Monday, November 19, 2018 -
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Leslie Susser, JTA
Leslie Susser, JTA

Terrorist attacks signal new challenges on Israel border with Egypt

JERUSALEM — Last week’s multi-front Palestinian terrorist attack along the Egyptian-Israeli border highlighted two major new challenges to Israel’s national security....

Pressure on Palestinians not to declare unilateral statehood

JERUSALEM — The pressure on Mahmoud Abbas to back down from plans to seek recognition of Palestinian statehood at the UN in September is intensifying. Squeezed by a...

US saves Netanyahu from choosing between two unpalatable options at UN

JERUSALEM — It was a sign that ties between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations remain strong despite the apparent tensions two weeks ago when the two leaders met...

Palestinian unity: Kick-start — or kill — negotiations?

JERUSALEM — Skeptics and optimists in Israel are squaring off following the surprise reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian factions. The skeptics argue that...

Will Egypt retain its peace treaty with Israel?

JERUSALEM — For Israel, the popular uprising against the Mubarak regime raises the specter of its worst strategic nightmare: collapse of the peace treaty with Egypt,...

Barak abandons Labor Party, reducing yet girding Bibi’s coalition

JERUSALEM — Was it an act of political self-preservation, a feat of political destruction or a bid to stabilize Israel’s government ahead of some dramatic move? And...

In West Bank, Ariel center stage for boycott

JERUSALEM — Residents of the arid West Bank town of Ariel got a taste last week of Paris. Defying left-wing calls for an actors’ boycott, the Beersheba theater group...

Palestinian statehood end game pushes Israel against wall

JERUSALEM — With talks at a stalemate and no agreement from the Israelis to reinstate a settlement freeze, the Palestinians are playing a new card: an end game to...

Obama offers major goodies to Israel for 60-day extension of freeze

JERUSALEM — Following reports of an unprecedented US offer of a host of assurances in return for a 60-day extension of the freeze on building in West Bank settlements,...

Eight months to Iran attack?

JERUSALEM — If the US doesn’t attack Iran’s nuclear facilities within the next eight months or so, Israel probably will. So says journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in the...