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  • September 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 5, 2012 | 1:50 am

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    Dems. Remove Pro-Israel Language from Party Platform

    The Weekly Standard's blog takes a look at the changes in language in the Democratic policy on Israel.

    In the 2008 Democratic party platform, there was this language on Jerusalem, Israel:

     

    Jerusalem...

  • September 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 3, 2012 | 1:15 am

    In-depth

    Ahmadinejad vs. Israel, Palestine – and Iran

    The Islamist regime in Iran will sacrifice everything to destroy Israel, writes George Jochnowitz in Algemeiner

    Sanctions, shmanctions, say Iran’s leaders.  Ahmadinejad, time and again, has spoken of wiping Israel...

  • August 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 31, 2012 | 3:41 am

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    Five Reasons Why the Assad Regime Survives

    The Syrian president has created a situation which could mean the survival of his regime - in one form or another - for quite some time, writes Tony Karon in TIME

    [T]here may be more than empty braggadocio to Assad’s...

  • August 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 30, 2012 | 1:21 am

    In-depth

    An Autumn Abyss?

    As the Middle East marches closer to war, all sides must consider the long-term fallout from their actions, writes Joschka Fischer for Project Syndicate.

     

    Everywhere there is talk of a “military option,” which means air strikes. But, while...

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  • August 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 29, 2012 | 2:13 am

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    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 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 28, 2012 | 3:50 am

    In-depth

    New Egypt leader steps out on world stage seeking “balance”

    In his first interview to the international media since his election, Mohammed Morsi tells Samia Nakhoul and Edmund Blair of Reuters that Israel has nothing to fear from a new Egyptian military campaign in the...

  • August 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 22, 2012 | 2:06 am

    In-depth

    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 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 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 9, 2012 | 2:02 am

    In-depth

    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 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 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 7, 2012 | 2:29 am

    In-depth

    In Egypt, Anti-Semitism Is Back in Fashion

    In a piece for Bloomberg, Jeffery Goldberg warns that culturally acceptable anti-Semitism illustrates how far Egypt still has to come, 

    Anti-Semitism, the socialism of fools, is becoming the opiate of the Egyptian masses. And...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • August 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 3, 2012 | 2:55 am

    In-depth

    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,...

  • August 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 1, 2012 | 2:21 am

    In-depth

    Israel Under Siege

    Writing in the Daily Beast, Benny Morris explains why he sees Israel as the most dangerous place in the world for Jews.

    But for Israel the “Arab Spring” represents a dramatic, abrupt tightening of the noose. The takeover of the Gaza Strip by...

  • June 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 28, 2012 | 1:35 am

    In-depth

    Iran Declares War Against the Jewish People

    Iran’s vice president is not the only contemporary public figure to engage in anti-Semitic rhetoric, even if he is the most blatant, writes Alan Dershowitz in Algemeiner.

    If the leaders of Iran are guilty of incitement against...

  • June 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 27, 2012 | 1:00 am

    Noteworthy

    Questions For One-Staters

    Writing in the Daily Beast, Ziad J. Asali has some tough questions for proponents of a one-state solution.

    How do we negotiate, implement or impose a single state in “Israel-Palestine”? Would it require a UN Security Council or General...

  • June 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 20, 2012 | 2:33 am

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    Syria Tests Russia’s Global Role

    The United States should not be looking to Russia, with its limited influence and own ‎interests, for a solution to the crisis in Syria, writes Paul J. Saunders in the National ‎Interest. ‎

    Russia has taken the same...

  • June 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 19, 2012 | 2:13 am

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    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 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 18, 2012 | 4:05 am

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    Take a Deep Breath, America

    The US should think carefully before ‎getting taking sides in Syria, Egypt and ‎elsewhere in the region, writes Leslie H. ‎Gelb in the Daily Beast.‎

    Whatever the experts tell them, our leaders will have to come to terms with some...

  • June 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 13, 2012 | 4:05 am

    Noteworthy

    Russia Sets Out Tough Terms for ‎Resolving Syria’s Civil War

    Moscow wants Iran in on any Syria talks, ‎and is taking advantage of the turmoil to ‎advance its own agenda, writes Tony ‎Karon in Time. ‎

    Moscow is pressing its own ideas on how to deal with...

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