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Stop the Palestinian Authority’s Funding of Terrorism

The Palestinian Authority’s annual budget lists hundreds of millions of dollars to fund terrorists in prison, so-called martyrs’ families. The Jerusalem Center’s Yossi Kuperwasser challenges the international donors to end this illegal and immoral practice. Read More »

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Who is Michel Aoun, Lebanon’s New President?

Who is the new president of Lebanon, Michel Aoun? What challenges will he face? Does Aoun see Israel as Lebanon’s enemy? Read More »

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Why the Jewish Vote Matters in 2016

Jewish leaders used to insist that there was no such thing as “Jewish politics” in the United States: listen to Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University explain why the Jewish vote plays an important role in the 2016 elections. Read More »

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Why Is a Delegation from the International Criminal Court Visiting Israel This Week?

A delegation from the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor’s office is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah this week (October 5 – 9, 2016) to meet “with Israeli and Palestinian officials at the working levels.”

What is the delegation’s mission? Read More »

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“The Iran Wars” – Briefing by Jay Solomon

Jay Solomon is the author of The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East, and the chief foreign affairs correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. For nearly two decades, he has written from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, including stints in Jakarta, Seoul, New Delhi, and Washington. The Journal has nominated him for three Pulitzer Prizes. Read More »

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Interview with Jay Solomon, author of “The Iran Wars”

The Iranian sanctions and the covert actions against Iran’s nuclear program began under the Bush Administration. When did the Obama Administration start changing directions? Are there any positive changes in Iran’s foreign policy since the nuclear agreement in 2015? Are the Iranian’s adhering to the JCPOA? Read More »

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Jews and American Politics:
Historical Ideals and Contemporary Realities

Jewish leaders used to insist that there was no such thing as “Jewish politics” in the United States: it does not exist and should not exist. The historical record going all the way back to Abraham Lincoln paints a different picture. Focusing on presidential elections, this lecture will survey Jewish politics in the United States from the Civil War to the present. Read More »

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International Law Expert: Israel Is Not an “Occupier”

International law defines “occupation” as one power occupying the lands of a foreign sovereign. In Israel’s case, Israel is not occupying any foreign sovereign’s land; Israel entered the area known as the West Bank in 1967 and took over the authority to administer the land from Jordan, which was never considered to be a sovereign in the area. Read More »

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Arab Affairs Expert Pinhas Inbari on Instability in Palestinian Cities

Tensions and even anarchy in Nablus, Hebron, and Ramallah on the eve of Palestinian local elections. The Palestinian Authority has little control in the municipalities. Read More »

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Palestinian Ballots and Bullets. Anarchy in the West Bank in the run-up to October elections.

Yoni Ben-Menachem, the Jerusalem Center’s senior Middle East Analyst: The Palestinian Authority has arrested 100 suspects and in Nablus confiscated some one million shekel’s worth of weapons, including rockets. Read More »

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Has the Cultural Boycott of Israel Peaked?

In the 2016 concert season, there is no shortage of international performers coming to Israel and virtually all categories are represented. Read More »

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Israeli Expert: Arab Regime Crackdowns Are Pushing New ISIS Recruiting

Assessing the strength of the Islamic State, Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, former Deputy Head for Assessment of Israeli Military Intelligence, said:
“A huge coalition of forces, air forces, and other countries are participating in trying to quell the Islamic state. But they haven’t reached the final goal because they don’t have boots on the ground. Now with 30,000 fighters, it seems that the Islamic State is still there to accompany us for the next couple of years at least.”
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Iranian Dissidents Visit Israel, View Iran after the Nuclear Deal

After the Iran nuclear deal, a group of Iranian dissidents met with researchers at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs to discuss Iran in the post-agreement era, as part of the Center’s long-term project analyzing the Iranian role in the Middle East. While the dissidents who visited Israel cannot be identified, two Israeli experts who met with them – Dr. Avi Davidi, Director of the Jerusalem Center’s Iran project, and Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, former head of research of IDF Military Intelligence – describe the outcome of the meeting.
See also the full study, Iran in the Post-Nuclear Deal Era: Iranian Dissidents’ Perspective, by Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser and Dr. Avi Davidi Read More »

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King Abdullah: Jordan Is Responsible for Arab Interests in Jerusalem, Not the Palestinians

King Abdullah of Jordan made some very strong statements against Jews going to the Temple Mount. Should Israel be concerned?
Jerusalem Center Arab Affairs analyst Pinhas Inbari noted: “I think that the Muqata in Ramallah should be more concerned than Israel because King Abdullah’s main message was not against Israel, as strange as it may seem, it was against the Muqata in Ramallah, because King Abdullah of Jordan was representing the Palestinian problem instead of the PLO, and he mentioned his sole responsibility over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque, which is the role of the Palestinians, as far as they are perceiving their role in Jerusalem. And he did not mention the Palestinians in Jerusalem, but he mentioned the Arabs in Jerusalem, which means there is no legitimacy to the PA in Jerusalem.” Read More »

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Anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party against the Background of Brexit

In recent months, a large number of extreme anti-Semitic expressions by elected representatives of the British Labour Party have come to light. The publicity has forced Labour, which is under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, to investigate anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and racism in the party. The anti-Semitism issue is overshadowed by the many consequences of Brexit, which include a major crisis in Labour. Read More »


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