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Dr. Martin Sherman served for seven years in operational capacities in the Israeli Defense establishment.  He was a ministerial adviser to Yitzhak Shamir's government and lectured for 20 years at Tel Aviv University in Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies.  He holds several university degrees: a B.Sc. (Physics and Geology), an MBA (Finance), and a PhD in political science and international relations. He was the first academic director of the internationally renowned Herzliya Conference and is the author of two books and numerous articles and policy papers on a wide range of political, diplomatic and security issues. He was born in South Africa and has lived in Israel since 1971. Dr. Martin Sherman (www.martinsherman.net ) is founder and executive director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies (www.strategicisrael.org).

ARTICLES BY: Martin Sherman


July 24, 2018 11:10 am
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The Myth of Israeli ‘Deterrence’

For more than a decade, Israel has inflicted heavy damage on the Islamist terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas, which are ranged against Israel on its...

April 30, 2018 9:12 am
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Outing UNRWA: State Department Is Complicit in Weaponizing the UN Against Israel

JNS.org - On April 18, 2018, 51 members of Congress signed a letter to President Trump requesting that he order the declassification of a document -- that was classified...

April 5, 2018 1:43 pm
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The ‘March of Return’ Is a March to Destroy Israel

The mass demonstrations that took place last week at the Israel-Gaza border underscored two points of grave significance. One relates to past decisions made by Israel and...

February 27, 2018 9:38 am
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Why I See a Conspiracy in Netanyahu Charges

JNS.org - Ever since Benjamin Netanyahu was elected to lead Likud, and particularly after he became prime minister, the mainstream media has ceaselessly sought to besmirch...

January 25, 2018 9:36 am
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An Appeal to Alan Dershowitz on the Two-State Solution

Alan Dershowitz has been a stout defender of Israel for years -- often in very inclement circumstances. For this, he deserves commendation and appreciation.  Dershowitz, however, has made two...

January 12, 2018 2:39 pm
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The Anti-BDS Effort: Targeting the Symptoms, Not the Sickness

"The Palestinian narrative claims that the Jews of Israel are colonialist interlopers who stole the land from the Palestinians, its rightful owners. The narrative makes...

January 5, 2018 12:17 pm
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Iran: Are Wheels Falling Off Obama’s ‘Signature’ Foreign Policy Endeavor?

"The alternative is a region wide explosion with totally unpredictable consequences...Just think how that would work out in the end…I think that is a policy...

January 1, 2018 1:16 pm
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The UN Vote on Jerusalem: A Disturbing Diplomatic Debacle

"The General Assembly …[a]ffirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of...

December 22, 2017 1:52 pm
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Obama: Worse Than Chamberlain?

“In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed...

December 15, 2017 12:29 pm
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A Palestinian State? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

"The nightmare stories of the Likud are well known. After all, they promised rockets from Gaza as well. For a year, Gaza has been largely...

December 3, 2017 12:01 pm
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Sinai — The Descent Into Depravity

“Militants detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday and then sprayed gunfire on panicked worshipers as they fled, killing...

November 23, 2017 1:40 pm
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But for the Grace of God — Iran in Syria and the Lessons for Israel

"Israel has a strategic interest in disassociating Syria from the extremist axis that Iran is leading. Syria is not lost, Assad is western educated and...

November 17, 2017 3:14 pm
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Israel’s Ruinous Right

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."      -- attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, circa. 1150. ... It is neither an easy nor an enviable...

November 10, 2017 2:39 pm
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The Ruinous Results of ‘Conflict Management’

"Israel’s present conflict management approach, which has succeeded in reducing Palestinian terrorism to manageable proportions, is an insufficient response to the dangers of Palestinian territorial...

Features

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

JNS.org - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...

World

Massachusetts Bishop Accused of Anti-Israel ‘Blood Libel’ Offer...

A US Episcopal Church Bishop has apologized for an incendiary false claim about Israel made at a meeting of senior church leaders...

Israel

Tami, the World’s Oldest Hippopotamus in Captivity, Passes Away at Jerusa...

JNS.org - The oldest hippopotamus living in captivity died in her sleep at Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo on Thursday. Tami, 59, was...

Middle East

Iranian Regime Leaders Vexed by European Union Stance on US Sanctions

Iranian leaders communicated mixed messages over the weekend concerning their efforts to persuade the European Union to oppose tough US sanctions on the Tehran regime. In an interview with Iran's YJC...

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