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The Palestinians had a great Thanksgiving, Israel not so much

Shoshana Bryen
While you were still trying to figure out how to seat 12 people at a table for 10, seven-year-old Israeli Demir Ladigin and his...

Two Gun Cohen and Soong Ching-ling

Guermantes Lailari and Stephen Bryen
She came from the most important 20th century Chinese family. Her name means "Lucky Years" and she, her two sisters, and her brother played...

The U.S.-Israel Relationship: Navigating The Post-Election Landscape

Shoshana Bryen
The assessments are starting… now! The confluence of Israeli and American elections has brought the pundits out in full force to dissect the question, “What...

More Sanctions Won’t Fix This

Shoshana Bryen
Iran is selling drones they are not supposed to have to Russia, and Russia is using Iranian drones to attack Ukrainian civilians—a combination of...

The Debate Inside Israel over the Maritime Boundary Arrangement with Lebanon

Dr. Eran Lerman
Not since the Oslo Accords of 1993–1995 has an aspect of Israel’s relations with an Arab neighbor aroused such vehement argument in the Israeli...

Is It Realistic To Ask Israel To Meddle In The Ukraine-Russia War?

Shoshana Bryen
Israel is walking a fine line between the defense of its people and territory, and its support of Ukraine’s defense against Russia. Ukrainian demands...

Israel’s Merry-Go-Round Elections: A Primer

David M. Weinberg
Editor's Note: David M. Weinberg a senior fellow at the Jerusalem-based Kohelet Forum, a research fellow at Habithonistim: Israel’s Defense and Security Forum, and a...

Biden Deflects to Saudi Arabia

Shoshana Bryen
Deflection. That’s when someone tries to turn aside responsibility and shift it to someone/something else. Today’s example is the rampage by the White House...

Putin Needs a Send-Off Ramp

Eric Rozenman
Pundits and foreign policy professionals say Vladimir Putin needs an “off-ramp” that permits him to save face while exiting Russia’s war against Ukraine. The...

Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border

Shoshana Bryen
The White House is taking a bow for success in achieving US-Israel and US-Lebanon agreements to delineate a maritime border between them that will...

It’s Always About Iran (Even when it’s About Palestinians)

Shoshana Bryen
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi has approved Israeli drone strikes in the West Bank. Lest you think Israel is waging war on the Palestinian...

Were Nord Stream Explosions really a Military Accident?

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
On September 27, two explosions severely damaged Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines near the Danish island of Bornholm, setting off...

Who Gains Most from Nord Stream Sabotage?

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The US has long opposed NATO’s (especially Germany’s) dependence on Russian, formerly Soviet, natural gas. The United States, in fact, used export controls to block...

What the U.S. and Iran Agree On

Shoshana Bryen
As the Iranian government delegation arrives in New York for the U.N. General Assembly session — First Class, of course — there was some pressure on the...

Dead Russians; More Putin Critics Die

Shoshana Bryen
The Ukrainian military has been making gains on the ground against Russian forces, prompting increasing pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin at home. As supporters and...