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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 United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA): An Agenda for Conflict

UNRWA has become an active agent in reaching out to international actors and audiences, and a powerful tool within the anti-Israel propaganda campaign.   Read More »

Iran: The Regional Power behind the Hamas War Effort

Since the calm that was achieved after Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, Iran has been investing heavily in improving the quantity and quality of the rockets in the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) arsenals.  Read More »

What Does an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq Mean?

As a new regional reality emerges in the Middle East, Israel faces new and more complex security challenges than in the past. These threats sharply focus the issue of defensible borders west of the Jordan River.   Read More »

ISIS: Iran’s Instrument for Regional Hegemony?

If Iran fights ISIS, Tehran would be turning against a movement that has been a useful surrogate for its interests.  Read More »

Demographic Upheaval: How the Syrian War is Reshaping the Region

The current political and military upheavals in the Middle East are producing new and far-reaching demographic realities.  Read More »

Inspections: The Weak Link in a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Is it advisable to make a nuclear agreement with Iran that is so highly dependent upon inspections?   Read More »

Iran Launches “Hizbullah Syria” to Open a New Front Against Israel on the Golan Heights

“Hizbullah Syria” is a new vehicle for enhanced Iranian subversion in the Golan Heights  Read More »

Boko Haram and the Future of Nigeria

Subduing Boko Haram is in the West’s interest.  Read More »

Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall

With the reconciliation agreement, Abbas is preparing to integrate Hamas and Islamic Jihad into the PLO.  Read More »

The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel

Overall, the cultural boycott of Israel appears to be losing ground.  Read More »

Egypt and Saudi Arabia Battle the Jihadist Current

Saudi Arabia has decided to join the battle against jihadists in the Middle East  Read More »

Palestinian Deception and the Unwarranted Trust of the West: The Case of Palestinian Accession to International Conventions

The hurried acceptance of the Palestinian applications by the UN is a serious violations of international law.   Read More »

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 »

Changing the Historical Narrative: Saeb Erekat’s New Spin

The Palestinians have not lived in the country for generations, but rather are immigrants who arrived relatively recently.  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 »

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