Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured more than 200 was all but inevitable. These attacks may well increase in frequency and intensity in many European cities where citizens travel freely and violent extremists among them can plot attacks without early detection. Although…

March 30, 2016 Read more

How Syria Was Swept By The Merchants of Death

In the wake of the unimaginable horror of World War II the international community committed itself to never allow such atrocities to take place again with impunity. But as was the case with the many tragic genocides that happened since then, including Bosnia and Rwanda, witnessing in real time the systematic destruction of a country…

March 25, 2016 Read more

The Unraveling Of Turkey’s Democracy

Supporters of Gulen movement shout slogans during a protest outside the Kanalturk and Bugun TV building in Istanbul October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal Only a few months after Turkey’s President Erdogan raided the offices of the Koza Ipek Media Group, the Turkish police assaulted early this month the offices of Feza Publications, which owns two…

March 9, 2016 Read more

A Plea For Reason: An Open Letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu, I write this letter to you with a heavy heart as it pains me deeply to see the beautiful dream of a strong and proud Israel, the country that was expected to embrace what is virtuous, moral, and just, now losing its reason for being—as a free and secure Jewish state…

February 23, 2016 Read more

An Iraqi Sunni State Is Prerequisite To Defeating ISIS

One of the main prerequisites to defeating ISIS in Iraq and stabilizing the country is the establishment of an independent Sunni Iraqi state alongside the current Shiite government and the autonomous Kurdish entity. As long as the Sunni Iraqis do not know what the future has in store for them, they will be unwilling to…

February 19, 2016 Read more

Erecting A Giant Prison For All Israelis

A courtesy of Prime Minister Netanyahu The demagoguery of Prime Minster Netanyahu seems to have no limit—demagoguery in a sense that he says and acts on anything to buttress Israel’s hold on the West Bank in the name of national security. This time around, Netanyahu came up with another absurd idea, proposing, as he stated,…

February 11, 2016 Read more

The Truth About Israel’s National Security

Israel’s historical experiences, coupled with decades of violent confrontations with Arab states and the Palestinians, have created a major psychological barrier embedded in the psyche of every Israeli, placing Israel’s legitimate national security concerns at the center of its domestic and foreign policy. That said, no military might or even the expropriation of the entire…

February 4, 2016 Read more

The Dire Consequences Of Revenge And Retribution

A regular reader of my weekly column recently shared with me a commentary about the brutal murder of Dafna Meir, an Israeli Jew who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager. Needless to say, there are no words to express the anger and revulsion over this atrocious crime—murdering an innocent woman with six children…

January 27, 2016 Read more

Lifting The Sanctions Will Not End Iran’s Revolutionary Zeal

The timely implementation of the Iran deal and Tehran’s full compliance with its various provisions to date should not be viewed as just an accomplished goal, but as a continuing process that could take several years to determine its viability and the extent to which it impacts Iran’s foreign and domestic policy. I believe the…

January 21, 2016 Read more
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