The 1.5-State Solution
By SETH FRANTZMAN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — August 18, 2020 — The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian century of conflict is back on the agenda in recent months because of converging controversies and developments. First, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been flirting with annexation of part of the West Bank, which Israel’s peace partners and adversaries warned could spell the end to a …

TribuneThe 1.5-State Solution
By SETH FRANTZMAN

Flying High Over Peace Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — AUGUST 16, 2020 — The truth is, I saw something coming this week, but not this. I never expected that “it” would be peace with another Arab country. “It” was the subject of speculation on a webinar I hosted this week about what was going on.  But I thought “it” was something military, that would involve Israeli F35s …

Jonathan FeldsteinFlying High Over Peace Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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No Pie for Palestine
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 8, 2020 — Once, I was down to the last bite of a really good blueberry pie. My wife moved in with her fork to have some and I (playfully) stabbed her in the hand with my fork. Suffice it to say, I didn’t end up with the last bite of pie, and my stabbing her …

Jonathan FeldsteinNo Pie for Palestine
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Who Cares About Gaza
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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EFRAT, ISRAEL — March 24, 2020 — With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus in Gaza, all eyes are (strangely) on Israel. Lets explore why and if that’s well founded, or helpful. Some background is important. During the British occupation of the Land of Israel (1917-1948), Gaza was meant to become part of an Arab state per a two-state solution …

Jonathan FeldsteinWho Cares About Gaza
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Israel’s Iran Confrontation Is Pointing the Way to the Future of War
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — March 2, 2020 — Iran is shipping sophisticated surface-to-air missiles, drones and other missiles to its allies across the Middle East. A seized shipment, revealed by U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) on Feb. 19, included drone and cruise missile components reportedly linked to an attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil facility last September. To confront the threat, Israel …

TribuneIsrael’s Iran Confrontation Is Pointing the Way to the Future of War
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

Facing Tensions On Multiple Fronts, Is Israel On The Verge Of An All-Out War?
By ISRAEL KASNETT

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Speculation abounds as to whether Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s order to brief rival Benny Gantz on current security issues is a sign that the Jewish state is preparing for a major conflict on one or more fronts. JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — August 27, 2019 — The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into …

eHeziFacing Tensions On Multiple Fronts, Is Israel On The Verge Of An All-Out War?
By ISRAEL KASNETT

Is History Repeating Itself In Middle East Current Events
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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A confluence of current Middle Eastern events, and a 38th anniversary observed this month, may foreshadow a similar outcome from then, in the future. The Middle East events unfolding are unique and parallel on two fronts: Iran and Turkey. But there is a connection. With Iran increasing its hostility to the US, Israel and world in general, the most recent …

Jonathan FeldsteinIs History Repeating Itself In Middle East Current Events
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Living with Terror: Observations on how Israelis Deal with Rockets from Palestinian Arab Terrorists in Gaza
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — May 7, 2019 — You could be forgiven if you hadn’t heard of the latest round of Palestinian Arab terrorists firing an unprecedented barrage of rockets from Gaza into Israel this past weekend. Since most of the world media broadcast limited details, if you’ve heard about it, odds are that you’ve only heard part of the reality, …

eHeziLiving with Terror: Observations on how Israelis Deal with Rockets from Palestinian Arab Terrorists in Gaza
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

The Opposite of the Tip of the Iceberg
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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METULA, ISRAEL — December 7, 2018 — The phrase, “tip of the iceberg“ references the fact that there’s much more beneath the surface of the water where an iceberg exists that is a greater threat than what is visible above the water. Today in the Middle East we need to coin a new phrase that references the exact opposite: that …

eHeziThe Opposite of the Tip of the Iceberg
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Pushing for an Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to End the Conflict with the Palestinians
By DANIEL PIPES

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Lieberman and Bennett failed to impose a new paradigm on how to deal with Hamas, but more and more people in Israel are recognizing that compromises and concessions have only led to more violence. From a practical political point of view, Avigdor Lieberman, Naftali Bennett, and their idea to take a tougher stand toward Hamas just went down to defeat, …

eHeziPushing for an Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to End the Conflict with the Palestinians
By DANIEL PIPES