Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Myth of Palestinian Centrality

http://www.meforum.org/4750/the-myth-of-palestinian-centrality The "Palestinian cause" has been at the forefront of discourse on the Middle East for nearly a century. It has long formed the primary common concern of pan-Arab solidarity and its most effective...

ISIS: A Risk Assessment

http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7116 Recent events in Iraq are liable to give new impetus to the ideas and the path that ISIS represents, which are shared by many terrorist organizations operating in the Middle East and beyond. Its...

UNRWA: Blurring the Lines between Humanitarianism and Politics

http://jcpa.org/unrwa_blurring_the_lines/ The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has become one of the largest UN programs, with over 30,000 personnel operating in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the...

Arabs No Longer Take Obama Administration Seriously

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4236/arabs-obama-administration The communiqué issued by Arab heads of state at the end of their summit in Kuwait this week shows that the Arab countries do not hold the Obama Administration in high regard or even...

Demography vs. Demagoguery: Europe vs. Israel

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/02/25/demography-vs-demagoguery-europe-vs-israel/ People who predict population trends need to learn from weather forecasters: when your forecasts are wrong more than right, go home before they lock you at home.‎ Many who yell “demography” when discussing Israel’s future,...

Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the “Clash within a Civilization”

http://csis.org/publication/saudi-arabia-iran-and-clash-within-civilization No one has ever been able to travel to the Gulf without discovering just how different the perspectives and values of the West and the Middle East can be. During the last two...

The Palestinian refugees — a reality check

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=6651 Western policymakers and media have misconstrued/misrepresented the Palestinian refugee issue, ignoring its global context and core data. Moreover, the Palestinian claim of dispossession -- which impacts the U.S. financial aid to UNRWA, and is...
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ICSR Insight: Up to 11,000 foreign fighters in Syria; steep rise among Western Europeans

http://icsr.info/2013/12/icsr-insight-11000-foreign-fighters-syria-steep-rise-among-western-europeans/ Since ICSR published its first estimate in April, the issue of foreign fighters in Syria has become a major concern for Western governments. More reports have emerged since, though few have accurately gauged the...

A LOOK AT INTERNATIONAL SURVEY DATA ABOUT ARAB OPINION

http://www.gloria-center.org/2013/12/a-look-at-international-survey-data-about-arab-opinion/ This article evaluates Arab public opinion with the “Arab Opinion Index” by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) in Doha, Qatar. The Index covers 12 Arab countries with 85 percent...

The Palestinian refugees — a reality check

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=6651 Western policymakers and media have misconstrued/misrepresented the Palestinian refugee issue, ignoring its global context and core data. Moreover, the Palestinian claim of dispossession -- which impacts the U.S. financial aid to UNRWA, and is...