To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: June 13th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
What, exactly, can we expect from 'Palestine'?
Posted on: June 6th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Back in 2009, the now infamous Goldstone Report was first released by the UN’s Human Rights Council.
Posted on: May 29th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Many readers have probably seen the film “Sarah’s Key,” a powerful 2010 movie that reminds its viewers of overwhelming French collaboration with the Nazis. Even today it seems widely believed that France carried on more or less heroically under the German occupation, and that the 1942 roundups of Jews in occupied France must have been carried out by the SS or Gestapo directly. In fact, however, as “Sarah’s Key” instructs in understated yet utterly hideous detail, these roundups were executed, more or less enthusiastically, by the regular French police.
Posted on: May 22nd, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Following the Boston Marathon bombing, one crucial point will likely remain overlooked. The most loathsome aspect of this or any other terror bombing attack on civilians will always lie in the inexpressibility of physical pain. While all decent people will abhor the idea of bombs expressly directed at the innocent, whether here or in other countries, none will ever be able to process the very deepest horrors of what has been inflicted.
Posted on: May 14th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Everyone who reads newspapers should know at least one thing. Threats to annihilate Israel have always been unremarkable. Almost never, it seems, have Israel’s existential enemies sought any reason for concealment.
Posted on: May 8th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
In the face of seemingly irrational threats from North Korea, at least one American conclusion should be obvious and prompt: Nuclear strategy is a "game" that sane world leaders must play, whether they like it, or not. President Obama can choose to play this complex game purposefully or inattentively. But, one way or another, he will have to play.
Posted on: May 1st, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
A fundamental inequality is evident in all expressions of the Middle East peace process.
Posted on: April 24th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
One must presume that President Obama’s most recent calls for Israeli cooperation in the Middle East peace process are balanced, fair, and well-intentioned. Why not? At the same time, unsurprisingly, these all-too-familiar calls are manifestly thin, in the sense that they lack any genuine intellectual content.
Posted on: April 17th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Needed changes in Israel's decision making process have simply not kept up with the growing complexities and synergies of Israel's always-hostile external environment.
Posted on: April 10th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Israel must continue to base its policies toward both Iran and 'Palestine' upon an utterly candid and unvarnished awareness of threats to Jewish life.
Posted on: April 4th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Under all relevant criteria of international law, Iran's ongoing stance toward Israel remains unequivocally genocidal.
Posted on: March 25th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
There have been no recognized examples of anticipatory self-defense as a specifically preventative anti-genocide measure under international law.
Posted on: March 20th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Every year Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad instructs the UN General Assembly that Israel is a defiling historical error, a hideous mistake bound to be rectified. Sometimes he goes cheerfully beyond such a narrowly predictive denunciation and proceeds to offer an alleged rationale for Israel's "disappearance."
Posted on: March 13th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
On January 16, 2003, the private Project Daniel Group first advised then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on the threat of Iranian nuclear weapons.
Posted on: March 6th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
In the Middle East and North Africa, at least among large swaths of enthusiastic Islamists, true redemption still requires Muslims to present tangible proof of 'membership.'
Posted on: February 27th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
As this is being written, Chuck Hagel has yet to be confirmed as secretary of defense. Whatever the outcome of the Senate vote over his nomination, the views Hagel would have brought (or will in fact bring) to this post are extremely problematic.
Posted on: February 20th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Palestinian terror seeks national self-determination but shouts endlessly to the world that even after statehood violence will continue against 'The Jews.'
Posted on: February 13th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
For the Palestinians and for the Arab/Islamic world as a whole, the "Zionist Problem" is merely a surface manifestation of the "Jewish Problem."
Posted on: February 6th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
If Israel acquiesced to Palestinian statehood, this could encourage regional players to wage conventional war against Israel.
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