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Jacob M. Miller
Oct 31, 2020, 10:00 PM
The Choice Couldn’t Be Clearer: American Jews and Israel Need a President Biden
This Tuesday the American experiment faces its biggest test since Reconstruction: Will voters reject prejudice and bigotry, incompetence and corruption, racism and hatred, and vote for science and progress, unity and morality? Joe Biden is the superior candidate for...
Oct 31, 2020, 11:07 AM
Teaching award may have unintentionally incentivized anti-Israel activity.
Being one of four chosen as a “Harvard Kennedy, Belfer Center for International Affairs; teaching Fellow...” is a remarkable achievement. In that vein, I can appreciate the relevant contributions that Julie Bishop, Frederica Mogherini, and Peter Wittig made during...
Oct 30, 2020, 4:23 PM
The UAE and kosher travel – The possibilities are endless
Since the announcement and subsequent signing of the Abraham Accords and the normalization of relationships between Israel and the UAE there have been many column inches written about the prospects for increased travel and tourism between the two countries...
Oct 29, 2020, 3:44 PM
Annexation and Segregation in the Wake of the Abraham Accords
As the UAE and Bahrain normalize relations with Israel in exchange for the ostensible suspension of de-jure annexation, Palestinians in the West Bank continue to face the perils of segregation under the Israeli occupation. A glance into how road,...
Oct 29, 2020, 3:36 PM
Beware of the authoritarian peace Trump is making in the Middle East
Egypt and Jordan are less free and more authoritarian today than when they signed their peace treaties with Israel, according to Freedom House’s data. Will we see the same development with the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan? Israel’s recent normalization and peace...
Oct 29, 2020, 3:23 PM
Walid Phares Lasers in on Foreign Policy in The Choice
Middle East expert Walid Phares has distinguished himself as a foreign policy and national security oracle. His knowledge of Middle Eastern languages, as well as his deep understanding of the historical trends, personalities and conflicts across the region, gives...
Oct 29, 2020, 12:34 PM
Normalization and schism in the Jewish world
On September 13, 1993, I was privileged to sit on the White House lawn and watch as President Bill Clinton brought together Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in an historic advance towards peace. That...
Oct 28, 2020, 11:31 PM
Israel-UAE: A short haul across Silicon Beach
Ancient maps portrayed the Middle East as the center of the world. For decades, this natural land bridge between Europe and Asia, between East and West, had been broken I just returned from what I hope will be my last...
Oct 28, 2020, 5:27 PM
Blessed are the Peacemakers – Except Trump
President Trump announced a new peace agreement in the Middle East on Friday, October 23rd. This time, Sudan, which has long been on the list of terrorist states, declared that it would normalize relations with Israel. “Another peace treaty between...
Oct 28, 2020, 6:28 AM
The Politics of Being a Mensch
I realize that many Rabbis out there may disagree with me -but being a mensch is overrated. Particularly if you’re President of the United States. Like many Trump supporters, I sometimes bury my head in my hands, wishing he...