Was this a catastrophic display of incompetence by Navy personnel or a big lie by the Iranians?
Since the Israeli argument is so cogent and backed by facts and observable realities, it would be dangerously persuasive to those who actually get to hear it.
Adult activists who send and encourage children to take part in violence should be held accountable.
Jimmy Carter has made a post-presidential career out of lying about Israel. The latest pile of lies is a doozy of an op-ed in the New York Times
If the goal of a future agreement is to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict once and for all, then UNRWA’s current configuration makes a final peace impossible to achieve.
The claim that Israel is “ethnically cleansing” the land of Arabs is easily proven false. In Israel, the West Bank or the Gaza Strip the Arab population has grown.
The greatest danger for Israel would be to listen to the bad advice of Obama, Kerry, and their supporters.
Jewish Voice for Peace openly supports BDS movement against ALL of Israel & ending the Jewish State.
The failure thirty-two years ago of Operation Eagle Claw convinced U.S. military leaders to rethink how they would conduct special operations in the future: formulating plans that were simpler, carrying them out under unified command, and managing the risk. While our military has learned the lessons of the failed Iranian hostage rescue mission, however, our political leaders have not.
A reader asks: “I agree that democracy and economic development are not panaceas for the Middle East, just as they are not for any other location on the planet. But aren't they a start? And since it is possible to chew gum and walk at the same time, does it hurt to at least pay lip service to doing things to bring the rest of the Middle East into the 21st century? And what would those things be in your opinion?” As you noted, both candidates in the presidential election spoke of economic development as a top priority in their Middle East policy. This sounds good to voters but is pretty meaningless.
Overnight, their home became 'illegal'.
This is the list of the worst anti-Semitic incidents the Jewish world has encountered in 2016, with figures showing a concerning trend.
The Reconstructionist movement announced new policy allowing its rabbis to marry a non-Jewish spouse
The tide seems to be turning in Syria. While the civil war is far from over, the regime is clearly weakening; the rebels are expanding their operations and effectiveness. There have also been more high-level defections. What does this mean and why is this happening? There are three main factors that are making a rebel victory seem more likely.
An Egyptian friend visited China a few years ago and asked a counterpart, “China has been the victim of so much oppression and imperialism. How do you deal with that?” The response was, “We got over it.” My friend was astonished, but he realized that his own society would be far better off if it eschewed the politics of revenge and bitter hatred. In contrast, Israel and China share a focuses on positive national construction, raising living standards, and seeking peace.
Thrall can be counted on to produce, on demand, the usual anti-Israel screed that has long been norm at the Times. But Thrall outdoes himself this time.
Post-Mursi Egypt accuses Hamas of responsibility for the terrorist chaos in Sinai, and not without good cause.
The NY Times doesn't understand Hamas or the Hezbollah model they are following.
Based on the Associated Press's definition, whom exactly can a reporter call an Islamist?
Polls overwhelmingly and consistently demonstrate that Israeli Arabs are determined to remain Israeli citizens, rather than become subjects of the Palestinian Authority.
Jews have lived in Iran at least since the days when Cyrus the Great liberated many of them from Babylonian captivity in what’s now Iraq, about 2,700 years ago.
At least we can probably count on the Muslims Brotherhood to refrain from making bunny-snuff videos.
On July 14, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak castigated UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which set the terms of the cease-fire that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Iran's Lebanese army Hizbullah, saying, "UN resolution 1701 didn't work, isn't working and won't work." He added, "UN resolution 1701 is a failure."
Extremist Kairos Palestine claims support by ALL Palestine Christians but in reality few support it
Journalist Ken Kurson bought the domain name, 'Airbnbisracist.com' – and Airbnb.com is threatening to sue him.
The question today is not whether Abbas is a peace partner or not. Rather, what Olmert needs to ask is whether the Abbas can deliver or not. The answer is very simple and clear: even if Abbas wanted to deliver a peace deal, he cannot. His term in office expired in January 2009, but he remained at the behest of the Obama administration. The result is that he is seen by many Palestinians as an illegitimate leader.
Israel is apparently going to have elections this autumn and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly win by a big margin. Understanding why explains a lot about the country that people think they know the most about but in fact comprehend the least.
In our Palestinian culture, it is much more important if one "graduates" from an Israeli prison than from the most prestigious university in the world.
Egyptian intellectual Tariq Hagi speaks frankly and openly about the many deep flaws that exist in Arab cultures. His message is different from that of most Arab spokesmen, because most Arab spokesmen strive to cover up the flaws in their societies, to conceal them and repress them - mainly because of the shame and the feeling of inferiority that these flaws arouse in them.
A close look at Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign policy reveals an underappreciated and misunderstood record of accomplishment