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Jerusalem Post's talented team of journalists provides insight into their work presented in the opinion section. This section highlights the beliefs and values that experienced writers who are witnessing the Middle East turmoil unfold. Their first hand encounters with world leaders have shaped their opinions and world views to be shared on this page.

 Pro-Palestinian protestors hold a banner during a demonstration demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas continues, in Rome, Italy, January 27, 2024. The banner reads: "Cease fire! Justice for Palestine, peace for two peoples

In Italy, libelous anti-Israel slogan is gaining traction

 PALESTINIAN YOUTH participate in a Hamas summer camp, where they receive military as well as religious training, in Rafah, 2014. Hamas’s prime aim is the destruction of Israel as part of an apocalyptic vision, the writer notes.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a religious conflict

By ARNOLD SLYPER
 IDF SOLDIERS visit the site of the Supernova music festival massacre in Re’im, near the Israel-Gaza border. While the Israeli people are still at war, it is too early to fully understand the effects of the Hamas attacks on the country and the people, says the writer.

How history and the present will shape Israel post-October 7 - opinion

 BRITISH PRIME Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions, at the House of Commons, last month. Cowering to the pressure of Islamist extremist mobs, MPs are no longer voting for what they know to be right, the writer argues.

Israel's war has polarized the world, and has exposed right from wrong

By HAYIM LEITER
 Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel is seen before participating in a roundtable discussion on "The Meaning of Never Again: Guarding Against a Nuclear Iran" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 2, 2015.

The world cannot afford to forget Elie Wiesel

By RABBI ELI KAVON
 Soldiers of the Bardales Battalion prepare for urban warfare training on an early foggy morning, near Nitzanim in the Arava area of Southern Israel, on July 13, 2016. Formed in 2014, the Bardales Battalion is an infantry combat battalion of the Israel Defense Forces, composed of 50% female soldiers

The deeper resonance of celebrating women each and every year

 SECURITY FORCES are on the scene where a rocket fired from Lebanon wounded two people in Kiryat Shmona, last month.

Community resilience and trust: the road to returning home

By TIRA-EL COHEN
 CHINA’S PREMIER Li Qiang speaks during the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January.

Ukraine and the Middle East shakes up China's role in global affairs

  Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator briefs media on the launch of the funding appeal to support conflict-torn Sudan in 2024 at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, February 7, 2024.

Arms embargoes on Israel would cross a red line

By OR SHOSHANI
 CHILDREN EVACUATED from Kibbutz Nir Am, in the South, spend time at a hotel in Tel Aviv, in January.

Students are passing, but an education system is failing

By TOMER SAMARKANDI
IRANIAN PRESIDENT Hassan Rouhani (right) and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Who wanted to pay the price of moral action to truly stop Iran?

Preventing an Iranian nuclear weapon remains Israel’s top priority

 US DEFENSE Secretary Lloyd Austin is greeted by Qatar’s Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, during a visit to al-Udeid Air Base, in Doha, Qatar, in December.

Qatar's blood-soaked hands enable terror, it must be stopped

By GREGG ROMAN
 A SINGLE black iris: Rare flowers such as black irises are now out in force and are a sight to behold, the writer exclaims.

Kalaniyot flowers giving us hope

 The writer, Aaron Reich, is seen with their cat, Medici (full name HaRav Medici di Cuddlebutt Reich) waiting to vote in Jerusalem for the municipal elections, on February 27, 2024.

De-meow-crat-ya: Taking my cat to vote in municipal elections

 JORDAN’S KING Abdullah II participates in an airdrop of aid to Gaza, this week.

Food airdrops will save Gazans

By Ahmed Fouad Alkhatib
 A WOMAN holds a placard accusing Israel of committing genocide as she attends a vigil for US Airman Aaron Bushnell in New York, this week.

Glorifying martyrdom won't free Palestine

 An illustrative image depicting an average Israeli becoming a hero.

In the war with Hamas, everyday Israelis become heroes

 TENS OF thousands of Muslim worshipers pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during Ramadan, in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 2023.

Is the media about to ignite World War III?

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The dark Jewish history of Canada's Newfoundland - opinion

By JACOB SIVAK
 ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. receives the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role award for ‘Oppenheimer’ at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, last month.

Oppenheimer's un-filmed scene

 FROM LEFT: AJC assistant director Susan Evans, Bar Rudaeff, Yaniv Yaakov, and the writer venture into the heart of Chicago, advocating for the release of Israeli hostages.

Advocating for hostages in the streets of Chicago

By NOAM BEDEIN
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