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  • April 19, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 19, 2013 | 3:16 am

    The US

    Headline: Secretary of State John Kerry urges against new Iran sanctions

    To Read: Charles Krauthammer writes about Obama's constant fear of using the word 'terrorism':

    But if it is nevertheless found to be Islamist, will Obama use the word? His administration...

  • June 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 29, 2012 | 4:28 am

    In-depth
    Forging a peace plan for Syria

    In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Kofi Annan calls on the world to intervene with both sides in the Syria conflict

    There is no substitute for the hard work of helping the Syrians forge their own political future, in full respect of...

  • June 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 28, 2012 | 1:35 am

    In-depth

    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 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 25, 2012 | 1:52 am

    Noteworthy

    Waking from the Democratic Dream

    Writing in the National Interest, Robert W. Merry calls on the US to understand that the culture of Middle Eastern Islam does not encourage the evolution of democratic norms.

    Americans can’t fathom the power of the Islamic idea that...

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  • June 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 24, 2012 | 4:15 am

    Noteworthy

    Hamas entrenched in Gaza after 5 years of rule

    Ibrahim Barzak and Karin Laub of the Associated Press take a critical look at Hamas’ rule in Gaza.

    Are there lessons to be learned here about what would follow in Egypt should Islamists ultimately come to power there? The...

  • June 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 22, 2012 | 4:02 am

    Noteworthy

    Leading Syrians prepare to defect

    Following the defection by a Syria fighter pilot to Jordan, American officials believe Bashar Assad’s inner circle have been making exit plans, write Ruth Sherlock, Suha Maayeh and Peter Foster in the Daily Telegraph.

    The defection...

  • June 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 21, 2012 | 2:06 am

    Noteworthy

    Syria: desperate long shot to end impasse

    The latest initiative by Britain and the US on Syria take a new diplomatic tack, but it may be too late for negotiations, writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    On a day that saw the International Red Cross pleading for access to...

  • June 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 20, 2012 | 2:33 am

    Noteworthy
    ‎ ‎
    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

    Noteworthy: ‎
    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

    Noteworthy

    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

    Noteworthy

    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 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 12, 2012 | 3:34 am

    Noteworthy

    Moscow…waiting for the right price

    Russia is cynically using the situation in Syria to negotiate a better international ‎position for itself, writes Emad El Din Adeeb in Asharq Alawsat.‎

    We hope that senior politicians in Moscow show us more respect and stop...

  • 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 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 31, 2012 | 1:45 am

    Why Syria feels abandoned

    The international community must come up with a plan for ‎United Nations to monitor the abuses inside Syria, writes ‎Donatella Rovera in the Washington Post. ‎
    More than a year after the Syrian uprising started, world leaders have failed to ‎agree...

  • May 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 30, 2012 | 2:59 am

    Computer Viruses Won’t Stop Iran

    Cyber attacks such as Stuxnet or the newly uncovered Flame virus will only delay the inevitable ‎diplomatic breakthrough or military action on Iran’s nuclear program, writes ‎Jonathan Tobin in Commentary Magazine. ‎

    ‎[N]o one should be...

  • May 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

    Despite the ongoing violence in Syria, in particular the massacre in Houla ‎over the weekend, it is seems less and less likely that an end is in sight, ‎writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    Hanging over the whole bleak story is this...

  • May 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 28, 2012 | 3:10 am

    Political Islamism is not to be feared

    All political parties that have emerged in the wake of the Arab Spring will be ‎accountable to their electorates, including the Islamists, writes Marwan Muasher in ‎the Washington Post. ‎

    The field in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia,...

  • May 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 24, 2012 | 12:35 am

    We need a strong Egypt

    In an open letter to the new Egyptian president published in the Times of ‎Israel, IDF reservists Daniel Suhareanu and Avi Nave urge him not to throw ‎away the decades of peace with Israel in the name of populism. ‎

    While most Egyptians are too young to...

  • May 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 23, 2012 | 1:33 am

    Why Egypt’s presidential election matters

    The Associated Press looks at some of the future implications of the Egyptian ‎presidential elections.‎

    Many of the candidates in the race have called for amendments in Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty ‎with Israel, which remains deeply...

  • May 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 22, 2012 | 3:15 am

    Status Update

    American politicians are taking a controversial new approach to the issue of ‎Palestinian refugees, which could mean a face-off with UN refugee agency UNRWA, writes Jonathan Schanzer in Foreign Policy. ‎

    The knock on UNRWA [The United Nations Relief and Works...

  • May 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 21, 2012 | 4:23 am

    In pursuit of the president

    The candidates for the Egyptian president reflect a cross-section of society, politics ‎and stages of modern history, writes Ahmed El-Tonsi in Al-Ahram Weekly.‎

    The forthcoming presidential elections will witness a competition among three...

  • May 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 4, 2012 | 5:25 am

    Iran: Why This Time Is Different

    Both sides of the Iran nuclear negotiations have a new vested interest in making the ‎talks work, writes Richard Javad Heydarian of Foreign Policy in Focus.‎

    The Iranian leadership is aware that both the short-term and long-term costs of...

  • 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 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 20, 2012 | 5:18 am

    Iran’s Last Chance?‎

    Writing for Project Syndicate, former EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana makes the ‎case for pursuing talks with Iran, albeit fraught and perilous ones. ‎

    If we want to ensure that Iran never has a nuclear weapon, the only guarantee is to ‎change...

  • April 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 19, 2012 | 4:30 am

    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Provides ‎Lessons For Our Time

    On the anniversary of the month-long ‎uprising and as Israel marks Holocaust ‎Memorial Day, Heather Robinson of ‎Algeimener urges action against those ‎threatening the destruction of the Jewish ‎state. ‎

    Today,...

  • April 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 18, 2012 | 4:34 am

    The stage is set for a deal ‎with Iran

    If phrased correctly, an agreement on a halt in Iran’s uranium enrichment could be on the ‎cards, writes David Ignatius in the Washington Post. ‎

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played his expected role in this ‎choreography,...

  • April 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 5, 2012 | 3:28 am

    Egypt’s Muddy Waters

    The Muslim Brotherhood decision to name a candidate for the Egyptian presidency throws an already wobbly transition process into further disarray, writes Nathan J. Brown of the National Interest.

    Assuming al-Shater’s candidacy and the balloting move forward,...

  • 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 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 19, 2012 | 5:42 am

    Israel’s Gift to Iran

    Iran may have a far more cynical approach to an Israeli assault than one would imagine, writes Marvin G. Weinbaum in the National Interest.

    Iran’s leaders well understand that certain governing elites, especially among the Gulf countries, would be pleased to...

  • March 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 18, 2012 | 4:21 am

    Potential Gas Conflict in the Mediterranean

    Israel and Lebanon must harness the newly discovered gas reserves off their coastlines as force to benefit their countries, not as a new source of friction, writes Nizar Abdel-Kader in Real Clear Politics.

    Experts advise that Lebanon and...

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