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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Trump Lays Out Agenda for First 100 Days in Office in Gettysburg Speech

Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of...


Israel Security Agency: Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Doubled in September

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem doubled last month compared to August, according to Israel’s security agency, the Shin Bet. There were 26 attacks in the capital in September, compared to 13 in...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...