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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.

 AN FBI Evidence Response Team member works near where a gunman was killed by law enforcement, after presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attempted assassination in Butler, Penn. That attempt and targeted attack of two Hamas members are erroneously receiving similar reactions, the writer states.

Hamas, stop using human shields

 MK LIMOR Son Har-Melech speaks during a protest outside the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, earlier this year. She has proposed an amendment to the Negev Development Law that would enable Kiryat Arba to receive the same benefits as the Gaza border communities.

Religious Zionists against the Land of Israel

By SHLOMO FISCHER
The late Alon Shamriz

To prove Alon was not killed in vain: impeach all responsible for the failure of Oct. 7

By Yonatan Shamriz
 PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House for the signing of the Abraham Accords, in Washington, 2020. Many feel that he is prolonging the war so he can hold on to power, the writer says.

The many wars of Benjamin Netanyahu

 MK Simcha Rothman and Israeli Justice Minister Yariv Levin are seen in the Knesset in Jerusalem, last summer. The writer calls their current tactics ‘a smokescreen.’

Israel's judicial reform issue has slowly burned out of the public eye

By YOSSI TATIKA
 PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE Donald Trump applauds at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earlier this week. The writer believes Trump’s brush with death has been life-changing.

The apotheosis of Donald Trump

By SHMUELY BOTEACH
 US President Joe Biden (left) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right)

Biden battles party doubts as Netanyahu clings to power

 IDF forces in the Gaza Strip - a war of iron swords

The importance of sticking to routine—even during war

By Adi Fux/The Media Line
 The Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall, Jerusalem, and Senator JD Vance (R-OH) attends an event held by the national conservative political movement, 'Turning Point' in Detroit, Michigan, US, June,16, 2024.

Friend in need is a friend indeed: Vance's Israel support is most welcome

 AN ISRAELI soldier secures a tunnel underneath Al Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza last year. It is known that Mohammad Deif recently emerged from the tunnels in Khan Yunis, the writer states.

What Deif’s death would mean for Gaza

 DEMONSTRATORS CALL for the release of the hostages held in Gaza at 'Hostages Square' in Tel Aviv, last month. The media, says the writer, largely ignores the voices of those calling for 'victory,' namely not to stop fighting until Hamas is destroyed.

Israel isn't as united on continuing war as we may think

By DOUG GREENER
Bastille Day event at the Residence, Israel.

Grapevine, July 17, 2024: In the shadow of October 7

 Iranian Shi'ites attend a ceremony to mark Ashura, the holiest day in the Shi'ite calendar.

Irrational, injurious, ignoble: Islamism puts Israel at peril

 EDUCATION MINISTER Yoav Kisch attends a meeting of the Knesset Education Committee, earlier this month.

Israel’s students are hostages in the battle of teachers vs. government

By Lizy Delaricha
 Twenty-five thousands candles commemorate the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, in Tel Aviv, in 2020. The tragedy consecrated Oslo as his legacy, with then US president Bill Clinton deeming him 'a martyr for peace,' says the writer.

Trump's surging popularity once again proves political assassinations backfire

 POSTERS DEPICTING Yahya Sinwar (right) and Hassan Nasrallah hang from a building near Begin Boulevard in Jerusalem as part of an ‘Ahdut Achshav’ campaign for unity among Israelis, earlier this year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has played directly into Sinwar’s hands, posits the writer.

Yahya Sinwar is deeply in love with Benjamin Netanyahu

 Fallen Border Police Yamam fighter Arnon Zamora, Chris Hemsworth in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder.

Israelis don't need Marvel to show them what heroes are - comment

The newest photo of Muhammed Deif (right) holding US dollars and a plastic cup of juice.

In future, IDF should wait before commenting on possible death of Israel's enemies

 NEWLY ELECTED BRITISH MPs gather in the House of Commons Chamber for a group photo in London, last week. For one bloc of voters, a foreign war 3,000 miles away was more important than all the usual domestic concerns, the writer says.

Despite landslide victory, there may be trouble ahead for UK government

 NORTH KOREAN LEADER Kim Jong Un attends the 10th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang, North Korea, earlier this month. The emerging Axis of Evil - Russia, Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, and North Korea should alarm us all, states the write.

The world cannot ignore the evil network of Russia, Iran, Hamas, and North Korea

By YEVGEN KORNICHUK
 FRENCH PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron visits the Oradour-sur-Glane memorial center last month, marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi massacre of 643 people. The writer explains that while the Nazis took antisemitism to its most horrific extreme, that hatred did not disappear when the Holocaust ended.

The tidal wave of antisemitic havoc

By MICHAEL J. SALAMON
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