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A Pointless War No One Wanted

David Gardner, Financial Times

Europe's Protests Make Case for Israel

Jordan Hirsch, Tablet Magazine

Inside the Cyberwar Against Israel

Dana Liebelson, Mother Jones

Israel's End Game

Jerusalem Post

The Last Great Myth About Egypt

Steven A. Cook, Foreign Policy

This latest conflict suggests the threshold of bloodshed has risen...(full article)

As protestors’ rhetoric heats up across Europe, many Jews feel safer in Israel...(full article)

The shadowy hacker outfit vows to make Israel "feel fear tingling in their servers."...(full article)

Not unlike Israeli foreign policy that over the years has raised international awareness of the Iranian nuclear threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and others in the governme...(full article)

Cairo has never been a mediator between Israel and Palestine -- and today's regime actually benefits from the Gaza invasion....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

A Gaza Solution: Demilitarization - Michael Oren, Los Angeles Times

The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel — and preventing more fighting in the future — is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without ...

Gaza Shows Netanyahu Never Wanted 2 States - Omer Aziz, Globe & Mail

The two-state settlement is the official policy of every major actor from the United States to the United Nations. It stipulates a just end to the occupation, a return to the pre-1...

The 'International Community' Is a Myth - Shashank Joshi, Telegraph

Perhaps nothing better illustrates the perverse, self-propagating logic of open-ended military campaigns as the fact that an episode which began with four kidnapped teenagers (thre...

What 'Proportionality' Means to Israel - Zeke Miller, Time

The Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, challenged critics of his country’s military operation in Gaza Tuesday morning, saying they don’t understand the lega...

The Delusion of Hamas - Shlomi Eldar, Al Monitor

Nine years ago, in the course of my journalistic work in the northern Gaza Strip, my photographer, a Gaza resident, Majdi Arbid, was injured by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fire....

Did the UN Give Rockets to Hamas? - Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast

When 20 rockets were discovered last week in a U.N.-funded school in Gaza, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees was quick to condemn the storage of w...

How the Mideast Peace Plan Died - Birnbaum & Tibon, New Republic

Kerry concocted a grand bargain. Under the deal, Israel would release the fourth tranche, free another 400 prisoners of its choosing, and halt all new settlement announcements thro...

All the News Hamas Sees Fit to Print - Noah Pollak, Weekly Standard

Something important is missing from the New York Times's coverage of the war in Gaza: photographs of terrorist attacks on Israel, and pictures of Hamas fighters, tunnels, weaponry,...

Gaza City Ravaged on Deadliest Day of Conflict - Barnard & Kershner, NYT

The mayhem began in the early hours of Sunday morning in Shejaiya, an eastern neighborhood of Gaza City, where Israeli forces battled with Hamas militants. Terrified civilians fled...

Israel's Just War Against Hamas - Jerusalem Post

History has proven that regimes like Hamas’s are ultimately self-destructive; it's a tragedy that so many good people must give their lives before such evil is eradicated....

Israel's Carnage Must Be Stopped - Gulf News

Does the sight of dozens of children’s bodies in Gaza, innocent and bloodied to death by Israeli gunfire since it launched its attacks against the Palestinians on July 7, tea...

Democrats Losing Moral Compass on Israel - Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

THE PEW Research Center last week released a new survey of American attitudes in the Middle East. The results weren’t surprising. In the conflict between Israel and the Pales...

Determined Israel in a War 'for Our Home' - David Horovitz, Times of Israel

We are joined in common horror at the evidence of Hamas’s war-to-the-death strategy, and we know we must prevail....

Mideast Crisis: A Pox on All Their Houses - Hussein Ibish, Foreign Policy

Neither Israel nor Hamas can win in Gaza, but the biggest loser is the Palestinian Authority....

What if Iron Dome Is a Bluff? - Rogel Alpher, Haaretz

Is such a deception possible? Could the Israel Defense Forces and the government be lying to us, without batting an eye? Of course not. They love us. They are watching over us. Rig...

Who's Right and Wrong in the Middle East? - Nicholas Kristof, NY Times

Here we have a conflict between right and right that has been hijacked by hard-liners on each side who feed each other. It’s not that they are the same, and what I see isn’t eq...

Paris' Antisemitism Problem - Jerusalem Post

The shame of it is that this might not be an entirely out-of-favor viewpoint. It will lurk behind official denunciations of anti-Semitism....

Does Obama Realize the Stakes in Gaza? - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

So long as Hamas thinks it can count on Israeli caution and pressure from the U.S. and the international community to ensure that it remains in control of the strip, the fighting w...

Murder with Impunity in Gaza - The Daily Star

The world's politicians will get nowhere if they approach the violence as a case of Israel versus Hamas, since it is clearly – based on the depressing figures – a war i...

Forget Hamas' Demands - David Horovitz, Times of Israel

How is Netanyahu’s stated goal of sustained quiet going to be attained, when the Islamists’ military wing seems ready to fight to the last drop of Gazans’ blood?...

Israel Abandoned - Melanie Phillips, The Spectator

Western anti-Semitism drives the West away from Israel....

Keep the Gaza Ground War Limited - Haaretz

Despite mediation efforts from various regions of the globe and reports that talks on a cease-fire were nearing fruition, Operation Protective Edge has entered its 11th day and the...

Moral Clarity in Gaza - Charles Krauthammer, National Review

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephonin...

Israel's Deadly Gambits - Fred Kaplan, Slate

Instead of capitalizing on Israel’s unusually strong strategic position, Netanyahu risks squandering it -- destroying what little support he has in the West....

The Bizarre Moral Criticism Against Israel - Eric Yoffie, Time

What does it mean to say that casualties are “disproportionate”?...

How the West Chose War in Gaza - Nathan Thrall, New Yorik Times

As Hamas fires rockets at Israeli cities and Israel follows up its extensive airstrikes with a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, the most immediate cause of this latest war has ...

Hamas Is Losing and Everyone Knows It - Michael Totten, World Affairs

Hamas is losing and everyone knows it. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed so far in the current round of fighting while the number of dead Israelis amounts to a grand t...

Don't Accuse Israel of Apartheid - Benjamin Pogrund, The Daily Beast

Israel is not a perfect state, but it is nothing like apartheid South Africa, says a writer who has lived in both countries....

Israel and Hamas Need Each Other - Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy

The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either....

How Israel Learned to Love Missile Defense - Taylor Dinerman, NRO

Gradually Israeli leaders came to recognize that missile defense was just as important as other forms of air power. Thanks in part to U.S. funding, the Arrow missile-defense system...

Should Israel Annex the Palestinian Territories? - Seth Lipsky, NY Post

If demographic trends beckon along with the best hope of good government for West Bank Arabs — who could seek citizenship — what would be the logic of ruling out the ad...

Occupied People Have the Right to Resist - Seumas Milne, The Guardian

The conflict’s eruptions are certainly coming thicker and faster. Despite heroic Israeli efforts to fix the narrative, global opinion has never been more sympathetic to the P...

The West Has Drifted from Israel -- and Itself - Douglas Murray, Spectator

What I am coming to is that it seems to me — from many visits there, and seeing the country in peace and war — that it is Israel that remains the truly western country. It is I...

Israel Must Strengthen Mahmoud Abbas - Haaretz

Israel should have strengthened Mahmoud Abbas and enables him to become a strong regional leader....

Should Israel Really Bomb Schools Hiding Rockets? - Max Fisher, Vox

A United Nations agency dedicated to helped Palestinians discovered 20 rockets hidden in one of its Gaza Strip schools on Wednesday, according to an alarmed press release ...

Don't Destroy Hamas. Disarm It - D. Nisman & R. Gilran, National Post

The saying “the third time’s the charm” has never been so popular among Israelis as the Jewish State fights its third major conflict with Palestinian terrorists&n...

Netanyahu Turned a Police Matter into a War - Matthew Duss, The Week

When three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped in the West Bank on June 12, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a choice. He could have simply ordered Israel's security forc...

Hamas Is Insane and Destroying Gaza - William Saletan, Slate

There are lots of things we can debate about the crisis in Gaza. You can argue that Israel has committed war crimes, that a culture of violence has corrupted Palestinian socie...

Netanyahu Misjudges Risks of His Strategy - Daniel Levy, Financial Times

Israel’s aversion to solutions raises the threat of a far greater reaction...

Israel, Let's Not Become Europe - Yair Rosenberg, Tablet Magazine

The danger for Israel isn’t becoming the Europe of 1933. It’s becoming the Europe of 2014....

Israel at War with Hamas and Itself - Leon Wieseltier, New Republic

Israel has not only demons, but also enemies. One of its enemies, according to Human Rights Watch, is committing war crimes by launching missiles indiscriminately against civilian ...

Why Hamas Thinks It Can Win - Avi Issacharoff, Times of Israel

The terror group’s military wing calculates that world opinion, and mounting Israeli frustration, will ultimately work to its advantage...

A World of Order vs. a World of Disorder - Thomas Friedman, NY Times

I’ve argued for a while now that it is always useful to study the Israeli-Arab conflict because it is to the wider war of civilizations what Off Broadway is to Broadway. A lot of...

Hamas Doesn't Need a Ceasefire - The Daily Star

News headlines Tuesday were full of three simple words: “Hamas rejects cease-fire.” Since the full headlines usually added that, in stark contrast, Israel had accepted the Egy...

Hamas' Suicidal Tendencies - Tom Rogan, National Review

Were Hamas to accept serious compromise with Israel, by embracing the peace process, it would fracture and empower its increasingly powerful rival, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. ...

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