Jordan’s West Bank Pre-Occupation
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 3, 2020 —   Recent news of Jordanian threats to reconsider or even sever ties with Israel over possible plans to annex areas of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) call for a deeper understanding of the background and issues surrounding it. Recently, King Abdullah II was quoted in a German publication, “If Israel annexed the West Bank …

Jonathan FeldsteinJordan’s West Bank Pre-Occupation
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Jerusalem: An Eye to the Future Amid the Challenges Today, Built on the Foundation of the Past
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — May 19, 2020 —   Since King David established Jerusalem over 3000 years ago, it has had many noteworthy leaders.  Some are biblical icons. Some are modern political, religious, and civic leaders. Numerous tyrants have conquered, destroyed, and occupied Jerusalem. In the modern era, there have been several leaders who have stood out for their noteworthy building of the …

Jonathan FeldsteinJerusalem: An Eye to the Future Amid the Challenges Today, Built on the Foundation of the Past
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Operation Finale
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — May 11, 2020 —  This week marks 60 years since the daring Mossad operation to arrest and ultimately bring to trial notorious Nazi leader, architect of the Holocaust, and mass murderer, Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann was captured in Argentina on May 11, 1960, brought to Israel where he was tried. The plan to find, arrest, and bring Eichmann to …

Jonathan FeldsteinOperation Finale
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Stoking the Flames of Anti-Semitism in New York
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — April 30, 2020 —  I’m sure that there have been no shortage of instances of “leaders” of cities throughout the world with large Jewish populations lashing out at their local Jewish community. Many of these were part and parcel of, warnings, if not triggers for, violent pogroms. Nevertheless, its shocking to see the mayor of New York City, …

Jonathan FeldsteinStoking the Flames of Anti-Semitism in New York
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Yom Hazikaron – A Memorial Day to Remember
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How the twin sister of an American Christian murdered by terrorists in Israel copes with loss and not being part of the wider community observing Memorial Day. JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — April 24, 2020 — I met Kristine Luken posthumously. She and a mutual friend, Kay Wilson, were victims of an unspeakable terror attack in Israel in December 2010. Miraculously, Kay survived. …

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San Remo Matters
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — April 22, 2020 —  On the wake of World War I and the defeat of the Ottoman and German forces, leaders of the Allied Powers set out to reorganize Europe, and particularly the wide reach of the defeated Ottoman Empire.  As part of the effort to do so, a conference took place in London in the winter of …

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Trolled By a Terrorist
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EFRAT, ISRAEL — March 27, 2020 — I sent an email this week offering tips on being in isolation from Israel’s political and civic leader, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Soviet Prisoner of Zion, Natan Sharansky. I run The Genesis 123 Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to building bridges between Jews and Christians and Christians with Israel in new and …

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Who Cares About Gaza
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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 …

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How We Are (One) And How We Are (Two)
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How We Are (One) I do not write to preach but to share our experiences in the hope that it may be enlightening, perhaps comforting, if not helpful. I also write because we are blessed by many who have reached out, as friends from all over the world, specifically to ask how we are because we are in Israel. Especially …

Jonathan FeldsteinHow We Are (One) And How We Are (Two)
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Israel’s Arab Problem
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EFRAT, ISRAEL — March 17, 2020 — Now that former Chief of Staff, General Benny Gantz, has been tasked with forming the next Israeli government by President Reuven Rivlin, it’s time to take a look to see how we got here and how this relates to Israel’s Arabs. Far from being an apartheid state, some 20% of Israel’s population are …

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