Israeli Security

The Crisis in the Peace Talks Was Pre-Planned by the Palestinians

Institute for Contemporary Affairs, founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 9    April 10, 2014  In March 2014, Saeb Erekat, the head of the Palestinian negotiating team, prepared a 65-page document that surveys the diplomatic process and […]  Read More »

The Other Iranian Weapons Smuggling in the Middle East

Israel’s seizure of the Iranian weapons ship Klos-C near the Eritrean-Sudanese border in the Red Sea, with its cargo of advanced rockets and mortar shells, is only one example of how the Iranian regime uses the supply of arms in […]  Read More »

Has Mahmoud Abbas Really Accepted the Clinton Parameters on the Refugee Problem?

Abbas’ position on the refugee issue is not consistent with the Clinton Parameters.  Read More »

Iran’s Fortunes Rising in a Middle East Vacuum

Iran is behind recent attacks on Israel’s northern and southern borders.  Read More »

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 »

Hamas Punished by Egypt

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

How Nuclear Talks Help Iran Dominate the Middle East

Iran foresees no substantial danger as it keeps marching toward its strategic goals.   Read More »

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 »

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 »

The Internal Iranian Struggle in the Aftermath of the Geneva Nuclear Agreement

Rouhani’s charm offensive does not add up to a real change in Iran.  Read More »

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 »

No End to Palestinian Claims: How Israel and the Palestinians View Borders

There is considerable evidence that the Palestinian leadership has claims to Israeli territory within the 1967 lines.  Read More »

Sworn to Destruction: What Iranian Leaders Continue to Say about Israel in the Rouhani Era

Iranian leaders are consistent in their anti-Israel rhetoric, clear about their hostile intentions, and certain of their apocalyptic beliefs. Here are their top anti-Israel statements from 2013, with links to the original source in Persian.  Read More »

‘Land Swaps’ and the 1967 Lines

Where did the idea of land swaps come from? True, they have been part of the Israeli discourse among peace process experts for years, but were they legally required?   Read More »

Conflicting Expectations from the Geneva Document between the P5+1 and Iran

Many questions have arisen about whether the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran interpret the interim understanding reached in Geneva on November 24, 2013, in the same way.   Read More »