Assad’s Retreat Could Lead To Direct Confrontation Between Iran And Israel In Syria

Tehran may step out from behind its Hezbollah curtain and openly place its own troops, the Al Quds Brigade, throughout southern Syria. Last week, Western Journalism reported a supposed change in Israel’s strategy towards the war in...

Embracing the Land

http://www.uruknet.info/?colonna=m&p=79482&l=x&size=1&hd=0 Every morning he wakes up, prays, prepares tea, carries the old tea pot and a small glass and goes to check on his trees and plants. He wanders between the loquat tree and the...

The Future of an Illusion: A piece of paper will not bring peace to...

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned, it seems, to direct the Middle East policy of the Obama administration. Since the Oslo Accords of 1993, 17 years of efforts under three American presidents and...

Hamas Strategy: Manipulate Human Rights Groups

http://jcpa.org/hamas-strategy-manipulate-human-rights-groups/ Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh delivered a speech at the Rashad a-Shawa Center in Gaza on October 19, 2013, detailing Hamas’ positions on various issues, including adhering to the armed struggle to liberate all...

Dr. Kedar replies to question: Small Homogeneous States Only Solution for Middle East –...

Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: An IMRA reader raised the following question regarding Dr. Mordechai Kedar's recent article (repeated below): Do you see the members of small homogenous states that have the misfortune that they are...

Israeli sources: Arab Spring let Palestinians ramp up Gaza arms smuggling

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israeli-sources- arab-spring-let-palestinians-ramp-up-gaza-arms-smuggling-1.375067 The revolutions in the Arab world, especially the Egyptian security forces' diminished control in the Sinai, have allowed the Palestinians to exponentially increase their weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip, senior defense officials say. In...

Nuclear Talks with Iran: Diplomacy and Diminishing Time

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/nuclear-talks-with-iran-diplomacy-and-diminishing-time Efforts to resolve the long-running international crisis caused by Iran's failure to explain aspects of its nuclear program appear to be gaining momentum. President Hassan Rouhani will be in New York this week for...

Four Facts That Everyone Should Know About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/06/26/four-facts-that-everyone-should-know-about-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/ A Haganah member and others during Israel's War of Independence. Photo: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Most Westerners, including many Jews, are unaware of four fundamental facts about the Jewish homeland of Israel that would...

BESA REPORT: Obama, Israel Likely On A Collision Course

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to have a rocky relationship with Israel, according to an academic research study published in the wake of the November 4 presidential election. A report from the Israel-based Bar Ilan...

The Mystery of Elchanan Tannenbaum

The security establishment urgently needs to know what exactly Elhanan Tannenbaum revealed to Hizbullah about the secret military project in which he was involved in his reserve duty. After he fell into captivity, the...