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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

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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