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  • U.S. envoy spurned by both sides on Egypt visit

    July 15, 2013 | 7:05 am

    The first senior U.S. official to visit Egypt since the army toppled its elected president was snubbed by both Islamists and their opponents on Monday.

    Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in a divided capital where both sides are furious at the United States, the...

  • December 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 1:01 am

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    Egypt's Struggle for Power

    Marina Ottaway tells the Council on Foreign Relations that compromise is still elusive in the secularist-Islamist battle for control of Egypt. 

    There is a real struggle for power in Egypt right now between the Islamist forces, mostly...

  • More demonstrations in Tahrir Square against Morsi power grab

    November 28, 2012 | 8:21 am

    Police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators as large-scale protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square continued over Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's power grab.

    Many young protesters were arrested Wednesday on the second straight day of demonstrations in and near the square. On...

  • November 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 28, 2012 | 12:37 am

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    Hamas’ Lifeblood: Money

    Money is flowing into the Hamas coffers from all over the Muslim world, often via charities operating in the West, writes Gary M. Osen in Tablet Magazine. 

    Whatever one imagines about Jabari’s true aims, one thing’s for certain: His life’s...

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  • November 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 27, 2012 | 2:05 am

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    Shame on Anyone Who Ever Thought Mohammad Morsi Was a Moderate

    The Egyptian president's new power grab is hardly unexpected given the modus operandi of the Muslim Brotherhood, writes Eric Trager of the New Republic.

    The Brotherhood, in other words, does not...

  • November 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 26, 2012 | 12:59 am

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    Mursi kills Egypt’s spring

    By giving himself sweeping powers, the Egyptian president has betrayed the principles of the country's revolution, writes Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed in Asharq Al-Awsat

    The presidential decrees are equivalent in terms of their importance...

  • October 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 31, 2012 | 2:02 am

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    Washington’s Failure to Rein in UNRWA

    Writing in Algemeiner, Asaf Romirowsky takes aim at the U.S. for the failure to implement the original plan to resettle Palestinian refugees.

    In all these efforts, the concerns of the Palestine Arab refugees, as opposed to the...

  • October 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 16, 2012 | 3:32 am

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    Iran's Secret Plan to Contaminate the Strait of Hormuz

    An increasingly desperate Iran could create a massive oil spill to force the West into temporarily suspending sanctions, writes Erich Follath in Der Spiegel

    According to the Pasdaran [Revolutionary Guards]...

  • October 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2012 | 1:58 am

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    Erdogan, Sovereignty, and Israel

    Arsen Ostrovsky of Algemeiner calls the Turkish prime minister out on his anti-Israel hypocrisy following Turkey's strong reaction to mortar fire from Syria. 

    At the time of Israel’s response [in December 2008], Erdoğan unleashed a...

  • October 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 3, 2012 | 2:26 am

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    Hunt for Obama’s Middle East Policy Comes Up Empty

    Writing for Bloomberg, Jeffrey Goldberg takes Obama to task for his procrastination when it comes to the Middle East. 

    Perhaps Obama isn’t quite the brilliant foreign-policy strategist his campaign tells us he is....

  • August 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 13, 2012 | 1:35 am

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    Obama Must Act on New Iran Intelligence

    A new report puts US estimates on Iran in line with those of Israel, and the president must respond accordingly, writes Jonathan S. Tobin in Commentary Magazine.

    The failure of the P5+1 negotiations have exposed the...

  • August 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 7, 2012 | 2:29 am

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    In Egypt, Anti-Semitism Is Back in Fashion

    In a piece for Bloomberg, Jeffery Goldberg warns that culturally acceptable anti-Semitism illustrates how far Egypt still has to come, 

    Anti-Semitism, the socialism of fools, is becoming the opiate of the Egyptian masses. And...

  • July 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 29, 2012 | 12:33 am

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    Syrian Chemical Weapons and Al-Qaida

    Writing in Algemeiner, Dore Gold warns that Syria’s WMD stockpile must be secured, and not just to prevent attacks in the Mideast.

    Jordan’s King Abdullah specifically warned in a CNN interview on July 18 that Syrian chemical weapons...

  • July 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 18, 2012 | 1:39 am

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    A Nuclear-Armed Iran Would Have No Hotline to Avert Catastrophe

    Unlike the US and the Soviet Union or India and Pakistan, there is no direct line of communication between Israel and Iran, which, warns Alan Elsner in Algemeiner, could be disastrous if Iran gains nuclear...

  • July 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 11, 2012 | 4:10 am

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    Israel’s Illogical Settlement Decision

    Writing in the National Interest, former US ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer explains why he disagrees with this week’s findings of an Israeli state commission on settlements. 

    The Levy committee’s assertion of...

  • July 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 9, 2012 | 1:57 am

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    Obama’s Jewish financiers

    Jewish donors are moving away from their traditional support for Democratic presidential candidates, writes Lawrence Solomon in the Financial Post.

    In 2012, the Jewish allegiance to Democrats and liberal causes will mostly remain unchanged. As...

  • July 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 8, 2012 | 2:31 am

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    The End of the Beginning in Syria

    Writing for the Institute for National Security Studies, Benedetta Berti and Cameron ‎S. Brown argue that restoring calm to Syria will require far more than simply ‎removing Bashar Assad. ‎

    ‎[F]or a political resolution of...

  • July 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 4, 2012 | 3:06 am

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    Religiously Targeting Israel

    Mark Tooley of the Weekly Standard looks at the new efforts to enlist evangelicals and other religious Christians in the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.

    Increasingly, anti-Israel activists are targeting...

  • July 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 3, 2012 | 3:19 am

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    The Salafi Awakening

    Writing in the National Interest, Daniel Byman and Zack Gold take a look at the rise of the once-outlawed Salafist movement in post-revolution Egypt, and the implications for the country.

    Putting aside anti–United States terrorism, Egypt continues...

  • July 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 2, 2012 | 2:17 am

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    Russian Realpolitik: Inside the Arms Trade with Syria

    Simon Shuster of TIME takes a look at Putin’s weapons industry, which has been supplying Damascus with weapons as it seeks to quell the revolt against the Syrian regime.

    Welcome to Russia’s premier weapons expo, the...

  • July 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 1, 2012 | 2:48 am

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    Israel, Do Yourself a Favor And Treat Gaza as a State

    Writing in Al Monitor, Israel’s former National Security Advisor and retired Major General Giora Eiland lays out his own plan for dealing with the hostile leadership in the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli policy should be based on...

  • June 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 28, 2012 | 1:35 am

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    Iran Declares War Against the Jewish People

    Iran’s vice president is not the only contemporary public figure to engage in anti-Semitic rhetoric, even if he is the most blatant, writes Alan Dershowitz in Algemeiner.

    If the leaders of Iran are guilty of incitement against...

  • June 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 20, 2012 | 2:33 am

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    Syria Tests Russia’s Global Role

    The United States should not be looking to Russia, with its limited influence and own ‎interests, for a solution to the crisis in Syria, writes Paul J. Saunders in the National ‎Interest. ‎

    Russia has taken the same...

  • June 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 19, 2012 | 2:13 am

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    Iranian nukes? No worries

    Writing in USA Today, Kenneth Waltz picks apart international concerns over Iran’s ‎pursuit of nuclear capabilities. ‎

    Although it is impossible to be certain of Iranian intentions, it is far more likely that if Iran ‎desires nuclear...

  • June 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 17, 2012 | 1:55 am

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    No Iranian Nukes

    Writing in the Weekly Standard, Jamie Fly and William Kristol call on the U.S. to ‎present military measures as a way to halt Iran’s nuclear program. ‎

    But Iran’s nuclear progress marches on. That fact trumps all the administration’s hopes...

  • June 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 15, 2012 | 4:35 am

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    What do Israelis think about the US? ‎

    A new poll by the Anti-Defamation League and the Begin Sadat Center at Bar Ilan University ‎asks Israelis about a range of issues, including US-Israel ties, Obama and Romney. ‎

    Israelis view President Obama with increasing...

  • June 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 14, 2012 | 3:02 am

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    It’s Still Mubarak’s Egypt

    The legacy of the ousted president still casts a long shadow over Egypt, writes Steven ‎A. Cook in Foreign Policy.‎

    The Egypt that Mubarak officially inherited from Anwar Sadat on Oct. 14, 1981, was very ‎different from the country...

  • June 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 5, 2012 | 2:01 am

    Israel’s Deployment of Nuclear Missiles on Subs from ‎Germany

    Der Spiegel presents a history of Israel’s nuclear program from the 1950s to the ‎present day - and Germany’s controversial role in it. ‎

    In December 1957, Strauss met with a small Israeli delegation for a...

  • June 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 3, 2012 | 2:43 am

    Note to Syria interventionists: Be careful what you wish for

    International intervention in Syria could push President Bashar Assad into even more ‎extreme actions in what has now become a sectarian war, warns Chemi Shalev in ‎Haaretz.‎

    The Syrian conflict may have been...

  • May 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 17, 2012 | 5:28 am

    The Future of Middle Eastern Christians

    The changes sweeping the Middle East could mean hope or despair for the region’s ‎Christian communities, depending on the attitude of each country’s rulers, write ‎Yoel Guzansky and Benedetta Berti in the National Interest.‎

    Looking...

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