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Posted on: February 17th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

We are forgetting the lessons of the churban Beit HaMikdash, how we were not finished off by Rome, but destroyed ourselves through mindless hatred and zealotry. We bled each other dry through violence and bigotry until we were weak enough for Rome to come in and step all over our broken bodies. Rome did not defeat us - we defeated ourselves.

UN human rights mission
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The history of reporting by UN frameworks on human rights in Israel has been characterized by biased mandates, false and unverifiable allegations, double standards and hypocrisy.

UN General Assembly
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

It's time for the realists to acknowledge that Israel not only has a moral and ideological claim to American support, but it also has a claim base on realpolitik.

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Posted on: February 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

What is most notable about Russia's Middle East policy is that it tends to side with the extremist forces. These friends include primarily Iran, Syria, Hizbollah, and Hamas.

Jewish quarter Street name
 

Posted on: February 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

In this highly politicized era, where every time Israel begins construction on any part of Jerusalem beyond the 1967 green line, it’s worth asking why the Jewish Quarter has been spared the same level of international criticism.

President Speaks to Crew on Space Station
 

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Obama plays the delaying game while giving a false impression to his gullible supporters – especially liberal American Jews – that he is supposedly doing everything to stop Iran short of military attack.

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Posted on: February 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Recent polls show yet again that the vast majority of Israeli society is traditional, holds from its religious faith and shies away from coercion. Thus, hasn’t the time come for our national leadership to express the desires of the large Jewish majority?

Wagner-Protest-021712
 

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Demonstrations last summer that protested exorbitant housing prices, high costs for basic necessities and growing income inequality managed to mobilize an unprecedented number of Israelis. Still, even if socioeconomic issues become a central issue in the upcoming elections, it is not clear that parties such as Labor or Meretz will be its beneficiaries.

Syria Demonstrates
 

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

With the Obama Administration leading from behind and stressing the need for a UN consensus to do anything, it is now stuck with a passive stance on the Syrian civil war.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
 

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

WASHINGTON – Israeli leaders blamed Iran for two assassination attempts late Sunday and early Monday – in Tbilisi, Georgia, and in New Delhi, India. The bomb in Tbilisi was disabled before it could be activated, and the attack in India wounded the wife of an Israeli diplomat and her driver.

Ahmadinejad and Putin
 

Posted on: February 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The intensified cooperation between Iran and Syria reflects their understanding that Iran's nuclear ambitions and the unrest in Syria are linked: Western nations' arming of the Syrian Opposition would cause a serious rift with Russia and China at a time when their consensus is crucial to constraining Iran's nuclear program.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Are the media actually interested in helping the Palestinians, or really just in bashing Israel? The media's overkill fixation on bashing Israel hurts not only Jews and any chances for peace, but also Palestinians.

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Posted on: February 14th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Last week’s meeting between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal highlighted their common strategic goal, despite their bitter rivalry in recent years: The PLO’s Phased Plan aimed at the establishment of a Palestinian state in all of what was 'Palestine' within the Ottoman/British Mandate borders.

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Posted on: February 13th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Jordan has recently witnessed weekly demonstrations calling for far-reaching reforms and an end to financial corruption. King Abdullah did not take the protests seriously at first, but is now desperate to restore calm and order; going as far as ordering the arrest of some of his most trusted officials.

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Posted on: February 13th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Robert Mackey at New York Times’ The Lede has a Friday post entitled “Crisis in Syria Looks Very Different on Satellite Channels Owned by Russia and Iran.” Well, no kidding.  It’s nice to see NYT catching up with the rest of the infosphere.  But it’s not just in Russian and Iranian media that the crisis […]

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Posted on: February 12th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

Egypt's prosecution of pro-democracy NGOs reflects unresolved suspicions and hostilities towards the West and democracy.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (L) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
 

Posted on: February 9th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

A war of words has erupted between Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan and American Novelist Paul Auster. Auster seemed to hit a nerve, suggesting that his allegations might be true.

Druze from the Golan Heights gather in the village of Majdal Shams requesting that the area to revert to being under the authority of the Syrian government.
 

Posted on: February 8th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The “Syrian people” is a composite of Sunni Muslims, Alawites, Kurds, Druze, Turkmens and Circassians.

PRIME MINISTER BENAJMIN NETANYAHU
 

Posted on: February 7th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

PM Netanyahu's recent opposition to two Knesset bills underscores a worrying drift in Israeli political culture from the most basic democratic governing principles like separation of powers, and checks and balances.

Egyptian protests, February 2011
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The Islamists are not “moderate” and many of the alleged moderates are not moderate. Hence, the hope for moderation and real democracy is limited by the small numbers of those who hold them.

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