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  • November 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 23, 2012 | 2:09 am

    In-depth

    Middle East shifts may weaken Iran's influence with Palestinians

    Hamas' reliance on Egypt as a interlocutor with Israel and the ongoing conflict in Syria are taking their toll on Tehran's sway in the region, write Jeffrey Fleishman and Ramin Mostaghim in the Los...

  • November 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 22, 2012 | 12:14 am

    In-depth

    Winners & Losers

    Elliot Abrams of the Weekly Standard looks at the gains and losses of the parties in the newly ended Gaza conflict. 

    Israelis have appreciated that Netanyahu avoided bombastic statements, and used the days of conflict to reach out to President...

  • November 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 19, 2012 | 2:04 am

    In-depth

    The Israeli Assault on Gaza: How Surgical Are the Strikes?

    Karl Vick of Time Magazine takes a look at Israel's efforts to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza. 

    In Operation Defensive Pillar, as the ongoing assault is officially known, specific efforts are made to...

  • Rockets fired on Israel believed to have come from Sinai

    November 14, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Four rockets fired on southern Israel are believed to have come from the Sinai Peninsula.

    The rockets that landed on a moshav and its fields in southern Israel was fired Wednesday afternoon.

    The attack came a day after the four-day onslaught of rockets fired by terrorist groups in Gaza seemed to have come to an end in a tacit cease-fire brokered by Egypt.

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  • September 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 27, 2012 | 12:36 am

    In-depth

    First New York's Jews, Then America's?

    There has been a fundamental shift in the make-up of New York's Jewish community, which could act as a bellwhether for the rest of the country, writes Jack Wertheimer in Commentary Magazine

    Barring a mass defection from...

  • September 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 23, 2012 | 3:01 am

    In-depth

    Egypt’s New Leader Spells Out Terms for U.S.-Arab Ties

    The United States must show more respect for the Arab world and meet by its pledge to build a Palestinian state, Mohammed Morsi tells David D. Kirkpatrick and Steven Erlanger of the New York Times.

    Arabs and...

  • August 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 28, 2012 | 3:50 am

    In-depth

    New Egypt leader steps out on world stage seeking “balance”

    In his first interview to the international media since his election, Mohammed Morsi tells Samia Nakhoul and Edmund Blair of Reuters that Israel has nothing to fear from a new Egyptian military campaign in the...

  • August 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 17, 2012 | 1:43 am

    ‎‎In-depth

    Mursi and Israel

    The new Egyptian president cannot dodge questions about his stance on Israel forever, writes Khalil El-Anani in Al-Ahram.

    Mursi should bring himself to acknowledge the bitter truth. Dealing with Israel is not an option. It is an imperative...

  • August 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 8, 2012 | 2:42 am

    In-depth

    Who Are the Muslim Brothers?

    As the Muslim Brotherhood ascendance in Egypt, Steven A. Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations takes a look at the organization’s power structure, which is far from monolithic. 

    While there may be significant discipline among the Brothers,...

  • August 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 7, 2012 | 2:29 am

    In-depth

    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...

  • August 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 2, 2012 | 3:07 am

    In-depth

    Tehran Takedown

    Michael Ledeen of Foreign Affairs takes a look at how to spark an Iranian revolution.

    Although an Iranian revolution may seem unlikely to the casual observer, the Iranian people can be said to have revolution in their DNA, having carried out three...

  • July 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 1, 2012 | 2:48 am

    In-depth

    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 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 8, 2012 | 3:39 am

    Noteworthy

    The Netanyahu Paradox

    David Margolick of Vanity Fair profiles the Israeli prime minister, meeting ‎Netanyahu in Jerusalem – and hearing from his supporters and detractors too. ‎

    The Iranian threat has made Bibi even more politically formidable: a supreme ‎leader...

  • March 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2012 | 5:04 am

    Resetting the relationship

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Steven J. Rosen proposes four ways for President Obama to put his relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu on an even keel.

    If Obama decides to work with Netanyahu, instead of confronting him, the president might get some...

  • Mubarak Said He Would Leave Now

    By Rob Eshman

    February 3, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he is “fed up” with being president and would leave now.

    But, in a just-completed 30 minute interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, the octogenarian autocrat said he fears his departure would throw his country into chaos.

    I’ve just left the...