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RESETTING THE U.S.-ISRAEL ALLIANCE

RESETTING THE U.S.-ISRAEL ALLIANCE

The two countries have worked to insulate their innumerable daily interactions from inevitable bumps in the diplomatic relationship, but the current regional turmoil calls for a more clear-eyed acknowledgement of their shared interests, especially regarding Iran.

The Great Israeli Theft of Iraqi Jewish Heritage

The Great Israeli Theft of Iraqi Jewish Heritage

Recently, Israel stole one of the symbols of Iraqi Jewish heritage, a rare ancient copy of the Torah.

Israel ramps up Asia trade ties as government urges shift from EU

Israel ramps up Asia trade ties as government urges shift from EU

Israeli companies are increasingly turning to Asia to capture a boom in demand for their technology, as the government urges them to diversify export markets in response to Europe's rising anti-semitism and potential trade sanctions.

Political clashes, spies, deception cloud US-Israeli relations

Political clashes, spies, deception cloud US-Israeli relations

The White House snub of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming U.S. visit once again exposed soured US-Israel relations.

ISRAEL'S POLICY CONFUSION ON NATURAL GAS

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The Israeli regulator's decision to reopen a natural gas agreement because of a monopoly issue jeopardizes the country's gas export potential and its ability to attract foreign capital, as well as threatening to complicate relations with Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, and Egypt.

PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI INCITEMENT CAN AND SHOULD BE CURBED, ESPECIALLY NOW

PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI INCITEMENT CAN AND SHOULD BE CURBED, ESPECIALLY NOW

Incitement by Palestinians and Israelis against each other should be penalized rather than explained away or dismissed.

WILL THE NEXT ISRAELI ELECTION BE ABOUT REGIONAL CHALLENGES OR NETANYAHU'S LEADERSHIP?

WILL THE NEXT ISRAELI ELECTION BE ABOUT REGIONAL CHALLENGES OR NETANYAHU

The long-serving prime minister suddenly is no longer the presumptive favorite against a rapidly consolidating opposition, which will likely spur him to shore up his own right-wing base throughout the campaign season.

'JEWISH AND DEMOCRATIC': Implications of Israel's Self-Description, at Home and Abroad

On October 31, 2014, Ruth Gavison and Stuart Eizenstat addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Gavison is the Haim H. Cohn Professor of Human Rights Law at Hebrew University

Naftali Bennett West Bank annexation plan a wakeup call for the West

Naftali Bennett West Bank annexation plan a wakeup call for the West

Naftali Bennett, Israel's Minister of the Economy and leader of the Jewish Home Party, a major component of the current Israeli government, is widely seen as the politician on the rise in Israel and a potential successor to Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister after the next Israeli elections

Israeli Occupation Forces witness new wave of defections over rights abuses

Israeli Occupation Forces witness new wave of defections over rights abuses

Forty-three reservists and former members of Israel's elite army intelligence unit have announced in a letter published on Friday that they will refuse to serve in the military.