Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

It was a “gut punch for most American Jews,” the liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz wrote in an editorial printed Friday. The editorial charged that the evangelical alliance “erodes Israel’s standing in its traditional power centers — above all U.S. Jews, who view evangelicals as a concrete threat to their values” and risked alienating “supporters it […]

Opinion

Opinion

Nearly on daily basis evidently one other dream comes true for Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu: On May eight, when President Trump introduced that the United States was pulling out of the nuclear take care of Iran, he delivered a speech that would have been written by the Israeli prime minister. This week, in one […]

Opinion

Opinion

The day the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem is a day the world has longed for, due to what it was speculated to symbolize: the tip of a seemingly countless battle, a blood-soaked tragedy with justice and cruelty on either side. Israelis and Palestinians have envisioned a capital in Jerusalem, and for generations […]

Death in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever

Death in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever

JERUSALEM — Across the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, loudspeakers on minarets urged Palestinians to hurry the fence bordering Israel, the place they had been met by military snipers. At least 58 had been killed and hundreds injured, native officers mentioned — the worst day of carnage there since Israel invaded Gaza in 2014. Hours […]

As Israel Celebrates Dream of Independence, Many See Nightmare Taking Shape

As Israel Celebrates Dream of Independence, Many See Nightmare Taking Shape

JERUSALEM — When Israel declared its independence in 1948, President Harry Truman rushed to acknowledge it. He took simply 11 minutes, and Israelis, about to go to battle to defend their toddler state, had been euphoric. Seventy years to the day — and almost as lengthy since Israel declared the holy metropolis of Jerusalem its […]

U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem: 9 Things to Know About the City

U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem: 9 Things to Know About the City

An Economic Divide About 76 % of the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem dwell under the poverty line in contrast with about 23 % of Jewish residents. In the Arab neighborhoods, the typical month-to-month revenue is 40 % decrease per particular person than within the Jewish neighborhoods of town. Churches and Real Estate According to […]

‘Next Year in Jerusalem!’ In Israel, Eurovision Win Is Seen as a Diplomatic Victory, Too

‘Next Year in Jerusalem!’ In Israel, Eurovision Win Is Seen as a Diplomatic Victory, Too

The Eurovision win might also have even helped soothe bruised emotions after the Israeli-born, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman backed out of a major award ceremony in Jerusalem, saying she didn’t need to endorse Mr. Netanyahu and was taking a stand in opposition to “violence, corruption, inequality and abuse of power.” Some high-profile artists protesting the […]

For Netanyahu, Vindication and New Risk After Trump’s Iran Decision

For Netanyahu, Vindication and New Risk After Trump’s Iran Decision

While cheering Mr. Trump’s resolution, Israel might face some undesirable outcomes because of it. If Britain, Germany, France and maybe Russia and China reply by backing up the nuclear deal and giving Iran added incentives to keep it up, the United States might wind up having squandered its leverage. Israel would have gained nothing and […]

If You Want to Really Understand Bibi

If You Want to Really Understand Bibi

By the early 1980s, after learning at M.I.T. and dealing as a administration marketing consultant, Netanyahu was a rising star at Israel’s Washington embassy. It was there, and later as ambassador to the United Nations, that he honed his formidable public relations abilities (often called “hasbara” in Hebrew), befriending columnists, talk-show hosts and influential and […]

As Deadline on Nuclear Deal Nears, Israel and Iran Issue Warnings

As Deadline on Nuclear Deal Nears, Israel and Iran Issue Warnings

“Our nation honors its commitments, but it plainly tells the whole world, Europe, America, West and East: We will not negotiate our weapons and defense of our country with anybody,” Mr. Rouhani mentioned. “What decision the Iranian nation has made for self-defense is nobody’s business.” On prime of Mr. Trump’s threats to exit the settlement, […]