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A culture recorded in carpets

The ancient historic Mountain Jewish community.of Azerbaijan is preserved in hand woven pictorial carpets.Op-ed

A culture recorded in carpets

Azerbaijani Israelis and their birthplace.

Fuad Muradov, Chair of Azerbaijan's State Committee on Work with the Diaspora, is in Israel to mee them. Perhaps an embassy soon? Op-ed

Azerbaijani Israelis and their birthplace.

An Orthodox Jew in Azerbaijan

As the world reaches new-old depths of antisemitism, it is refreshing to be in a pro-Israel country where all religions are welcome. Op-ed.

An Orthodox Jew in Azerbaijan

Is Azerbaijan a solution for Israel’s wheat shortage crisis?

Wheat shortage is one Ukraine war-caused problem, but Azerbaijan's plentiful oil deposits already provide 40% of Israel's oil. Op-ed.

Is Azerbaijan a solution for Israel’s wheat shortage crisis?

Can strong Azerbaijani-Israeli relations enhance Israel’s position in the region?

Iran invested in a Shia Crescent from Tehran to the Mediterranean encircling Israel, at the expense of influence in the Caucuses.Op-ed.

Can strong Azerbaijani-Israeli relations help Israel regionally?

The world should stop ignoring human rights abuses in Iran

You cannot compromise and make deals with the butcher of Tehran, without harming human rights and the dignity of man. Op-ed.

The world should stop ignoring human rights abuses in Iran

Empowering Israeli single moms during the corona period

It is never easy being a single mom, and much harder during the corona period. Op-ed.

Empowering Israeli single moms during the corona period

The treatment of Jews parallels that of women in Islamic society

International Women's Day is the time to state that misogynstic, cruel behavior towards women is the rule in anti-Israel countries. Op-ed..

The treatment of Jews parallels that of women in Islamic society

Parallels between the Purim story and the Khojaly massacre

Khojaly Genocide Day in Azerbaijan and Purim coincide this year. Sadly, there was no Azerbaijani Queen Esther to save Khojaly. Op-ed.

Parallels between the Purim story and the Khojaly massacre

Will Biden take a U-turn on Iran?

Iran was not mentioned in Biden’s first major foreign policy speech as president, giving rise to speculation about his plans. Op-ed.

Will Biden take a U-turn on Iran?

Two majority Shia Nations and the Holocaust: How Azerbaijan differs from Iran

Two states border one another and both are Muslim, but their attitude to the Holocaust could hardly be more opposed. Op-ed.

How two majority Muslim countries see the Shoah

Did Antifa play a role in storming Capitol Hill?

A Save the West webinar on the electoral crisis about Antifa’s role in the Capitol Hill riots was interrupted by images of swastikas. Op-ed.

Did Antifa play a role in storming Capitol Hill?

The real threat to the Abraham Accords under Biden

Analysts differ on what may transpire between Israel and the countries with whom there is now peace, but all agree on one danger. Op-ed.

The real threat to the Abraham Accords under Biden

Tragedy in-the-making: The United States must ban landmines now

Landmines are hidden for various reasons in wartime, but even if peace is declared they continue their deadly work. Op-ed.

Tragedy-in-the-making: The US must ban landmines now

COVID causes horrific human rights violations to be swept under the rug

Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bangladesh are committing awful human rights violations as you read this.The UNHRC is otherwise occupied. Op-ed.

COVID causes human rights violations to be swept under the rug

Trump must forge a treaty to solidify foreign policy gains in case Biden takes over

A treaty will be a legal barrier if Biden backtracks on the Abraham Accords and renews the Iran deal.There are precedents. Op-ed

Trump must forge a treaty to solidify foreign policy gains now

The hypocrisy of the International Criminal Court

Bangladesh, Syria, Iran or Nagorno-Karabakh do not interest the ICC, but it does target Israel. Only the US sees through it. Op-ed..

The hypocrisy of the International Criminal Court

How the Middle East sees Biden and Trump

Despite Trump’s sometimes inappropriate language, many people in the Middle East support him for a variety of reasons. Op-ed..

How the Middle East sees Biden and Trump

How the State of Israel can help its citizens mental health during the pandemic

Israel must address the psychological needs of citizens during the pandemic in addition to economic and physical health issues. Op-ed.

How Israel can help citizens' mental health during the pandemic

Israel's interests lie in supporting Azerbaijan, not in staying neutral

Turkey supports Azerbaijan, while Iran supports Armenia. Israel should take sides and help Azerbaijan. Opinion.

Israel's interests lie in supporting Azerbaijan

Domestic abuse during a lockdown

During the lockdown, women in abusive situations must have access to help, but those with prior traumas also suffer when in isolation. Op-ed

Domestic abuse during a lockdown

Are Israeli youth developing a rape culture?

Thoughts at the start of the school year after the alleged gang rape in Eilat. Where do parents and educators go from here? Opinion.

Are Israeli youth developing a rape culture?

Stop delegitimizing the rape victim

Judaism considers rape equivalent to murder as it slaughters the victim's soul. Op-ed.

Stop delegitimizing the rape victim

Can the Beirut explosion lead to a civil war?

Lebanon faces a difficult situation. Hezbollah is not Mubarak. Protests will not cause Hezbollah to go and leave Lebanon alone. Op-ed.

Can the Beirut explosion lead to a civil war?

Fellow Israelis, can you please keep Antifa-style imagery and anarchy outside our borders?

We see anti-Israel organizations funded by the NIF networking in the protests. Anarchists from the borders have joined them. Enough.Op-ed.

Fellow Israelis, keep Antifa-style anarchy outside our borders

The Democratic party policy on Israel has already failed in India

Look at the failure of the Indian subcontinent which was partitioned into three independent states: India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.  Op-ed.

The Democratic party policy on Israel has failed in India

We cannot ignore the psychological cost of a prolonged lockdown!

The NGO Sahar noted a 350% increase in calls due to mental distress during and since the first lockdown. We ignore this at our peril.

We cannot ignore the psychological cost of a prolonged lockdown

Nothing will happen if Israel applies sovereignty to 30% of Area C

Just as people moved beyond India’s annexation of Kashmir, people will get beyond Israel’s annexation of 30% of Judea and Samaria. Op-ed.

Nothing will happen if sovereignty is applied to 30% of Area C

Why terrorism continues to plague us amid the pandemic

Neither Fatah nor Hamas appear to be grateful for the life-saving assistance that they received from the Jewish state. Opinion.

Why terrorism continues to plague us amid the pandemic

Switzerland, do not deport Iranian Kurdish activist Arezu Aliasi

In a world gone mad, we must not forget individuals suffering injustice. Deporting a Kurdish woman activist to Iran is immoral. Opinion.

Switzerland, do not deport Iranian Kurdish activist Arezu Aliasi

Is the future of US Jewry threatened?

It is entirely possible that there is a no-win aftermath to the riots, whether Trump is re-elected or the BLM supporters win. Op-ed.

Is the future of US Jewry threatened?

Muslim regimes continue to violate human rights amid the pandemic

Turkey and Syria to Pakistan and Bangladesh, human and minority rights violations continue unabetted, as the world turns a blind eye. Op-ed.

Muslim regimes continue to violate human rights amid pandemic

Human rights abuses during the pandemic

Dictatorships are figuring they can remain under the radar while the world is focused on the pandemic. Opinion.

Human rights abuses during the pandemic