Diplomacy – Peace Process

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 »

The Disintegration of Syria and Its Impact on Israel

Is Assad’s demise inevitable?  Read More »

Vital Points on the Iran Deal: Major Flaws and Positive Elements

Deal paves Iran’s route to a nuclear arsenal  Read More »

Questions and Answers about the Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Vol. 15, No. 26    August 26, 2015 Is it a good deal? Even by the criteria that the Americans declared at the start of the talks and during them, it is a bad deal. The question, however, is tautological […]  Read More »

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 »

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 »

The Nuclear Deal: No Pause in Iran’s Vow to Destroy Israel

Ayatollah Khomeini’s founding vision of the eradication of Zionism still guides Iran’s religious, political and military establishment.   Read More »

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 »

Turkey Attacks the Kurds and the Islamic State

Turkey’s attacks in Syria and Iraq appear directed at the Kurds more than the Islamic State fighters.  Read More »

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 »

Condemnation and Condolence by the UN Secretary General — Genuine or Politically Biased?

In the strong condemnation by the UN Secretary General dated July 31, 2015, issued hours after the tragic event, in a statement attributable to his spokesman, his expression of condolences to the family and his call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice were clearly pertinent and justified.  Read More »

The Iranian Nuclear Threat

Vital Points on the Iran Deal: Major Flaws and Positive Elements – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser and Amb. Alan Baker Questions and Answers about the Iranian Nuclear Agreement – Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser Why We Must Fight Against the Iran […]  Read More »

B’Tselem – Less Reliability and Credibility, More Politics

B’Tselem’s reliance for its funding and sources of information on partisan political organizations places the organization’s credibility and reputation in question.  Read More »

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 »

Saudi Arabia and Israel Are in the Same Predicament

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