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Cleaning up east Jerusalem

Cleaning up east Jerusalem

This week, Jerusalem municipal officials and workers swept overnight into A-Tur on the Mount of Olives to clean up the neighborhood.Under Israeli police protection, they hauled away abandoned vehicles, piles of garbage, and rubble from ruined buildings. They took down...
Why Islamic Jihad Won’t Attack Israel Right Now

Why Islamic Jihad Won’t Attack Israel Right Now

Hamas leaders in Gaza are convinced that now isn’t the time for a direct conflict with Israel – and they have several routes to pressure Islamic Jihad to follow suit, from risking popular antagonism to threatening the loss of privileges they currently enjoy.The...
Judaism and leftism’s common values

Judaism and leftism’s common values

The ninth president of Israel, the late Shimon Peres, whom I had the privilege of working with for more than two decades, would tell me from time to time that he was worried by a change in our behavior: that we were turning from an enlightened to a boorish people....
World Bank: Palestinian electricity grid to cost $3b

World Bank: Palestinian electricity grid to cost $3b

Talks on separating the Palestinian electricity grid from Israel are making progress says the World Bank’s Vivien Foster. Building an independent energy system in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Gaza Strip will cost $3 billion and will take until 2030 to...