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Quo Vadis the Arab Tsunami (a.k.a. “the Arab Spring”)?

Where is the Arab Tsunami heading? The chaotic intra-Arab roller-coaster may have shifted, temporarily, to a relatively-lower gear, but it is surging on brutally!

UNRWA: Perpetuating “Refugee-ism,” Condemning the Palestinians to Refugee Status Forever

If the goal of a future agreement is to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict once and for all, then UNRWA’s current configuration makes a final peace impossible to achieve.

Palestinian Rejectionism is Weakening

When it comes to Washington, Israeli concession is not the Palestinians' priority. For West Bankers, it's US . pressure on the PA to make it "more democratic and less corrupt"; for Gazans, the priority is "increased economic aid."

Arabs Marginalize the Palestinian Issue

Despite showering the Palestinian issue with substantial talk, the Arab/Islamic walk has mostly been directed elsewhere, Arabs have never shed blood nor dedicated their economic power on behalf of Palestinians

The Next Israel-Hezbollah Conflict

Israel’s security focus is changing: to the growing Iranian military presence in Syria, the growing military strength of Hezbollah, and the possibility of a devastating Israel-Hezbollah conflict.

Time to Reconsider Misleading Terms Used in Middle East Coverage ​

"But words can never hurt me" is just a silly, inaccurate line from a rhyme. Words do MATTER.

Deadly False Narratives Drove the Temple Mount Crisis

Islamists in Gaza, Jordan, east Jerusalem, and within the Israeli Arab community, had the upper hand in their ability to push their interpretation of events claiming Israel intended to destroy the mosque to make way for a third Temple

Priebus out; Trump Names DHS Sec. Kelly New Chief of Staff

Kelly’s walking into something that will be a tougher challenge than homeland security. He’s a good choice, and we have reason to hope for good things to come of it.

Taxpayer Support for Terrorist Salaries Now Impossible to Defend

The Palestinian “Law of the Prisoner” openly rewards those convicted of even the most heinous attacks with generous monthly “salaries” and phantom jobs with automatic advancement in the PA government.

Obstacles to Peace: A Politically-INCORRECT Diagnosis

Contrary to political-correctness, the Palestinian issue has never been the crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict, a crown-jewel of Arab policy-makers, nor a core-cause of regional turbulence

Looking the Wrong Way on Iran

If Iran is allowed to solidify its Shiite Crescent and its naval obstructionism, American allies across the Middle East and North Africa will pay a heavy price.

Israel’s New Settlement Policy: Evaluated and Explained

Israel's new settlement policy seems to have taken the settlement issue off the boil not just with the Trump administration but also with other friendly foreign governments.

With Shutdown of Power Plant, Hamas Again Prioritizes Tunnels and Rockets Over Gazan Lives

{Originally posted to the Tower Magazine website} Gaza’s sole power plant shut down on Sunday for lack of funds, leaving the nearly 2 million residents...

Double Legal Standard: Anti-Muslim Bias Is Obvious, Anti-Jewish Bias Doesn’t Exist

10 federal appellate judges eradicated a presidential directive designed to protect the safety of US residents because the judges discerned religious prejudice against Muslims in the president’s motivation.

Israel was NEVER a British Colony; Judea and Samaria are NOT Israeli Colonies

Jews have lived throughout the holy land for millennia, including all over Judea and Samaria. International laws facilitated the ability of Jews to move back to, and throughout, their homeland.

Don’t “Dismantle” UNRWA–It CAN’T Be Done; Reform UNRWA ​Policies, Which CAN Be Done

​Now that the Israeli government has finally come to the conclusion that UNRWA is an impediment to peace, it should act within reality to curb UNRWA policy, not fantasize about closing it

50 Years of Palestinian Rejection

. If the world behaved differently, the Palestinians might eventually conclude that a deal was in their interests.

Backgrounder: New Hamas Platform

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Info on the purported changes in the Hamas Charter.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Iran’s ‘Preferred Proxy,’ Arming in Gaza

Ultimately, the dispute between PIJ and Hamas is one over tactics, not strategy. In light of its acute isolation, Hamas is seeking to rebrand itself somewhat, without any intention of giving up its long-term goal of destroying Israel.

UNRWA Policy Letter to US Ambassador to the UN, the Hon. Nikki Haley

Six questions posed to US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley whose answers could reflect a new US Policy towards UNRWA

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