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The Al-Dura Affair and Its Implications for France
The report of Israel’s governmental inquiry committee on the al-Dura affair should be taught in journalism schools throughout the world.
Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria
Iran sees the civil war in Syria as a war of survival against a radical Sunni uprising that views Iran and the Shiites as infidels to be annihilated.
Conflict Resolution through Cultural Diplomacy
Peace cannot emanate only from documents signed by leaders alone, but from mutual good faith and credibility among the peoples for whom the agreements are signed.
The Geopolitics of Israel’s Offshore Gas Reserves
The flow of natural gas from Israel’s Tamar reservoir in the Mediterranean to the Ashdod reception facility was inaugurated on March 30, 2013, ushering in a new era in Israel’s energy sector.
Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Challenge
If negotiations only halt one aspect of the Iranian nuclear effort while letting the other parts of the program go forward, the world will still face an Iranian challenge in the years ahead.
The Arab Peace Initiative
By the time Saudi Arabia's "Arab Peace Initiative" reached the Arab summit in Beirut in March 2002, it had been modified and its terms hardened.
The "Day After" Scenario in Syria
The Assad regime will seek to transfer loyal forces and strategic (including chemical) weaponry to the Alawite enclave to deter acts of revenge.
Draft International Convention for the Prevention of Incitement
Incitement has become one of the major tactical weapons in the arsenal of certain governments terror organizations and societies in advocating terror, violence and hatred.
Abbas Reinstates a Radical Political Doctrine
In his speech on January 4, 2013, in honor of Fatah's anniversary, Mahmoud Abbas was not preparing the Palestinian people for making peace.
Egyptian Emigres in the Levant
A Hamas leader made the surprising claim that a large part of the Palestinian Arabs are not indigenous to this area but rather immigrated from surrounding countries.
Poll: Israeli Security and Peace - Dec. 2012
83% of Israeli Jews believe that a withdrawal to the 1967 lines and a division of Jerusalem would not bring about an end of the conflict.
Will Lebanon Help Iran Circumvent Sanctions?
As part of its efforts to break the grip of Western sanctions, Iran is working intensively to develop its economic ties with Lebanon.
The Long-Term Implications of the Israel-Hamas Clash
"Liberating" Palestine is portrayed as a fully realistic goal for the present generation thanks to the Islamic Spring, which has redrawn the map of the Middle East.
A Quiet Transformation in China's Approach to Israel
As China seeks to become a leading innovator, it is looking more to Israel – the "Start-Up Nation."
Sinai, the New Egypt, and the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty
The challenge posed by the evolving character of Sinai should be handled within the context of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty.
Settlements and the Geneva Convention
The Fourth Geneva Convention was never intended to refer to situations like Israel's settlements.