HRW Crosses the Threshold into Falsehoods and Anti-Semitic Propaganda

Kohelet י"ד אייר התשפ"א | 26 April 2021

Human Rights Watch’s new report, “A Threshold Crossed” accusing Israel of the crime of apartheid is, despite its length, a propaganda document: full of falsehoods and distortions. The world...

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Refuting Btselem’s Israel-Apartheid Accusation

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ט טבת התשפ"א | 13 January 2021

Apartheid is not just a term for policies one dislikes. The legal standard for labeling a government an “apartheid regime” is set quite high—indeed, so high that no country...

There is a double standard regarding the West Bank versus Western Sahara

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ט' טבת התשפ"א | 24 December 2020

Many expected the Trump administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank before Inauguration Day. Instead, last week it recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara as...

November 29: Kohelet webinar explains what 181 achieved, and why it was seen as so important

Ran Bar-Yoshafat, Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ג כסלו התשפ"א | 29 November 2020

Live 2nd day: The Abraham Accords: Towards a New Middle East?

Kohelet ל' תשרי התשפ"א | 18 October 2020

Live from the second day: The first day: The Abraham Accords: Towards a New Middle East? The First International Conference of the Shiloh Forum, Kohelet Policy Forum and Israel...

Israeli National Diplomatic System: a Blueprint for Reform

Asher Fredman י"ד אלול התש"פ | 3 September 2020

This study analyzes the State of Israel’s national system for conducting foreign relations, in light of far-reaching changes in the diplomatic arena. The analysis demonstrates the necessity for wide-ranging...

Reducing UNIFIL could be a significant step in fixing the UN

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ה' אלול התש"פ | 25 August 2020

The peacekeeping force fails to obstruct Hezbollah and block arms smuggling. The U.S. should rein it in.

UNIFIL – A Last Chance to Reform Ineffective UN Missions While Protecting Israel

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich י"ז אב התש"פ | 7 August 2020

Overview: From the start of the Trump Administration, the U.S. has sought to reform the bloated United Nations. Peace-keeping missions were to be a central part of this reform,...


Letter to an American Christian friend

Dr. Yechiel Leiter כ"ה סיון התש"פ | 17 June 2020

Helping to secure Israel's future in Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley may actually be the key to a rebirth of American confidence and domestic tranquility as well.

100 years since San Remo, when Israel became a sovereignty

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ד אייר התש"פ | 18 May 2020

In San Remo, the League of Nations decided to turn much of the former Ottoman Empire into new nation-states: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan all emerged from this process,...

Judaism Straight Up: A new book explores the central differences between traditional societies and contemporary cosmopolitan ones.

Prof. Moshe Koppel י"א אייר התש"פ | 5 May 2020

In Judaism Straight Up, Moshe Koppel explores the central differences between traditional societies – including traditional Judaism – and contemporary cosmopolitan ones. He explains everything you always wanted to know about...


Israel’s planning in a topsy-turvy world

Dr. Asher Meir כ"ז ניסן התש"פ | 21 April 2020

The most vulnerable farms are also the least efficient; mechanization is the key to both saving costs and avoiding pathogens.

A Selective Opponent of ‘Settlers’

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ"ב טבת התש"פ | 19 January 2020

Human Rights Watch’s Sara Leah Whitson has one standard for Israel, another for Armenia.

US Ambassador David Friedman on the Pompeo Doctrine

Kohelet ט"ו טבת התש"פ | 12 January 2020

Ambassador David Friedman spoke at the Pompeo conference held by the Kohelet Forum and the Shiloh Forum

Live: Conference on The Pompeo Doctrine

Kohelet י' טבת התש"פ | 7 January 2020


Pompeo Busts the ‘Occupation’ Myth

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich ג' כסלו התש"פ | 1 December 2019

The claim that Israeli settlements are illegal was flimsy in 1978 and is ridiculous in 2019.

Failing Grade: Israel’s Teachers Don’t Deserve a Raise

Dr. Yitzhak Klein כ"ז חשון התש"פ | 25 November 2019

After two decades of granting wage hikes with little to show for them, the Israeli public has the right to make some demands of its own from the teachers’...

On anti-BDS laws, antisemitism and freedom of speech

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich כ' תמוז התשע"ט | 23 July 2019

Why the anti-BDS laws legislated in 27 states are not only permissible but also just and do not contradict freedom of speech

Birth preferences in Israel and their effect on poverty indices and welfare levels

Dr. Michael Sarel, Gilad Gaibel י"ט תמוז התשע"ט | 22 July 2019

Social and economic policy today generally ignores the broader meaning of welfare, according to which it must be determined whether it is right to subsidize certain population groups at...

Is government spending in Israel low by international standards, and should it be increased?

Dr. Michael Sarel, Nisan Avraham ה' תמוז התשע"ט | 8 July 2019

Understanding the institutional and demographic differences between countries is important for the media and public discourse in Israel, which often call for increased government spending based on a simplistic...

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