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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...

Before It Is Too Late

Published 19.10.2015
It was always a question of when the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would violently erupt once again, which only proves that, contrary to the prevailing views among a multitude of Israelis, no Israeli government can manage the occupation...

A Parallel Crescent To Stop Iran In Its Tracks

Published 16.10.2015
"The 2003 Iraq War, which brought the Iraqi Shiites to power, provided Iran with a momentous opportunity to establish a strong foothold in Baghdad." Anyone who has followed Iran’s behavior since the 1979 Revolution cannot escape the fact that...

The Absence Of Real Commitment To Peace

Published 11.10.2015
Regardless of what Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas stated in their speeches at the United Nations General Assembly,  neither is genuinely committed to negotiating a peace agreement based on a two-state...

The Syrian Catastrophe And The World’s Deafening Silence

Published 22.08.2015
The word tragic has often been used to describe the civil war in Syria, but it is a pale description of the raging madness on the ground. The bloodletting and massive destruction that has swept the nation is not a mere tragic event; the...