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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...

  • You don’t ‘win’ or ‘lose’ a battle like the one in Gaza

    By Shmuel Rosner

    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...

  • Should Israel have agreed to a cease-fire? The complex answer

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 21, 2012 | 10:02 am

    I moderated a conversation last night between two book authors whose books were published fairly recently by the Publishing House for which I work as head of non-fiction. The host was Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem, the crowd surprised and showed up, disregarding the rockets (why are...

  • At least 62 rockets strike Israel on operation’s eighth day

    November 21, 2012 | 9:44 am

    At least 62 rockets struck southern Israel on the eighth day of the country's Operation Pillar of Defense against terrorists in Gaza.

    A house in the southern community was hit with a rocket Wednesday morning; no one was hurt in the attack. 

    The funeral for Israeli soldier Yosef...

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  • Hamas winning? Wish I knew

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 20, 2012 | 7:24 am

    There's a chance that a cease-fire will soon be agreed upon by Israel and Hamas. But before you do like everyone else and jump to conclusions as to who's winning and who's losing in this round of violence – consider the following paragraphs from the story I wrote for the Jewish...

  • A call from the shelter, and other stories

    By Shmuel Rosner

    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

    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...

  • 27 things to consider about Gaza (including a short dictionary of useful clichés)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 16, 2012 | 9:27 am

    1. On the one hand: been there, done that. This round of violence is not much different than previous ones.

    2. On the other hand: nothing stands still in the Middle East. During the 2008-9 Operation Cast Lead, Egypt was still under Hosni Mubarak; today it is not. In fact,...

  • October 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 25, 2012 | 2:46 am

    In-depth

    How Iran Plays the U.S.

    The Islamic Republic has never been swayed from its policies by the decades-long conciliatory attitude of American administrations, writes Sohrab Ahmari in Commentary Magazine

    The notion that U.S.-Iran tension is rooted in a failure of...

  • October 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 24, 2012 | 3:28 am

    In-depth

    Who Threw Israel Under the Bus?

    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 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....

  • 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...