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avatar Yedidya Atlas
Yedidya is a veteran journalist specializing in geo-political and geo-strategic affairs in the Middle East. His articles have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Insight Magazine, Nativ, The Jerusalem Post and Makor Rishon. His articles have been reprinted by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the US Congressional Record.

ARTICLES BY: Yedidya Atlas


May 7, 2014 12:14 am
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Perspectives on Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut 5774

As we experienced the double days of Israel's Yom HaZikaron (the memorial day for Israel's fallen soldiers & terror victims) and Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence...

November 18, 2013 3:58 pm
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Nothing New Under the Sun: ‘Slaves of the Revolution’ Revisited

The other day, my wife finally got me to go through some old cartons in our storage room that I had managed to not disturb...

July 20, 2012 2:24 pm
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Why I Didn’t Attend The “Suckers” Demonstration

Why I didn't attend last week's "Draft the Haredim" mass protest demonstration is simple: I have nothing against Haredim and I have everything for service...

May 30, 2012 1:49 pm
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Smoke and Mirrors on the Campaign Trail

In his April 18th column for RealClearPolitics, Senior Elections Analyst Sean Trende notes that the upcoming presidential elections between the incumbent,...

May 21, 2012 1:09 pm
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Israel: Why Land Matters, Part III

It is an undisputed fact that Israel's army reserves are the backbone of the IDF in times of war. The question, therefore, is: how does...

May 17, 2012 2:46 pm
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Israel: Why Land Matters, Part II

Conceding Israeli control of the 34-mile-wide area known as Judea and Samaria to any of Israel's actual or even potential enemies means a return to...

May 15, 2012 2:49 pm
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Israel: Why Land Matters, Part I

In the years that followed the 1967 Six Day War a prevailing conventional wisdom developed among Western policy makers - especially in Washington — that...

April 24, 2012 2:18 pm
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Reflections on Yom Hazikaron for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers & Victims of Terror

As we approach the double days of Israel's Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzma'ut this week, I once again reflected on the meaning of this juxtaposition...

April 12, 2012 11:39 am
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“Let Jonathan Pollard Go!”

It what can only be described as malicious, Marc Goldberg felt the need to vent his spleen against the official Israeli demand to free Jonathan...

April 4, 2012 10:30 am
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The Palestinian Grinch Who Stole Pesach!

With the advent of the Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) this week, we are witness to another astonishingly brazen attempt by the Palestinian...

April 1, 2012 1:11 pm
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The “Objective Truth” in the Strange Case of Migron

Sara Hirschorn, in her recent op-ed in The Times of Israel, "Who Has the Monopoly on Truth at Migron?", challenged my article "Something is Rotten...

March 27, 2012 2:01 pm
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Something is Rotten in the State of Israel: The Strange Case of Migron

Some years ago, a national-religious organization whose public operations had been authorized by Knesset Law found itself being challenged by the Leftwing MK's (members of...

March 23, 2012 2:44 pm
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When in Doubt, Kill a Jew

When in doubt, kill a Jew. That seems to be the de rigueur thing to do. Even after a cold-blooded and ruthless radical Muslim killer...

March 20, 2012 5:12 pm
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Orthodox Jews in the IDF are a Blessing for Israel

The other day I received an email from a friend in Canada to which he attached an article written last week by a Nathan Hersh...

Culture

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It...

Features

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

JNS.org - President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on...

Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the...

World

Swedish PM Condemns Attempted Arson Attack at Synagogue as Three Arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the...

Israel

Israel Destroys ‘Significant’ Cross-Border Terror Tunnel From G...

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being...

Middle East

Iraq Holds Military Parade Celebrating Final Victory Over Islamic State

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared...

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