Supporting Christian Arabs in the IDF
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 3, 2020 —  In a first-ever for Israel and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF}, a Christian Israeli Arab recently enlisted an Israeli Air Force (IAF) cadet. Nationally, only 10 percent of cadets who begin the prestigious course graduate and earn their pilot wings. Yet, for this Christian Arab, whose name cannot be revealed for security reasons, just …

Jonathan FeldsteinSupporting Christian Arabs in the IDF
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A Swiss Cheese State for Palestinians Won’t Work
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

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One of the most striking aspects of President Trump’s Middle East “peace plan” is the convoluted map of the future state of Palestine. It envisions a barely-contiguous state, more a series of cantons. Full of holes, it has inevitably been compared to “Swiss cheese.” How can you make a country out of patches of lands connected by bridges and tunnels, …

eHeziA Swiss Cheese State for Palestinians Won’t Work
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Good Heart By Alan Newman – The Novel Handbook for Jewish Christian Relations
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 3, 2020 —  I was introduced to Alan Newman by a mutual friend because of our respective passion to build bridges between Jews and Christians.  In our first conversation, I knew I found a new friend with a shared a drive and calling to do what I have done for so many years.  I learned from him …

Jonathan FeldsteinGood Heart By Alan Newman – The Novel Handbook for Jewish Christian Relations
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

The Oslo Blood Libel is Over
By CAROLINE GLICK

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  JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 2, 2020 — When you read the Trump plan closely, you realize it is a mirror image of the Oslo Accords. Rather than Israel being required to prove its good will, the Palestinians are required to prove their commitment to peace. From 1994 through 1996, as a captain in the Israel Defense Forces, I served …

TribuneThe Oslo Blood Libel is Over
By CAROLINE GLICK

Ten Questions About Two States
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — January 28, 2020 — With the release of the Trump Middle East peace plan, the “Deal of the Century,” there have been many questions and challenges posed about whether its good or bad, politically motivated or not, has potential to do anything toward achieving peace or make things worse, and much more.  One thing it does do is …

Jonathan FeldsteinTen Questions About Two States
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Being a Generous Angel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — January 7, 2020 — Recently, two incredible parallel but related things happened. In synagogues around the world, the Torah section was read recounting Joseph’s dreams, being sold into slavery, imprisoned, and then interpreting the dreams of Pharaoh’s servants. (Genesis 37-40) Even though we know that every word of every sentence is significant, its easy to overlook some …

Jonathan FeldsteinBeing a Generous Angel
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The Keys to Understanding American Anti-Semitism – and Fighting Back
By Rabbi Lord JONATHAN SACKS

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LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN — January 2, 2020 — The last two festivals to be added to the Jewish calendar prior to modern times — Purim and Hanukkah — are both about anti-Semitism. There is one obvious difference between them: Haman, of the Purim story, wanted to kill Jews. Antiochus, of the Hanukkah story, wanted to kill Judaism. It was the difference …

eHeziThe Keys to Understanding American Anti-Semitism – and Fighting Back
By Rabbi Lord JONATHAN SACKS

My Arab Hope for Israel
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 29, 2019 — I remember it was the day after Christmas because I was struck and disappointed that my new friend had to work on Christmas. She was a Christian Israeli Arab and was working with an elderly Jewish philanthropist to counsel him on funding programs that would combat substance-abuse in the Arab community. It was my …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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"Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection." — Winston Churchill
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UAE Foreign Minister Tweets Article About Israel–Arab Alliance
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the United Arab Emirates, tweeted an article supporting an emerging alliance of Arab states with Israel. He tweeted from his personal account to his 4.6 million followers. The tweet repeated the headline of the article: “Islam’s reformation, an Arab-Israeli alliance is taking shape in the Middle …

eHeziUAE Foreign Minister Tweets Article About Israel–Arab Alliance
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN