bill Clinton. Semantically, a “bloc” is defined as a combination of persons, groups, or nations forming a unit with a common interest or purpose. […]

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Is the US Putting Brakes on Israeli Annexation?

Two developments in the West Bank raise questions whether the Palestinian Authority is gearing up for a third intifada. First, Palestinian intelligence offices in at least two West Bank cities have been ordered to hide sensitive documents ahead of possible anti-annexation violence. Israeli media reports say the last time the PA issued such an order […]

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Guardian Cuts Out One Key Fact About Annexation

Right about now, it’s all about the ‘A’ word. This week, Jews and Arabs protested against annexation in a joint demonstration in Tel Aviv. The Israeli government’s planned implementation of this aspect of US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan has set off a torrent of criticism from governments around the globe, and media outlets […]

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Op-Ed Bias: Are All Opinions Created Equal?

There’s no such thing as op-ed bias because everyone’s entitled to their opinions, right? Not so fast. Newspapers publish opinion pieces because they provide a forum for public discussion. Should the city council defund the police department? Were COVID restrictions lifted too early? What’s the best response to the latest foreign policy issue shaping up […]

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HonestReporting Takes Legal Action Against Twitter and Ayatollah Khamenei; Ted Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation into Twitter

Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei, the current Supreme Leader of Iran, is spreading hate and calls for violence against Israel and Jews.  That’s nothing new.  Except now the Iranian dictator is becoming increasingly active on Twitter.  These days “media” is not just print and television, but social media too; and that’s where HonestReporting comes in. Khamenei […]

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FAKE NEWS CORRECTED: Tel Aviv Isn’t the Israeli Capital and That’s Not an Opinion

Ahmed Aboudouh is a consultant editor at The Independent. He specializes in Middle East affairs. Apparently he doesn’t believe that Jerusalem should be the Israeli capital. In an opinion piece, that’s his right even though, de facto, Jerusalem is the capital. He does not, however, have the right to unilaterally declare Tel Aviv to be […]

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Israel and the Innate Bias of the UN Security Council

Why does the United Nations Security Council treat Israel unfairly? What’s behind the Council’s disproportionate number of resolutions criticizing Israel, and the Jewish state’s stymied efforts to get a seat on this powerful body? How the Security Council Works The United Nations is a complex institution with multiple organs composed of inter-related and sometimes inter-connected […]

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Tu B’Shvat: The Festival that Proves the Jewish People’s Connection to the Land of Israel

The Jewish calendar has many holidays. Some celebrate the survival of the Jewish people over various enemies, some are solemnly spiritual in nature, but others exist, too. One such festival, Tu B’Shvat (sometimes written Tu BiShvat), is perhaps the greatest proof of the Jewish people’s deep connection with the Holy Land. What Is Tu B’Shvat? […]

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