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Hamas and Fatah officials meet in Cairo
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2012

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The two parties are telling Palestinians that Israel does not want peace or a two-state solution and is only interested in maintaining control over Palestinian lands and "Judaizing" Jerusalem. The stepped-up anti-Israel rhetoric has resulted in a sharp increase in Palestinian violence soldiers, policemen, and civilians in Judea and Samaria and east Jerusalem.

Map of the Strait of Hormuz
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Iran is making full use of strategic ambiguity on the high seas to advance its interests and dictate outcomes. Unless each new measure is directly challenged, strategic ambiguity would be a lot more fun for Iran than for the rest of us.

Ban Ki-Moon visits a new investment project in Judea and Samaria
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Anyone who travels through Judea and Samaria and sees the Arab cities and villages there will discover a highly-westernized living standard and rapid expansion, belying the the claims of suffering and discrimination.

Behind the scenes at al Jazeera
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

One factor that is not taken into account in Washington, or at least in the White House, is how U.S. policies and actions are distorted, often on purpose, in the Arabic-speaking sphere. When someone says that Arabs or Muslims hate America because of its policies, the proper wording should be: because of what they think those policies are, regardless of what is actually happening.

Mahmoud Abbas (right) and Khaled Mashaal. (Archive: 2012)
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2012

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Abbas's peace process will only lead to a Palestinian government or state controlled by Iran or the Muslim Brotherhood.

Naftali Bennett, Education Minister and chairman of Bayit Yehudi party.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

There are certainly substantive questions and concerns that can be raised about Naftali Bennett’s proposal to annex Area C in Judea and Samaria, but when people associated with Oslo, the Geneva Initiative, and Peace Now trash the idea on the grounds that it is out of touch with reality, one can only respond: “look who’s talking.”

Former Arab League chief Amr Moussa meets with Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The red carpet, with which the West welcomes Palestinian leaders, is transformed into a shabby rug when the same leaders land in Arab capitals. What do Arabs know about the Palestinians that the West has yet to learn?

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Free Syria Army fighters
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Obama administration needs to lead the world in providing direct aid to the Syrian people to stop the genocide in Syria

IAF F-16B Fighter Jet  (illustrative)
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Refraining from preemption would gravely destabilize the Mid-East and beyond. The only effective way to prevent Iran’s nuclearization and its devastating cost is to preempt!

Egyptian soldiers on their side of the Rafah border crossing
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

It is now conceivable that the two leading presidential candidates will be Islamists and thus Egypt will have an Islamist president. That would mean the timetable for turning the country into an Islamist Sharia state could be vastly accelerated.

Russian Deputy FM Gennady Gatilov
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

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Countries whose immediate danger from Iranian bombs is far less than Israel's are remarkably hypocritical and insulting when they warn Israel against a military strike. Telling Israel that it should not defend itself is like saying “just die, but don’t make a mess.” When have Jews heard this before? It’s become a cliché, but one that still resonates. The difference is that then they had no choice because they had no power to defend themselves. Today there is a Jewish state, which should not be expected to act as though it is as powerless as the European Jews of WWII. All this is part of the “Israel is expected to…” syndrome.

Iranian warships
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Did Iran's warships actually visit Syria this past week as was widely reported, or did was that Iranian disinformation?

book-Die-Juden-in-der-Velt
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The stories in this column are translations by Mr. Nollet from Die Juden In Der Welt (The Jews in the World) by Mark Wischnitzer, a long out-of-print book published more than seven decades ago in Germany. The book examines Jewish communities, one country at a time, as they existed in 1935.

Hamas police officersin Gaza
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights announced that Palestinians -- not Israel -- were to blame for the electricity crisis.

Demographic map of Syria
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

What will Syria look like the day after Bashar al-Assad's downfall?

former State Department advisor, NSC official and a special assistant to President Obama,
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Dennis Ross, former State Department advisor, NSC official, and special assistant to President Obama, is the latest voice in the Obama administration’s campaign to convince an already skeptical public that Iran should not be attacked – by either the US or Israel. Their obsession with diplomacy plays right into Iran's hands, as the Mullahs stretch out “negotiations” while crossing every one of the Obama administration’s "red lines".

Israeli Foreign Ministry official Dore Gold.
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

No one has a license to lie, manipulate or manufacture falsehoods. Make no mistake, the primary characteristics of Israel Apartheid Week programming are terrible, unjustified charges expressly aimed at demonizing Israel.

The "Ethan" drone. (file)
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

The only way to secure a positive outcome in Syria is to use US power, under US strategic direction, to do it. This has never necessarily meant military intervention, but it does necessarily mean acting with purpose and determination, rather than throwing random reconnaissance assets into the fray while handing the political problem over lock, stock, and barrel to the Arab League and the UN.

Protesting for Islamic Jihad Sheikh Khadar Adnan
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Khadar Adnan, a self-described leader of Islamic Jihad, is currently on a hunger strike against his administrative detention in an Israeli prison. Human rights groups are lining up to support him, solidarity marches are being held in his name, and the EU foreign policy chief has expressed her concern. But who really IS Khader Adnan?

Weiss-021712
 

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.

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