It’s All About Al-Aqsa

May 25, 2021

AP journalist Joseph Krauss reports that “Israeli police escorted more than 250 Jewish visitors Sunday to a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem.” That flashpoint was the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the scene of clashes initiated by Israeli police that earlier this month helped trigger an 11-day...

Jerusalem Is a Shared Gift

May 20, 2021

The Future of Jerusalem Matters to Us All

No city in the world has seized the imagination or captivated the soul in the way that Jerusalem has. Revered by more than half the world's population, Jerusalem is the beating heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is a city widely held to have been inhabited by the Jebusites, long before...

Jerusalem Calling

February 26, 2021

Joe Biden’s War on Frivolity

May 01, 2020

The Democratic Party establishment and the Joe Biden campaign are busy building the vocabulary of their electoral newspeak to guide voters’ moral thinking. The word of the month, used to describe the behavior or thinking of opponents, is “frivolous.” The latest example concerns President...

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...

Reviewing US Foreign Policy on Israel and Palestine

April 26, 2018

The United States should reevaluate its role and potentially recuse itself from all future decisions between Israel and Palestine. Halfway through the month of May, most of us will be enjoying the warmer weather sneaking its way in past the winter. But in Israel and Palestine, May 15 will prove...

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

March 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...

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