Most Israelis Don’t Believe There’s a Solution to the Conflict with Palestinians

May 27, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dov Waxman, the Stotsky professor of Jewish historical and cultural studies at Northeastern University. More than seven decades after the outbreak of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there seems to be no solution forthcoming to one of the...

From Gaza to Jerusalem: The Ground Is Shaking

May 18, 2018

There is absolutely no justification for the current policy being used on the Gaza border. Here in Israel/Palestine, we have just lived through some of the most dramatic days in recent memory. The calendar said it all: May 12 was the deadline for President Donald Trump to declare whether the...

Israeli Allies Are Propping Up a Brutal Occupier

May 16, 2018

The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem unleashed Israel's violence, and states like the UK standing idly by are complicit. On May 14, newspapers around the world contrasted the seeming calm of self-asserting peace as the US opened its new embassy along the Armistice Line that divides East...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Loyalty” to Israel

Mar 09, 2018

Loyalty, as it plays out in the Middle East, especially with regimes such as Saudi Arabia and now Israel, seems to imply subservience and dependence. Patriotism and loyalty to one’s country are encouraged everywhere in the world. Depending on the culture, failing to express either may lead to...

Trump Botches Jerusalem Opportunity

Dec 08, 2017

America’s self-styled master dealmaker didn't leverage recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to advance the peace process. Instead, he set it back. There is a good deal less than meets the eye in President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move...