Trump's Jerusalem declaration did not violate any U.N. resolutions, nor did it change longstanding U.S. policy. It simply stated facts. Indeed, even Jordanian ambassadors present their credentials to Israel's president – in Jerusalem
Dr. Oded Eran was Israel’s ambassador to Jordan and the European Union.He is a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv.
Saudi Arabia and Israel are equally threatened by a nuclear deal with Iran. Which of their approaches to influencing U.S. decision makers is more likely to work?
As prime minister, Netanyahu not only has a duty to ensure Iran doesn't achieve a nuclear weapon, but to also preserve U.S. support, goodwill and readiness to stand by Israel.
The president is projecting American power through diplomacy rather than military force, to the bewilderment of U.S. allies.
A successful attempt to remove the current regime in Jordan is of a totally different magnitude.
The raging public debate about the level of royalties and taxes that the gas companies are supposed to pay to the state does not preclude a discussion of the strategic, diplomatic and economic aspects of the find.
At a time when the region is at such a crossroads, it would not be wise of Israel to make fateful decisions about its relationships with its neighbors.
The gap between the positions held by most coalition members, including Netanyahu's inner cabinet of seven, and those held by the Palestinians is evident - and nothing has happened to indicate it has narrowed. So why did the prime minister push for direct negotiations?
Most Israelis and Palestinians reject the status quo, but neither side is capable of doing more than accepting in principle the 2003 road map and the two-state solution. Given this situation, the responsible way to handle things is to attach a gradual political action plan to the Palestinian state-building proposal that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad put forth in August.
Fifteen years after Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty, the ties between the two countriesare generating feelings of disappointment and missed opportunities.
If Israel holds negotiations with Syria and the Palestinians, it will need to present a more practical, exact characterization of its demands than what it used in the peace agreement with Egypt.