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  • How Charedi draftees affect the military

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 20, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    Professor Yagil Levy of the Open University in Israel discusses the Charedi draft, and an alternative direction on Iran. ‎

    You have claimed that the religious community has a growing amount of influence ‎in the Israeli military - why is this a negative thing? Does it impair the...

  • July 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 18, 2012 | 1:39 am

    In-depth

    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...

  • Israel poll trend: Charedi draft battle is helping Kadima, hurting Likud

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 17, 2012 | 9:21 am

    Israel’s political game of maneuvering is now all about the draft. Charedi draft ‎mostly, but also Arab-Israelis’ draft. It is far from clear at this point in time ‎how the battle over the draft will end. But the first casualty of this war is ‎Netanyahu’s 94-member coalition....

  • July 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 12, 2012 | 3:03 am

    In-depth

    Mearsheimer and Zakheim Discuss “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb”

    Foreign Affairs presents a debate by John Mearsheimer and Dov Zakheim focusing on a controversial piece by Kenneth Waltz in which he argues that Iran should be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

    Waltz wrote:

    ...
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  • July 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 10, 2012 | 1:45 am

    In-depth

    Ehud Olmert acquitted in two cases, guilty of lesser charge

    Three years after stepping down as prime minister, Ehud Olmert is cleared of the most serious graft charges against him, reports the Times of Israel.

    The former prime minister was cleared in the Rishon Tours...

  • July 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 8, 2012 | 2:31 am

    In-depth

    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 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 6, 2012 | 4:23 am

    In-depth

    Will Iran crack?

    Imposing sanctions cannot be the only source of pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, writes Meghan L. O’Sullivan in the Los Angeles Times.

    In past decades, sanctions against Iran have constituted the entirety of the U.S.-led strategy against...

  • Five comments on Israel’s political crisis

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2012 | 11:40 am

    ‎1.‎

    There is a crisis, and as much as all parties would like to avoid further escalation of it, it’s not at all clear that they still have control over their own fate. Why the crisis? Simply ‎and very briefly put: Kadima joined Netanyahu’s coalition to save itself from...

  • July 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 4, 2012 | 3:06 am

    In-depth

    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...

  • May 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 20, 2012 | 2:16 am

    The Fight Over Who Fights in ‎Israel

    Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times takes a look at Israel’s divisive issue of national ‎service for Haredi men. ‎

    The resentment, even demonization, of Haredim is deep and growing, most ‎profoundly among the strictly observant Jews known...

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