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May 4, 2018, 10:35 PM
An alternative approach to Iran: Talk to them
Netanyahu should extend his hand to Rouhani, we were allies in the past and we'll be allies in the future
Dec 10, 2017, 12:03 AM
Trump’s Jerusalem Folly
On my way back in a taxi from the jazz festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque on Friday night, there was a news flash about rockets fired from Gaza at Sderot, and the fact the children in the area...
Nov 5, 2017, 3:17 PM
22 Years Later, Remembering the Incitement, the Murder, the Vision, at Rabin Square
I was there in the square on Saturday night, November 4th, 1995, when Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, and I went last night as well, the 22nd anniversary of the murder. There were friends and colleagues who argued...
Oct 1, 2017, 3:07 PM
Dennis Rodman, where are you when Trump and Kim need you?
Even though we frequently think that we are at the center of the universe, we here in the Middle East are for once on the sidelines as we watch the back and forth verbal fireworks between U.S. President Donald...
Sep 5, 2017, 12:46 PM
An open letter to Ambassador David Friedman about the occupation
In 2003, Likud Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the following: "You cannot like the word, but what is happening is an occupation -- to hold 3.5 million Palestinians under occupation. I believe that is a terrible thing for Israel...
Jul 29, 2017, 6:28 PM
Golden Domes and Armaggedon: Thoughts following the latest crisis
They say that Armageddon, that war to end all wars would take place in Megiddo, not far from my old Kibbutz Barkai, and the Wadi Ara area, which Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly has offered to transfer (without consulting the...
May 24, 2017, 2:29 PM
United/divided Jerusalem: then and now
When I was 17, I lived in Jerusalem for half a year in the German Colony neighborhood filled with picturesque Templer homes. I was participating in an intensive youth leadership training program with 95 other young Jewish youth leaders...
May 20, 2017, 7:54 PM
Memo to President Trump About Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
To: President Donald J Trump, The White House You are about to embark upon a very ambitious journey, a visit to the Middle East, with stops in Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem and Bethlehem, your first trip abroad as president. While you have...
Mar 18, 2017, 10:07 PM
Snap Shots from the Land of Trump
During a recent two week visit to America, I didn't meet anyone who voted for Donald Trump. That shouldn't be surprising, since my visit was divided between two conferences in DC and family and friends in New York. After...
Mar 11, 2017, 4:38 PM
Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, Pro-Peace, Anti-Occupation
That was the new slogan that J Street U representatives, the college and university campus organizing arm of J Street, used at the 2017 J Street Conference in Washington, DC from February 25-28.. It says it all. There is no...
Hillel Schenker is Co-Editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal, and lives in Tel Aviv