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31
Dec
2013

Hamas: Abbas Does Not Represent the Palestinians in Negotiations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East in an effort to promote a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and, as a first step, to press the two parties to sign a framework agreement by […] Read More »

29
Dec
2013

How the Middle East Map Changed in 2013

The End of Pan-Islamisim In the three years since the beginning of the “Arab Spring,” a number of striking changes have occurred in the Arab world. First and foremost, the Arab Spring represents the end of pan-Islamism championed by Iran […] Read More »

18
Nov
2013

Iran’s New Defense Minister: Behind the 1983 Attack on the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut

The newly-elected president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has appointed Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan as the new defense minister in place of Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi. The appointment will take effect as soon as it is approved by the Majlis. Brig. […] Read More »

17
Nov
2013

France-Israel Relations and the Iranian Nuclear Bomb

Blurb: France has earned Israel’s appreciation for delaying the signing of a bad agreement with Iran in Geneva. Read More »

30
Oct
2013

Egypt’s Turn to Russia

Russia’s share of the Egyptian arms market could greatly increase with the proposed $4 billion deal. Read More »

30
Oct
2013

The Islamic Terrorist Threat in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was severely criticized for stating two years ago, a decade after 9/11, that the biggest security threat to Canada is Islamic terrorism. In an interview with CBC News, Harper said: “There are other threats out there, but […] Read More »

24
Oct
2013

Hamas Strategy: Manipulate Human Rights Groups

Hamas Prime Minister Haniyeh delivered a speech on October 19 detailing Hamas’ positions. Read More »

18
Oct
2013

Hamas Sends a Signal to Iran

Musa Abu Marzook, deputy to Khaled Mashal, head of the Hamas politburo, gave a recent interview to the pro-Assad Al Mayadeen TV station in Lebanon that has not received appropriate attention. Read More »

29
Aug
2013

Frustration and Disgust: International Inaction over Syria

After civilians were murdered in Syria with chemical weapons, where is the international community? Read More »

29
Aug
2013

Syria Keeps Moving in the Islamic Direction

The formation of the Army of Islam in Syria challenges the National Coalition Read More »

27
Aug
2013

Rouhani Picks a “Moderate” Nuclear Negotiating Team

Iran will present a new “moderate” team for renewed talks with the West to gain time. Read More »

25
Aug
2013

The Chemical Attack in Syria: Implications

The regime of Syrian president Bashar Assad has once again made use of chemical weapons in Syria’s bloody civil war, which has cost over 100,000 lives since it began in March 2011. An aerial bombardment of several communities in the […] Read More »

11
Aug
2013

New Threats to the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty

Some Egyptians have begun to mobilize to urge the Egyptian government to cancel the peace treaty with Israel. Read More »

17
Jun
2013

Hassan Rowhani: A Honey Trap for Iran and the World?

http://www.shomanews.com/News/?Id=7210 Sayyed Hassan Rowhani, who adopted the color purple during the election campaign, won an overwhelming victory in the first round of the Iranian presidential election with a majority of over 50 percent, leaving Saeed Jalili (who came in second), […] Read More »

16
Jun
2013

Rowhani and the Iranian Elections: Dore Gold Debates Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on BBC Radio4 Morning Program

Click to hear the debate June 14, 2013 JOHN HUMPHRYS: I’m joined by Jack Straw, former foreign secretary, and by Dr Dore Gold, former foreign policy advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister. Jack Straw, how should we now be treating, […] Read More »