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  • December 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 24, 2012 | 12:29 am

    In-depth

    Hagel and Israel

    Despite the claims of his detractors, former senator Chuck Hagel is neither anti-Israel nor anti-Semitic, writes Alon Pinkas in Al-Monitor

    ...many of these same critics are those who consider Obama as fundamentally anti-Israel. They believe that...

  • December 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 17, 2012 | 1:28 am

    In-depth

    Don’t Mess Up U.S.-Iran Sanctions

    Writing in Bloomberg, Lee Hamilton, Thomas Pickering and Anthony Zinni argue the case for caution in imposing even greater sanctions on Iran.

    Our leaders must weigh the easy and appealing course of ever-greater sanctions as a way...

  • September 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 24, 2012 | 1:08 am

    In-depth

    Between the Egyptian Hammer and the Iranian Anvil

    Writing for the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Dr. Jacques Neriah traces the history of Sunni hostility to the Shia minority in Egypt. 

    The “politicization” of the Sunni-Shia divide through the proxies of...

  • September 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 11, 2012 | 1:53 am

    In-depth

    Jews Question Their Future in Germany

    The bitterness of the debate over circumcision and ongoing anti-Semitic attacks have made some in Germany's 100,000-strong Jewish community question their presence in the country, says Der Spiegel.   

    The main synagogue of the...

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  • August 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 13, 2012 | 1:35 am

    In-depth

    Obama Must Act on New Iran Intelligence

    A new report puts US estimates on Iran in line with those of Israel, and the president must respond accordingly, writes Jonathan S. Tobin in Commentary Magazine.

    The failure of the P5+1 negotiations have exposed the...

  • August 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 12, 2012 | 1:19 am

    In-depth

    Egypt, Israel and Sinai: The need for triangular co-operation

    The terrorist attack on Egyptian and Israeli troops illustrates the need for co-operation between the two countries, as well as Gaza’s rulers Hamas, argues the Economist

    The three governments also need...

  • August 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 5, 2012 | 1:32 am

    In-depth

    Iran’s Plan B in post-Assad Syria

    Gozde Nur Donat of Zaman asks how Iran can maintain its influence in Syria after President Assad faces his much-anticipated ouster.

    Iran’s proxy wars in destabilized regions are a well-known fact. In an effort to deepen the rifts in...

  • July 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 9, 2012 | 1:57 am

    In-depth

    Obama’s Jewish financiers

    Jewish donors are moving away from their traditional support for Democratic presidential candidates, writes Lawrence Solomon in the Financial Post.

    In 2012, the Jewish allegiance to Democrats and liberal causes will mostly remain unchanged. As...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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 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 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 10, 2012 | 2:37 am

    Noteworthy
    Iran prepares for Moscow
    Kaveh L Afrasiabi of Asia Times Online speaks to Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, about his country’s nuclear program.

    Neither the Stuxnet nor Flame [the latest cyber attack] nor other acts of...

  • June 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2012 | 2:18 am

    Noteworthy

    Mideast game-changer

    Marking 30th anniversary of the start of the first Lebanon War, Amir Taheri ‎writes in the New York Post that the Israel’s defeat of Arafat ‎and the PLO in Lebanon served to give rise to darker powers in the country, thanks to ‎Syria and Iran....

  • May 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 25, 2012 | 3:00 am

    The Olympics Can’t Spare a ‎Minute for Munich Massacre

    Writing in the Huffington Post, Arsen Ostrovsky chides the International Olympic Committee for its ‎refusal to honor the 11 Israeli Olympians massacred by Palestinian terrorists in 1972.‎

    The 2012 Olympics will last...

  • 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...

  • An angry Netanyahu is good for Iran negotiations

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 21, 2012 | 9:06 am

    WASHINGTON - Once again nuclear negotiations are taking place, and once again there’s a gap ‎between the gloomy tone of the Israeli observers and the optimistic, albeit guarded, ‎noises on the American side. It’s doubtful that anything concrete will come of Wednesday’s ‎talks...

  • Washington Notes: Three questions on next week’s Iran talks

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 18, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    Having spent at least half my time in Washington talking to people ‎about Iran (that is, if you consider officials, former officials, experts and ‎those working on Capitol Hill as “people”), I’m not ready to outline the ‎three big questions hidden behind all the talk...

  • May 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 11, 2012 | 1:24 am

    The King is Dead; Long Live the King

    Shimon Stein of the Institute for National Security Studies examines how the election ‎of a socialist president will impact on France’s relations with Israel. ‎

    An examination of the president-elect’s statements and platform show that any...

  • May 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 7, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Hollande Victory in France Lessens Likelihood of War with Iran

    The new socialist president will steer France away from his predecessor’s hardline ‎policies, writes Muhammad Sahimi for PBS. ‎

    Assembling a coalition with communists and smaller center-left ‎parties, Hollande...

  • ‘Israel can live with nuclear Iran just as US lives with more fearsome adversaries’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 5, 2012 | 7:11 am

    Paul R. Pillar, professor of security studies at Georgetown University and former CIA counter-terrorism expert, discusses Iran’s nuclear ambitions and global efforts to curtail them.

    You recently wrote that “the absence of a deal after Istanbul or later rounds of talks is...

  • 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 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 30, 2012 | 3:29 am

    Benzion Netanyahu, historian, Israeli Prime Minister’s father, dies at ‎‎102

    Alan Abbey of the JTA rounds up the eulogies to Benzion Netanyahu, the historian ‎and Zionist activist who, along with two of his sons, has formed an integral part of ‎Israel’s history. ‎

    ...

  • April 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 27, 2012 | 5:32 am

    While Syria burns

    Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post takes aim at Barack Obama over the lack of American intervention in Syria. ‎

    Yes, we’ve imposed economic sanctions. But as with Iran, the economic squeeze ‎has not altered the regime’s behavior. Monday’s...

  • April 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 22, 2012 | 4:36 am

    The Gulf and the Arab Spring

    Mohamed Al-Rumaihi of The Majalla magazine examines why the uprisings ‎in the Arab world have not spread to the Gulf states.

    ‎ There have been major differences between the radically-changed Arab regimes and the Gulf States. ‎In the Gulf,...

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