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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...

  • July 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 11, 2012 | 4:10 am

    In-depth

    Israel’s Illogical Settlement Decision

    Writing in the National Interest, former US ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer explains why he disagrees with this week’s findings of an Israeli state commission on settlements. 

    The Levy committee’s assertion of...

  • July 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 8, 2012 | 2:31 am

    In-depth

    The End of the Beginning in Syria

    Writing for the Institute for National Security Studies, Benedetta Berti and Cameron ‎S. Brown argue that restoring calm to Syria will require far more than simply ‎removing Bashar Assad. ‎

    ‎[F]or a political resolution of...

  • July 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2012 | 4:13 am

    In-depth

    Where Are the Middle East’s Revolutions Heading?

    Der Speigel looks at the state of the Arab world 18 months after a Tunisian protester’s act of self-immolation sparked a wave of revolution across the region.

    The hope that the Arab world would become democratic as quickly...

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  • July 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 1, 2012 | 2:48 am

    In-depth

    Israel, Do Yourself a Favor And Treat Gaza as a State

    Writing in Al Monitor, Israel’s former National Security Advisor and retired Major General Giora Eiland lays out his own plan for dealing with the hostile leadership in the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli policy should be based on...

  • June 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 29, 2012 | 4:28 am

    In-depth
    Forging a peace plan for Syria

    In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Kofi Annan calls on the world to intervene with both sides in the Syria conflict

    There is no substitute for the hard work of helping the Syrians forge their own political future, in full respect of...

  • 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 26, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 26, 2012 | 2:13 am

    Noteworthy
    American Jews’ Cowardly Retreat from the term “Zionism”

    Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Professor Gil Troy reprimands the American Jewish community for its abandonment of the word ‘Zionist’, even though it clearly subscribes to the philosophy.

    American Jews’ gutless...

  • June 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 25, 2012 | 1:52 am

    Noteworthy

    Waking from the Democratic Dream

    Writing in the National Interest, Robert W. Merry calls on the US to understand that the culture of Middle Eastern Islam does not encourage the evolution of democratic norms.

    Americans can’t fathom the power of the Islamic idea that...

  • June 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 22, 2012 | 4:02 am

    Noteworthy

    Leading Syrians prepare to defect

    Following the defection by a Syria fighter pilot to Jordan, American officials believe Bashar Assad’s inner circle have been making exit plans, write Ruth Sherlock, Suha Maayeh and Peter Foster in the Daily Telegraph.

    The defection...

  • June 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 21, 2012 | 2:06 am

    Noteworthy

    Syria: desperate long shot to end impasse

    The latest initiative by Britain and the US on Syria take a new diplomatic tack, but it may be too late for negotiations, writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    On a day that saw the International Red Cross pleading for access to...

  • June 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 19, 2012 | 2:13 am

    Noteworthy: ‎
    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 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 17, 2012 | 1:55 am

    Noteworthy

    No Iranian Nukes

    Writing in the Weekly Standard, Jamie Fly and William Kristol call on the U.S. to ‎present military measures as a way to halt Iran’s nuclear program. ‎

    But Iran’s nuclear progress marches on. That fact trumps all the administration’s hopes...

  • June 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 14, 2012 | 3:02 am

    Noteworthy

    It’s Still Mubarak’s Egypt

    The legacy of the ousted president still casts a long shadow over Egypt, writes Steven ‎A. Cook in Foreign Policy.‎

    The Egypt that Mubarak officially inherited from Anwar Sadat on Oct. 14, 1981, was very ‎different from the country...

  • 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...

  • June 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 12, 2012 | 3:34 am

    Noteworthy

    Moscow…waiting for the right price

    Russia is cynically using the situation in Syria to negotiate a better international ‎position for itself, writes Emad El Din Adeeb in Asharq Alawsat.‎

    We hope that senior politicians in Moscow show us more respect and stop...

  • June 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 11, 2012 | 3:28 am

    Noteworthy

    Middle East Peace Fantasies and the Israeli Reality

    The international community and the Israeli left are mistaken if they believe Netanyahu will abandon Israel’s settlers, writes Arik Elman in Algemeiner.

    To think that in Israel, today, there’s a viable constituency...

  • 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...

  • June 8, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 8, 2012 | 3:39 am

    Noteworthy

    The Netanyahu Paradox

    David Margolick of Vanity Fair profiles the Israeli prime minister, meeting ‎Netanyahu in Jerusalem – and hearing from his supporters and detractors too. ‎

    The Iranian threat has made Bibi even more politically formidable: a supreme ‎leader...

  • June 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 7, 2012 | 3:50 am

    Noteworthy

    The Stalled Arab Spring

    Writing in the National Interest, Aaron David Miller fears the wave of ‎revolutions across the Arab world cannot lead to democracy. ‎

    Real power sharing requires a commitment by politicians and publics to a ‎national vision designed to...

  • June 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 5, 2012 | 2:01 am

    Israel’s Deployment of Nuclear Missiles on Subs from ‎Germany

    Der Spiegel presents a history of Israel’s nuclear program from the 1950s to the ‎present day - and Germany’s controversial role in it. ‎

    In December 1957, Strauss met with a small Israeli delegation for a...

  • June 4, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 4, 2012 | 3:22 am

    Islamic Antisemitism Enters American Electoral ‎Politics
    The fight between Congressmen Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell for New Jersey’s ‎redrawn 9th District has taken on an ugly dimension, writes Robert Spencer for PJ ‎Media. ‎

    The Washington Free Beacon published an image...

  • June 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 3, 2012 | 2:43 am

    Note to Syria interventionists: Be careful what you wish for

    International intervention in Syria could push President Bashar Assad into even more ‎extreme actions in what has now become a sectarian war, warns Chemi Shalev in ‎Haaretz.‎

    The Syrian conflict may have been...

  • June 1, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 1, 2012 | 5:09 am

    Obama Order Sped Up Wave of ‎Cyberattacks Against Iran

    David E. Sanger of the New York Times speaks to former Israeli, American and ‎European security officials to get a clear picture of the series of cyber strikes on ‎Iran’s nuclear program.

    The unusually tight...

  • May 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 31, 2012 | 1:45 am

    Why Syria feels abandoned

    The international community must come up with a plan for ‎United Nations to monitor the abuses inside Syria, writes ‎Donatella Rovera in the Washington Post. ‎
    More than a year after the Syrian uprising started, world leaders have failed to ‎agree...

  • May 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 30, 2012 | 2:59 am

    Computer Viruses Won’t Stop Iran

    Cyber attacks such as Stuxnet or the newly uncovered Flame virus will only delay the inevitable ‎diplomatic breakthrough or military action on Iran’s nuclear program, writes ‎Jonathan Tobin in Commentary Magazine. ‎

    ‎[N]o one should be...

  • May 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

    Despite the ongoing violence in Syria, in particular the massacre in Houla ‎over the weekend, it is seems less and less likely that an end is in sight, ‎writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    Hanging over the whole bleak story is this...

  • 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 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 21, 2012 | 4:23 am

    In pursuit of the president

    The candidates for the Egyptian president reflect a cross-section of society, politics ‎and stages of modern history, writes Ahmed El-Tonsi in Al-Ahram Weekly.‎

    The forthcoming presidential elections will witness a competition among three...

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