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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

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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 »

Arafat and the Jewish State: Setting the Record Straight

To say that Arafat recognized Israel as the Jewish state is a clear distortion of the historical record.   Read More »

Egyptian Field Marshal Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi: A Profile

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How Nuclear Talks Help Iran Dominate the Middle East

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

What is the Real BDS Endgame? The Elimination of Israel

BDS promotes values that are in opposition to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.   Read More »

The Syrian Constellation before the Geneva 2 Peace Talks

The U.S. and Russia convened the Geneva 2 peace conference to counter al-Qaeda in Syria.  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 »

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 »

The Emerging Geneva Agreement with Iran

Allowing the Iranians to continue to produce 3.5%-enriched uranium is unacceptable.  Read More »

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After the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Is Hamas in Gaza Next in Line?

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