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The Moment of Truth Draws Near

The crowds in the streets of Egypt will increase during the month of Ramadan, which begins on July 9, and religious sensitivities will be heightened as well.

Bibi the Strategist

A close look at Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign policy reveals an underappreciated and misunderstood record of accomplishment

2018 World Cup Could Become the Middle East’s Latest Battlefield

The simultaneous presence in Russia of the Saudi and Iranian teams for the 2018 World Cup is likely to shine a spotlight on the covert wars between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran as well as on a related dispute over 2022 World Cup host Qatar, which did not qualify for this year’s tournament. Tensions will be present even if the kingdom and the Islamic Republic fail to meet face to face on the pitch.

US-Israel Ties: Unique 400-year-old Foundation

The 400 year old ideological, moral, cultural, religious and historical foundations of the US have enriched the US-Israel saga,

Khaled Abu Toameh: Why Is Jordan Keeping Out Palestinian Refugees?

More than 1,000 Palestinians who fled the violence in Syria and were hoping to find temporary shelter in Jordan, have been stranded along the border between Syria and Jordan for the past few weeks. The Jordanian authorities have thus far refused to allow them into the kingdom.

Can Israel Be Both Jewish and Democratic?

The Palestinian Arab/Israeli conflict has “tempered” Israeli democracy, providing equal rights even to Arabs and Jews who refute her right to exist.

Palestinian State: Enhancing or Eroding US National Security?

The Palestinian track record of duplicity and working against Western interests should compel the West to reevaluate its support of the Palestinians.

Israel-Palestinian ‘Peace’ Would Destabilize Middle East

Ironically, if Israel and the Palestinian Authority signed a peace agreement, the recruiting and encouragement of extremism in the region would be at far higher levels than it is now.

Does Freezing Settlements Help Peace?

Supporters of the freezing of Israeli settlements have yet to provide evidence that it helps peace. They also need to recognize that they are undermining the legitimacy of Israel's right to its own soil, all while depriving Palestinians of their livelihoods and paving the way for more terrorist acts.

Variations on the Theme of The Arab War Against Israel

Israel has been threatened since birth by Arab politics in all its forms. Sometimes they send their armies to do battle. Sometimes they use terrorism. Sometimes rockets. Sometimes BDS. Sometimes what threatens Israel is the instability or potential fallout from internecine Arab warfare – as in 1970, when Palestinians threatened King Hussein; and 1991, when Saddam used rockets against Israel during a war in which Israel was not involved.

Massive Demonstrations Shake Turkey

Demonstrators charged that police undercover agents entered the protest areas, threw stones, and then went back behind the police lines.

What CBS Does Not Want to Hear

The next time anyone wants to learn about the true problems facing the Christians of the Holy Land, he or she should head to Taybeh and conduct off the record and private interviews with the villagers.

The End of the Monopoly of Israel’s “Demographers of Doom”

{Originally posted on The Ettinger Report} "The demographic issue has become a source of profound controversy in Israel. Many see the demographic processes as a...

Khaled Abu Toameh: Should Jordan Be a Palestinian State?

Turning Jordan into Palestine would mean the loss of a moderate and rational Arab leader at a time when Islamists are rising to power in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya.

The Incredible Shrinking US-Israel Security Cooperation

Turkey is riding high with the Obama administration right now; and President Obama welcomed the Turkish Prime Minister in March as an "outstanding partner and an outstanding friend on a wide range of issues" -- including, apparently, in reducing relations with Israel.

Yet Another Reminder: Iran Still Closing in on Bomb

Iran could produce enough high-enriched uranium (HEU) for a first nuclear warhead in as little as two weeks.

The Death Of The Bush Doctrine

At Annapolis this week, President George W. Bush buried his doctrine.

The Prophet Micaiah Teaches Me my Job

This story brought home to me that to do one’s task rightly, to bear witness honestly, and to face the consequences without flinching should be the hallmarks of my field.

Rubin Reports: The New Middle East – Arab Versus Non-Arab Muslims, Sunni Versus Shia

The new Middle East strategic battle is heating up and this is only the start. It has nothing to do with Israel and everything to do with two more serious lines of battle: Arabs versus Persians and Sunni versus Shia Muslims.

Rubin Reports: One Leader Who Will be Re-elected – Israel Goes to Elections

Israel is apparently going to have elections this autumn and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly win by a big margin. Understanding why explains a lot about the country that people think they know the most about but in fact comprehend the least.

J.E.Dyer: The Last Thing You Will Need to Read About Obama and the SEAL...

President Barack Obama's recent self-congratulatory comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden must be viewed against the backdrop of past presidents, and how they related to the role of the military.

Non-credible: Report of Israeli F-35s Operating Over Iran

The source of the report claiming that Israeli F-35 strike-fighters flew into Iranian airspace during the past month was a sensationalist Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. So the claim seems most suspect.

Israel’s New Government: Not What You Think

The problem of this government is more likely to be one of personalities, marginal issues that get blown up in importance, and jockeying for financial benefits for different constituencies.

Obama’s Campaign Against Israel

Obama is transparent, if you read his oracular signs with the right key.

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