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Dr. Mordechai Kedar appearing on Al Jazeera TV

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USS Iwo Jima in the Persian Gulf

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EU and Bulgarian flags
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Russia undoubtedly has strategic interests when offering financial support to debt-ridden Europe. Many will lose through the eurocrisis, but Russia will not be among them. So far, Brussels has not turned to Moscow for help -- yet. But if the situation deteriorates, that soon might be the case.

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Israel returns the bodies of 91 Palestinian terrorists
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Israel's return of the bodies of 91 Arab terrorists was supposedly a “humanitarian gesture,” which is intended to make the PA more likely to negotiate with Israel. But what it really did was provide a photo-op for the Palestinians to pretend that the terrorists were actually soldiers, and that their actions were warfare and not murder.

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Egyptian Presidential candidate Ahmad Shafiq
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Egypt’s fate, I think, will not be settled by the June 16-17 presidential election. It has already been set by the parliamentary election which has given a large majority to the Islamists as well as the ability to write the constitution. If Ahmad Shafiq defeats the Brotherhood candidate, Muhammad al-Mursi, the only way out would be a Shafiq-army alliance, giving the president — who has no political party and no organized base of support in parliament — some muscle.

Jewish Tradition and the Secrets of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

What can explain the "Shades of Grey" phenomenon? Why are so many married women reading about submission in an age of feminine liberation?

Palestinian and Turkish flags
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Turkey, no doubt, is an important regional power, and Israel must weigh its steps carefully when dealing with it, because of the changes that are occurring in the region and in light of the unsolved difficulties with Turkey – the flotilla two years ago and the gas in the future.

Palestinians demonstrating
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where it is almost impossible to talk about peace and coexistence with Israel. For Palestinians, the true heroes are suicide bombers who blew themselves up in cafes and buses, killing innocent civilians. Peace activists, human rights advocates, moderates, journalists and reformers have almost no say and are often denounced as "traitors" and a "fifth column."

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Don't insult Muslims by drinking or eating when they are nearby during Ramadan
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Many parts of the world, such as Korea, China, and India - basically medieval kingdoms fifty or sixty years ago -- are now among the pacesetters of the modern world, both producing, and improving on, existing inventions. The Muslim world, however, often better off than these countries just half a century ago, has remained as it was, or has even, in many instances, deteriorated.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The Palestinian Authority has received more aid money per person than anyone else in history and yet the results have been remarkably unimpressive. The Western taxpayers give the money, the PA leaders steal or use the money for political purposes, and the average Palestinian suffers more from this situation than from the largely extinct "Israeli occupation."

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Jewish and Arab demonstrators.
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Anyone suggesting that Jews are doomed to become a minority west of the Jordan River, that there is a demographic machete at the throat of the Jewish State and that the Jewish State must concede Jewish Geography in order to secure Jewish Demography, is either grossly mistaken or outrageously misleading!

Meir Dagan, former head of the Mossad.
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Few things ought to be as urgent as keeping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Yet the West – led from the front by the United States – has fallen into the "peace process" trap that considers talk to be progress and, once a conversation has begun, that there is nothing worse than stopping it: Talk about what you've talked about. Talk about what you won't talk about. Talk about talking again. Talk again. Repeat.

El Al Airlines will be reinstating direct flights between Boston's Logan International Airport and Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The past decade saw the privatization of El Al and today the airline is more dedicated to keeping public shareholders happy than she is to fulfilling any sort of national mission. A perfect case in point happened recently when a profit-motivated El Al attempted to charge the President of the State of Israel an exorbitant $4,700 to haul a security mandated oxygen tank.

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US President Barack Obama meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Many Americans, and particularly Jews, are starting to receive mailings encouraging them to vote for or donate to the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama by arguing that he is pro-Israel. Several readers have asked me to provide them with responses. Here is a brief answer.

Alan Dershowitz.
 

Posted on: June 1st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

This entire farce of a trial is part of a larger problem that infects not only America but other Western countries as well: the criminalization of policy differences and of personal sin.

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking before the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) organization.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Dr. Kenneth Meshoe, a member of the South African Parliament, president of the African Christian Democratic Party, and pastor of a South African Church has been an important counterweight to the disparagers of Israel. He describes those who promulgate the lie of Israel-as-apartheid as ignorant individuals who are not aware of, or who deliberately disregard, the true nature of the negative impact of apartheid on black South Africans.

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UAE leaders meeting with Hamas PM Haniyeh
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The states of the Arabian Peninsula feel increasingly dependent on the US and the West to safeguard their independence and their political and economic maneuverability, but the West seems tired and exhausted, and its leadership - especially the current resident in the White House, who is heavily influenced by the approaching elections - lacks backbone and has no ability to stop the Iranians from galloping towards regional hegemony.

Steve Rothman (L) debates Bill Pascrell (R).
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Americans are sick and tired of rancorous, scorched-earth politics, which has given Congress a nine percent approval rating. Let’s show America that politics is an honorable profession, a noble calling, filled with people who put values, country, and integrity first. Let’s start winning people back to the political theater by demonstrating that politics are inspiring rather than depressing, ennobling rather than corrupting, and harmonious rather than rancorous.

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Israeli Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman.
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

A female Belgian minister downplayed a personal insult by Morocco's Islamist PM, yet no such caution was taken when Israeli MK Yaakov Litzman declined to shake the hand of his female Belgian colleague.

King Abdullah of Jordan
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Today, most of the anti-regime demonstrations throughout the kingdom are being initiated and led by Muslim Brotherhood supporters whose goal is to turn Jordan into an Islamic republic. Many Arabs feel that President Barack Obama's endorsement of the Muslim Brotherhood has emboldened the Islamists and increased their appetite to drive moderate and secular rulers out of the Arab world.

Syrian President Bashar Assad
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Obama's policy shows three characteristics that have wider implications for the president’s strategies: It favors Islamist enemies; it “leads from behind” by giving the initiative to those who wish America no good; and it shows no interest in helping genuinely pro-American moderates who are fighting for their lives.

Mosque of Rome, currently the largest in Europe
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Although critics of the Helsinki mega-mosque have warned that the building will be used by the Iranian regime to recruit impressionable Muslim immigrant youths for service to Hezbollah, Finnish politicians have embraced the Shia mosque as a symbol of multicultural progress.

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