Can Israel successfully leverage diplomacy to build bridges and promote its self-interests by embracing a “diplomacy of opportunities” approach?

By (Special for the Jerusalem Post)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has stepped into a foreign service riddled with complex challenges, but by embracing a “diplomacy of opportunities” approach Israel can successfully leverage diplomacy to build bridges and promote its self-interests.

To truly understand the state of Israeli diplomacy…

Sadly, most human enterprises fail.

Per Forbes Magazine 8 out of 10 businesses fail. Per Harvard Business School study 75% of venture-backed startups fail. Only 50% of businesses will survive 5 years and only 30% will survive their 10th year. Per Fortune Magazine, nine out of ten organizations fail to…

AMERICAN ESSAY: The victory of the Biden-Harris ticket signals the general direction: reformation

By Ido Aharoni (Special for the Jerusalem Post)

Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration, in the shadow of the insurrection and Trump’s second impeachment, presents a good opportunity to assess the implications to US-Israel ties, as well as American politics.

Largely due to his age, the conventional wisdom is that ’s presidency…

Jerusalem’s Western wall on the Jewish New Year (Credit:

By Ido Aharoni (special for the Jerusalem Post)

Jerusalem, September 24th , 2020— — In the Middle East “Peace” primarily means non-belligerency. Therefore, you can have “Peace” without normalization. But you cannot have full normalization without peaceful relations. …

Apparently, the abused has had enough of the abuser.

By Ido Aharoni

British musician (76) has made the headlines once again, this time complaining that he had been “banned” from Pink Floyd’s official site and social media by his former band mate David Gilmour. …

The global tourism industry has been hit in an unprecedented fashion, far and wide. What should local and national decision-makers do to help their tourism industries recover?

By Ido Aharoni

Special for the Diplomatic Courier (

Vermont in the Winter by Adam Aharoni

t may come as a surprise that refugee camps, along with other remote locations…

By Ido Aharoni

Ultimately, we are all participants.

Participatory Culture is a term coined by Professor, Henry Jenkins[1], of the University of Southern California. The term refers to the vast and frequent participation of people in media in the age of technology and information. …

By Ido Aharoni

Special for U.S. News and World Report ()

EVEN BEFORE COVID-19, the unofficial “contract” between governments and citizens became increasingly unsustainable. …

What will happen to global competition between places post-COVID-19? The simple answer is that it is too early to fully assess its impact. There are too many variables at play.

So far, we can only predict that global competition between nations and cities will re-emerge, but in a different form…

The term ‘political mystification’ has been mostly used in academic and public discourse to describe efforts made by political leaders to conceal ill-intended policies. The traditional approach assumes mistrust: political leadership will always have something to hide. Hidden agenda is part of their DNA.

Distance, both physical and conceptual, is…

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