Israel and the Middle East

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Netanyahu’s Great Challenge

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    Netanyahu’s Great Challenge What can Netanyahu do to mitigate the impact of the probes on his ability to do his job? By Caroline Glick Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Over the weekend, it was reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports legislation that would change the procedure for declaring war. The bill, supported by […]

    Russia Assists Mullahs’ Illegal Military Ambitions

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      Russia Assists Mullahs’ Illegal Military Ambitions Enabling terror and and mayhem throughout the region. By Ari Lieberman ​The Jerusalem Post, citing the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, reports that Iran used a Boeing commercial airliner to secretly transport offensive military hardware to Russia. According to Welt am Sonntag, two Iranian airplanes, including a Boeing commercial […]

      What’s next in Afghanistan?

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        What’s next in Afghanistan? By John R. Bolton As President Trump wrestles with America’s role in Afghanistan, he should first decide what our objectives are today compared to what we wanted immediately after Sept. 11, 2001. Initially, the United States overthrew the Taliban regime but failed to destroy it completely. Regime supporters, allied tribal forces […]

        Palestinians: The Honeymoon with the US is Over

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          Palestinians: The Honeymoon with the US is Over By Bassam Tawil Originally Published at the Gatestone Institute. US President Donald Trump’s envoys, Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, are planning to return to the Middle East soon to discuss ways of reviving the stalled “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinians. Greenblatt tweeted last week that […]

          Palestinians Escalate War on Journalists

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            Palestinians Escalate War on Journalists By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. As part of its overarching effort to silence critics, President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority (PA) has resumed its war against Palestinian journalists who refuse toe the line or are suspected of being insufficiently loyal to their leaders in Ramallah. But this […]

            Preparing for the Post-Abbas Era

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              Preparing for the Post-Abbas Era New threats — and new opportunities — lie ahead for Israel. By Caroline Glick PLO chief and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas scored a victory against Israel at the Temple Mount. But it was a Pyrrhic one. Days after the government bowed to his demand and voted to remove the […]

              Erdogan’s Genocidal Incitement

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                Erdogan’s Genocidal Incitement Funding Palestinian Jew-hatred. By Joseph Puder Turkey’s dictatorial president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent efforts to mediate between the Saudis, their Arab Gulf allies and Egypt on one side versus his Qatari ally (both are staunch supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood) on the other, have failed to materialize. At the same time, his […]

                The Third Lebanon War: Not A Matter Of ‘If,’ But ‘When’

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                  The Third Lebanon War: Not A Matter Of ‘If,’ But ‘When’ Israel reflects on history and weighs its options. By Ari Lieberman In the weeks preceding the Six-Day War, Israel was faced with ever increasing existential challenges which warranted resolute action. Israel’s generals correctly argued to the political echelon that with each passing day, Israel’s […]

                  Iran’s Killing Fields

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                    Iran’s Killing Fields But UNESCO, UNHRC, and SJP would rather hate Israel. By Joseph Puder Wonder why one should consider UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization), UNHRC (UN Human Rights Council), or Student for Justice in Palestine (SJP) anti-Semitic in nature? Consider the fact that these organizations have not demanded the de-legitimization of […]

                    “The Battle over Jerusalem Has Just Begun”

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                      “The Battle over Jerusalem Has Just Begun” By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. The Palestinian “victory” celebrations that took place after Israel removed metal detectors and surveillance cameras from the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem bode badly for the future of stability and peace in the Middle East. To the […]

                      Israel vs. Jordan

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                        Israel vs. Jordan Why Israel needs to be tougher. By Mordechai Kedar In 1994, Israel signed a peace agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In this agreement, Israel granted “special status” (Article 9) to the Jordanian government on the Temple Mount (‘Muslim Holy Shrines in Jerusalem’). This concession to the Jordanians was totally unnecessary […]