Israel and the Middle East

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The Road to Nakba

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The Road to Nakba By Alf Cengia Traveling the Road to Nakba – what do we make of the Gaza protests? When I was a kid my parents would watch the “Road” movies. These were light-hearted comedy romances (some claim they were satirical) starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. Examples of the title […]

Israel Puts Iran On Notice

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Israel Puts Iran On Notice By Ari Lieberman Israel’s recent disclosure that its air force reduced Syria’s Al Kibar atomic bomb facility to rubble came across as one of the worst kept secrets in modern history. International media outlets had already published detailed accounts of the successful strike and even former president George W. Bush […]

Palestinians: A March to Destroy Israel

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Palestinians: A March to Destroy Israel By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. On March 30, an attempt by tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to infiltrate the border with Israel launched a six-week campaign of mass protests — called the “March of Return” — organized by Hamas, Islamic Jihad […]

Time to Get Tough with Turkey

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Time to Get Tough with Turkey The U.S. has lots of leverage – let’s use it. By Kenneth R. Timmerman The Trump administration is trying to walk a fine line between Turkey, which it still refers to as a NATO ally, and our Kurdish allies on the ground in northern Syria, and it has become […]

Status of Israel

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Status of Israel By Dennis Huebshman This is a message I put together in 2013, and except for a few updates nothing has really changed – except for the intensity of events happening worldwide. First, we’ll check out what Israel would like. I will provide updates, but otherwise it’s the same as before. Israel wants: […]

Troubles of a Two-State Solution

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Troubles of a Two-State Solution By Joseph Puder Howard Kohr, AIPAC’s (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee) CEO created a bit of an uproar among certain Jewish organizations when he stated at the AIPAC conference earlier this month that, “We must work toward that future: two states for two people. One Jewish with secure and defensible borders, […]

Palestinians: Why Hamas Will Not Disarm

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Palestinians: Why Hamas Will Not Disarm By Khaled Abu Toameh Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is living in an illusion if he thinks that his rivals in Hamas would ever agree to lay down their weapons or cede control over the Gaza Strip. Hamas has no intention of dismantling […]

Getting Israel Right

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Getting Israel Right By Steve Schmutzer A pastor, an atheist, a Bible class teacher, and a businessman walked into a bar…. You’re thinking this is the opening line of a joke, right? Wrong. I am the Bible class teacher, and before you get worked up about us being in a bar, it was the only […]

“It’s All Israel’s Fault” 2.0

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“It’s All Israel’s Fault” 2.0 Conspiracy theories for those who need more than “grievances” to pin on Israel. By Raymond Ibrahim Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. One way or the other, Israel is to blame for all of the Middle East’s problems, claim many leading Muslims. Consider the […]

Russia Deploys Stealth Fighters To Syria

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Russia Deploys Stealth Fighters To Syria But is it more bark than bite? By Ari Lieberman Last week, Russia escalated its military profile in Syria by dispatching its top of the line fighter bomber to the war-ravaged country. Based on publicly available Israeli satellite imagery and eyewitness accounts, the Russians have deployed between 2 to […]