Analysis Merkel Wants to Talk High-tech in Israel, but Iran and Palestinians May Dampen Mood

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The German chancellor is in Israel hoping to improve economic ties between the two countries. But a Bedouin village and the Gaza Strip could cast a large shadow over proceedings this week. Merkel and the Netanyahus at their home, October … Read More

Support for two-state solution drops to historic low

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Support for a two-state solution among Israelis and Palestinians has dropped to a record low following years of a moribund peace process and several rounds of violent military confrontation. According to a new poll conducted by Tel … Read More

Trump Accelerates US Embassy Transfer to Jerusalem

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Much to the chagrin of the Palestinian Authority, US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he’d be accelerating the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The US mission is slated to being moving in phases … Read More

Palestinian leaders advise suspending recognition of Israel

Jerusalem (CNN) Palestinian leaders have called on the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend its recognition of Israel just days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged the group to “revise” its agreements with the Jewish state. Abbas is head of … Read More

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Ushers in New Era of Unilateralism, Uncertainty

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Trump’s move has further sidelined the United States in the Middle East. Once again, Russia has an opportunity to step into the vacuum. Closer coordination is expected between Moscow, Ankara and Tehran, observes Thomas Seibert. WASHINGTON — US President Donald … Read More