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  • Ehud Barak’s biographer leaked interview tapes about Iran strikes

    August 24, 2015 | 12:28 pm

    A biographer of Ehud Barak said he leaked videotapes of the former Israeli prime minister talking about possible Israeli strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities following a dispute over the book’s English-language rights.

    Ilan Kfir, who co-wrote the biography with Danny Dor, gave...

  • February 26, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 26, 2013 | 3:27 am

    The US

    Headline: ‘Obama to tell Netanyahu US gearing up for Iran strike

    To Read: David Rothkopf doesn't see Kerry's appointment as 'the beginning of an era', seeing that Foreign policy will continue to be determined by Obama-

    Kerry has already given some clues to the kind...

  • December 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 7, 2012 | 12:28 am


    Netanyahu's Christmas Present

    Writing in the National Interest, Akiva Eldar examines possible U.S. responses to Israel's announcement of construction in E1. 

    The decision to build 3,000 units in area E1 is described as a "punishment" for the UN General Assembly's...

  • November 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 12, 2012 | 1:18 am


    Is it Already Too Late to Stop Iran?

    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

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 11, 2012 | 2:48 am


    Steel sanctions cut deep into Iran's economy

    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...

  • November 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 6, 2012 | 12:51 am


    Syrian Rebels for Romney

    Disappointed by Obama, those fighting the Assad regime is hoping that a President Romney would intervene in Syria, writes Anna Therese Day in the Daily Beast

    With the Assad regime escalating its aerial bombardments of “liberated” Syrian...

  • October 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 25, 2012 | 2:46 am


    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 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 23, 2012 | 4:09 am


    Obama Clearly Won the Debate, and he May Have Helped Himself with Jewish Voters

    Writing for Algemeiner, Republican and Romney supporter Alan Steinberg lauds the president for his performance in the foreign policy debate. 

    Obama ... emphasized America’s commitment...

  • The meaning of ‘firm stand’ on Iran

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 21, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The dramatic - if suspiciously well-timed - news of looming direct U.S.-Iran talks (a New York Times story) and the upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy give us ample reason to look at two recent polls on policy toward Iran. The new poll from the Pew Research Center is...

  • October 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 9, 2012 | 12:48 am


    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....

  • October 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 2, 2012 | 12:47 am


    Obama's Mideast Missteps

    The president's actions have made tense situations in Israel and Egypt even worse, writes Dov S. Zakheim in the National Interest.

    Netanyahu’s inserting himself and his country into the middle of the American presidential election...

  • September 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 30, 2012 | 1:00 am


    Hate-Speech Hypocrites

    William Satelan of Slate asks why it is acceptable to ban hate speech against Jews while defending mockery of Muslims. 

    This debate between East and West, between respect and pluralism, isn’t a crisis. It’s a stage of global progress. The...

  • September 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 27, 2012 | 12:36 am


    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...

  • Mi amore, it’s Barack

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 12, 2012 | 7:33 am

    One of Israel's finest music hits of recent years was Alma Zohar's Indian Love Song, in which an Israeli woman gets a call from her faraway lover. "Mi amore, it's Miguel, I'm calling you in Israel just to say that I love you", Zohar sings (part Hebrew, part English – listen here)....

  • September 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 11, 2012 | 1:53 am


    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...

  • August 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 29, 2012 | 2:13 am


    Israel, Iran, and the Military Option

    Richard N. Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Mideast politics, and how he takes the Israelis at face value when they talk about a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

    The goal here should not be to...

  • August 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 22, 2012 | 2:06 am


    Time to Authorize Use of Force Against Iran

    Obama must make it very clear to Tehran that the US is prepared to use military force to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, writes Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard.

    At the moment, no one is persuaded that the United...

  • August 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 21, 2012 | 5:37 am


    The Israeli debate on attacking Iran is over

    By drawing attention to its vital relationship with the US, Shimon Peres has played the trump card in arguments against a unilateral Israeli strike on Iran, writes Shai Feldman in Foreign Policy.

    The presidential election...

  • The analytical approach to deciding if you support an Israeli attack on Iran

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 14, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Should Israel attack Iran? Or should it not? The debate keeps heating up, while no one ‎really has much to add to the well-known basic facts (see Ari Shavit for why yes, and ‎Jeffrey Goldberg for why no – both excellent writers, both have written other ‎versions of these same...

  • August 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 13, 2012 | 1:35 am


    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 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 10, 2012 | 2:16 am


    Iran’s Secret Weapon

    As Syria disintegrates and an Israeli strike threat grows, Iran is deploying an elite terror unit for easy targets abroad, writes Kevjn Lim in the National Interest.

    Nearly two dozen incidents within the past eighteen months (including recent...

  • August 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 9, 2012 | 2:02 am


    Sinai Attack Shows Egypt Needs Israel

    New Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi may have to rethink his animosity to Israel in the face of a shared threat, writes Alan Elsner in the Algemeiner.

    The situation in Sinai creates a dilemma for Egypt’s newly-elected President...

  • August 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 5, 2012 | 1:32 am


    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...

  • August 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 3, 2012 | 2:55 am


    The Battle for Jerusalem

    Karl Vick of TIME explores the growing number of ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem, and what it means for the city - and for Israel.

    [S]eculars ... for decades have been fleeing the city in droves. Some 20,000 have left in the past seven years alone,...

  • Americans ‘favor diplomacy over military action on Iran’? Well, not exactly‎

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 19, 2012 | 8:11 am

    Since we run our own tracking of Iran polls, we pretty much know what they say ‎about American public opinion as it relates to policy options on Iran (you can see our ‎Iran Trend tracker here). To sum it up very briefly: Americans do not want Iran to ‎become a nuclear power;...

  • Striking Iran, questions and assumptions

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 25, 2012 | 9:48 am

    We just updated our J-Meter Iran Trend Tracker with new numbers ‎from the recent PEW survey. They show wide and growing support for ‎a military strike to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, a ‎support that is well documented in the Iran Trend Tracker – with...

  • 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...

  • Can mighty Israel (and mighty Netanyahu) make peace?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 10, 2012 | 10:33 am

    When someone like Fareed Zakaria compliments someone like Binyamin Netanyahu one knows trouble is coming. “He has an unusual, perhaps unique, opportunity to use his new power to secure Israel’s future”, Zakaria writes. Israel, he argues, is strong enough to “move toward a peace...

  • Eight quick takes on Israel’s canceled election and new unity government

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 8, 2012 | 12:55 am

    Don’t ever underestimate Israeli politics’ ability to surprise you. I was at the ‎Prime Minister’s Office yesterday on some unrelated business, and there was no ‎sense of looming decisions, no feeling of shifting winds. I was working with ‎Prof. Camil Fuchs on our next...

  • May 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 6, 2012 | 6:03 am

    Anti-Semitism: the Last Refuge of the Left

    British leftists are kowtowing to an ever-growing Islamist movement, at the expense ‎of Israel and the Jewish people, writes David Pryce-Jones in the National Review. ‎

    In order to focus their hostility, the enemies of Israel ascribe...

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