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Posts Tagged: Arab Spring

August 23, 2016 12:40 pm

Same Conflict, New Context: Israel and the Palestinians

The French and Egyptian peace proposals for Israel and the Palestinians are nothing new — but today's Middle East is. If the peace initiatives are put...

June 4, 2015 12:38 pm

The Arab Spring, Through a Lens of Realism

The hopeful Arab Spring has morphed into a winter of despair. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs have been killed and maimed, and millions have been...

October 19, 2014 2:38 pm

Israeli Minister Bennett Doubles Down on Criticism of Kerry: ‘I Will Not be Silent’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, on Sunday, reiterated and expanded criticism of remarks by American Secretary of State, John Kerry, last week, which implied the...

October 2, 2014 12:53 am

IS and Other Terror Groups Thrive on Mideast Oppression

The Islamic State is a flare up - certainly the most vicious - but just one of a swirling range fueled by Arab discontent. IS...

August 1, 2014 1:29 pm

Can Obama Pressure Israel Effectively?

Contrary to the position adopted by U.S. President Barack Obama and all U.S. presidents since 1948, Congress has displayed systematic and sweeping...

June 16, 2014 6:49 pm

Egyptian Arab Writer Says Awakening to Horror of Hamas; No Longer Sees Movement As Force for Good

Ahmed Abdel-Raheem, an Egyptian Arab poet, writer and doctoral student, said that a chance meeting with a fearful Gazan from Khan Yunis, who related the...

May 26, 2014 11:45 am

The Trajectory of Islam

Andrew C. McCarthy and I are allies over the long term, fighting the Islamist scourge in the same trench for two decades. But alliance does...

May 19, 2014 7:08 pm

2,500 Jews Make Pilgrimage to Ancient Tunisian Synagogue Despite Instability - More than 2,500 Jews last weekend made the pilgrimage to Tunisia's ancient synagogue in Djerba, a tiny island that is home to Africa's...

January 30, 2014 8:11 am

The Importance of the Jordan Valley Corridor

The Israeli demand for a security presence along the Jordan River was again raised last month in the Kerry-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians....

January 27, 2014 10:34 am

Yawning Over the Latest From the Middle East

The Middle East does offer some signs of hope, such as the inspiring example of Israel, the metaphorical "villa in the jungle"; the bracing prospect of Islamists...

January 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Why the Middle East Can’t Modernize

The recent fall of Fallujah to an al Qaeda-linked group provides an unwelcome reminder of the American resources and lives devoted from 2004 to 2007 to...

January 24, 2014 2:02 am

Jordanian Paper Outraged That Arab States Don’t Hate Israel Enough

An article in Jordan's Assawsana is upset over reported secret ties between Israel and some Arab countries. It starts off with "I would not be surprised in...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Pro-Israel Groups at UC Berkeley Band Together to Counter-Protest ‘Da...

Two groups at UC Berkeley are gearing up to counter-protest an annual rally whose purpose is to demonize Israel, the head of one of the...


Israeli Security Services: Arab Citizen Arrested for Plotting Terrorist Att...

Israeli security forces have arrested an Arab-Israeli resident of eastern Jerusalem on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in the...

Middle East

Arab States Pressuring PA President Abbas to Resolve Internal Palestinian D...

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab states are piling pressure on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resolve divisions in his Fatah party...