How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/184713/martin-indyk-qatar The New York Times recently published a long investigative report by Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams, and Nicholas Confessore on how foreign countries buy political influence through Washington think tanks. Judging from Twitter and other...

The War with Hamas: Address by Israel’s Ambassador to the UK

This week Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub travelled to Bradford in northern England after George Galloway MP declared it an "Israel-free zone." After meeting with local councillors and officials, he addressed local community and faith...

The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network, prominent in the rebel...

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/20573 Al-Qaeda Entrenchment in Syria 1. During the Syrian civil war two branches of Al-Qaeda established themselves among the rebel organizations fighting to overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad. The most prominent is the Al-Nusra...

Aid for Palestinians: Breaking Down Walls or Building Them Higher?

http://www.brownpoliticalreview.org/2013/10/aid-for-palestinians-breaking-down-walls-or-building-them-higher/ A photo of a UNRWA school in Gaza after it was shelled by Israeli forces. Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons. The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international...

Why Israel is a rogue state [Gabriel Latner]

In October there was a debate in Cambridge; the proposition - "Israel is a rogue state". Gabriel Latner was the Cambridge University law student who was assigned by the Cambridge Union debating society to...

Egypt “On the Verge of Bankruptcy”

http://www.jinsa.org/fellowship-program/david-p-goldman/egypt-verge-bankruptcy#.UOHrjeSTjEY Egypt is effectively out of cash. With foreign exchange reserves at a “critical minimum,” Egypt’s central bank imposed exchange controls and let the Egyptian pound exchange rate fall by about 5 percent from the...

The PA and the UN allow Hamas to facilitate a TV Station in in...

Almost every media outlet covered the Palestinian elections this week in terms of the rivalry between the Hamas Islamic terror organization and the Fateh, which is also defined by Israeli and American law as...

The Israeli Who Sneaked into Syria

http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/israeli-who-sneaked-syria My friend and colleague Jonathan Spyer sneaked over the border with the Free Syrian Army to cover the war against Assad from the front lines. He did it twice. And he’s an Israeli. He has...

The Donkey, the Camel and the Facebook Scam: How the Muslim Brotherhood Conquered Egypt...

http://www.fpri.org/enotes/2012/201207.stock.egypt.html Raymond Stock, former Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle East Studies at Drew University (2010-11), and Guggenheim Fellow (2007), lived in Cairo for 20 years (1990-2010). He was denied entry and deported by...

Incisive Commentary from the Past Ten Days

"A Pre-Sukkot Contemplation" I received an e-mail from a very serious reader (who shall remain anonymous here, as I've not received permission to use his name). Things are dire, he told me with a heavy...