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More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

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Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
 
Chief Rabbi of Nikolayev, Ukraine on Firebomb Attack

April 22, 2014 - 3:50 AM
 
Will Your Child be Born in ‘Israel’?

April 22, 2014 - 3:08 AM
 
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

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Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

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After Win, Obama Will Double Down on Middle East Policy Errors

Posted on: October 14th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The Obama Administration's Middle East errors are deepened and the lessons of experience once again rejected in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s latest defense of these wrong-headed policies in a speech given at my first employers, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. Her argument is that the United States should ignore violence and extremism while helping to build democracies. The problem is that most of the violence and extremism comes from forces that the Obama Administration supports or groups basically allied with those forces. The violence and extremism is the inevitable outcome, not a declining byproduct, of this process.

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Obama on His Own Middle East Record: Zero Percent Success

Posted on: October 11th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

In other words, bad developments are sometimes reported though there is an attempt to explain it away. This does leave some margin for readers and viewers to use their brains. Are these explanations credible? Why do things keep getting worse? If Obama is such a big supporter of Israel why does he keep subverting its interests? If Obama has made people in the region love America why do they keep hating America? Come to think of it, if Obama is such a big supporter of America why does he keep subverting U.S. interests?

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Mitt Romney's Foreign Policy Speech at the Virginia Military Institute 10/8/2012
 

Romney’s Middle East Speech: I’ll be Tougher (Video)

Posted on: October 10th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Mitt Romney gave a speech at the Virginia Military Institute today which focuses on U.S. Middle East policy. There are some good points in this speech that are definite steps forward. Romney sounded like a president should, someone who grasps power politics, deterrence, credibility, supporting allies and opposing enemies, and all the basic principles that have been largely vanished by the Obama Administration in exchange for unworkable and dangerous concepts. (Watch video)

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Israeli army soldiers from the bomb squad search for a mortar shell fired from Gaza.
 

Worrisome Trends in Gaza Mirror Hamas’s 2008 Lead-Up To War

Posted on: October 9th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Hamas's rocket barrage against Israel on Monday marked an escalation in the group's ongoing war against Israel, both quantitatively in the amount of rocket fire, and qualitatively in Hamas's willingness to claim responsibility for the attack.

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Obama’s Debate Slip Tells More About his Real View than Anything Else He’s Said as President

Posted on: October 7th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The Obama-Romney debate has been analyzed from many angles, especially about who won. Yet in the course of the event, Obama said what might be the most revealing slip he has ever made. This one phrase tells more about Obama and the ideology of his left-wing supporters than every other word they have spoken in the last four years.

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Pulling Out of Benghazi: These Colors Run Scared

Posted on: October 5th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Instead of sticking with our commitment to a new Libya, one in which Americans have friendship and influence – one in which we can walk free, and so can Libyans – we have closed our post in Benghazi and drawn down our embassy staff in Tripoli to “essential” personnel only. It will be of some interest to see how long it takes al Qaeda or other terrorist savages to attack us in Tripoli.

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Why They Love Osama, Hate Obama, and How Obama Uses the Same Tactics at Home

Posted on: October 5th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

When solidarity along group lines takes priority and the line is that all of “us” must unite against the “other” no matter what truth, logic, or justice dictates then that means serious trouble. And guess what? That is the line of the Obama Administration and its Newest Left supporters.

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What Does Israel Do If Obama Is Reelected?

Posted on: October 4th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The first thing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does is send a warm message of congratulations to the reelected president.

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On International Affairs Romney Has Not Yet Even Begun to Fight

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has written an op-ed piece about what’s wrong with President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy and what he would do if he is elected president. There aren’t many surprises but it reminds us how far Romney has to go before he can be said to have articulated a clear foreign policy of his own.

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The End of Oslo and a Glimmer of Hope

Posted on: September 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The actual problem is the failure of the Palestinian project to establish one unique "Palestinian people," with a shared national identity, on the basis of which civil systems can be established, like an economy and legitimate self-administration.

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Obama at the UN: A Speech That Has Nothing to Do with Either his Policies or the Real Middle East

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

President Barack Obama’s speech is a fascinating document. The theme is this: absolutely nothing can go wrong with political change in the Middle East and that the United States helps moderate forces, defined as anyone who isn't actively trying to kill Americans. The fact that some-to-many of those revolutionary forces favor killing Americans is outside his purview. And the fact that his policy has supported militantly anti-democratic groups far more than the (far weaker) moderate ones is airbrushed away.

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Twenty-Eight Years Later, it’s Finally 1984

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

The year 1984, by Gregorian reckoning, came and went, and Americans seemed to have dodged the Nineteen-Eighty-Four bullet. We weren’t being interned for reeducation by a Ministry of Love. Although conservative, constitutionalist, limited-government ideas came under relentless attack in the mainstream media and the academy, those who expressed the ideas remained free to do so. (They in fact became freer with the lifting under Reagan of the genuinely Orwellian-named “Fairness Doctrine.”) In 2012, the atmosphere has changed.

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In Radical Eyes, Libya Makes Obama an Imperialist Enemy

Posted on: September 24th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The United States is only at the start of a nasty conflict in Libya which is going to be very anti-American. It is shocking that there is so little recognition of that fact and an apparently sincere belief that all the problems there are due to a You-Tube video. Having a big problem is bad enough; refusing to recognize that one has a bad problem is potentially fatal.

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Sunni Muslim Salafists holding the Syrian opposition flag during a demonstration.
 

Syria: Is the Proposed Cure Worse than the Status Quo?

Posted on: September 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The Obama Administration is backing (Islamist) Turkey as the distributor of weapons supplied by (opportunistically pro-Islamist) Qatar.

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower giving orders to American paratroopers in England. (D-Day, June 6, 1944)
 

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Thus Passes the Glory of the World

Posted on: September 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Middle East expert Dr. Mordechai Kedar outlines how weak U.S. policy in the Middle East has encouraged more aggressive behavior on the part of radical Islamic groups.

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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's grandfather was fearful of a Muslim massacre and appreciated Zionism.
 

Assad’s Grandfather’s 1936 Letter Predicts Muslim Slaughter of Minorities, Praises Zionists

Posted on: September 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Many of the problems of the Middle Eastern states can be traced to the mistakes of the European state charged with developing them between the World Wars. The fierceness with which the Alawite minority - led by Bashir al Assad - will fight to retain control can be explained by their fear of Sunni Muslims. Way back in 1936, Assad's grandfather, Suleiman Assad warned France, which was then the power in charge of Syria, of the dangers of a Sunni Muslim takeover of Syria in 1936. He also spoke warmly about Jewish accomplishments in then Palestine and the injustice of Arab-Muslim violence towards Zionism.

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Republican US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a press conference in Jerusalem,  July 29, 2012
 

Romney Tells the Key Truth Needed to Comprehend the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Posted on: September 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Of course, Romney was correct in what he said. Indeed, he was merely stating the obvious. In the current upside-down era, telling the truth is heresy, or at least there are powerful establishment figures who try to make it seem so.

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The Truth About the Wave of Anti-American Demonstrations

Posted on: September 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

These waves of demonstrations are relatively small ways of advancing the ideological readiness of the masses to accept the radical Islamist groups’ program.

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Libya: Not Just a Tragedy, but Another Endless War for America

Posted on: September 14th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Libya tells the story with a terrible irony but we should understand precisely what is going on and how the situation in Libya differs from that in Egypt. For it is proof of the bankruptcy of Obama policy but perhaps in a different way from what many people think.

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Egyptian protesters burning an Israeli flag at Israel's embassy in Egypt in a "Nakba Day" protests, May 15, 2011.
 

Obama Apologizing for Egypt’s Failure to Protect our Embassy

Posted on: September 13th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Egypt tells us everything we need to know about the horror of Obama's Middle East policy. The latest development is that a group of several Salafist and Jihadist groups--including the local affiliate of al-Qaida--announced a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy. This was explained as a protest against some obscure film made in America by a crackpot that criticizes Islam but has never actually been shown to an audience and probably never will be!

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