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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


April 10, 2019 9:28 am
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Recognition of the Golan Is a Practical and Moral Imperative

In issuing his recent presidential decree recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Donald Trump followed the commendable policy pattern he has set of breaking...

September 12, 2018 11:22 am
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The UNRWA Charade

The recent decision by the Trump administration to defund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) was nothing less than a long overdue moral...

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...

Culture

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in...

Jewish Professor and Poet Discusses His New Book of Poetry

Baruch November is a professor of English at Touro College in Manhattan. His poems have appeared in The Forward, The...

‘Today’ Show Anchor Savannah Guthrie Takes Helicopter Tour of ‘Magical’ Israel

"Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie recently took a helicopter tour...

Features

Israel’s Information War Is as Important as Its Military One

In recent months, the Israeli defense establishment has made increasing use of “information...

Next Israeli Government Could Soon Face New Iranian Terrorist Challenges

In Saturday's early hours, when the attention of most Israelis was focused on...

Bubbe’s Passover, Circa 2019: Feeding the Soul While Staying Healthy

JNS.org - Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah...

World

US Carves out Exceptions for Foreigners Dealing With IRGC

The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments, firms, and NGOs do not automatically face US sanctions for dealing with Iran's Revolutionary Guards after the group's...

Israel

Netanyahu in Passover Greeting: Story of the Jewish People ‘Has No Pa...

Newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a Passover greeting in a video published on social media on Friday,...

Middle East

Khamenei Names New Chief for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has replaced the head of the influential Revolutionary Guards Corps, state TV reported on Sunday, days after the United States designated the...

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