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  • November 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 28, 2012 | 12:37 am

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    Hamas’ Lifeblood: Money

    Money is flowing into the Hamas coffers from all over the Muslim world, often via charities operating in the West, writes Gary M. Osen in Tablet Magazine. 

    Whatever one imagines about Jabari’s true aims, one thing’s for certain: His life’s...

  • October 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 11, 2012 | 3:07 am

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    The Kingdom Boils

    Protesters in Saudi Arabia are becoming bolder, writes Steven Miller in the National Interest.

    On September 10, dozens of prisoners’ relatives descended upon the public prosecutor’s office in Riyadh, where they staged a two-day sit-in until the...

  • October 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2012 | 3:50 am

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    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...

  • October 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 5, 2012 | 2:14 am

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    Don’t Be Misled By Iran-Hamas Split

    Hamas departure from the Iranian fold does not mean the Palestinian militant group has suddenly embraced moderation, writes Jonathan Tobin in Commentary Magazine.

    Hamas has not changed its spots, just its donors. The alliance...

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  • October 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 4, 2012 | 3:05 am

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    Iran Loses the Economic Battle

    John Allen Gay of the National Interest takes a hard look at the Islamic Republic's imploding financial system. 

    The Islamic Republic reportedly has funneled ten billion dollars into backing the Assad regime in Syria, yet the...

  • September 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 30, 2012 | 1:00 am

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    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 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 28, 2012 | 3:10 am

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    The Iranian Red Line (in One Chart)

    Alana Goodman of Commentary Magazine has praise for Netanyahu's controversial prop at his UN speech.

    The chart wasn’t unserious, it was simple. And it’s precisely what the public needs to see at this point. The White House has...

  • September 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 27, 2012 | 12:36 am

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    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...

  • September 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 25, 2012 | 12:10 am

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    Stopping Tehran's Nuclear March

    Writing in the National Interest, Peter Brookes warns that the U.S. must toughen its policy if it really wishes to halt Iran's atomic program. 

    Unfortunately, after nearly ten years of negotiating with Iran over its previously...

  • September 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 20, 2012 | 1:42 am

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    As Jordan Stumbles, the U.S. Response Is Crucial

    The U.S. must provide wise counsel to Jordan as it seeks to calm an increasingly agitated population, writes David Schenker of the Washington Institute

    Aside from funding, perhaps the most important contribution...

  • September 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 19, 2012 | 12:52 am

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    Changing Strategies At The White House

    Writing in the American Interest, Walter Russell Mead takes a fascinating look at a long line of botched American action in the Mideast, and offers some advice to Obama. 

    The Middle East is an unforgiving environment for...

  • September 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 10, 2012 | 1:24 am

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    The Priorities of the Jewish Voter

    When going to the polls in November, American Jews should consider the principle of pikuah nefesh (saving a life) above tikkun olam, writes Dovid Efune in Algemeiner.

    Living as we are today in perilous times, surely a candidate’s...

  • September 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 9, 2012 | 2:05 am

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    Lessons for Israel from Captured Iraqi Nuclear Documents

    Documents revealing Saddam Hussein's true motives for acquiring nuclear weapons in the 1980s could be applicable to Iran today, writes Dore Gold in Algemeiner

    In the debate over Israel’s future borders in...

  • September 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 6, 2012 | 12:47 am

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    Sinai’s Second-String Security

    Egypt has long been remiss in asserting its sovereignty in the Sinai Peninsula, a tradition that will not help end the jihadist presence there, writes Barak Barfi for Project Syndicate

    Employing CSF troops in the sensitive border...

  • August 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 21, 2012 | 5:37 am

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    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...

  • August 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 19, 2012 | 3:33 am

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    The U.S. Role in a Changing Mideast

    America must appreciate that it cannot dictate events in the Arab world, especially in the light of the Arab spring, veteran Middle East expert, Edward P. Djerejian, tells the Council on Foreign Relations.

    One thing that is very...

  • August 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 16, 2012 | 2:00 am

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    Are Israel’s Iran Threats Intended to Push the World Into Action?

    Veteran US diplomat Dennis Ross talks to Al Monitor about Israel’s motives in being so public about a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

    It is not so much the case that in X number of days...

  • August 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 15, 2012 | 2:03 am

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    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

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    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 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 13, 2012 | 1:35 am

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 1, 2012 | 2:21 am

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    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...

  • July 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 30, 2012 | 1:02 am

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    Iran sanctions halt long-range ballistic-missile development

    The increasingly severe sanctions on Iran over its nuclear ambitions could be having an effect on the country’s weapons program, according to a study by the International Institute for Strategic Studies

    While it...

  • July 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 20, 2012 | 2:23 am

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    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...

  • July 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 19, 2012 | 12:07 am

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    Unsettled Times in Israel

    Bernard Gwertzman of the Council on Foreign Relations holds on a wide-ranging conversation with Elliott Abrams about the state of affairs in Israel, including the possibility of new elections, unease over Syria and whether a strike on Iran is...

  • July 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 18, 2012 | 1:39 am

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    A Nuclear-Armed Iran Would Have No Hotline to Avert Catastrophe

    Unlike the US and the Soviet Union or India and Pakistan, there is no direct line of communication between Israel and Iran, which, warns Alan Elsner in Algemeiner, could be disastrous if Iran gains nuclear...

  • July 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 17, 2012 | 12:54 am

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    It’s Foreign Affairs, Stupid

    As the world roils, the upcoming US election should be about more than simply the economy, writes Zalmay Khalilzad in the National Interest.

    [K]ey regions are experiencing destabilizing transitions, particularly in the greater Middle East....

  • July 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 16, 2012 | 3:04 am

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    Libya’s Militia Menace

    Frederic Wehrey of Foreign Affairs looks at the new challenge facing post-revolution Libya - unifying the local militias who fought Gadhafi’s regime.

    The strategy of trying to dismantle the regional militias while simultaneously making use of them...

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