Mahmoud Abbas did not instigate the Temple Mount violence, but Abbas also did not stop the escalations in tensions afterwards.
Headlines over the last few weeks have been uplifting for some Middle East observers, but for Israel it means future troubles ahead.
For the first time ever the 21-member World Heritage committee inscribed a significant religious site – the Cave of the Patriarchs – to the State of Palestine.
On October 15, 1967, 50 years ago, I arrived in Israel for a two-week visit with my parents. Only four months before, the little nation of Israel had escaped annihilation and achieved a victory that was beyond the imagination.
Nikki Haley, American ambassador to the United Nations, met with Israeli government leaders this week and demonstrated a marked shift in tone towards Israel.
Today in Israel, even though the intense trauma of the Holocaust has somewhat diminished, and few survivors of the Holocaust are left, the Jewish people of Israel are still extremely attuned to the threat of anti-Semitism.
Research findings reported by the World Jewish Congress has revealed that in 2016, more than 382,000 anti-Semitic posts were uploaded to social media.