Israel and the Middle East

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The Iran-Hamas Plan to Destroy Israel

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The Iran-Hamas Plan to Destroy Israel By Khaled Abu Toameh Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. In a historic reawakening, Iran is once again meddling in the internal affairs of the Palestinians. This this does not bode well for the future of “reconciliation” between Hamas and Palestinian Authority’s Fatah faction run by President Mahmoud Abbas.The […]

Israeli, Russian & Iranian Interests Collide In Syria

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Israeli, Russian & Iranian Interests Collide In Syria Russia takes on key role in de-escalating tensions between Israel and the Mullahs. By Ari Lieberman On October 16, Syrian anti-aircraft units fired a SAM-5 anti-aircraft missile at Israeli planes conducting a reconnaissance mission over Lebanon. Israel frequently conducts these types of intelligence gathering operations over Lebanon […]

The Calm Before the Storm

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The Calm Before the Storm By Matt Ward North Korea is being manipulated masterfully by Iran. Odd bedfellows though they are, Iran and North Korea are well established allies, and current events in East Asia cannot be separated from events occurring in Syria and the Middle East at the same time. It is an open […]

What is Really Uniting the Palestinians?

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What is Really Uniting the Palestinians? By Bassam Tawil Buoyed by the “reconciliation” agreement reached with President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority (PA), Hamas has announced that it seeks to unite all Palestinians in the fight against the “Zionist enterprise.” In other words, Hamas views the agreement as a vehicle for rallying Palestinians behind it toward […]

Why There Is No Peace in the Middle East

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Why There Is No Peace in the Middle East By Philip Carl Salzman Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. Living as an anthropologist in a herding camp of the Yarahmadzai tribe of nomadic pastoralists in the deserts of Iranian Baluchistan clarified some of the inhibitions to peace in the Middle East. What one sees is […]

Independence for Kurdistan

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Independence for Kurdistan By John R. Bolton Iraqi Kurdistan’s recent referendum on whether to declare independence from Baghdad garnered only slight attention in the U.S. Even the overwhelming vote (93 percent favored independence) and America’s long involvement in the region did not make the story more prominent. Nonetheless, we would be badly mistaken to underestimate […]

Palestinian “Reconciliation”: Hamas Free to Fight but Now Abbas Accountable

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Palestinian “Reconciliation”: Hamas Free to Fight but Now Abbas Accountable By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority (PA) government is on its way back to managing civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip. Hamas, meanwhile, says it will remain in control of security and will not lay down its weapons […]

In This Round of Reconciliation Talks, Hamas is the Great Victor

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In This Round of Reconciliation Talks, Hamas is the Great Victor Fatah’s surrender to Hamas. By Caroline Glick Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. On Tuesday, a delegation of 400 Fatah officials from Ramallah, led by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, arrived in Gaza to officially surrender to Hamas. No, the ceremony isn’t being […]

Palestinians: A State Within a State?

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Palestinians: A State Within a State? By Khaled Abu Toameh Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. The latest “reconciliation” deal between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas brings the Palestinians closer to creating a state-within-a-state in the Gaza Strip. The PA and Hamas will now have two separate mini-states of their own in the Gaza […]

The Case for Kurdish Independence

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The Case for Kurdish Independence By Alan M. Dershowitz Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. More than 90% of Iraq’s Kurdish population have now voted for independence from Iraq. While the referendum is not binding, it reflects the will of a minority group that has a long history of persecution and statelessness. The independence referendum […]

The Big Middle East Lie

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The Big Middle East Lie By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. Nimer Mahmoud Jamal, the 37-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on September 25 murdered three Israelis at the entrance to Har Adar near Jerusalem, had a permit from the Israeli authorities to work in Israel. His family and friends say he also had […]

Should Christians Really Support Israel?

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Should Christians Really Support Israel? By Nathan Jones God is fulfilling promises today that were made to the Jewish people thousands of years ago. These promises rest on a series of legal agreements, called covenants, made between God and the Jewish people, that center on the land of Israel. The cornerstone covenant — the Abrahamic […]