Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jerusalem’s Decreasing Isolation

http://www.meforum.org/3483/israel-isolation While European guilt over its colonialist past facilitates the acceptance of the Palestinian-as-victim narrative and while the latent, traditional anti-Semitism that culminated in the Holocaust has never been eliminated, Israel is still not quite...

State Department Stonewall

http://freebeacon.com/state-department-stonewall/ A legal watchdog group says the State Department is stonewalling its efforts to obtain records relating to State Department official Mark Ward’s participation in a December 2012 conference organized by the controversial Muslim American...

Reality Check: The Hazards of Optimism

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/reality-check-hazards-optimism Psychological factors have always played a decisive role in the assessment of political trends. Yet until recently they have not been analyzed. Now neuroscientists (rather than political scientists) are talking about optimism and pessimism...

State of the Union Address on Foreign Policy: Careful Phrasing Conceals Disasters

http://rubinreports.blogspot.co.il/2013/02/state-of-union-address-on-foreign.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+Rubinreports+(RubinReports) While the State of the Union message was overwhelmingly domestically oriented, the foreign policy sections were most interesting. I’ll review them here. The president began in the same neo-patriotic mode used in the second inaugural...

PM: Abbas does not seek peace

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=3223 What's behind Abbas' new tone? Mahmoud Abbas delivered a speech on Jan. 4, on the anniversary of the founding of Fatah, that may have marked a turning point in the relations between the Palestinian Authority...

PM: Abbas does not seek peace

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=3223 What's behind Abbas' new tone? Mahmoud Abbas delivered a speech on Jan. 4, on the anniversary of the founding of Fatah, that may have marked a turning point in the relations between the Palestinian Authority...

Kuwait Expels Thousands of Palestinians

Much has been made of the Palestinian exodus of 1948. Yet during their decades of dispersal, the Palestinians have experienced no less traumatic ordeals at the hands of their Arab brothers. As early as...

The Iranian Role in the 2012 Gaza Conflict

http://jcpa.org/article/the-iranian-role-in-the-2012-gaza-conflict/ No. 592 November-December 2012 During the fighting in Gaza in November 2012, Iran took pains to highlight its own supply of weapons and means of manufacturing them to the Palestinians, contrasting the feebleness of the...

Where Would Hezbollah Be Without the EU?

The EU has been here before. During the same period they came up with their false wall-of-separation within Hezbollah, they they did the same thing with Hamas. The fiction disappeared in Europe because it...

Israel Worried Over Iranian Navy

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies asserted that Israel has been closely following the expansion of the Iranian Navy and extension of its operations. In a report, the center said Israel was concerned over...