The Emerging Accord with the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES : Peace without Peace Education?

It is hard to join the euphoria for the new peace accord which Israel and the UAE now negotiate. We witness a “Déjà vu”: Israel repeats the tragic mistakes of the peace accords with Egypt,...

The Dean Of America’s Intellectual Pro-Israel Defenders Has Died

Edward Alexander, the Jewish scholar and author who passed away last week at age 84, was called “Seattle’s Jeremiah" by his hometown newspaper. An Israeli publication once hailed him as “Jewry’s premier polemicist.” For...

What Really Happened at the Port of Beirut?

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On August 4, 2020, a massive explosion occurred at a warehouse on the waterfront of the Port of Beirut, Lebanon. It killed at least 135 people, wounded at least 5,000, left approximately...

Hizbullah Bears the Responsibility for the Beirut Disaster

Hizbullah controls the security of the port of Beirut and uses the port for storing weapons and its smuggling operations. The assessment in Lebanon is that the investigation of the explosion will be a whitewash....

Lebanon-What happened?

Part 1: Lebanon-What happened? Part I of this series will review the facts of what we know has happened and an analysis of the horrific catastrophe in Beirut on August 4 itself. Part II will...

Tightening Military Cooperation between Iran and Syria

Iran and Syria have signed a military agreement that establishes Iran’s military involvement in Syria and strengthens Syrian air defense capability. Syrian officials say the agreement is in response to the “U.S. ‘Caesar’...

Isma’il Haniyeh, head of Hamas’ political bureau, reiterated Hamas’ position that military buildup and...

On July 27, 2020, Isma'il Haniyeh, head of Hamas' political bureau, was interviewed by the Qatari daily newspaper Lusail. He claimed that as part of the "deal of the century" Hamas had been offered...

Collapse of the PA could provide ‘brighter future’ for Palestinians

Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s release of the “Peace to Prosperity” Mideast plan earlier this year to help resolved issues associated with the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, it remains clear that no...

Should There Be a Price for Rejectionism and Terror?

As a result of the Trump Middle East peace plan, Israelis and their foreign friends and enemies are now heatedly debating the future of the West Bank. In announcing his “vision” of peace in...

The Ben Gurion Legacy: Independent National Security Policy 

The Ben Gurion legacy contradicts conventional wisdom. It rejects the assumption that a White House “green light” is a prerequisite for the application of Israeli law to the Jordan Valley and the mountain ridges...