What Does Hamas Get From Russia?

Jul 30, 2020

Russia’s power in the Middle East is a reality that Arab actors cannot ignore, especially since Moscow’s military intervention in Syria intensified in 2015.

The Qatar Crisis Moves to Palestine

Sep 03, 2018

The latest arena for the Qatar crisis is over in the Palestinian Territories. Dug in for the long haul in its dispute with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Qatar is emerging as a key player in preventing tension between Israel and Hamas from spinning out of control. Doha’s increasing...

Three Scenarios that Could Shape the Gaza Strip’s Uncertain Future

Jul 03, 2018

While the world is paying more attention to Gaza, the intra-Palestinian divide is worsening the humanitarian crisis in the Strip. Two major developments that recently took place in the Gaza Strip are shaping the current situation and future of the coastal enclave. The first development was the...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is So Predictable

May 17, 2018

All too predictable violence has again broken out between the Israelis and Palestinians, but this time with no mediator and, therefore, no possible good end for either side. Their conflict is so familiar, so predictable. The Book of Ecclesiastes sums it up prophetically: “The thing that hath...

Conversations About Gaza: “But Hamas…”

Aug 18, 2014

Donna Nevel, a founding member of Jews Say No, highlights the historical context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   In conversations about Gaza, I have heard many thoughtful people in the Jewish community lament the loss of Palestinian lives in Gaza but then say, “But Hamas…” as if...

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