Sunday, August 20, 2017

Beyond the point of no return

The recent foiling of a terrorist plot to blow up a plane in Australia has focused attention on the threat posed by radicalised citizens both at home and abroad…writes Michael Kuttner. We already know that...

Preserving the Dead Sea, a Jewel for Future Generations

Sunrise over the Dead Sea is a magnificent sight.  A soothing atmosphere surrounds this biblical landmark and mineral treasure. The Dead Sea is a natural wonder that is actually giving life, but this unique...

Why Tonight There Will Be No Funerals

This morning, a bomb stopped ticking. The bomb had five components...five terrorists who were on their way to launch a terror attack. Israelis are not reeling in shock tonight, not waiting for the names...

Falsehoods and Facts about the Middle East Forum: A Top Ten List

Falsehood 1: The Middle East Forum is anti-Muslim, or "Islamophobic." Fact 1: Far from being biased against Muslims, MEF challenges a radical ideology responsible for unfathomable Muslim suffering, and one which most Muslims reject. Middle East...

Who Are the Palestinians?

Vol. 17, No. 21 Palestinian leaders claim that the Palestinians are descended from the Canaanite people who lived in the Land of Canaan before the Israelite tribes settled in it. What is the source...

Don’t Dismantle UNRWA; Reform Its Policies

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The desire of Prime Minister Netanyahu to dismantle UNRWA, while understandable in light of the agency’s egregious history of collusion with Hamas, is not a practical proposition. Israel can, however, demand that...

Boycott Calls Against Israel

Editorial Note In a recent Facebook post, Steven Salaita shared his plans for leaving the academe. "My immediate plan is to write and give talks," he wrote. "Despite applying to positions on four continents, I was...

The Palestinian Trojan Horse and Jewish Institutions

Jewish news media was all atwitter with a news report about Camp Solomon Schecter in Washington state, a more than 60 year-old Jewish educational day camp, that states on its website that “Jewish camp...

“Thou Shalt Never Change… Thou Shalt Change”: The absence of deep understanding about the...

1. On both sides of the Atlantic, the intelligence bodies, especially those in charge of research and analysis, have been experiencing a profound crisis in recent decades. This is a crisis rooted in questions of...

Main events of the week

This week, there were no significant changes on the ground in Syria and Iraq. • Syria – the campaign for the takeover of Al-Raqqah is still bogged down, in light of the persistent fighting by ISIS...