Diplomacy – Peace Process

Israel’s Decision to Declare 988 Acres of West Bank Territory as State Land

The area is in the least controversial of the settlement blocs.  Read More »

The Ties Between the Nusra Front – the Syrian al Qaeda Affiliate – and Hamas

Does Hamas Chief Khaled Mashaal run two other jihadi groups now on the Golan Heights?  Read More »

Iran’s Threats to “Arm the West Bank” Must Be Taken Seriously

Iran’s claims that it was able to intercept an Israeli UAV were apparently meant to serve Iranian propaganda purposes.   Read More »

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the Military Wing of Fatah, Is Officially Returning to Armed Struggle and Terror

Fatah’s fighting force, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, was reestablished in the West Bank in July 2014 and began its terrorist campaign  Read More »

Across Time and Death: Iran and the ISIS Challenge

Fierce, radical Sunni-jihadist winds now blow throughout the region, and the jihadists strive (and sometimes also succeed) to breach and erase borders and states.  Read More »

The Gaza Water Crisis

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in general failed to manage Gaza’s civil affairs.  Read More »

The Status of Judea & Samaria (The West Bank) and Gaza and the Settlements in International Law

Until a peace treaty is concluded, Israel is entitled, under international law, to continue the settlement of the territories of Judea and Samaria, fulfilling the principles laid down by the League of Nations in the original Mandate Document.  Read More »

ISIS Moves on Lebanon

By the end of July 2014, the much anticipated spillover of the civil war in Syria into Lebanon became a reality on the ground when a coordinated coalition of the two biggest Jihadist insurgents active in Syria — Jabhat el […]  Read More »

Hamas’ Psychological Military Strategies against Israel

The humanitarian concern for civilian noncombatants by the media, governments and NGOs serves as a psychological tool that allows “enabling” of Hamas behavior.  Read More »

The Hamas Threat to the West Is No Different from ISIS

The outgoing head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, asserted at the Aspen Security Forum in July 2014 that the fall of Hamas in the Gaza Strip would probably lead to a worse alternative along […]  Read More »

The Islamic State Ends the Centuries-Old Christian Presence in Mosul, Iraq

July 19, 2014 will go down as just another day in the calendar of humanity, characterized by many wars and events worldwide. However, that day should become a day of remembrance for Christianity in the Middle East. It is the […]  Read More »

Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Commander: “The Palestinian Resistance Movement Will Make the Sea, the Land, and Skies into Hell for the Zionists”

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Israel’s Doctrine of Proportionality in Gaza

(Los Angeles Times) The images of destruction after the battle between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas that began July 20 in the Shajaiya neighborhood in the Gaza Strip have caused many to declare, in a now-frequent refrain, that the […]  Read More »

Egypt, Israel and Hamas — the Impossible Equation

It is in the national interest of both Egypt and Israel to subdue Hamas   Read More »

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 »