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  • May 31, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 31, 2013 | 3:37 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. Lifts Iran Sanctions on Laptops, Mobile Phones

    To Read: Daniel Benjamin, who served as the State Department's counter-terrorism coordinator up until last year, believes that Obama knew what he was talking about in his counter-terrorism speech and that the...

  • Arab League agrees to peace with land swaps

    April 30, 2013 | 9:14 am

    The Arab League agreed to a Middle East peace plan that would allow for agreed-upon land swaps.

    Qatari Prime Minister Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani, speaking on behalf of the Arab League, said Monday during a visit to Washington that the Arab countries favor a peace deal based...

  • 100 imams to commemorate Holocaust near Paris memorial site

    February 4, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Some 100 imams will commemorate the Holocaust at a memorial monument near Paris.

    Monday's event is planned for Drancy, a suburb of the French capital where tens of thousands of Jews were confined in 1942 before being transported to extermination camps during the German Nazi...

  • November 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 18, 2012 | 2:25 am

    In-depth

    Emergency Routine

    Neri Zilber of Foreign Policy takes a look at how Israelis try to maintain normal life under rocket fire. 

    In a sports kiosk in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, a few hardy regulars watched the basketball game on one television. A second...

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  • October 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 9, 2012 | 12:48 am

    In-depth

    Arab Spring and the Israeli enemy

    Writing for Arab News, Abdullatif Almulhim bemoans the lives and resources the Arab world has wasted fighting Israel, to its own detriment. 

    The Arab world has many enemies and Israel should have been at the bottom of the list....

  • August 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 26, 2012 | 2:15 am

    In-depth

    Where Will Morsi’s Embrace of Ahmadinejad Lead?

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that any renewed warmth between Cairo and Tehran could endanger Egypt’s ties in the Arab world.

    [T]here are presently a number of challenges that will make any Sunni-Shiite...

  • August 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 1, 2012 | 2:21 am

    In-depth

    Israel Under Siege

    Writing in the Daily Beast, Benny Morris explains why he sees Israel as the most dangerous place in the world for Jews.

    But for Israel the “Arab Spring” represents a dramatic, abrupt tightening of the noose. The takeover of the Gaza Strip by...

  • May 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 6, 2012 | 6:03 am

    Anti-Semitism: the Last Refuge of the Left

    British leftists are kowtowing to an ever-growing Islamist movement, at the expense ‎of Israel and the Jewish people, writes David Pryce-Jones in the National Review. ‎

    In order to focus their hostility, the enemies of Israel ascribe...

  • April 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 26, 2012 | 6:15 am

    Yes, Israel will still be around in another 64 years, but we need to change our ways

    Israeli Nobel winner Daniel ‎Schechtman talks to David Horowitz of the Times of Israel about how he sees education as key to a successful future for the Jewish ‎state.‎

    Salaries are low and...

  • April 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2012 | 3:18 am

    An eyewitness account of the 1948 battle for Jerusalem

    Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British ‎clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city ‎waged around him.  ‎

    Report of a two-hour cease...

  • April 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 6, 2012 | 5:11 am

    Syria’s WMD Threat

    The international community must act swiftly to contain the Syrian regime’s ‎stockpile of non-conventional weapons, writes James P. Farwell of the National ‎Interest.‎

    The nonpartisan Nuclear Threat Initiative assesses that Syria has one of the most...

  • April 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 3, 2012 | 3:47 am

    The Very Model of a ‎Modern Muslim Brother

    Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal takes a look at Khairat Al Shater, the Muslim ‎Brotherhood’s candidate for president, who he says has been embraced by the Obama ‎administration. ‎

    Mr. Shater noted that the killing of...

  • March 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 25, 2012 | 6:47 am

    Does the Saudi Arms Deal Jeopardize Israel?

    Writing for Foreign Policy In Focus, Scott Charney takes issue with the recent American sale of fighter jets to a Saudi Arabia whose future alliances are uncertain.

    The U.S. arms sale to Saudi Arabia is clearly putting Israel in danger....

  • March 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 15, 2012 | 6:45 am

    Reading Assad’s emails

    The hacked purportedly personal emails of the Syrian leader and his wife reveal how out of touch they were with the bloody violence in the country, writes David Kenner in Foreign Policy.

    The emails paint a picture of a Syrian leadership that is more bumbling...

  • Arab Spring fatigue or American fatigue?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 14, 2012 | 4:10 am

    Arab Spring fatigue is spreading across the board in the United States. One year after Tunisia triggered a wave of Arab demonstrations and revolutions, Americans are discovering that Tunisia is not in great shape, Egypt hasn’t changed much, the monarch is still in power in Morocco,...

  • March 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 7, 2012 | 4:40 am

    Syria: a victim of Iran once again

    The international community is prioritizing Iran over action in Syria, costing lives every day, writes Tariq Alhomayed in Asharq Alawsat.

    What is most likely is that Iran has now become the focal point for Washington, behind Israel of course,...

  • February 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 22, 2012 | 2:21 am

    How to Talk Down Tehran’s Nuclear Ambitions

    Richard Haass and Michael Levi in the Wall Street Journal outline how best to maximize Iran’s recent readiness to engage in negotiations over its nuclear program.

    Negotiations need to achieve meaningful results if they are to be embraced....

  • Low hopes for Bush in Israel

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    If there is one thing the Bush White House excels at it is lowering expectations, and the administration spin machine was operating at full speed in the days leading up to President Bush's Middle East trip, which at press time on Tuesday was expected to begin on Wednesday.

    As Bush...

  • Briefs

    December 9, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    FBI Inquiry Into Expert's Death

    The FBI is investigating the death of an American Jewish terrorism expert. Jason Korsower, 29, died in his sleep in his Washington apartment Nov. 26. An autopsy has proven inconclusive, his family said, and the FBI is looking into his death. Citing...

  • Democracy in the Mideast?

    By Barak Lurie

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    President George W. Bush is certainly putting his money where his mouth is. Last week, the State Department announced it will invest $25 million to promote democracy throughout the Arab world. The goals of the program, which will train political advocates, journalists and others, are...

  • The Perception Gap

    By Helen Davis

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Who is the most distrusted and despised Israeli politician in the Arab world? The answer is not to be found among the usual suspects -- current and former Likud prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Binyamin Netanyahu. Rather, it is the dove incarnate: Shimon Peres.

    Amid the welter of...