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The “Status Quo” on the Temple Mount

The old status quo on the Temple Mount has been greatly degraded.  Read More »

The Long Road to Choosing a New Leader in Iran

It appears that during the coming months’ maneuverings Khamenei will continue to signal that he holds the reins of power.  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 »

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 »

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