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What the Abraham Accord Means for Israel

08/20/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

The presence of United Arab Emirates officials earlier this year at the announcement of President Trump’s plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians hinted at a growing collaboration between Israel and the Emirates. The two have now struck a historic deal, dubbed the Abraham Accord,...

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Why Christians Care about Annexation

08/04/20
by David Parsons, ICEJ Vice President – Senior International Spokesman

I have engaged with a number of reporters lately, both on and off the record, concerning the Trump peace plan. And one question keeps coming up:...

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The Strategic Importance of the Jordan Valley

07/13/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

President Trump’s proposed peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians allows for Israel’s annexation (extension of sovereignty) of the major settlement blocks in the “West Bank” as well as the Jordan Valley. While the overall plan has been touted as the best plan presented thus far, it does...

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Does Israel Have the Right to Annex Settlements?

06/29/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

The Trump administration unveiled the long-awaited peace plan between Israel and the Palestinian people in January 2020. Perhaps the most realistic and balanced of any peace plan to date, it was rejected by the Palestinian Authority in less than two hours. 

One of the most controversial...

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Does Christian Anti-Semitism Exist?

05/13/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

Many Evangelical Christians will argue that there is no such thing as “Christian anti-Semitism.” For them, it is a contradiction of terms—an oxymoron. They do not believe a “true” Christian can be anti-Semitic. Unfortunately, history has proven otherwise.

Jews and Christians have had a...

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Why Pandemics Are Dangerous for Jews

04/01/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

Abundant conspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic have elevated fear and anxiety levels for many. We have had to sift through benign misinformation and intentional disinformation to understand the potential dangers of this virus and the best practices to avoid it. As...

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Why does anti-Semitism still exist?

03/02/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

The evil pursuit of the Jewish people has continued for millennia, which is why historian Robert Wistrich called anti-Semitism "the longest hatred." Every time this irrational vitriol seems to be dying out, it reinvents itself with a different look and a different name. But the goal is always...

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How Anti-Semitic Alliances Unite Enemies

02/07/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

One of the first lessons we learn in the history of anti-Semitism is that hatred makes strange bedfellows. The oddest of partnerships have been formed around a common enemy. 

Nazi Alliance with Islam

An example of this friendship between enemies is that of the Nazi regime, which believed...

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The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in 'Palestine'

02/06/20
by Khaled Abu Toameh
Why are the 250,000 Arab Israelis living in the Triangle area strongly opposed to the idea of becoming part of a Palestinian state?   Many Arab citizens of Israel see how Palestinians living under the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip are subject to human...

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How ‘Righteous’ Does One Need to Be?

01/11/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

The historical account of the Holocaust would not be complete without the amazing stories of the brave individuals who risked their lives to save Jews. This is why Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, works tirelessly to locate and honor them as “Righteous Among the Nations.”

While it...

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