Press Review – March 14, 2019

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“On My Mind: Prioritize Antisemitism” (opinion)

Kenneth Bandler, The Jerusalem Post

The potency of antisemitism – as evidenced in annual statistics compiled by European governments and Jewish communities, as well as in recent surveys of both Jews and the general population – strongly suggests that current approaches are not working as envisioned. A reality check on strategies and tactics is needed. Read more…

“Four Game Changers in Europe’s South” (analysis)

Marc Pierini, Carnegie Europe

Iran, Turkey, and Russia are deepening their footprints in the Middle East, while the United States’ role is becoming more uncertain. The EU must now confront this new geopolitical landscape. Read more…

“Hizbollah commander captured by UK special forces resurfaces in southern Syria, Israeli military says” (news)

Raf Sanchez, The Telegraph

A senior Hizbollah commander captured by British special forces in Iraq has resurfaced in southern Syria where he is setting up a network to launch attacks against Israel, according to the Israeli military. Read more…

“The violent events along the Gaza-Israel border: The report of the Commission of Inquiry of the Human Rights Council” (analysis)

Pnina Sharvit-Baruch, INSS

The huge gap between the positions of Israel and the COI stems mainly from the fact that the report adopts entirely the viewpoint of the Palestinian victims, with no regard to the complex reality of the situation and to the ramifications of the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas. Read more…

“Israel May Talk Tough, but Lets Hamas Corner It Into a Compromise to Avoid Escalation” (analysis)

Amos Harel, Haaretz


Netanyahu voices public warning to clarify to the group that despite many concessions given in recent weeks, Jerusalem isn’t scared of a pre-election operation. Read more…

“Start-up nation Israel: Where women are the future” (analysis)

Debra Kamin, Al Monitor

More and more women are starting high-tech businesses in Israel, site of the second-largest technology hub in the world. Read more…

“Netanyahu, King Abdullah in bind over Temple Mount” (analysis)

Ben Caspit, Al Monitor

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah II share a similar dilemma: They both need for tensions on the Temple Mount to calm down, but cannot afford to appear as the weak side in this affair. Read more…

“Europe’s Delusions on Hezbollah” (opinion)

Mark Dubovitz, Benjamin Weinthal, New York Post

Britain did this month what the European Union and its most important power, Germany, refuse to do: outlaw the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah. Read more…

“Gas finds in Eastern Mediterranean spark partnership between Israel, Palestinian territories and rival nations” (opinion)

Georgios Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Republic of Cyprus, CNBC News

By forming coalitions and building strong partnerships, we are starting to work in unison toward the realization of our common goals — the energy security of our countries and the prosperity of our peoples. Read more…