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Monthly Archives: July 2015

For presentation for US congressional staff July 31, 2015

Activities of the Islamic Bloc in UNRWA's schools after Operation Protective Edge The Islamic Bloc, Hamas student movement, resumed its activities in UNRWA schools after the last military confrontation between Israel and a coalition of...

Hamas Threatens UNRWA With Violence

Hamas calls UNRWA bankruptcy leading to school closure a 'political game,' threatens that situation may 'spin out of control. The Hamas movement that holds de facto rule in Gaza on Tuesday sent a threatening message...

Join us for a Sunday brunch with investigative reporter David Bedein

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 - 9:30 AM 1401 Arcola Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20902 SEATING LIMITED CALL TO RESERVE A PLACE: 347-563-3875​ Why the Iranian accord - If ratified - will affect every Jew, everywhere. How Parallel US accord with...

Vienna to Munich – Michael Kuttner connects the dots

Who says that history does not repeat itself? As I listened to Barak Obama extol the virtues of the agreement with Iran and heard the chorus of hallelujahs bursting forth from the international choir, I...

Weekly Commentary: Must read! Critical Point No One Making Against Obama Logic for Iran...

Logic for Iran Deal President Obama’s fallback defense for the Iran deal is that if the deal fails - be it in a week or in decades – the United States will always have the same military...

The new Hezbollah: How Israel’s No. 1 enemy is preparing for third Lebanon War

While Israeli intelligence officials believe the Shiite organization is experiencing the most difficult phase in its history after losing some 1,300 fighters in the Syrian battlefields, its leader Nasrallah is only intensifying preparations for...

Iranian FM: Using Ballistic Missiles No Violation of N. Agreement

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran's ballistic missile production and use is no violation of the nuclear agreement between the country and the world powers. "Using the ballistic missiles doesn’t violate the...
Arabs view Dome of the Rock on Jerusalem's Temple MountNati Shohat/Flash 90

In Honor of Tisha B’Av: Palestinians Say Holy Temple Was Roman

The Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership warned of renewed attempts of "extremist settlers" in support of the Israeli government to "break into" the Temple Mount during the Tisha B'Av national day of Jewish mourning (this...
The Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran's capital city

Farblondzhet…writes Michael Kuttner

Yiddish, for those who understand it, is an extremely expressive language which conveys, often in a most graphic manner, a range of emotions suited to any particular situation. Surveying the landscape after last week’s FARKAKTE...
Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Introduction to “Nothing Abides”. Perspectives on the Middle East and Islam

The English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) fortuitously captured two themes in his phrase that serves as my epigraph, "Nor peace within nor calm around." To be sure, Shelley wrote of his inner...