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Knesset Christian Allies and the Sinai Option
 
US Restricts Air Travel from Africa to Contain Ebola

October 22, 2014 - 2:46 AM
 
Israel Attempts to Insert Reason into UN Debate About Middle East

October 22, 2014 - 2:12 AM
 
Syrian Mortar hits Israeli Golan Tuesday Morning

October 21, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Head of Iran’s Top Clerical Body Dies

October 21, 2014 - 5:48 PM
 
‘Radicalized’ Convert to Islam Attempted to Murder Canadian Soldiers [video]

October 21, 2014 - 5:45 PM
 
Abbas Wreaks Vengeance on Arabs Selling Land to Jews

October 21, 2014 - 5:17 PM
 
Israel’s Government Recruits Citizens to ‘Fight Ebola’

October 21, 2014 - 4:58 PM
 
Beach Boys Cancel Israel Performance

October 21, 2014 - 3:58 PM
 
Jerusalem Light Rail’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Arab Violence

October 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Rare 2,000 Yr Old Monument to Emperor Hadrian Found in Jerusalem

October 21, 2014 - 1:52 PM
 
Syrian Death Toll for Saturday and Sunday Breaks 300

October 21, 2014 - 12:01 PM
 
Father and ISIS Stone Woman to Death in Syria [video]

October 21, 2014 - 11:43 AM
 
Proposed Conversion Bill, Change in Local Rabbinate Power Nixed by Netanyahu

October 21, 2014 - 9:35 AM
 
Haaretz Smears American Terrorism Expert with Political Hit Job

October 21, 2014 - 2:53 AM
 
Kosher Butcher in Germany Admits Selling Non-Kosher Meat for Years

October 21, 2014 - 12:12 AM
 
RCA Issues Statement Regarding Freundel Matter

October 20, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Israeli Sherpa ‘Pony Express’ Saved Hundreds in Nepal Blizzard

October 20, 2014 - 10:43 PM
 
ISIS Wants You – Dead [video]

October 20, 2014 - 8:36 PM
 
PA Children’s TV Shows Why Peace Process Means Wiping Israel off the Map [video]

October 20, 2014 - 7:13 PM
 
US-led Air Strikes Kill 8 Civilians in Syria

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Dr. Mordechai Kedar
A border crossing between Iraq and Syria.
 

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

When the borders of a state are breached, its existence as a state is undermined.

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Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in Gaza.
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Democracy does not have to allow jihad to be waged against it, even if this jihad uses means that appear to be legal.

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Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman played table tennis during a tournament held at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem back in 2010.
 

Posted on: March 28th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The civil servants at Israel's foreign ministry seem to believe it is their job to shape government policy rather than to be faithful to it.

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assad dominos
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

If the world does not wake up in time to see the danger, Syria will be only the first domino to fall.

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John Kerry: Here he comes again
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Visits of Western leaders complicate old problems and create new ones, and moreover, the chances that these visits will yield a positive effect or result in a real solution to any problem, is quite low.

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Israeli -Arab students during a class at the ORT school in Acco.
 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Arabs outside of Israel envy Arab citizens of Israel, labeling them "Arab al-Zibda," or "whipped cream Arabs."

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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin shakes hands and laughs with Mawlawi Guhlam M. Ruhaani, at the conclusion of a key leader engagement in Farah City, Afghanistan, Dec. 29.
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Iran is waiting for the United States to flee from Afghanistan in order to take control of it and its resources.

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American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Political correctness is what dictates conduct in the highest echelons of leadership in the United States.

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The Egyptian flag
 

Posted on: February 4th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The crisis in Port Said has exposed deep problems in Egypt's political system.

mali_jihadists
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

In Washington there are deep differences of opinion as to how to address the growing jihadi influence in Africa.

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A Jewish boy wearing a kippa and holding an Israeli flag in Hebron.
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

An Israel that has a strong character and is confident of itself and the justice of its cause, might stop behaving like a dishrag.

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Masked Palestinians throwing stones at Israeli security forces, in the Shuafat refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem, September 18, 2012.
 

Posted on: January 7th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The Palestinian youth sees what has happened in the Arab world and despite the suffering, has the feeling of "yes, we can," even if it requires blood.

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Posted on: December 25th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Two years after the beginning of the upheaval in the Arab world, the picture does not arouse too much optimism.

sunnis
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

In the arid, forsaken and violent area that we live in, if you beg for peace you get a kick in the behind and thrown out of the arena.

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Egypt’s constitution committee meeting back in November.
 

Posted on: December 11th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The constitution, as important as it may be, is not a cure for the genetic illnesses of the states of the Middle East.

Protesters in Tahrir Square
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Egypt seems today like a rickety cart that strong, immense horses are pulling in different directions.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (R).
 

Posted on: November 22nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Muhammad As’ad Bayoudh al-Tamimi is a Palestinian columnist living in Jordan. In the past he has often clearly expressed the opinions of the man on the Arab street. Following the interview that Muhammad Abbas gave to Channel 2 (aired on Nov. 2, 2012), in which he gave up the right to return to live in […]

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saddam-hussein-statue
 

Posted on: November 4th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Saddam fell, the evil regime that he established fell with him and the people of Iraq could finally breathe freely.

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Gazan women held the Qatari flag near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in honor of visiting Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The visit of the Emir of Qatar to the Gaza Strip is certainly an important landmark on the course that the Hamas movement has been advancing since it took over the Strip in June of 2007. Hamas is trying its utmost to establish the independence of the Gaza Strip, vis à vis the PLO, the Palestinian Authority, Israel, Egypt, the Arab world and everyplace else as well.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
 

Posted on: October 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Recently, on this stage we have dealt with the increasing tension between the Sunnis and the Shi'ites in the Middle East. The coalitions, which are hostile to each other, reflect this inter-ethnic tension: on one side is the Shi'ite coalition that comprises Iran, Iraq and Hizb'Allah, which support the bloody, Shi'a-aligned Alawite regime, and on the other side is the Sunni coalition whose members are Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, as well as a few other countries who offer background support, principally Jordan and Egypt. The war of Gog the Shi'ite against Magog the Sunni has been in progress since March 2011 on the soil of Assyria, modern Syria. Today we will focus on the Turkish-Kurdish-Egyptian triangle.

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