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Revolutionary Islamism Is Not America’s Friend

26 Kislev 5773 – December 9, 2012
Middle East expert, Barry Rubin discussed the region, prospects for peace and revolutionary Islamism.

The Interview: Explaining the Latest Israel-Palestinian Controversy

22 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
Satire but Very Close to Actual Experience.

Driving in Neutral: Hillary Clinton Explains the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

22 Kislev 5773 – December 5, 2012
We must understand how Clinton's mind and that of a large portion of the Western elite works.

Egypt’s New Constitution Laying Foundation for Sharia State

20 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
Egypt's draft constitution enshrines Sharia rule without rubbing people’s faces in it.

Reality Check: Palestine Will Remain a Non-Existent State

18 Kislev 5773 – December 2, 2012
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.

Digging Up Arafat

15 Kislev 5773 – November 28, 2012
For many months before he was rushed to Paris for medical attention, everyone who followed him closely knew Arafat was sick.

The Islamist Regime’s Game Plan for Egypt

14 Kislev 5773 – November 27, 2012
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...

Who Won the Latest Israel-Hamas War? (You’ll Be Surprised)

11 Kislev 5773 – November 25, 2012
I’m amused by those who think that Hamas won the recent conflict.

This Ceasefire Won’t Last

9 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
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.

Middle East Crises of 2013 Already in Dress Rehearsal

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
If 2011 was the year of the Arab Spring, 2013 looks to be the year of the Arab Fall.

The Hamas Suicide Strategy

7 Kislev 5773 – November 20, 2012
This strategy has often worked against a Western adversary or Israel.

How to End the Israel-Hamas War

5 Kislev 5773 – November 19, 2012
Originally published at Rubin Reports. A lot of people have asked the purpose of Israel’s defensive war against Hamas. Some, including those supposedly expert on...

Western Media Elites Just Don’t Get the Middle East

5 Kislev 5773 – November 18, 2012
There will be no “permanent end” to this rocket war madness or all of the other varieties of madness that are getting worse in the region.

Lessons for the World from a New Gaza War

2 Kislev 5773 – November 15, 2012
Can Israel sustain this situation? Of course, that is basically the framework in which it has been living and prospering for 64 years. Is it preferable? Of course not. What is the world going to do to make it better? Nothing.

Morsi Source of Hamas’ Renewed Confidence

Neither side takes U.S. policy very seriously.

Next Stop: Obama Puts his Trust in Negotiations with Iran

29 Heshvan 5773 – November 13, 2012
The most important foreign policy effort President Barack Obama will be making over the next year is negotiating with Iran. The terms of the U.S. offer are clear: if Iran agrees not to build nuclear weapons, it will be allowed to enrich a certain amount of uranium, supposedly for purposes of generating nuclear energy (which Iran doesn’t need) and other benefits, supposedly under strict safeguards.

Israel Facing Weak US Economy, Foreign Policy, Following Elections

28 Heshvan 5773 – November 12, 2012
With President Barack Obama reelected there is every reason to believe that he will continue the tax, regulatory, and economic policies of his first term. That means the U.S. economy is unlikely to improve quickly, steadily, or even at all during the next four years. The problem is not just Obama’s own strategy on these issues but also the lack of business confidence in his plans.

The Broader Implications of the Petraeus Resignation: Personal Behavior and Public Office

27 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
Originally published at Rubin Reports. General David Petraeus was the hero of the victorious surge strategy in Iraq. But he also has the distinction of...

What Obama Should Have Done in the Last Four Years and Won’t Do in...

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Over and over again I’ve written about what President Barack Obama should do. Now the voters have given him a whole new chance. He could take it and change his policy. I don't believe he will do that but let me lay out both what he's been wrong and what he should do, just in case Obama is seeking a different approach.

Obama Administration Secret Talks with Iran Confirmed

22 Heshvan 5773 – November 6, 2012
The story was broken by Alex Fishman, defense correspondent of Yediot Aharnot, Israel’s largest newspaper. Fishman is considered to be a reliable reporter with good sources in the Israeli government.

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