Articles

The Latest Hamas-Israel Confrontation — Some Pertinent Legal Points

The terrorist actions by Hamas are violations of international humanitarian law.  International law recognizes Israel’s right to defend itself,  Read More »

Unseen Scars of War: Psychological Consequences of the Hamas Attacks on the Israeli Civilian Population

The Hamas attacks on Israel leave unseen but lasting scars  Read More »

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA): An Agenda for Conflict

UNRWA has become an active agent in reaching out to international actors and audiences, and a powerful tool within the anti-Israel propaganda campaign.   Read More »

Iran: The Regional Power behind the Hamas War Effort

Since the calm that was achieved after Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, Iran has been investing heavily in improving the quantity and quality of the rockets in the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) arsenals.  Read More »

What Does an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq Mean?

As a new regional reality emerges in the Middle East, Israel faces new and more complex security challenges than in the past. These threats sharply focus the issue of defensible borders west of the Jordan River.   Read More »

ISIS: Iran’s Instrument for Regional Hegemony?

If Iran fights ISIS, Tehran would be turning against a movement that has been a useful surrogate for its interests.  Read More »

Demographic Upheaval: How the Syrian War is Reshaping the Region

The current political and military upheavals in the Middle East are producing new and far-reaching demographic realities.  Read More »

Inspections: The Weak Link in a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Is it advisable to make a nuclear agreement with Iran that is so highly dependent upon inspections?   Read More »

“Cold-Blooded Murder” or a War on Terror?

Almost all Palestinians killed since talks began were from radical and Islamic terrorist groups.  Read More »

Sissi’s Election as President: What Does It Mean for Egypt?

Sissi is the first Egyptian president who has not participated in a war with Israel.  Read More »

Iran Launches “Hizbullah Syria” to Open a New Front Against Israel on the Golan Heights

“Hizbullah Syria” is a new vehicle for enhanced Iranian subversion in the Golan Heights  Read More »

Middle Eastern Christians: Battered, Violated, and Abused, Do They Have Any Chance of Survival?

Throughout the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, Christians are facing pervasive and systematic persecution that is steadily increasing in its intensity and scope.   Read More »

Boko Haram and the Future of Nigeria

Subduing Boko Haram is in the West’s interest.  Read More »

Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall

With the reconciliation agreement, Abbas is preparing to integrate Hamas and Islamic Jihad into the PLO.  Read More »

The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel

Overall, the cultural boycott of Israel appears to be losing ground.  Read More »