Former US Mideast policy adviser Aaron David Miller praised Jimmy. Carter, James Baker, and Kissinger as “the only American leaders who understood that you have to use not just honey, but also a fair amount of vinegar” in dealing with Israel.
All people born in British Mandatory Palestine between 1923-1948 (today's Israel) had "Palestine" stamped on their passports. The Arabs were offended when they were called Palestinians: "We are not Palestinians, we are Arabs. The Palestinians are the Jews".
40 years after the Islamic Revolution, only a small minority of Iranians enthusiastically support it. This confronts the leadership with a problem: it wants to act aggressively but it understands its own fragility.
Cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia will likely continue, and deepen, and signs of it will emerge from time to time but don't expect a great leap forward such as the groundbreaking Sadat visit to Jerusalem.
Let’s stop living as guests in someone else’s home. Yes, the hos-America-has been very kind to us, but we have overstayed our welcome. The time has come to thank the host and move out to our own place, with our own culture and traditions.
Progressive students, in their own moral self-righteousness, have decided that the Palestinian statehood is a sacred cause. To even support Israel is to risk being deemed a racist, an imperialist, a tacit supporter of apartheid.
It's galling of the European Union to express "humanitarian" outrage at Israel for razing illegal structures in the West Bank -- while the EU is in league with Palestinian criminals who have been brazenly stealing Arab-owned land.
Reportedly, the radar can identify a threat from a distance of 1,550 miles, providing Israel a relatively long – approximately eight minutes – response time and enabling the use of various means of interception.