Author profile: Jonathan Sciarcon

Jonathan Sciarcon is an Associate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Denver, where he teaches courses on Middle Eastern history and United States foreign policy in the Middle East.

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: A US Policy Perspective

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: A US Policy Perspective

Trump’s move will certainly not help solve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. More notably, it perhaps only signals a further American retreat from multilateral engagement.

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Obama has treaded more lightly with Israel than Reagan and Bush. It is useful to compare recent events to periods of tension from 1981-1982 during Regan’s presidency.

Trump and Israel: Big-League Issues and Huge Repercussions

Trump and Israel: Big-League Issues and Huge Repercussions

Trump’s presidency will likely embolden the Israeli right-wing which could have long term ramifications for Democratic support of Israel and potentially spell the end of all the talk on the two-state solution.

The Obama Administration and Israel: Aberration or Harbinger of Change?

The Obama Administration and Israel: Aberration or Harbinger of Change?

We are witnessing the start of an unraveling bi-partisan support in the US for Israel, which has potentially been hurried by the Obama-Netanyahu feud.

A New Direction? Trump, the Republicans, and the US-Israeli Future

A New Direction? Trump, the Republicans, and the US-Israeli Future

Republican support for Israel is turning away from an activist foreign policy, at least for the foreseeable future.

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