Saturday, October 21, 2017

Peace talks are officially off the table

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4575334,00.html The wall behind the speakers' podium at the United Nations General Assembly hall is greenish – an unusual color in halls of this kind. It's quite possible that it is green with shame. The...

Criticisms of the U.S.-led Air Campaign against ISIS

The brief version: Keep an eye on the ball: the Iranian nuclear build-up is 1,000 times a greater threat than ISIS. Tehran should be left to deal with this problem, which threatens its allies in Damascus...

ISIL Still Gains Amid U.S. Strikes

The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant continues to score gains in the war in Iraq, a report said. The Center for Security and International Studies has warned that NATO air strikes on Iraq and Syria...

Qatar’s Support of Hamas and Jihadist Forces in the Middle East

http://jcpa.org/article/qatars-support-of-hamas-jihadist-forces/#sthash.dk14HQuF.dpuf Vol. 14, No. 30       September 23, 2014 Qatar is unquestionably engaged in international terrorist financing. According to the U.S. Treasury’s division for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, “Qatar, a longtime U.S. ally, has...

Israel faces a wave of Arab refugees

http://www.menewsline.com Israeli analysts have warned that the Jewish state could be flooded by refugees from neighboring Jordan and Syria. They said the expansion of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant threatens to spark an exodus of hundreds...

Hamas Policy after Operation “Protective Edge”

http://jcpa.org/article/hamas-policy/ Vol. 14, No. 29    September 18, 2014 Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal recently revealed Hamas’ unfolding strategy in the wake of the Gaza war, particularly the use of the international system as an economic safety net...

Islam and the “Killing of Innocents”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4702/islam-killing-innocents "No religion condones the killing of innocents." — U.S. President Barack Obama, September 10, 2014. "Islam is a religion of peace." — U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, September 13, 2014. "There is a place for violence...

What Egypt’s President Sisi Really Thinks

http://www.danielpipes.org/14931/abdel-fattah-al-sisi Former air marshal Husni Mubarak, now 86, had ruled Egypt for 30 years when his military colleagues forced him from office in 2011. Three years and many upheavals later, those same colleagues replaced his...

The IS-Kurdish War

http://www.meforum.org/4796/iraq-isis-kurds-battle "Eighty years ago, they joined three nations together and formed Iraq. This mistake must not be repeated … The solution is a breakup," says General Maghdid Haraki. The Kurdish peshmerga officer is speaking from the...

Op-Ed: Hamas’ Dissolution Indispensable for Israel’s Security

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15626#.VA2l3sKSySo In strategic context, nothing less than a large-scale 'invasion' to finish Hamas off and rid Gaza of a terrorist regime is going to ensure security for Israel. The hard facts speak for themselves: a deeply...