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Courage & unity: lessons from and for Yom Kippur

Tomorrow marks the fortieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War. And while Israel continues to face threats on all sides, in one significant way,...

Is the threat of a strike enough?

Last year, prior to Mahmud Abbas’ request from the UN for unilateral recognition, we reported back from a discussion on how geopolitics were shaping the Middle...

Does it matter if Palestinians are an ‘invented’ people?

At the tail-end of last year, grabbing attention and making headlines – something of utmost importance in a primary campaign – Newt Gingrich reignited and brought to...

After spring, winter?

Events in the Middle East started with a hopeful spring, where change was in the air. We have to give Bibi his due here when he cautioned against headiness and warned of...

How are geopolitics shaping Israel’s position in the Middle East?

Remember a few weeks ago when we blogged about UN Resolution 377, which enables the UN’s General Assembly to circumvent, or overrule, Security Council votes? The...

Dangerous words

What a mess! It’s extremely difficult at this point, a week after myriad statements, re-negs, and speeches, to see how the various parties – the US, Israel,...

Domino effect, continued

About a month back, as events were breaking in Tunisia and Egypt, we posted about what seemed to be a domino effect of uprising taking place across the Middle East. Boy...

Domino effect

We wouldn’t be the first to say it, but there’s a domino effect taking place across the Middle East. What started in Tunisia has spread, to Jordan, Yemen,...

Links to…Yitzhak Rabin

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the assassination of Israel’s Yitzhak Rabin. A lot can happen in 15 years. Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza. 9/11. War...

Top ten stories of 2009

It’s always natural at the end of the year to reflect on the previous 12 months. This year’s “a look back” is more pronounced than most...