Whoever finds Trump’s move irrational and dangerous just needs to soberly look at the logic of American and German Middle East policy for the last 15 years.
There is no holier city for Jews, Christians and Muslims, i.e., for a dominant portion of the planet, than Jerusalem, whose praises have been sung of old. Jesus rose from the dead there, the Prophet Muhammad ascended into heaven for a time, and Jews can pray at the Wailing Wall – places where the Lord dwells.
As soon as Trump became president, ardent Israelis rejoiced that they would finally be able to build the third temple on the site of Solomon’s Temple.
If there is a region in the world where tensions could lead to conflicts with terrible consequences, it is the Middle East. Washington, the principal ally of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and Moscow, ally of Iran and Syria, should act soon to lessen the tension.
The Trump administration is committing a great folly in its decision to withdraw from UNESCO to show solidarity with the Israeli occupation.
<i>Donald Trump has until Oct. 15 to certify that Tehran is complying with the agreement, but there are alarming indications that he plans not to.</i>
The onslaught of President Donald Trump’s plans to reverse or abandon agreements of cooperation and interconnection with the rest of the world has been notable: the [Read more]
Perhaps the time has come to understand that we have gone too far, breaching the balance between private interest and public security.
There has never been a breach in the relationship between U.S. Jews and Israel as large as the one today. There are two problems facing Israel. The first has to do with the right wing in Israel, both in terms of Jewish teaching and its implementation that threatens to thwart peace with Palestine and Arab countries. [Read more]