Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found are a great way to understand the Palestinian narrative and in particular, advocates of the Palestinian cause like former President Jimmy Carter.
President Trump and International RelationsNovember 28, 2016
America’s new president has the potential to thoroughly shake up international relations. Volker Perthes lays out five theses that researchers and policymakers will need to address.
Eli Sperling: The Sinai Peninsula: A Precarious Neighbor to IsraelNovember 2, 2016
On October 25, 2016, an Egyptian police officer shot and killed an Israeli teen. Working as a contractor doing repairs on the Israeli-Egyptian border fence, the young Israeli was mistaken as a smuggler. Not an isolated instance of violence on this border, the shooting represents a greater regional tension, which impacts both Egypt and Israel.
Forty-Three years since the October 1973 Arab-Israeli WarOctober 10, 2016
The October 1973 War was 43 years ago this month. What follows is the US Intelligence Estimate when the war started on October 6
Rich Walter and Ken Stein: Reparations to Israel from West Germany, September 10, 1952September 9, 2016
The matter over whether or not Israel should enter into negotiations with West Germany was put to debate in the Knesset. In January 1952, the debate was contentious and gripped the nation.
Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: Low Chances for an Independent Palestinian State in the Next 5 YearsSeptember 1, 2016
For the last decade it seems that not a month has gone by without some politician, news outlet, or analyst telling us that a two-state solution to resolving the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict is dead. Now we learn it is not dead, even if barely on life-support.
Under certain conditions, Israelis support the idea of a referendum to determine the future of the territoriesJuly 1, 2016
Israelis are divided on the impact and future of the territories gained in the June 1967 war, according to the June 2016 Israel Democracy Institute Peace Index.
James F. Jeffrey and Michael Eisenstadt: U.S. Military Engagement in the Broader Middle EastJune 1, 2016
Jeffrey and Eisenstadt in their analyses, US Military Engagement in the Broader Middle East, focus on the inheritance of the Obama administration’s general military disengagement from the region and the downward spiral of stability there.
David Pollock: Mixed Messages: Abbas and Palestinians on Israel, 2014-2016April 27, 2016
Within the Palestinian Authority, official talk of negotiations, peace, reconciliation, or even the “two-state solution” has become conspicuous by its absence.
Eli Sperling: Desalination’s Vital Role in Israel’s Own and Neighborly SustainabilityApril 1, 2016
In 2016, Israel leads the world in desalination advancements. The small country of roughly 8 million people boasts five active plants that currently produce over 50% of Israel’s drinking water.
Paul Rivlin: The Dominoes Fall: The War in Syria, Europe and TurkeyMarch 31, 2016
The war in Syria has taken a massive humanitarian toll along with economic and social consequences that will reverberate throughout the region for decades to come.
Dennis Mitzner: Israel’s desert city of Beersheba is turning into a cybertech oasisMarch 21, 2016
Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion famously said that the future of Israel lies in the Negev, a desert located in southern Israel.