How Egypt’s Presidential Election Will Change the Middle East and the World

http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-egypts-presidential-election-will.html What might well be the most significant election in Middle East history is about to happen yet the situation and its implications are simply not understood abroad. On May 23-24, with a probable run-off...

Jordan Braces For ISIL

Jordan has bolstered security measures amid the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant from neighboring Iraq and Syria. Officials said the military and intelligence community have been on alert for infiltration by...

On the eve of the Pa. primary,The Philadelphia Bulletin interviews Obama’s Middle East Advisors

During the week before the Pennsylvania primary, I met with Sen. Barack Obama's middle east advisers in Washington, Howard Guttman and former Californian Congressman Mel Levine, along with another Obama Middle East aide who...

UNESCO, PLO Recognize Jerusalem As An Arab Capital

Contrary to a common assumption that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and its administrative arm, the Palestinian Authority (PA), demand "East Jerusalem" as a future capital for a nation state of Palestine, they actually...

Israel’s Arabs: Deprived or Radicalized?

http://www.meforum.org/3423/israel-arabs-deprived-radicalized October 1, 2000, was a watershed in Arab-Jewish relations in the state of Israel. On that day, as most Israelis were celebrating the Jewish new year, their Arab compatriots unleashed a tidal wave of...

Ehud Barak, Labor’s New Hero

In English, Lt. General (Res) Ehud Barak's last name means lightning. As Israel's highest ranking officer, the retired Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff broke into politics less than two years ago in the...

Jordan Plays Role In Syrian War

Arab diplomatic sources said the Hashemite kingdom was hosting the training of thousands of Islamist rebels in the war against Syrian President Bashar Assad. They said the rebels, trained and equipped by Saudi Arabia...

Member of Israeli Knesset Parliament to seek closure of UNRWA refugee aid agency

A member of the Israeli Knesset Parliament intends to ask the U.N. to close down the aid agency that assists Palestinian refugees living in Judea and Samaria, Gaza and Jerusalem, saying the organization poses...

Morton Klein Responds to Nahum Barnea’s Attack on the ZOA

In his column, Nachum Barnea said that Zionist Organization of America's (ZOA) poll showing that 63% of Americans oppose the Katif withdrawal was "misleading." But he does not explain the basis for his criticism. In...

Are Israel’s Settlements Legal?

Assuming the Middle East conference actually does take place, its official task will be to achieve peace between Israel and its Levantine neighbors in accordance with Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338. Resolution 242,...