International opinion has it that the new planned Israeli neighborhood between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim will prevent the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state. Unfortunately, though, that is not true.
What happens, then, if the regime doesn’t give in and the army doesn’t stop the demonstrations?
At least we can probably count on the Muslims Brotherhood to refrain from making bunny-snuff videos.
The constitution, as important as it may be, is not a cure for the genetic illnesses of the states of the Middle East.
Living well, as the saying goes, is the best revenge, even if it comes at the cost of international criticism.
Chanukah highlights the moral-high-ground of Jews in their ancestral land.
One of the key lessons from a career in Naval Intelligence is that if you can imagine it, someone is trying to do it.
Middle East expert, Barry Rubin discussed the region, prospects for peace and revolutionary Islamism.
Missile tests popping up all over Asia should be seen in this light. Everyone’s arming up, starting with Russia
Satire but Very Close to Actual Experience.
We must understand how Clinton's mind and that of a large portion of the Western elite works.
Europe has not even considered what would happen if terrorist elements in Judea and Samaria would start firing rockets at civilians living across Israel.
Economic facts about Israel in the aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Egypt seems today like a rickety cart that strong, immense horses are pulling in different directions.
Egypt's draft constitution enshrines Sharia rule without rubbing people’s faces in it.
The non-member 'state' status will sink the Palestinian leadership even deeper into an obsession with intransigence in practice and paper victories that mean nothing in the real world.
Many readers are no doubt aware of the millions in taxpayer dollars that the Obama administration has contracted out to PR firms for the purpose of hawking Obamacare to a reluctant public.
For many months before he was rushed to Paris for medical attention, everyone who followed him closely knew Arafat was sick.
Originally published at Rubin Reports. What’s been happening in Egypt this week is as important as the revolution that overthrew the old regime almost two...
I’m amused by those who think that Hamas won the recent conflict.
The sole purpose of this ceasefire is to allow Netanyahu to survive the coming election.
Morsi has assumed dictatorial powers in Egypt. Courageous Egyptians are protesting that move, but Morsi has less compunction than Mubarak did, and we can expect the protests to be dealt with effectively. Those of us who said Morsi was an Islamist extremist who would quickly reestablish authoritarianism in Egypt – with a sharia flavor – were right. There’s a new Pharaoh in town.
Israel gained no strategic asset at all.
Of course, everyone knows that this ceasefire won't last. The key to anything more durable is if the Egyptian government decides that it wants to avoid another war because of its own interests.
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...