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Expert: Iran is a bigger risk than regional Palestinian conflict

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March 29, 2017

Trump may ends preprematurely. Russia's shadow is hovering over him...

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Interview

Political commenter Dr. Elliot Jager assesses the impact of the Donald Trump presidency on the Jews of America

Israel Political Diplomacy Forum: Why are mainstream US Jewish groups alarmed by the new incumbent in the White House?

Dr. Elliot Jager: They sure are and with good reason. Jewish voters viewed candidate Donald Trump as a disquietin...

Following the Six Day War in 1967, Guinea-Conakry was the first African country to sever relations with Israel. By the time of the Yom Kippur war in 1973, only three sub-Saharan African states maintained ties with Israel.

But by July last year, after 49 years of the diplomatic cold shoulder, Guinea-Conakry, a Muslim-majority country, was ready to re...

In dismissing the mid-January Paris Peace Conference as the "death throes of yesterday's world," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled that, as far as his government is concerned, the internationally-backed two-state solution with the Palestinians is passé and no longer on the table.

"Tomorrow's world," that is the world led by US President Don...

The 2016 Israeli Democracy Index, published in December, has found that the deepest division in Israeli society today is not between any "tribes" but between the country's citizens and its leaders

The survey includes numerous findings relating to Israeli public opinion on a wide range of socio-political questions: attitudes about the "state of the s...

In mid-December, Benjamin Netanyahu became the first incumbent Israeli Prime Minister to visit Baku and Astana, the capitals of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, respectively. Netanyahu’s trip laid the groundwork for an expansion of Israel’s geopolitical links to the Caspian Sea region and demonstrated to Arab/Muslim countries that Israel is capable of fo...

A little over a year ago, in September 2015, Russia returned to the Middle East after an absence of almost two decades. The Kremlin sent troops to Syria to fight on behalf of President Bashar Assad and installed naval and air bases on Syrian territory, indicating that it intends to remain in place for a very long time.

During the past year, the Russ...

In trying to save the tiny West Bank hilltop settlement of Amona, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pushed into far-reaching legislation that could have major repercussions for Israel's relations with the international community and the viability of the two-state solution.

The so-called "regularization bill," which ironically in its modifie...

December 1, 2016

In 2000, I was one of a group of Israeli journalists gazing in wonder as Boeing unveiled its version of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) at its plant in California. The flight demonstrator was a prototype of America's next generation warplane and was mooted to become the most advanced warplane in the West at a unit price of some $50 million.

On Decemb...

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