Shlomi Eldar

Benzion Gopstein (L), the leader of the far-right Israeli group Lehava, gathers with fellow activists in Jerusalem, Dec. 25, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Nir Elias)

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Anti-racism coalition claims Israeli extreme-right groups getting state funds

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

A report by the Israeli Tag-Meir group argues that extreme-right groups that incite hate and violence are receiving state funds both directly and indirectly.

How did humanitarian funds end up in Hamas' pockets?

| Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

Israeli authorities are accusing Hamas of stealing funds from humanitarian organizations working in the Gaza Strip, but any action to stop the embezzlement could harm the Gaza population the aid is intended for.

Why Egypt's Sisi is pushing Abbas-Dahlan reconciliation

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi feels that without a reconciliation between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his rival, former Fatah senior member Mohammed Dahlan, it would be impossible to advance a diplomatic process with Israel.

Will Jordan extradite woman convicted in Jerusalem bombing to US?

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

A US request that Jordan extradite Alham Tamimi, convicted for involvement in a 2001 terror attack in Jerusalem that cost American lives, has put King Abdullah II in a difficult position.

Palestinians fear US will block financial assistance

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

US President Donald Trump’s representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, asked Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to stop paying allocations to families of Palestinian assailants who attacked Israelis.

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Shlomi Eldar is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse. For the past two decades, he has covered the Palestinian Authority and especially the Gaza Strip for Israel’s Channels 1 and 10, reporting on the emergence of Hamas. In 2007, he was awarded the Sokolov Prize, Israel’s most important media award, for this work. On Twitter: @shlomieldar

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