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  • December 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 30, 2012 | 12:38 am

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    Actions, Not Words

    The Obama administration needs to take a tougher stance with Middle Eastern rulers, writes Dov S. Zakheim in the National Interest

    Apart from threatening action if Assad uses chemical weapons, as well as reportedly some training of opposition...

  • December 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 24, 2012 | 12:29 am

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    Hagel and Israel

    Despite the claims of his detractors, former senator Chuck Hagel is neither anti-Israel nor anti-Semitic, writes Alon Pinkas in Al-Monitor

    ...many of these same critics are those who consider Obama as fundamentally anti-Israel. They believe that...

  • December 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 21, 2012 | 12:40 am

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    The fire is getting closer

    As Syria's rebels make significant ground against the Assad regime, writes the Economist, some in the West begin to worry the about the influence of the opposition's Islamist fighters. 

    Some European governments are pondering whether to...

  • December 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 20, 2012 | 12:39 am

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    The Real Obstacle to Peace: Israel’s Critics

    Jonathan Tobin of Commentary Magazine hits back at those condemning Israel's Jerusalem construction, but not Palestinian calls for the Jewish state's end. 

    But the real hypocrisy isn’t the fact that all those countries...

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  • December 19, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 19, 2012 | 12:26 am

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    Three Sins of the Israeli Left

    Writing for Al-Monitor, Nadav Eyal examines the missteps by Israel's center-left that have left it in freefall.

    Circumstances required the left to re-imagine Israel in a way that would attract voters to it, and there was fertile...

  • December 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 17, 2012 | 11:53 pm

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    'These Guys Are Thugs'

    Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei tells David Kenner of Foreign Policy that Morsi is engaged in a power grab, and slams the U.S. for not speaking out. 

    ElBaradei evokes Yogi Berra to describe U.S. policy on Egypt: It reminded him,...

  • December 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 17, 2012 | 1:28 am

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    Don’t Mess Up U.S.-Iran Sanctions

    Writing in Bloomberg, Lee Hamilton, Thomas Pickering and Anthony Zinni argue the case for caution in imposing even greater sanctions on Iran.

    Our leaders must weigh the easy and appealing course of ever-greater sanctions as a way...

  • December 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 13, 2012 | 2:09 am

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    Liberal American Jews, Tzipi Livni, and the Israeli Consensus

    Evelyn Gordon of Commentary Magazine chides liberal American Jews for a stance on settlements that is at odds with even Israel's most dovish politicians.  

    After all, if the settlement blocs will be...

  • December 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 1:01 am

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    Egypt's Struggle for Power

    Marina Ottaway tells the Council on Foreign Relations that compromise is still elusive in the secularist-Islamist battle for control of Egypt. 

    There is a real struggle for power in Egypt right now between the Islamist forces, mostly...

  • December 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 2, 2012 | 1:07 am

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    Legal Implication of the UN Resolution on Palestine

    The vote to recognize Palestine as a non-member state of the UN will only make it harder to reach a two-state solution, writes Alan Dershowitz for Newsmax.

    If all the territory captured by Israel in its defensive...

  • November 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 30, 2012 | 2:15 am

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    Palestine’s Muddled Statehood Strategy

    The push for UN quasi-statehood recognition by Mahmoud Abbas could undermine negotiations for Palestine's viable statehood and peace with Israel, writes Robert Danin of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    The Palestinians’...

  • 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...

  • November 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 13, 2012 | 11:10 pm

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    “Palestine” Does Not Qualify as a “State”

    Rick Richman of Commentary argues that Mahmoud Abbas' statehood bid is unfeasible, as the Palestinians do not meet the international requreiments for a state.   

    “Palestine” lacks a “government.” It is ruled half by a...

  • November 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 11, 2012 | 2:48 am

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    Steel sanctions cut deep into Iran's economy

    The ever-tightening sanctions on the Islamic Republic are taking a heavy toll on the country's industries. write Silvia Antonioli and Jonathan Saul for Reuters.

    Short of major currencies, some Iranian steel buyers have...

  • October 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 29, 2012 | 3:07 am

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    Netanyahu’s Big Gamble

    The prime minister's decision to run alongside Yisrael Beiteinu in the January elections has not been uniformly embraced within both parties, writes Carl Vick for Time.

    Likud in fact came into existence as an blending of right-wing parties,...

  • October 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 28, 2012 | 1:07 am

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    Trying to buy peace with Syria’s tyrant

    The West must pressure the entire Arab world, from Syria to Saudi Arabia, to adopt a model of a free society, writes Natan Sharansky in the Washington Post

    Have the horrors being perpetrated in Syria, let alone the dismal...

  • October 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 22, 2012 | 2:33 am

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    Does Iran Have an "Inalienable Right" to Enrich Uranium?

    Emily B. Landau of the Institute of National Security Studies takes a close look at a long-held Iranian claim. 

    The right of Iran – or any other nonnuclear state – to pursue nuclear energy, including uranium...

  • October 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 18, 2012 | 2:37 am

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    Romney's Sensible Stance on Israel-Palestine

    The Republican presidential nominee had the right idea when he said that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'is going to remain an unsolved problem', writes Leon Hadar in the National Interest

    ... perhaps the time has...

  • October 17, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 17, 2012 | 3:57 am

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    Overcautious Obama

    The United States must take the lead in Syria in order to rescue the people, the region and the American image, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter for Project Syndicate.

    No one speaks for the Syrian people in the Oval Office every morning. No one adds...

  • October 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2012 | 1:58 am

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    Erdogan, Sovereignty, and Israel

    Arsen Ostrovsky of Algemeiner calls the Turkish prime minister out on his anti-Israel hypocrisy following Turkey's strong reaction to mortar fire from Syria. 

    At the time of Israel’s response [in December 2008], Erdoğan unleashed a...

  • October 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 12, 2012 | 4:12 am

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    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 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 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 10, 2012 | 2:12 am

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    Enough Already

    Neither Obama nor Romney are as good - or as bad - as American Jews are led to believe, writes Aaron David Miller in Foreign Policy

    Too many Democrats want to pretend that Barack Obama is the most pro-Israel president in American history (see Joe...

  • October 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 9, 2012 | 12:48 am

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    Arab Spring and the Israeli enemy

    Writing for Arab News, Abdullatif Almulhim bemoans the lives and resources the Arab world has wasted fighting Israel, to its own detriment. 

    The Arab world has many enemies and Israel should have been at the bottom of the list....

  • 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...

  • 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 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 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 23, 2012 | 3:01 am

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    Egypt’s New Leader Spells Out Terms for U.S.-Arab Ties

    The United States must show more respect for the Arab world and meet by its pledge to build a Palestinian state, Mohammed Morsi tells David D. Kirkpatrick and Steven Erlanger of the New York Times.

    Arabs and...

  • 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...

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