Wasted opportunity

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— What a wasted opportunity. Sunday’s prayer rally, which brought hundreds of thousands of haredim into the streets of Jerusalem, had all the makings of an historic event. To begin with, it was one of the largest Jewish prayer services to take place since the Second Temple once stood nearly two millennia…

Israel and the death of pan-Arabism

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— The so-called Arab Spring unleashed forces that have been dormant for a century. Like their counterparts throughout the region, Israel’s Arabic-speaking minorities are changing in profound ways. But our leaders fail to grasp the implications of what is happening. Consider the Christian community. Father Gabriel Nadaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from…

‘White House official confirms Israeli attack on Syrian missile site’

By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, JPOST— Israel conducted air raids against a Syrian missile base near the port city of Latakia early on Thursday, according to an anonymous US administration official. The official, speaking to CNN, said Israel targeted missiles and related equipment out of concern that they would be transferred to Hezbollah. It is unclear…