Ori Nir


Who Did the Jewish Settlers Vote For?

By Ori Nir

Who Did the Jewish Settlers Vote For?
With all the votes counted in Israel’s election, Ori Nir crunches the numbers. He finds that Benjamin Netanyahu struck out with the ideological settlers of the West Bank.Read More


Bush Presses Israel in Apparent Bid to Maintain Anti-Iranian Front

By Ori Nir

In an apparent effort to bolster Arab and European support for anti-Iranian measures, the Bush administration is urging Jerusalem to take steps to ease tensions in the West Bank and Gaza and to generate progress toward possible negotiations with the Palestinians.Read More


Allies Press U.S., Israel To Talk With Hamas-Fatah Coalition

By Ori Nir

The American and Israeli governments will face growing international pressure to engage with a Palestinian unity government — even one dominated by the terrorist organization Hamas, foreign diplomats in Washington said this week.Read More


L.A. Muslim Leader in Fray Over Award

By Ori Nir

A Muslim activist in Los Angeles is fighting efforts by Jewish organizations to block him from receiving a prestigious human rights award.Read More


L.A. Muslim Leader Fights Effort To Block His Award

By Ori Nir

A Muslim activist in Los Angeles is fighting efforts by Jewish organizations to block him from receiving a prestigious human rights award.Read More






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