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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 21, 2017 11:46 am
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Temple Mount Attack and the Demise of the ‘One-State’ Theory

"Extending Israeli sovereignty over Judea-Samaria (and eventually over the Gaza Strip) is indeed a necessary condition for ensuring the ability of Israel to endure as...

July 14, 2017 10:29 am
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A Port Off Gaza: A Preposterous and Perilous Proposal

"Israel's intelligence and transport minister has long pushed the idea of an artificial island off the coast of the Gaza Strip, with plans for a...

July 7, 2017 10:56 am
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Modi in Israel: Bonding the Biggest and Most Beleaguered Democracies

A curious Indian stops a passing Israeli backpacker on a New Delhi street. “Tell me,” he asks, “how many Israelis are there?” “I’m not quite sure,”...

June 30, 2017 10:10 am
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Israel’s Opposition Aids Delegitimizers

"We are undergoing a process of fascistization of Israeli politics. These are hard words but they are true. Artists, actors and playwrights are under threat,...

June 23, 2017 10:52 am
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Gaza: The Ultimate Indictment of ‘Two-Statism’

"…the prospective Palestinian state is bound to be a failed and repressive entity, and a permanent danger to its Israeli and Jordanian neighbors." -- Elliott Abrams, briefing...

June 16, 2017 9:53 am
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Bennett’s Academic Code: Right Sentiment, Wrong Strategy

"Had such professional misconduct occurred in the natural or physical sciences there would have doubtless been serious consequences: e.g. the collapse of a bridge following...

June 9, 2017 11:49 am
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The Humanitarian Paradigm: FAQs Part 2

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -- Widely attributed to Winston Churchill Readers will recall that last week I...

June 2, 2017 1:02 pm
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The Humanitarian Paradigm: FAQs Part 1

"Consideration should be given even to the heroic remedy of transfer of populations...the hardship of moving is great, but it is less than the constant...

May 19, 2017 10:31 am
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Response to Daniel Pipes: Why Palestinian Statehood Obviates Israeli Victory

"Of all the nations at the UN the Palestinian state would be the only one which has limits imposed on its sovereignty, the only one...

May 12, 2017 10:42 am
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The Congressional Israel Victory Caucus: A Diplomatic ‘Iron Dome’

"Wars usually end when failure causes one side to despair when that side has…accepted defeat, and when that defeat has exhausted its will to fight."  -- Daniel...

May 5, 2017 10:26 am
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The Congressional Israel Victory Caucus: Assessing Actionable Alternatives

"The major issue is not [attaining] an agreement, but ensuring the actual implementation of the agreement in practice. The number of agreements which the Arabs...

April 28, 2017 10:31 am
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The Congressional Israel Victory Caucus: Kudos and Caveats

"Palestinians will have to pass through the bitter crucible of defeat, with all its deprivation, destruction, and despair as they repudiate the filthy legacy of...

April 21, 2017 9:50 am
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Gaza: Let Their People Go!

“If the borders opened for one hour, 100,000 young people would leave Gaza." -- Rashid al-Najja, vice dean, Gaza’s Al-Azhar University. “...I’d go to Somalia, Sudan --...

April 13, 2017 5:08 pm
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Amid Regional Meltdown, Israel Must Avoid Concessions

"Worst Chemical Attack in Years; US blames Assad" -- New York  Times, April 4, 2017. "Death toll climbs in clashes at Palestinian camp in Lebanon" -- Reuters, April 9, 2017. "Deadly...

Features

Ex-Israeli Diplomats: US State Department Whitewashes Palestinian Incitement

JNS.org - Two prominent former Israeli diplomats are charging that the US State Department...

Former Congressman: Saudi Curriculum Used in US Still Promotes Radicalization

Saudi Arabia has made progress in ridding its school textbooks and curricula of comments...

Halamish Terror Attack Signals New Escalation of Violence

JNS.org - A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children on Friday night in the...

World

Christian-Jewish Group Launches Fundraiser for Persecuted Mideast Christian...

JNS.org - The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) has launched a fundraising initiative to aid Christians and other...

Israel

Netanyahu Supports Massive Expansion of Jerusalem Municipality

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated on Wednesday that he would support an initiative to integrate four Jewish communities in the West Bank, as well as a large settlement...

Middle East

Jordan Denies Entry to Israeli Ambassador Until Embassy Guard Stands Trial

Jordanian media outlets reported Thursday morning that the kingdom will not allow Israeli Ambassador Einat Schlein and her staff to return to Amman until Jordanian authorities receive guarantees that the embassy...

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