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10
Mar
2014

Link Israeli Support for Gaza Infrastructure to Dismantling Terror Infrastructure

Israel’s situation regarding Gaza cannot be understood without grasping two terms: hudna and tahdiya. Hudna is a binding religious concept based on the agreement that the Prophet Muhammad made with the Quraysh tribe, in which he undertook a total ceasefire. […] Read More »

6
Mar
2014

Hamas Punished by Egypt

Hamas needs to devise a new survival strategy. Read More »

4
Mar
2014

Japan and the Palestinian Authority: Foreign Policy and Economic Interest

Unlike the U.S. and EU, Japan funds development projects but not the PA budget. Read More »

2
Mar
2014

Ten Fundamental Facts Underlying the Peace Process

There is no such thing as the “Palestinian territories.” Read More »

19
Feb
2014

The Impending Clash between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is preparing to purchase an atomic bomb from Pakistan to deter Iran. Read More »

2
Feb
2014

Erekat Is Wrong: The Jewish Presence in the Land Dates Back for Millennia

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat claimed at the Munich Security Conference on Jan. 31 that the Palestinians cannot accept Israel as the Jewish state because they lived in the region long before the Jews. In the context of the current […] Read More »

28
Jan
2014

Is Hizbullah about to Withdraw from Syria?

Hizbullah’s military involvement in Syria is now a subject of heated domestic debate in Iran. This debate is being waged against the backdrop of the international refusal to let Iran take part in the Geneva 2 talks on Syria’s future, […] Read More »

23
Jan
2014

Foreign Jihadists Fighting in Syria: An Overview of the Danger

When the Syrian regime said almost two years ago that foreign combatants were fighting with the rebels against the regime, little attention was paid to the subject. Some even purposely ignored the signal and stressed that the Assad regime was […] Read More »

15
Jan
2014

Iran Honors Hizbullah Commanders – Further Details

Behind Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s efforts to present a new policy to the United States, which culminated in last November’s Geneva agreement, it appears that Iran is taking steps which point to a lack of any change in its basic […] Read More »

13
Jan
2014

Abbas Denies His Authority to Make Cardinal Decisions for a Lasting Peace Agreement

Mahmoud Abbas is not a serious negotiating partner because he does not have the authority to make decisions for the Palestinian people. Read More »

6
Jan
2014

Multiplying Efforts to Undermine the Unique Status of Mecca in Islam

The Shiite crescent is challenging the status of Mecca. Read More »

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 »