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Tag: Gaza Rockets
December 1, 2012 | 11:29 am
November 22, 2012 | 5:13 am
The number of commentators having an opinion on the losing or winning situation is multiplying by the hour, and if you're interested, some of them appear at our daily Must Read digest. Truly, though, it is a question one can't answer today. The real test will be two weeks away, two...
November 21, 2012 | 10:02 am
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November 20, 2012 | 2:33 am
One cannot ignore increasing signs of friction on Israel's border with Syria, writes Benedetta Berti for the Institute of National Security Studies.
Lately, even the ceasefire line with Syria, after decades of calm, has become an...
November 19, 2012 | 2:04 am
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...
November 18, 2012 | 10:52 am
A. Worried father in Santa Monica
Here’s a link to my IHT-NYT article from Friday:
My five-year-old daughter Yael just called from Tel Aviv to say that she’s doing fine. She’s a bit scared, but that’s only because I’m not there to watch her — if I were home, she would not be...
November 18, 2012 | 2:25 am
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...
November 12, 2012 | 1:18 am
Jonathan Tobin of Commentary raises the question that if Israel no longer has the capability to halt Iran's nuclear program, how long before the same true is of the United States.
Yet if it is now too late for Israel to stop...
November 11, 2012 | 2:48 am
The ever-tightening sanctions on the Islamic Republic are taking a heavy toll on the country's industries. write Silvia Antonioli and Jonathan Saul for Reuters.
Short of major currencies, some Iranian steel buyers have...
October 29, 2012 | 3:07 am
The prime minister's decision to run alongside Yisrael Beiteinu in the January elections has not been uniformly embraced within both parties, writes Carl Vick for Time.
Likud in fact came into existence as an blending of right-wing parties,...
October 28, 2012 | 1:07 am
The West must pressure the entire Arab world, from Syria to Saudi Arabia, to adopt a model of a free society, writes Natan Sharansky in the Washington Post.
Have the horrors being perpetrated in Syria, let alone the dismal...
October 24, 2012 | 3:28 am
Every time the U.S. has forced Israel to make a tough decision, it has been under a Republican administration, writes Efraim Halevy in the New York Times.
Throughout the campaign, Mr. Romney has repeatedly accused Mr. Obama of...
October 22, 2012 | 2:33 am
Emily B. Landau of the Institute of National Security Studies takes a close look at a long-held Iranian claim.
The right of Iran – or any other nonnuclear state – to pursue nuclear energy, including uranium...
July 29, 2012 | 12:33 am
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...
June 24, 2012 | 4:15 am
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 21, 2012 | 2:06 am
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 | 2:33 am
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...
March 12, 2012 | 1:43 pm
As exchanges of fire around Gaza continue (rockets fired on Israel, targets hit in Gaza), here are four questions for which I’m not sure I have an answer:
Is there a better option for Israel than the one it is using now - namely, to defend Israel’s citizens with the Iron Dome...
February 23, 2011 | 1:16 pm
At least two long-range Grad rockets struck Beersheba, one reportedly hitting an apartment building.
No one was reported injured in the Wednesday night attack, the first time the southern Israeli city has been hit since the Gaza war in 2009. The area’s Color Red alert sounded in the...
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