Articles

70 Years after UN Resolution 181: An Assessment

November 29, 1947, the penultimate step to Israel’s statehood Read More »

What Is Wrong with Europe’s “Iran Policy?”

Despite Risks, Italy’s Government Aids Investment in Iran Read More »

Back to Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations? – Some Basic Truths

Israel holds these truths to be self-evident Read More »

The Peel Commission Report of 1937 and the Origins of the Partition Concept

The vision of peace through compromise and partition endures in the spirit of the Peel Commission’s proposed solution. Read More »

Escalation in the Conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Iran Now Threatens the Emirates Read More »

Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem:
Challenges and Opportunities

The embassy question is a subset of a much more important issue: the need for Western recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read More »

Is the Saudi Throne Shaking?

The Saudi Ship of State Sails through Foreign and Domestic Shoals Read More »

Israel as a Strategic Asset of the West

Perhaps the time has come for a new Balfour Declaration. Read More »

In Photos: The Story of the Liberation of Jerusalem a Century Ago

This year marks the 100th anniversary of a fierce World War I battle that saved the city from destruction. Read More »

Is the Balfour Declaration a Legally Binding Document?

When is a unilateral declaration binding? Does this apply in the case of the Balfour Declaration? Read More »

The Historical Paths to the Balfour Declaration

“For long I have been a convinced Zionist,” said Lord Balfour on July 12, 1920 at a meeting at the Royal Albert Hall in London held by the English Zionist Federation under the chairmanship of Lord Rothschild to celebrate the […] Read More »

The Historical Significance of the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration is important because it recognizes the historical bond of the Jewish People to the Holy Land, a bond which existed long before the declaration. Read More »

Nir T. Boms, Expat-ing Democracy: Dissidents, Technology and Democratic Discourse in the Middle East

The book presents an analysis of the events and causes which led to the upheaval and the political and social consequences of these transformations in the Middle East. Read More »

Itamar Rabinovich, Yitzhak Rabin:  Soldier, Leader, Statesman

While Rabinovich praises Rabin’s leadership and his vision, the book does not offer sufficient criticism of the outcome of the Oslo Accords. Read More »

Philippe Val, Hide that Identity Which I Can Not Bear to See

According to Val, identity should be based upon those who know their history, are proud to belong to democratic states and contribute to the rule of law. Read More »