Israel Trains For Hizbullah War

The Israeli Army has been training for a war with the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah. Israeli Military sources said the army has intensified training for a war with Hizbullah over the next few months. They said exercises...

Dov Weissglass – “Consiglieri” of the State of Israel

He despises the Chief of the General Staff, doesn't appreciate the head of the Israeli Security Agency and his comments about the Head of Intelligence Directorate are not fit for print. While the heads of...

Hezbollah training Shiite fighters in Syria – Source

http://www.asharq-e.com/news.asp?section=1&id=32500 Beirut/London, Asharq Al-Awsat - Syrian Shiite sources confirmed to Asharq Al Awsat that Hezbollah and Iran are intervening in the Syrian crisis in order to “protect” Shiite towns, villages and religious shrines against the...

Israel Intelligence Assessment: Iran Unlikely To Start War

Israel has assessed that Iran was unlikely to launch a regional war even its nuclear infrastructure was destroyed. Israel's leading strategic institute has concluded that Teheran would demonstrate restraint in wake of an Israeli strike...

THE ENEMY WITHIN: The U.N.’s Refugees

JERUSALEM--On Monday, France, Belgium and four other European Union members endorsed a U.N. Human Rights Commission resolution condoning "all available means, including armed struggle" to establish a Palestinian state. Hence, six EU members and...

Secrets and missiles

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4404795,00.html Something is not right in the relationship of trust between Israel and the United States. It's illogical and unforgivable that in such an intimate relationship - as it is known to us, at least...

The Great American Losing Streak

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/shlomo-avineri-takes-america-to-task-for-lacking-a-coherent-strategy-to-counter-russian-diplomatic-gains The interim agreement reached in Geneva between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (the P5+1) and Iran is probably the best deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program that...
Image of Iranian intercontinental missile taken by Israeli satelite

What’s the Diplomatic Breakout Time for Stopping an Iranian Bomb?

At the Iran nuclear talks, U.S. negotiators have been aiming for a deal that would involve a so-called breakout time of one year — meaning a deal structured so that the Tehran regime, should...

Commentary: The Danger of Hudna

This past week Ma'ariv reported on a tentative plan being worked on, and reportedly covertly discussed between Israelis and Palestinians, that would involve a pullback from substantial parts of Judea-Samaria, establishment of a "provisional"...

THE NETHERLANDS, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE 2010 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

The Netherlands is a fascinating test case of how Middle Eastern factors--immigration, foreign policy issues--affect European politics. These questions have become highly partisan ones, with the left side and right side of the spectrum...