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  • December 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 10, 2012 | 12:47 am

    In-depth

    Why Obama Will Ignore Israel

    Peter Beinart explains in the Daily Beast why the White House is adopting what one adminstration official calls 'benign neglect'.

    What America won’t do, however, unless events on the ground dramatically change, is appoint a big-name...

  • December 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 4, 2012 | 1:57 am

    In-depth

    The End of the Forty-Year Peace Between Israel and Arab States

    Writing in the New Republic, Robert Satloff warns that the U.S. must act to safeguard the four-decade state of non-war between Israel and its neighboring nations.

    Don’t blame yourself if you didn’t...

  • November 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 20, 2012 | 2:33 am

    In-depth

    Is an Israeli-Syrian War Next?

    One cannot ignore increasing signs of friction on Israel's border with Syria, writes Benedetta Berti for the Institute of National Security Studies

    Lately, even the ceasefire line with Syria, after decades of calm, has become an...

  • November 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 12, 2012 | 1:18 am

    In-depth

    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...

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  • 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...

  • Report: Netanyahu agreed to give entire Golan to Syria

    October 12, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed in principle in 2010 to give back the Golan Heights to Syria, the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot reported.

    The daily quotes unnamed American sources as saying that in 2010 “Netanyahu agreed to a full withdrawal from the Golan, to...

  • October 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 12, 2012 | 4:12 am

    In-depth

    Don’t risk Israel’s security on Obama’s words

    Sheldon Adelson lashes out at the president over his policies on Israel, in an opinion piece for JNS.org

    Think about Obama’s anti-Israel friends and mentors—radicals like Rashid Khalidi, Frank Marshall Davis,...

  • October 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2012 | 3:50 am

    In-depth

    America’s Future in the Mideast

    Lee Smith of Tablet Magazine asks four experts how the president, post-November, should prioritize his Mideast policy.

    The United States needs to start a race to the top in the Middle East, incentivizing creative approaches in...

  • Yom Kippur thoughts on war, peace, and the lessons of history

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 25, 2012 | 3:51 am

    I moderated a panel Sunday in which three historians disagreed with one another on the core failure of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. I know these three historians – Amiram Ezov, Uri Bar-Joseph, Yigal Kipnis - and I was the editor in charge of the book each has published in the last two...

  • August 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 15, 2012 | 2:03 am

    In-depth

    Israel Should Retake Philadelphi

    Daniel Mandel of Algemeiner argues that Israel should take dramatic action in Sinai to stem the wave of violence emanating from there.

    [T]he case is strong: without having to clash with an internationally recognized regime holding...

  • August 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 13, 2012 | 11:17 pm

    In-depth

    High Anxiety

    Israel is having a worrisome summer, writes Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard, given the rise of Egypt’s Islamists, worsening instability in Syria and Iran’s ongoing nuclear aspirations.

    Pessimism is rife in Israel. One day of Egyptian Army attacks...

  • August 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 10, 2012 | 2:16 am

    In-depth

    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 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 8, 2012 | 2:42 am

    In-depth

    Who Are the Muslim Brothers?

    As the Muslim Brotherhood ascendance in Egypt, Steven A. Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations takes a look at the organization’s power structure, which is far from monolithic. 

    While there may be significant discipline among the Brothers,...

  • August 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 6, 2012 | 3:01 am

    In-depth

    Whither Syria? Recommendations for Israeli Policy
    Fears that Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons could fall into the wrong hands is changing Israel’s approach to its war-torn neighbor, writes Udi Dekel for the Institute for National Security Studies.

    Israel’s...

  • July 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 20, 2012 | 2:23 am

    In-depth

    Syria’s Collapse Would Reverberate Throughout The Mideast

    The killings of three of Bashar Assad’s inner circle could well signal the beginning of the end for the Syrian leader’s regime and trouble for his allies, writes Indira A.R. Lakshmanan in Bloomberg.

    Assad’s...

  • June 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 15, 2012 | 4:35 am

    Noteworthy

    What do Israelis think about the US? ‎

    A new poll by the Anti-Defamation League and the Begin Sadat Center at Bar Ilan University ‎asks Israelis about a range of issues, including US-Israel ties, Obama and Romney. ‎

    Israelis view President Obama with increasing...

  • 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...

  • February 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 16, 2012 | 4:39 am

    Why Israel should intervene in Syria

    Writing in the Huffington Post, Nathan Gonzales argues for an Israeli strike on Syria rather than Iran.

    At some point in the future, Israel must make an effort to become an accepted resident of its own neighborhood, and a Syrian intervention...

  • ‘Assad will fall, but not so quickly’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 15, 2012 | 9:51 am

    Moshe Maoz, professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, talks to Rosner’s Domain about Israeli policy on Syria.

    What should Israel’s policy be regarding Syria at the present time?

    Israel couldn’t do very much. Basically, Israel should...