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Iran Already Intimidated by Trump

P. David Hornik, Middle Eastern analysts say a vicious regime is being brought to heel. An analysis by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) finds that the Trump administration’s tough stance toward Iran is already having an effect. Analyses of the very complex Middle Eastern chessboard abound, and assessments by knowledgeable people not infrequently

Toward A True US-Israel Partnership, What Israel can do to help rebuild the alliance.

Caroline Glick, Originally published by the Jerusalem Post.  In his speech before the members of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations in Jerusalem this week, President Reuven Rivlin said that Israel has three overriding foreign policy concerns: “Number 1: Relations with America. Number 2: Relations with America. Number 3: Relations with America.”

Netanyahu: US should move embassy to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again into a charged campaign trail promise of U.S. President Donald Trump. Netanyahu’s comments at his weekly Cabinet meeting appeared aimed at countering reports that Israel was concerned about the fallout

John Kerry and 70 Nations Meet in Paris to Cede Parts of Israel to the Palestinians

Jim Hoft, With less than one week left in his Presidency, President Barack Hussein Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry is in Paris this week meeting with 72 nations at a ‘Peace’ Summit.  The purpose of the summit is to further actions led by Obama’s administration at the UN mandating that Israel hand over significant sections of

Israel Recalling U.S. Ambassador

Jason Hopkins, In response to the United States’ decision to abstain from a controversial U.N. vote, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned his country’s U.S. ambassador back to his country. Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Dan Shapiro has been called back to Israel following a U.N. vote condemning Israeli settlements on disputed land. Instead

Israel’s first project with Trump, An Iranian proxy war is brewing

Caroline Glick, Israeli officials are thrilled with the national security team that US President-elect Donald Trump is assembling. And they are right to be. The question now is how Israel should respond to the opportunity it presents us with. The one issue that brings together all of the top officials Trump has named so far

After 8 Years of Obama, Time to Reset the U.S.-Israel Alliance

Ari Lieberman, The key steps the next president must take to undo nearly a decade of damage to U.S.-Israel relations. It is no secret that the U.S.-Israel alliance has been under a severe strain for the last eight years, principally due to the non-friendly and often hostile positions of the Obama administration. The United States

Netanyahu says willing to discuss Arab initiative for peace with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians. Netanyahu’s comments were a formal response to a speech last week by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who promised Israel warmer

Biden slams Netanyahu hours after Jerusalem attack

Vice President Joe Biden said Monday night that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government was leading the country “in the wrong direction” hours after a bus bombing in Jerusalem wounded at least 21 people.  In a speech to the Israel advocacy group J Street, Biden criticized Palestinian leaders, but saved his harshest words for Israeli