What the U.S. Can Do to Advance Israeli-Palestinian Peace

By Andrea M. Berlin, J. Andrew Overman, The National Interest— Against the backdrop of normalization between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and more recently Bahrain, are continued condemnations by Palestinian leaders. Palestinian president Abbas called the moves a “stab in the back,” “despicable,” and a “betrayal.” Even so, rumors regarding Saudi normalization continue to…

Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Guide for the Perplexed, 2020

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” The evening of September 18, 2020 will launch the 5781th Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). 1. Annual reminder. The Hebrew word Rosh (ראש) means head/beginning and Hashanah (השנה) means the year. The root of the Hebrew word Shanah is both “repeat” and “change.” It constitutes…

Archaeology Proves Israel is the Jewish Homeland

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— No one questions the historic legitimacy of Egypt’s Sphinx, Italy’s Pantheon, or Greece’s Acropolis—nor the indisputable claims to their ancient heritage. Yet many individuals and organizations attempt to submerge Israel’s history and liquidate its claims to their ancient Jewish homeland. Yet, ancient discoveries once again serve as proof for…