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Israel’s Relationship with the UN Human Rights Council: Is There Hope for Change?

The UN Human Rights Council has been characterized by an obsessive bias toward Israel.  Read More »

Future EU Sanctions Against Israel? Real, Imagined, and Somewhere in Between

Is the scenario of a full-scale EU boycott of Israel at all realistic?  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 »

Iran Looks Beyond the Nuclear Talks

Iran sees itself coming to the nuclear negotiations from a position of strength.  Read More »

Manufacturing and Exploiting Compassion: Abuse of the Media by Palestinian Propaganda

In the struggle for hearts and minds, imagery is more compelling than dry, defensive arguments.  Read More »

Have the Fundamentals of Israel’s Strategic Environment Inextricably Changed?

Iraq, 210 miles from Israel, is planning to modernize its ground forces with new armored and mechanized formations.  Read More »

Understanding the Current State of the Iranian Nuclear Challenge

If negotiations only halt one aspect of the Iranian nuclear effort while letting the other parts of the program go forward, the world will still face an Iranian challenge in the years ahead.  Read More »

The Palestinian Authority’s Responsibility for the Outbreak of the Second Intifada: Its Own Damning Testimony

Yasser Arafat and important segments of the Palestinian leadership were directly responsible for suicide bombing attacks that struck Israel’s major cities during the Second Intifada (2000-2005), leaving more than 1,000 Israelis dead and many more permanently maimed.  Read More »

Iranian Policy Toward Direct Nuclear Talks with the U.S.

Iran will not hasten to renew the dialogue with the United States, and will want to engage in such talks only from a position of strength.  Read More »

The Iranian Role in the 2012 Gaza Conflict

Despite Iran’s supply of rockets to Hamas to fire at Tel Aviv, its support of Assad is isolating Tehran.  Read More »

Egypt’s Shiite Minority: Between the Egyptian Hammer and the Iranian Anvil

Egyptian President Morsi is reported to have said the Shia are more dangerous to Islam than the Jews.  Read More »

Morsi’s Victory and Egypt’s Second Republic

Hamas in Gaza – an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood – has high hopes, but it will soon be disappointed.   Read More »

The Role of Iranian Security Forces in Syria

Amid the intensifying crisis in Syria, which in recent weeks has seen massacres of the civilian population in various parts of the country, Iranian military, propaganda, and economic assistance keeps flowing in, and its aim is help President Bashar al-Assad survive.   Read More »

The Global March to Jerusalem: Part of the International Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

In January 2012, the European Preparatory Committee for the Global March to Jerusalem announced marches to Jerusalem “or the nearest point to it” on March 30, to coincide with the annual Palestinian “Land Day.” Marches are planned in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.  Read More »

Will Palestinian Reconciliation Lead to a Hamas Takeover of the PLO?

Hamas’ joining of the PLO does not herald a strategic shift in the movement’s policy or recognition of the agreements the PLO has signed with Israel.   Read More »

Majority and Minorities in the Arab World: The Lack of a Unifying Narrative

Egypt’s Islamic movements seek a way to cast off the Camp David agreement in a manner that will incur minimal diplomatic and economic damage while restoring Egypt to its leading role in the circle of states confronting Israel. This means re-examining the Camp David agreement and submitting it to the decision of the new parliament that will be controlled by the Islamic parties or to a referendum – thereby alleviating the responsibility of any future Egyptian government for cancelling the peace treaty.   Read More »

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