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Issues & Analyses

Opportunity for Educators to Increase Knowledge of Israel

April 17, 2017

There are a few slots remaining for educators to attend the CIE/ISMI Educator Workshop on Modern Israel taking place in Atlanta in June.

Joseph Braude: Arab-Israeli Relations in a New Regional Framework

April 1, 2017

A thoughtful perspective of Arab-Israeli relations, that places the Palestinian-Israeli conflict within a regional framework, still burdened by multiple political uncertainties. (August 2016)

Asaf Romirowsky: Jimmy Carter’s House of Mirrors

December 12, 2016

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 Relations

November 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 Israel

November 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 War

October 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, 1952

September 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 Years

September 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 territories

July 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 East

June 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, 2014-2016

April 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 Sustainability

April 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.

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