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Likud Knesst member Anat Berko attends a Foreign Affairs and Security committee meeting at the Knesset, Nov. 19, 2015. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Understanding the enemy: An interview with Dr. Anat Berko

Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. (ret.) Dr. Anat Berko is a criminologist and a world-renowned expert on terrorism whose research focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers. Over the course of 20 years, she...
Germany’s representative to Ramallah Oliver Owcza with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh. Source: PA. Prime Minister's Office/Twitter.

Germany, Palestinian Authority sign $117 million cooperation agreement

Germany and the Palestinian Authority have signed a 100 million euro ($117 million) cooperation agreement that will see German investment in areas under P.A. control. The donation will finance “sustainable economic development in over the next...
Logo plate at the University of North Carolina. Credit: Wayfarerlife/Shutterstock.

UNC to allow anti-Israel professor to teach class on Israel-Palestinian conflict

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is moving forward with a controversial class in the fall semester that is being taught by an anti-Israel professor despite concerns from Jewish and pro-Israel groups. Kylie...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departs for his first official visit to the United States and with U.S. President Joe Biden, Aug. 24, 2021. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Bennett needs to assure Biden that Israel, US share threats of instability, say Jewish...

The fallout from U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan has taken over news headlines and will likely overshadow the upcoming first in-person meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the...
Effi Eitam speaks during the Gush Katif conference at the Tel Aviv Museum on March 23, 2017. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

‘Allowing Arab Israelis into the government is equivalent to losing a war’

Effi Eitam cannot seem to stop fighting. At 69, the retired brigadier general says he is now waging war to save his home or, as he puts it, “A war against the mighty forces...
The logo of the United Church of Christ's 2021 General Synod. Source: United Church of Christ/Facebook.

United Church of Christ accuses Israel of using ‘imperialistic theology’ against Palestinians

The leadership of the United Church of Christ adopted a resolution at its General Synod slamming Israel, accusing it of using “imperialistic theology” as justification of its policies towards the Palestinians. The 3,500-word document, adopted...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Ramallah, May 25, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Report: Palestinians compile long list of preconditions for restarting talks with Israel

The Palestinian Authority has prepared an extensive “grocery list” of demands to present this week to the United States as a precondition for a renewal of talks with Israel, Channel 12 reported on Sunday. At the top...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani hold up the Abraham Accords, during the signing ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2020. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

The EU should stop proposing peace summits and promote the Abraham Accords

It’s been 30 years since the Madrid Conference, the aim of which was to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Yet, after three decades, Europe still hasn’t grasped what a failure it and all other...
Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Yair Lapid with Prime Minister Naftali Bennet (center) at the Knesset in Jerusalem on June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel’s new leadership likely to advance Abraham Accords, put Palestinian issue on backburner

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is scheduled to travel to the United Arab Emirates next week, marking his first visit there since he became the country’s top diplomat. The visit comes as Israel and the Biden administration...
Israeli Health Ministry Director General Hezi Levi speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem about the coronavirus, June 21, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Israel using vaccines rejected by Palestinian Authority

Israeli Health Ministry Director General Hezi Levi said on Monday that Israel was using the COVID-19 vaccines that the Palestinian Authority had rejected. The vaccines Israel had planned to send to the P.A. are being used “right...