Analysis: What would Joe Biden mean for Israel?

Both Donald Trump and his supporters have repeatedly attempted to paint the Democratic party as anti-Israel and suggested that the election of Joe Biden would be detrimental to the Jewish state. This weekend, David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, went further and suggested that a victory for the former vice-president next month would destabilise[…]

In Brief: Israeli foreign minister urges PA to return to negotiating table

Israel’s foreign minister urged the Palestinians to “return to the negotiating table” this week. Gabi Ashkenazi was speaking after his historic first meeting with the United Arab Emirates foreign minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, in Berlin on Tuesday. “Only through direct negotiations can we advance a solution for the conflict,” Ashkenazi, a member of[…]

In Brief: Two-thirds of Israelis disapprove of Netanyahu’s handling of covid crisis

Sixty-five percent of Israelis believe Benjamin Netanyahu is responding poorly to the coronavirus crisis, a poll released this week shows. The Channel 12 News survey found only 31 percent of Israelis approve of the prime minister’s handling of the crisis, which has seen the country forced into a second lockdown. The poll also indicated that[…]

In Brief: Peacebuilding work necessary, not just nice, says ALLMEP report

The services that peacebuilding organisations provide for their communities are not just nice – they are necessary, a new report from the Alliance for Middle East Peace says this week. The study, A Resilient Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding Sector in the Face of the Coronavirus Pandemic, looks at the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on civic society[…]