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Jul 2, 2018, 11:58 PM
Israel’s Southern Syria Decision Time
Assad’s army is moving south. In recent weeks, elite forces that led offensives such as the capture of Eastern Ghouta have been massing at the edges of rebel-held areas in Quneitra and Daraa. These frontlines have been quiet ever...
Mar 14, 2017, 1:21 PM
Renewed Tensions at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade
This week’s stabbing attack at the Lion’s Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, in which two Israeli border police officers were injured and their assailant was killed, is an ominous signal of growing strains around the city’s Holy Esplanade (Temple...
May 10, 2016, 10:16 PM
Explaining the relative calm at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade during Passover
For the first time in years, Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, was relatively calm during the Passover holiday. The reasons why are as complex as they are significant....
Apr 22, 2016, 12:03 PM
How to keep calm at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade during Passover?
With Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade -- known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Palestinians as al-Haram al-Sharif – at the center of two bloody flare-ups in Jerusalem over two years, it is essential to prevent a third. The wave...
Aug 26, 2015, 11:33 AM
Prepare now for High Holidays at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif
Israel's security policies are stoking flames among East Jerusalem's Palestinian public
Mar 29, 2015, 10:17 AM
How Herzog and Israel’s dwindling left can fix their election blunder
Herzog's central mistake was to promote a vision of Israel as a melting pot in the image of the Labor Party
Jul 6, 2014, 12:21 AM
Israel’s Hamas Challenge: The Third Way
The kidnapping and murder of three Israeli yeshiva students -- and the extensive Israeli military campaign against Hamas, members of which Israel presumes to have perpetrated the act – illustrate the urgency of revisiting Israel’s policy options toward the...
Jul 10, 2013, 4:57 PM
Support Arab-Israeli Peacemaking by Beefing Up UNDOF
On 12 June Austria withdrew its contingent of 378 peacekeepers – more than one-third of the total -- from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force established in 1974 to maintain the Israeli-Syrian ceasefire. With Austria’s elections slated for September,...
Feb 12, 2013, 8:31 PM
Israel’s Islamist dilemma
Upheavals in the Arab world reveal a shared regional interest in maintaining stability
Ofer Zalzberg is Senior Analyst of the International Crisis Group’s Arab-Israeli project.