Israel Can’t Afford to Be Distracted from the Iranian Threat

April 14 2020

In February, the IDF chief of staff unveiled a five-year plan to equip the Israeli military to confront the newest threats—especially that posed by increasing Iranian penetration into Syria. But now funding for this project is threatened by the fiscal pressures of the coronavirus pandemic and Jerusalem’s efforts to protect the country from its economic effects. Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schanzer examine the bind in which this places Israel:

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More about: Coronavirus, IDF, Iran, Israeli Security, US-Israel relations

Israel-Palestinian Peace Starts with Combating Anti-Semitism

Jan. 22 2021

If there is to be a resolution to the conflict between the Jewish state and a putative Palestinian one, writes Jonathan Michanie, it won’t start with drawing lines on maps or restrictions on where Jews can build houses, but with the Palestinian Authority (PA) abandoning its official anti-Semitism. The PA can, in this regard, learn much from those Arab nations that have recently made peace with Israel:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Morocco, Palestinian Authority