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The CIA and Friends?

During the week another Washington conference about the "Peace Process" took place -- this one keynoted by the new Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, Martin Indyk, a long-time protege of the...

Abba Eban: the June 1967 map represented Israel’s “Auschwitz” borders

When Abba Eban, appeared at the United Nations following the Six Day war, Israel's foreign minister, he described the fragility of Israel's 1949-1967 map as Israel's "Auschwitz" lines. Abba Eban, who died on November 17,...

The Six-Day War: An Inevitable Conflict

NOTE: This Perspective was originally published in the Summer 2017 issue of the Middle East Quarterly. It is part of a forthcoming BESA Center study on the Six-Day War that will be published to coincide with...

The Forces the Brought Crown Prince Hassan Down

The following is an adaptation of an article that appeared in The Wall Street Journal European Edition on Monday, January 25, 1999. One might question the wisdom of the Clinton Administration's ongoing attempts to secure...

Im Tirtzu Wins $30,000 Libel Suit Against Yedioth Aharonoth

The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court issued a ruling on Tuesday ordering the daily Yedioth Aharonoth and its journalist Sima Kadmon to pay the Zionist group Im Tirtzu and its spokesperson NIS 105,000 ($30,000) in...

Israeli Military Launches Radical New Google Maps Alternative

“Imagine a tourist arriving in a foreign city,” the Israeli intel officer tells me, “the first thing they do is open Google Maps and look for a restaurant. Google helps them find a place....

On the Brink: Decline of US trained Palestinian Security Forces

US-trained Palestinian Security Force under General Dayton November 2009 Prepared with a research grant from the Middle East Forum EXECUTIVE SUMMARY After nearly 20 years, the Palestinian Authority, the PA, has achieved the dubious reputation of being...

BBC reporter revealed to be member of secret anti-Israel Facebook group

The indefatigable David Collier has published a long two-part report about a secret Facebook Group called ‘Palestine Live’ that includes among its membership Holocaust deniers, antisemites and conspiracy theorists. Part one of the report can be found here and...

A Book Review: Simon Sebag Montefiore’s best seller “Jerusalem: The Biography Vintage Publishers

At first glance, Simon Sebag Montefiore’s best seller Jerusalem: The Biography is surely impressive. Media critics as well as Henry Kissinger have showered it with praise, and the BBC devoted a timely three-part TV...

Henry Kissinger, The Real Prime Minister of Israel?

Henry Kissinger's involvement with the Council on Foreign Relations and the New World Order has been well documented for many years. However, little is known to Americans of his role in the Middle East...