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Is America Still A Beacon Of Light To Other Nations?

Published 15.09.2017
We do not need President Trump to tell us that he can make America great again. America is already great. The problem is that we are squandering our greatness by pursuing foreign and domestic policies that debase our moral authority and the...

Trump’s “New” Strategy In Afghanistan Is Doomed To Fail

Published 27.08.2017
President Trump’s new strategy that would presumably win the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan is doomed to fail, just like Bush’s and Obama’s before him. At best, the reported dispatch of an additional 4,000 American troops as recommended...

Gaza — A Disaster In The Making

Published 30.07.2017
It has been ten years since Hamas defeated the Palestinian Authority in Gaza and assumed control over the territory. Today, the socio-economic conditions in Gaza are so horrendous that if nothing is done immediately, the whole area is bound to...

Trump’s ‘Historic’ Visit To The Middle East: Much Ado About Nothing

Published 28.05.2017
Sadly, President Trump’s visit to the Middle East only confirmed my skepticism about what might come out of it. Trump went to the region with nothing to offer to mitigate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and received no commitment from either...

Can Israel Fight A War On Three Fronts? A Nightmarish Scenario

Published 18.03.2017
Although Prime Minister Netanyahu is known for his focus on the Palestinian and Iranian threats to Israel’s national security, in recent months he has increasingly sounded the alarm over Iran in particular rather than the Palestinians. As the...

Trump And Netanyahu: Embracing Illusions, Ignoring Reality

Published 22.02.2017
President Trump remained true to his customary flip-flopping on just about every issue when he stated during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu that he is “looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both...

The Persecution Of Christians In The Middle East

Published 16.12.2016
Although Christians have lived in the Middle East – the birthplace of Christianity – for nearly two thousand years, as a result of years of persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of...

‘Hell Is Truth Seen Too Late’

Published 16.09.2016
Senator Bernie Sanders’ call during the primaries for a new approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was on-point and necessary. However, his plea for the US to adopt a policy of even-handedness in dealing with Israel and the...

The Settlements: Self-Entrapment of Existential Proportions

Published 10.09.2016
Israel’s continued settlement activity—whether retroactively approving ‘unauthorized’ outposts or advancing plans for new units as was recently announced—represents yet another nail in the coffin of the peace process. The settlements have become...

How Turkey Became A De Facto Dictatorship

Published 14.05.2016
The forced resignation of Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu suggests only one thing—President Erdogan, who is totally absorbed by his lust for power, will tolerate no one in his government to deviate from any of his political positions....

Saudi Arabia—A Kingdom In Retreat

Published 16.04.2016
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was once at the front and center of the Arab world and a significant player on the global stage due to its oil riches, has been steadily losing its regional influence and prominent role. In recent years, Saudi...

A Plea For Reason: An Open Letter To Prime Minister Netanyahu

Published 24.02.2016
Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, I write this letter to you with a heavy heart as it pains me deeply to see the beautiful dream of a strong and proud Israel, the country that was expected to embrace what is virtuous, moral, and just, now losing...

Erecting A Giant Prison For All Israelis

Published 12.02.2016
A courtesy of Prime Minister Netanyahu The demagoguery of Prime Minster Netanyahu seems to have no limit—demagoguery in a sense that he says and acts on anything to buttress Israel’s hold on the West Bank in the name of national security. This...

The Truth About Israel’s National Security

Published 06.02.2016
Israel’s historical experiences, coupled with decades of violent confrontations with Arab states and the Palestinians, have created a major psychological barrier embedded in the psyche of every Israeli, placing Israel’s legitimate national...

Israel’s Occupation Is Morally Indefensible

Published 10.12.2015
I have long maintained that Israel’s occupation of the West Bank defies the moral principle behind the creation of the state. Contrary to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s assertion, the occupation erodes rather than buttresses Israel’s national...