Thursday, November 15, 2018

My Optimism About the New Arab Revolt

Unprecedented convulsions across the Middle East, from Morocco to Iran, prompt three reflections: First, these rebellions fit into the context of a regional chessboard, what I call the Middle East cold war. On one side...

Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall

http://jcpa.org/article/palestinian-reconciliation-and-the-rising-power-of-hamas/ Vol. 14, No. 14 May 14, 2014 Fatah and Hamas are continuing to talk in an attempt to translate the reconciliation agreement, signed between the sides on April 23, 2014, into a series of operative...

Turkish-Hamas Relations: Between Strategic Calculations and Ideological A!nity

Introduction While the deterioration in Israel-Turkey relations over the past decade is rooted in many factors, perhaps what exemplifies this deterioration most is the closeness forged between the Justice and Development Partyled government and Hamas....

Commentary for Yom Kippur

October 1, 2006 As Yom Kippur approaches, and with it the time for deep reflection and turning to Heaven for forgiveness and redemption, I will provide here only a short posting. Deeply do I wish...

The Changing of the Tide in the Syrian Civil War

http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6213 The tide is changing in the Syrian civil war. Bashar al-Assad and his regime are gaining momentum, the opposition is weakening, and some of its major traditional supporters seem to be reconsidering their position....

Getting Priorities Wrong in Egypt and Syria: Three Media Case Studies

http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2012/08/15/getting-priorities-wrong-in-egypt-and-syria-three-media-case-studies/?singlepage=true As I lie here waiting for the gurney to take me into the operating room and reading the hundreds of kind letters from so many of you, I hope to fill in your time...

The Revolution in Egypt: Recommendations for Israel

http://www.inss.org.il/publications.php?cat=21&incat=&read=11730 On January 25, 2011, 7 million Egyptians, most of them young, middle class, educated city-dwellers, took to the streets and with the assistance of the army, toppled the regime of President Husni Mubarak. On...

Official PA radio news – The P.B.C. VOP (Voice of Palestine) Radio: February 3-4

Special Item - PA Announcement - Saturday Night, February 3, 2001 9:10 p.m. "An official spokesman for the Ministry of Information announced that what has been published in the newspapers and in the media regarding...

Russia’s new Middle Eastern role

http://www.meforum.org/3528/russia-middle-east-role Russia has thrown a monkey wrench into Western plans for Syria by promising to deliver its top-of-the-line S300 surface-to-air missile system to the Bashar al-Assad government. Exactly when the missiles might arrive remains unclear;...

Al-Jazeera vs. The Israel Government Press Office

There is one thing that all the sides involved in the matter agree on: the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Defense Ministry agree with the Al-Jazeera TV station only as to...