Israel and the Middle East

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Iran: Regime Change is Within Reach

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Iran: Regime Change is Within Reach By John R. Bolton Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. The following is a transcript of Ambassador John Bolton’s speech to the Grand Gathering of Iranians for Free Iran, on July 1, 2017. It’s a great pleasure and an honor to be with you again here today. I must […]

Palestinians: Mohammad Dahlan, the New Mayor of the Gaza Strip?

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Palestinians: Mohammad Dahlan, the New Mayor of the Gaza Strip? By Khaled Abu Toameh Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. Mohammed Dahlan is an aspiring Palestinian with huge political ambitions. Specifically, he hopes to succeed Mahmoud Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority (PA). Knowing this, Abbas expelled him from the ruling Fatah faction in […]

In Syria, Trump’s Red Line May Be Holding

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In Syria, Trump’s Red Line May Be Holding Has the Assad regime stepped back from the chemical weapons precipice? By Joseph Klein Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis claimed Wednesday that the Syrian regime has drawn back from plans to conduct another chemical attack, following a warning by the Trump administration of serious consequences if Syrian […]

Palestinians: Why Abbas Cannot Stop Funding Terrorists

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Palestinians: Why Abbas Cannot Stop Funding Terrorists By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. For the record, this is not a defense of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas or of funding terrorists. It is simply an explanation of what is taking place. Nonetheless, it is worth noting that the idea of ending […]

Israel in the Syrian Civil War

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Israel in the Syrian Civil War Seeking quiet and peaceful northern borders. By Joseph Puder On a recent visit to the Golan Heights, this reporter described the border area stretching from Majdal Shams through Quneitra as “quiet and peaceful.” A clear reason for the relatively quiet border is that the forces behind the border line […]

Russia and the U.S. at the Brink in Syria

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Russia and the U.S. at the Brink in Syria Trump administration adopts more robust approach. By Ari Lieberman On Sunday, A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 attack jet while it was on a bombing run against U.S.-backed anti-regime forces. It was the first U.S. aerial kill involving manned aircraft since […]

Syrian Warplane Bombing: A Turning Point In The Conflict?

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Syrian Warplane Bombing: A Turning Point In The Conflict? The US sends Assad and Russia a message. By Joseph Klein In what may turn out to be a major inflection point in the Syrian conflict, an American fighter jet on Sunday shot down a Syrian warplane, which was said to be dropping bombs near U.S.-supported […]

Palestinians’ Real Tragedy: Failed Leadership

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Palestinians’ Real Tragedy: Failed Leadership By Khaled Abu Toameh Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip may be at war with each other, but the two rival parties seem to be in agreement over one issue: silencing and intimidating their critics. Of […]

How to Send the Wrong Message to Palestinians

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How to Send the Wrong Message to Palestinians By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. US President Donald J. Trump’s waiver delaying the relocation of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem accomplishes two things. First, it disappoints many Israelis for failing to fulfill his pre-election promise. Second, and perhaps […]

Why Won’t Abbas Accept “Two States for Two Peoples”?

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Why Won’t Abbas Accept “Two States for Two Peoples”? By Alan M. Dershowitz There is a widespread but false belief that Mahmoud Abbas is finally prepared to accept the two-state solution proposed by the U.N. in November 1947 when it divided mandatory Palestine into two areas: one for the Jewish People; the other for the […]

Qatar, Trump and Double Games

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Qatar, Trump and Double Games Qatar’s role in undermining the stability of the Islamic world has been second only to Iran’s. By Caroline Glick Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. US President Donald Trump has been attacked by his ubiquitous critics for his apparent about-face on the crisis surrounding Qatar. In a Twitter post on […]

Palestinian Suffering and Israel

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Palestinian Suffering and Israel The Palestinians the international media don’t talk about — and the reason why. By Caroline Glick Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. How can we explain the international community’s indifference to Palestinian suffering? Every day, angry bands of protesters burn the flag of Israel, call for the destruction of the Jewish […]

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