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ARTICLES BY: Paul Alster

March 8, 2016 7:44 am

How Would You Respond to a Terror Attack?

Have you ever wondered how it feels to suddenly find yourself in the midst of a terror attack, and how you would react? It's everyone's...

February 22, 2016 7:41 am

Hamas Dances With the Devil: ISIS in Gaza

The Gaza-based Hamas terror organization has more than its fair share of problems at the moment. Quite likely against its better judgment, it is becoming...

January 22, 2016 4:49 am

The Inside Track From Israel’s Gaza Border Defenders

Like it or not, the Iran nuclear deal is done. In much of the Middle East, defense officials in many states believe that a sizable...

December 17, 2015 7:50 am

To Strike Hezbollah, or Not to Strike Hezbollah? That Is the Question

Israeli estimates of the number of missiles that Hezbollah has in Lebanon increased last summer from 100,000 to 150,000. The Shiite army continues to gain strength,...

November 3, 2015 7:17 am

Israel’s Unheralded Humanitarian Project for Wounded Syrians

While the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of Syrians by the Assad regime -- and the rise of regional Islamic terror organizations -- shows no...

June 12, 2015 10:17 am

On 65th Anniversary, Looking at UNRWA and its Hamas Ties

On April 18, two roadside bombs exploded in the Gaza Strip. Neither of the IEDs planted by Salafi jihadists opposed to Hamas rule in the...

October 8, 2014 8:05 am

Did Iran’s Crackdown on Dissidents Include Nuclear Scientists?

A four-month extension granted by the P5+1 to the Islamic Republic of Iran to comply with the nuclear arms deal brokered in late-2013 and negotiate...

September 21, 2014 9:45 pm

Israel’s Warning to the West: Don’t Be Fooled by Iran’s Lies

The international community is allowing the rise of ISIS to distract it from the far more dangerous prospect of a nuclear Iran, Israeli Strategic Affairs...

November 27, 2013 10:29 am

Fear Over Iran Deal Leads to New Regional Alliances

The interim Geneva agreement between the P5+1 nations and Iran, which eases some international sanctions on the Islamic Republic in return for suspending its uranium...

August 20, 2013 7:01 am

Qatar’s Risky Overreach in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Beyond

July 3 was not a good day for Mohamed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood's man was ousted from power after just a year as Egypt's president, having...

July 19, 2013 12:31 pm

Inside Israel’s Preparation for the Next Hezbollah Conflict

Solid intelligence told the Israeli army that a Hezbollah unit was in a house in a small south Lebanese village. Infantry soldiers from the Nahal...

May 10, 2013 1:09 pm

Qatar’s Duplicitous Game

In the first of a two-part assessment of its growing role on the world stage and dubious influence on Middle East and Arab politics, Paul...

March 28, 2013 3:47 am

Troubling Times for Once Mighty Hezbollah

Haifa, Israel -Hizballah's continuing alliance with embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has the notorious Shia political and military movement navigating choppier waters than...

March 20, 2013 1:29 am

Israel Closely Monitoring Jihadis Moving Into the Golan

Haifa, Israel - If jihadi groups fighting to topple Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad succeed, "[i]t's us afterwards," warned Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Chief of...


George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: ‘A Light Unto the World’ - Ahead of Israel’s 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University Law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that...

Taylor Force’s Father Becomes an Advocate for ‘Right Vs. Wrong’ - Stuart Force never imagined that he would spend his retirement traveling across...

Taylor Force Act Hits Snag in Senate, as Pro-Israel Groups Urge Passage - Amid never-ending speculation over the release of President Donald Trump’s anticipated Israeli-Palestinian...


Taylor Force Act Represents ‘180-Degree’ Turn in US Stance on P...

The leading private advocate of pending US legislation that sanctions the Palestinian Authority for financially incentivizing terrorism pronounced himself "very satisfied" on...

Middle East

Palestinian Terrorists Continue Academic Studies in Prison, Despite Prohibi... - In April 2017, Palestinian Media Watch exposed that the Palestinian Authority is actively undermining a decision the Israeli government adopted in...