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3
Sep
2015

International Courtship of Hamas Shows that Terror Pays

Hamas has the same ideological outlook as the Islamic State; it, too, aims for the creation of a global Islamic caliphate. Hamas, however, espouses a phased approach that leaves room for diplomatic activity. The fear of Hamas’ military option, its […]  Read More »

25
Aug
2015

The PLO’s Mahmoud Abbas Searches for Legitimacy

As expected, the head of the PLO, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) announced his resignation from the PLO leadership, in the expectation that the Palestinian parliament, the Palestinian National Council (PNC), will renew his leadership mandate. The PNC will reconvene in […]  Read More »

20
Aug
2015

Is There a Hamas Truce in the Works?

Despite Israel’s sweeping denial of any talks with Hamas about a truce in return for the lifting of the blockade on Gaza, the Palestinian political establishment is taking the reports very seriously and ignoring the Israeli denial. Meanwhile, Hamas’ difficulties […]  Read More »

14
Aug
2015

Why We Must Fight Against the Iran Deal

The struggle will also make it clear to our neighbors that Israel has not lost its willingness to defend itself.  Read More »

11
Aug
2015

Iran’s Supreme Leader Challenges U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Khamenei: Stopping the Struggle against the United States Contravenes the Koran; Iranian Policy in the Middle East Is the Complete Opposite of U.S. Policy.  Read More »

27
Jul
2015

Iran: Challenging Our Missile Program Means Crossing a Red Line

Iran’s defense minister: Our missile capability is our own and we won’t accept anyone’s interference.  Read More »

20
Jul
2015

Saudi Arabia and Israel Are in the Same Predicament

Saudi Arabia’s fear after the Iran deal  Read More »

13
Jul
2015

Egypt Fights a Terror Onslaught

Egypt’s army was ill-suited to counter Islamic State’s attacks.  Read More »

7
Jul
2015

The Qatari Connection to Terror Incidents in Egypt

Is Qatar-Egypt tension over Muslim Brotherhood dangerously escalating?   Read More »

2
Jul
2015

Terror Escalation in Egypt

Egypt battles ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood – to the death.  Read More »

29
Jun
2015

The Shameful Failure of the War against ISIS

One year after the founding of the Caliphate, can ISIS be stopped?   Read More »

18
Jun
2015

Pan-Arabism versus Pan-Islam – Where Do the Druze Fit?

The Threat to Ethnic Groups’ Self-Determination   Read More »

18
Jun
2015

When the Muslim Leadership Chooses to Be Silent about Insults to Islam

When is blasphemy politically acceptable to Muslim leaders?  Read More »

14
Jun
2015

The Palestinians’ Refusal Strategy

The most talked-about issue in the territories last week was the Palestinian poll that found that half of Gaza residents want to emigrate.  Read More »

8
Jun
2015

“Breaking the Silence” in Zurich, Betraying Swiss Values

The Government of Switzerland sponsors a biased exhibit in Zurich.  Read More »