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Vardanyan and Arafat: Two birds of a feather?

Only a body that gave Arafat a Nobel Prize can consider a person accused of sabotaging a peace process between two countries and two peoples for the Nobel Peace Prize? Op-ed.

Vardanyan and Arafat: Two birds of a feather?

Why Israel should care about climate change

Despite the war, Israelis should greatly care about climate change ahead of the COP29 Climate Conference. Simon Stiell, the UN’s top climate official, pressured the community of nations to shape up their act: “Finance is the make-or-break factor in the world’s climate fight.”

Why Israel should care about climate change

Hey world, what about the Kurds in Iran?

Why don't you leave Israel alone for a while and choose a place where people are being persecuted for no reason? Opinion.

Hey world, what about the Kurds in Iran?

How Iran threatens the free world

Iran has essentially built a Shia Crescent of Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and Gaza, to the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.  Op-ed.

How Iran threatens the free world

Where are the women’s rights organizations?

'Where were you when Israeli women were raped, paraded and slaughtered by Hamas terrorists? Feminists in the Jewish state demand answers.

Where are the women’s rights organizations?

How Azerbaijan is helping Israel's war effotrt

From an Azerbaijani perspective, it is only natural that the Caucuses country help Israel in its hour of need with a steady oil supply.Op-ed

How Azerbaijan is helping Israel's war effotrt

Can Israelis help achieve Azerbaijani-Armenian peace?

Following the operation in Karabakh and the resulting ceasefire, Israelis like Ayoob Kara and Mordecai Kedar joined peace efforts. Op-ed.

Can Israelis help achieve Azerbaijani-Armenian peace?

President Herzog: The Azerbaijan-Lachin Corridor story

Pro-Armenian activists squared off against Azerbaijan supporters. Both sent letters to Israel's president by way of Arutz Sheva.

President Herzog: The Azerbaijan-Lachin Corridor story

Azerbaijan? Where is that?

American society's lack of knowledge of the world leaves the door open for policies influenced by well-funded lobbies.

Azerbaijan? Where is that?

Why Iran is so hostile to Azerbaijan

Iran was hostile towards Azerbaijan long before Baku opened up an embassy in Tel Aviv. Op-ed.

Why Iran is so hostile to Azerbaijan

An unforgettable trip to Azerbaijan

Thriving Azerbaijan has opened to Israeli tourists. We were truly welcomed with none of the antisemitism Jews face overseas. Op-ed.

An unforgettable trip to Azerbaijan

A role model for the Islamic World

Not every Islamic country is like Lebanon, Iran, or Indonesia.  Contrary to preconceptions, there are enlightened Muslim countries. Op-ed.

A role model for the Islamic World

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Why have our leaders not maintained support for Azerbaijan?

Most South Azerbaijanis do not wish to see the return of the Shah, despite their hatred of the ayatollah's regime. They want freedom.Op-ed.

Why have our leaders not maintained support for Azerbaijan?

The significance of the Shah’s son’s visit to Israel

If Pahlavi is a viable alternative to the ayatollahs ruling Iran, Israel and Azerbaijan will benefit but there are dissident voices..Op-ed.

The significance of the Shah’s son’s visit to Israel

The plight of women in the Islamic Republic of Iran

If Iranians of all ethnic groups who are fighting for freedom would be aided by the West, the nuclear issue would end.Op-ed.

The plight of women in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Iranian aggression continues unabated

A trilateral bloc between Azerbaijan, Israel and Turkey might make Iran, which is 40% ethnic Azerbaijani, think twice before attacks. Op-ed.

Iranian aggression continues unabated

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Have Azerbaijanis changed the face of the Iran protests?

Azerbaijanis make up around a third of the population in Iran.They are fighting for their rights and the mullahs fear them. Op-ed.

Have Azerbaijanis changed the face of the Iran protests?

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Humanity has no borders

A look at how the Azerbaijan Diaspora, whose native land borders Turkey, has taken the initiative in providing aid along with Israel. Op-ed.

Humanity has no borders

Odd, Iran's social media post antisemitic drawings on Azerbaijan

It is to be expected that a neighboring country that has relations with Israel and religious freedom becomes the enemy of Iran. Op-ed.

Odd, Iran's social media post antisemitic drawings on Azerbaijan

Why Iran threatens Azerbaijan as well as Israel

Iran suspects that Azerbaijan allows Israel to use the country as a base to bring the rebels support. That is one reason. Op-ed.

Why Iran threatens Azerbaijan as well as Israel

A potential solution for Europe’s energy crisis

Azerbaijan, a large energy producer, also has the potential to become a starting point on a green energy corridor to European markets.Op-ed.

A potential solution for Europe’s energy crisis

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 help Israel regionally?

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?

How two majority Muslim countries see the Shoah

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 US 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 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 now

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 Israel can help 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

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, keep Antifa-style 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 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 sovereignty is applied 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 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