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Protected-Christians in Muslim Lands

Violent discrimination of Christians has been a systematic feature of Muslim/Arab societies.

UN-masking the UN

“UN” as defined in dictionaries: a negative prefix, expressing “absence,” “lack,” “deficiency” and “adverse” applies perfectly to the UNited Nations-an UN-fit, UN-deserving, UNder achievement

US Palestinian Policy: Water or Gasoline?

Realizing the irrelevance of the Palestinian issue to the 1,400 year old endemic Mid-East turbulence, in general, and the eruption of the Arab Tsunami which has engulfed the Middle East since 2010, in particular, Trump concluded that the Palestinian issue represents a Red Herring, dwarfed by “major league” Middle East challenges/threats to regional and US interests

Arabs Marginalize the Palestinian Issue

Despite showering the Palestinian issue with substantial talk, the Arab/Islamic walk has mostly been directed elsewhere, Arabs have never shed blood nor dedicated their economic power on behalf of Palestinians

Quo Vadis the Arab Tsunami (a.k.a. “the Arab Spring”)?

Where is the Arab Tsunami heading? The chaotic intra-Arab roller-coaster may have shifted, temporarily, to a relatively-lower gear, but it is surging on brutally!

Israel Should Beware US and International Guarantees

US peacekeeping force on Israel's borders would, inadvertently, shield terrorists by constraining Israel

US Peace Initiative – A Reality Test

The attempt to minimize Middle East instability and advance the US interest, on the one hand, and establishing a Palestinian state, on the other hand, constitutes a classic oxymoron, adding fuel – not water – to the Middle East fire.

Growing Global Interest in Israel’s Hi-tech

The integration of Israel’s ultra-orthodox community in the hightech sector is expanding (still in the initial stage) and will be a positive influence

Surging Overseas Investment in Israel Defy Global Downtrend

In defiance of the global financial downtrend – but as a derivative of Israel’s cutting-edge technologies - Israeli hightech companies raised a significant sum this quarter.

The Flawed Nature of US Security Guarantees

US security guarantees in exchange for Israel's withdrawal from the dominant sites in YESHA, would create a short-term false sense of security while dramatically eroding Israel's posture of deterrence

Trump’s State of the Union Bolsters Allies’ Confidence

The confidence of US allies in the Middle East – facing lethal threats internally and externally - was undermined by President Obama’s worldview but has been enhanced by President Trump’s State of the Union,

US-Israel Relations – an American Perspective

In 2019, the US and Israel share identical national and homeland security concerns in the Middle East and beyond.

US Interests Require Israel on the Golan Heights

An Israeli retreat from the Golan Heights would not satiate Syria but destabilize the entire region and lead to the bombardment of Israel/

Israel Welcomes Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib

Israel realizes that tolerating criticism does not reflect vacillation, but open-mindedness and an opportunity to highlight critical data, as was the case in prior visits of US legislators known for their criticism of Israel.

Past US Mideast Blunders – Repeated or Avoided?

Western Mid-Easat policy – from Iran, the Arabian Peninsula, through Jordan, Egypt and North Africa - has largely failed due to a multitude of erroneous assessments made by well-intentioned policy-makers, researchers, academicians and journalists.

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles): Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

The temporary structure of the Sukkah highlights the historical significance of the permanent Jewish State in the Land of Israel Chag Sameach!

Israel: Cybersecurity Powerhouse

Israel has become a cybersecurity powerhouse, creating more than 300 cybersecurity startups, exporting in 2016 $6.5BN in cybersecurity products

Who Were the 1948 Arab Refugees?

Most Arabs in British Mandate Palestine – and most of the 320,000 1948 Arab refugees - were migrant workers and descendants of the 1831-1947 Muslim immigrants from Arab countries

US Peace initiatives – Quo Vadis?

The well-intentioned US peace initiatives were doomed to failure by the tendency to downplay the complex intra-Arab/Muslim Middle East reality, since they conflicted with the eagerness to advance peace ASAP, wishful-thinking and oversimplification.

Global Confidence in Israel’s economy

Political posturing aside, the world has great confidence in Israel's economy.

Palestinian Education Mirrors Palestinian Vision

Western policy-makers tend to ignore a major prerequisite to a constructive peace process: the uprooting - and not merely trimming – of hate-education.

Foreign Investment Keeps Seeking Israel’s Hi-tech

1. The sustained growth of Israel’s economy  for 15 consecutive years – 3.1% and 3.3% growth projected for 2019 and 2010 respectively – the...

Israel’s Economy – an Island of Stability

Israel is one of the top 5 world high-tech powers. The others? USA, China, Russia and India

US-Israel Ties and the Next US President

Israel’s role as America’s Major Non-NATO Ally and the most effective and unconditional geo-strategic ally has vaulted to unprecedented levels.

President Trump vs. the Department of State

Contrary to the State Department worldview, Arab policy-makers never considered the Palestinian issue a top priority, nor a core-cause of regional turbulence, nor the axis of the Arab-Israeli conflict

Israel: The Natural Gas and Start Up Nation

Straight from the Jerusalem boardroom: Companies around the world invest millions in Israel.

Post mid-term Election US National Security Policy

President Trump is not expected to pursue an isolationist policy. Instead, he will persist in a unilateral – rather than multilateral – diplomatic, economic and military policy, where US national security interests supersede counter-productive and hostile interests set by international and multilateral organizations

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