Dr. Mordechai Nisan

Dr. Mordechai Nisan

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Dr. Mordechai Nisan is a retired lecturer in Middle East Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent books areOnly Israel West of the River and The Crack-Up of the Israeli Left

News by Dr. Mordechai Nisan

Saving Democracy in Israel

Based on a 1992 Knesset law in defense of human dignity and liberty, the High Court tramples the dignity and liberty of the people.

Saving Democracy in Israel

Israel and the Jordanian question

Justifications for Israel’s positive orientation toward the Hashemiteas as well as counterarguments for an alternative perspective. Op-ed

Israel and the Jordanian question

A solution to end Palestinian Muslim terrorism

This formula avoids collective Palestinian Arab punishment, while promoting the collective welfare of the Jews in their land. Opinion

A solution to end Palestinian Muslim terrorism

The Naqba dynamic: A sobering analysis of Arab-Jewish relations

The fundamental Arab goal is complete de-Zionization of Israel, meaning canceling the Law of Return and the Jewish Nation-State Law.Op-ed

The Naqba dynamic:  A sobering analysis of Arab-Jewish relations

Understanding Arab strategy towards Israel

Three cases of the strategy of stages in the Arab-Israeli conflict, highlighting the Arabs who exhibited sophistication-and duplicity.Op-ed.

Understanding Arab strategy towards Israel

The Naqba was justified

When the naqba occurred, and upon looking back at it today, it is clear that it was justified and necessary, but not sufficient. Op-ed.

The Naqba was justified

From integration to disintegration: Israel and its Arab citizens

Israel is at a watershed with anti-Zionist Arabs in a critical place in a government resting upon a threadbare parliamentary majority.Op-ed

From integration to disintegration: Israel and its Arab citizens

Democracy and protests: A perspective

Civilized democratic forms of direct and indirect democracy differ from mob democracy whose whiff arises from the streets of Jerusalem.Oped.

Democracy and protests: A perspective

The cultural transformation in Israeli politics

 The cultural transformation in Israeli politics

From the Hebrew press: Arabs, Druze and the Nationality Law

From the Hebrew press: Arabs, Druze and the Nationality Law

The Israel-Palestinian impasse after Trump

The Israel-Palestinian impasse after Trump

Israeli sovereignty and Arab responses

Israeli sovereignty and Arab responses

David Ben Gurion and the Arabs

David Ben Gurion and the Arabs

The Test Facing the Religious Zionists

The Test Facing the Religious Zionists

The Five-Point Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

The Five-Point Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

Zionism, Jews, and Self-Haters

Zionism, Jews, and Self-Haters

The Two-State Delusion

The Two-State Delusion

When the Talks Fail Again

When the Talks Fail Again

Book Review: HEROD: The Man Who Had to be King

Book Review: HEROD: The Man Who Had to be King

Godfather of Islamic Revolution?

Godfather of Islamic Revolution?

OpEd: Did UN Create Israel?

OpEd: Hebrew U. lecturer rebuts Foreign Policy Journal on the “myth” of the UN Creation of Israel. “Yes, a myth – Zionists created Israel".

OpEd: Did UN Create Israel?

The Sins of Damascus

The Sins of Damascus

War with Lebanon Imminent

War with Lebanon Imminent

Lebanon Back on the Front Burner

Lebanon Back on the Front Burner