Israelis Rally Against US Plan For Strategic Jordan Valley

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140125/DEFREG04/301250025/Israelis-Rally-Against-US-Plan-Strategic-Jordan-Valley GIDRON OUTPOST, SARTABA RIDGE, JORDAN VALLEY - As US Secretary of State John Kerry finalizes proposals for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, rifts remain as vast as this strategic valley west of the Jordan River...

The Threat of the “Salafi Crescent

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: While Israel and the West are focused on the Iranian threat, another dangerous entity is emerging in the Middle East. Attempts by al-Qaeda and other radical Sunni Islamist groups to challenge the...

Sharon and Katsav Refuse to Help Pollard

Israel succeeded in obtaining a pardon for Marc Rich, a billionaire fugitive from the law who never spent a day in prison. Israel even bailed Goussinsky out of his troubles with the Soviet Union,...

The Case of a Missing Children Part Three: The Empty Graves

ESHHAR, March 30, 1998, Root & Branch: Most parents whose children were kidnapped by hospital staff and infant care workers were told that their children died (with no death certificate or other proof of...

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...

An Analysis of the Current U.S. Policymaking Process

By Barry Rubin The Obama administration has a major internal split. The problem is that the people most qualified to be heard and who have the better understanding of the situation are being ignored. The reasons...

US Authorizes Financial Support For the Free Syrian Army

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2012/al-monitor/us-authorizes-financial-support.html The waiver was received from the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) last week, Brian Sayers, of the Syrian Support Group, told Al- Monitor in an interview Friday. “The OFAC decision is huge,”...

Arms for Peace in Syria?

http://www.meforum.org/3584/syria-arms As the Syrian civil war rages on with no end in sight, many advocates of U.S. intervention are claiming that an infusion of Western arms to carefully vetted rebel factions will help bring about...

PAY THE PRICE FOR FIRING KASSAM ROCKETS:Someone has to tell it like it is

Somebody needs to tell the truth. To the inhabitants of Beit Hanoun, to the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, to the Arabs of the territories, to the whole world. It is a simple, harsh and...