Wednesday, November 21, 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...

Jordan Braces For ISIL

Jordan has bolstered security measures amid the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant from neighboring Iraq and Syria. Officials said the military and intelligence community have been on alert for infiltration by...

Iran Launches Hizbullah network in Syria

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs reports that the Teheran regime approved and facilitated the establishment of a Hizbullah force in Syria. In a report, the center said Hizbullah, representing Iranian interests, would operate...

Arab Spring Indeed?

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=2887 The upheaval in the Arab world, which began in Tunisia, spread into Egypt, Yemen and Libya and reached Syria in mid-March 2011, has dramatically shaken and transformed the Middle East. The sequence of events...

Institute for Contemporary Affairs, founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation

http://jcpa.org/article/changing-historical-narrative-saeb-erekats-new-spin/ Vol. 14, No. 8 March 23, 2014 Palestinian leaders are manipulating the history of geographic Palestine/Land of Israel. They have manufactured a curious claim, expressed recently by Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, that they...

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...

Is Hizbullah about to Withdraw from Syria?

http://jcpa.org/hizbullah-withdraw-syria/ Hizbullah’s military involvement in Syria is now a subject of heated domestic debate in Iran. This debate is being waged against the backdrop of the international refusal to let Iran take part in the...

Al Qaida Shatters U.S. Victory Claim

Leading U.S. analysts, including former military commanders, acknowledged that Al Qaida defied the assessment of the intelligence community and President Barack Obama. In early 2013, Obama announced that AlQaida was declining and a shadow...

The Arab League and peace, after 68 years

http://www.meforum.org/3715/arab-league-peace The disconnect between the past and the present in the Middle East is growing fast. Consider the anachronism called the Arab League. In December, after an "emergency meeting" called by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Arab...

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...