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  • Egyptian Army and Islamists in deadly clashes

    July 5, 2013 | 9:47 am

    Egyptian soldiers killed at least three supporters of Mohamed Morsi in Cairo hours after Islamists attacked sites in the Sinai.

    The Morsi supporters were shot while trying to breach the Cairo barracks where the deposed Egyptian president is being held by the army.

    Supporters in...

  • Egyptian Islamists attack on Gaza border

    July 5, 2013 | 6:59 am

    Islamists attacked Egyptian military posts in the Sinai, killing at least one on the Gaza border.

    The attack on the police post at Rafah, a city on the Gaza-Egypt border with a Palestinian side and an Egyptian side, was one of several attacks Friday by Islamists on Egyptian...

  • Egypt broadens Sinai campaign against militants

    August 29, 2012 | 5:53 pm

    Egypt’s military said on Wednesday it would broaden its offensive against militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a campaign that has raised concerns in Israel about the movement of heavy armor into the area near its border.

    After militants attacked and killed 16 border guards on Aug. 5,...

  • July 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 26, 2012 | 12:12 am

    In-depth

    Bandar Is Back

    Former Saudi ambassador to the US Bandar bin Sultan has returned to the spotlight with his appointment as the kingdom’s intelligence chief, but what does it mean asks Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard

    [T]he Saudis have been off the field. Now they...

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  • July 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 13, 2012 | 3:26 am

    In-depth

    Ehud Olmert could be Israel’s comeback kid

    His acquittal leaves the former prime minister well-placed for a return to politics, something that could change the future of the peace process, writes Nir Eisikovits in Christian Science Monitor.

    Olmert will almost certainly...

  • Islam navigates the shoals of extremism

    June 27, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Which is the more serious problem today: Islamic extremism or anti-Islamic bigotry?

    The latest contribution to this debate comes from The Nation, the leading magazine of America’s left, in its current special edition on “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic.” Its...

  • May 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 28, 2012 | 3:10 am

    Political Islamism is not to be feared

    All political parties that have emerged in the wake of the Arab Spring will be ‎accountable to their electorates, including the Islamists, writes Marwan Muasher in ‎the Washington Post. ‎

    The field in countries such as Egypt, Tunisia,...

  • 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...

  • May 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 3:31 am

    What the Evangelicals Give the Jews

    Jewish tradition has more in common with modern Christian values than it has with ‎the liberal attitudes espoused by many Jews today, argues Michael Medved in ‎Commentary Magazine.‎

    In which areas, exactly, can committed Jews identify...

  • April 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 17, 2012 | 3:47 am

    How Iran Talks Came Back From Verge ‎of Collapse

    Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor offers an exclusive look at how EU foreign policy chief ‎Catherine Ashton was instrumental in keeping the latest round of negotiations with ‎Iran afloat. ‎

    Ashton has earned “a status as a...

  • April 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 15, 2012 | 3:52 am

    A Tale of Two Uprisings

    Syrian refugees who found sanctuary in Libya talk to Abigail Hauslohner of Time about the ‎differences between the revolts against the rules of Muammar Gadhafi and Bashar Assad.  ‎

    ‎[T]he Syrians who have fled Homs for the relative safety of their Arab...

  • March 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 26, 2012 | 5:38 am

    Will the UN’s West Bank probe be Goldstone all over again?

    Israel would be better off cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council and possibly avoiding a similar palaver to the Gaza war probe, writes Raphael Ahren in the Times of Israel.

    Jerusalem did not learn any lesson from...

  • March 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 19, 2012 | 5:42 am

    Israel’s Gift to Iran

    Iran may have a far more cynical approach to an Israeli assault than one would imagine, writes Marvin G. Weinbaum in the National Interest.

    Iran’s leaders well understand that certain governing elites, especially among the Gulf countries, would be pleased to...

  • February 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 21, 2012 | 2:08 am

    Israelis fear homefront vulnerable to Iran attacks

    As talk grows of an Israeli strike on Iran, so do Israeli concerns about reprisal missile strikes on its civilian population, writes Aron Heller for the Associated Press.

    Skepticism about Israel’s ability to defend itself runs deep...

  • February 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2012 | 3:13 am

    The Ticking Clock

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Robert Haddick presents the case why this time, Israel is not bluffing when it comes to a strike on Iran.

    Yet from Israel’s point of view, time really has run out. The sanctions have come too late. And when Israeli policymakers consider...

  • Israel rushes airliner defenses as Libya leaks SAMs

    November 11, 2011 | 8:11 am

    Israel has accelerated the installation of anti-missile defenses on its airliners, a security official said on Friday, seeing an enhanced risk of attack by militants using looted Libyan arms.

    Jets flown by El Al and two other Israeli carriers are being equipped with a locally made...

  • Israel ready to stop boats heading for Gaza

    November 2, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    The Israeli navy will prevent two yachts carrying pro-Palestinian activists which left Turkey on Wednesday from breaching an Israeli blockade and reaching the Gaza Strip, an Israeli military official said.

    Lieutenant-Colonel Avital Leibovich, speaking to reporters by telephone,...

  • Pakistan Reaction: Something dark is growing in our own backyard

    December 4, 2008 | 12:38 am



    This is the first of two parts on Pakistan and terror. Next week: Anti-Semitism and Pakistan.

    "Abhi India me pat'ta bhi nahi hil sakega."

    "Now even a leaf will need permission to stir in India," remarked R, a young Indian woman at an expat dinner off London's Baker Street on the...

  • Chabad rabbi and rebbetzin dead in Mumbai attack

    November 28, 2008 | 1:07 pm

    (JTA) – A Chabad rabbi and his wife were among the dead after Indian forces retook a Jewish center in Mumbai, India from terrorist gunmen.

    The deaths of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, the Chabad emissaries in Mumbai, were confirmed Friday by the director of...

  • Jews recall Musharraf ties and wonder what comes next

    August 21, 2008 | 12:35 am

    With control of the world's only nuclear-armed Muslim state up in the air, many Jewish and Israeli observers are watching the political turmoil in Pakistan with unease.

    Pervez Musharraf, who resigned as Pakistan's president on Monday, might not have been a great friend of the Jewish...

  • We must stand for victory In Iraq

    By Paul Kujawsky

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It's gotten pretty lonely.

    A convention of Democrats who still support the Iraq war could be held, if not in a phone booth, then in a medium-sized walk-in closet.

    The argument among congressional Democrats now is just how fast to withdraw the troops. Even many Republicans have...

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