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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Looking back: New York Times’s Roger Cohen out to lunch at J Street Conference...

http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=2949&sec=2&title=LOOKING_BACK:_NEW_YORK_TIMES%27S_ROGER_COHEN_OUT_TO_LUNCH_AT_J_STREET_CONFERENCE_2011 It's been about a year and a half since I heard New York Times columnist Roger Cohen speak at the J Street convention in Washington at the end of February 2011. At the time his...

WJC ANALYSIS – The long-suffering Palestinian electoral process

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/12527/wjc_analysis_the_long_suffering_palestinian_electoral_process Over the past weekend, the Palestinian Authority held a round of local elections. It appeared to be an ordinary and routine local authority matter. However, it was anything but that. This election round was meant...

Brothers in Arms: Would Hizballah and Hamas Join Iran in a War Against Israel?

http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/docs/perspectives185.pdf EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: There is a prevalent view that in the event of an Israeli strike on Iran, Tehran’s proxies in Lebanon and Gaza - Hizballah and Hamas - would join in retaliation against Israel....

Telling Israel like it is – in Arabic

I first met Boshra Khalaila in the Spring of 2010, at the Ministry of Public Diplomacy’s offices in Jerusalem. She was 24 at the time. Like me, she’d been alarmed by the public relations...

Obama’s Greatest Foreign Policy Error

http://sultanknish.blogspot.co.il/2012/10/obamas-greatest-foreign-policy-error.html Obama's greatest Foreign Policy error was the same one that had been made by Bush and by numerous past administrations. The error was that the problem was not Islam, but Islamic violence. It was...

The Jihad and Christopher Stephens, Pt. 1

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2277/The-Jihad-and-Christopher-Stephens-Pt-1.aspx Christopher Stephens in Tripoli, June 2012 In analyzing the Benghazi scandal, it is crucial to highlight not only the dangers of relying on jihadist armed gangs for American security in Benghazi, but also the betrayal...

Some UNRWA Refugees Have Resettled

http://www.meforum.org/3364/unrwa-refugees-resettled The question whether the U.N. Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has successfully reintegrated Palestinian refugees into the normal life of the Middle East has long been a...

Jews in Germany – “an uncomfortable existence”

http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=2939&sec=1&title= _JEWS__IN__GERMANY_%E2%80%93_AN_UNCOMFORTABLE_EXISTENCE_ [ Editor's note: The writer of this very thoughtful piece contacted me as a result of my article on the book I Sleep in Hitler's Room. http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=2823&sec=1&title=I_SLEEP_ IN_HITLER'S_ROOM:_U.S._JEWISH_AUTHOR_DISCOVERS_ALARMING_AMOUNT_OF_ANTI-SEMITISM_STILL_EXISTS_IN_GERMANY . I am very grateful that she did, and...

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...

The Powerlessness Excuse: Debunking the Claim that Obama Could Not Have Affected the “Arab...

http://www.gloria-center.org/2012/10/the-powerlessness-excuse-debunking-the-claim-that-obama-could-not-have-affected-the-“arab-spring”-and-islamist-takeovers/ One argument we will be increasingly hearing is that President Barack Obama couldn’t have done anything to change events in the Middle East. This is ironic of course because when things were going well...