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September 23, 2020
An interest-based peace
Israel’s peace accords with Egypt, Jordan, the UAE and Bahrain, and the overall Arab reaction to them, have proven that the road to Israel-Arab peace goes through a strong Israel.
September 17, 2020
Rosh Hashanah ‘Guide for the Perplexed’
The Jewish New Year constitutes an annual reminder of the need to pursue enhanced behavior. It is conducted by a repeated study of moral values, while learning from experience by avoiding past errors.
August 16, 2020
The gap between the Arab talk and Arab walk
The UAE peace deal proves that the U.S. and Israel should not base their national security policy on the philo-Palestinian Arab talk, which misrepresents Middle East reality, but rather on the Arab walk.
August 13, 2020
The Libya chaos: A Middle East wake-up call
Western misreading of the region is yielding devastating consequences.
July 30, 2020
The Ben-Gurion legacy: Independent national security policy
While David Ben-Gurion’s defiance caused occasional short-term tension, which undermined Israel’s popularity, he earned long-term respect for himself and for his country.
July 20, 2020
US and Israeli mass media: Siamese twins
The left-right divergence of confidence in mass media highlights the political, ideological, social and cultural polarization that has afflicted both countries.
July 5, 2020
The cost of Israeli sovereignty
The application of Israeli law to the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria will bolster Israeli deterrence and advance the national security of the pro-U.S. Arab states.
June 24, 2020
Are US international agreements carved in stone?
Israeli policy-makers be warned: History proves that U.S. commitments do not even bind the president who signed them.
June 18, 2020
Arab policy isn’t determined by the Palestinian issue
Erroneous assumptions produce erroneous policies, as evidenced by the litany of Western peace proposals based on the idea that the Palestinian issue is the crux of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
June 9, 2020
The Palestinian issue: A core cause of Middle East turbulence?
Irrespective of their pro-Palestinian talk, Arab leaders are convinced that a Palestinian state would add fuel to the regional fire.
June 3, 2020
The impact of the proposed Palestinian state on US interests
Western foreign-policy and national-security establishments would do well to remember that the “best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.”
May 21, 2020
Saudi Arabia opposes Palestinian statehood
Riyadh is convinced based on the Palestinian track record that a Palestinian state would constitute another rogue anti-Saudi regime.
December 15, 2019
The roots of Islamic terrorism run deep
Islamic terrorism has been a systematic feature of intra-Arab and intra-Muslim politics since the 7th century. Western democracies cannot expect it to be kinder to the infidel than it has been to believers.
December 1, 2019
Israel’s presence in the Golan Heights benefits the US
An Israeli retreat from the strategic Golan Heights would erode its posture of deterrence, turning Israel from a U.S. national security asset to a national security liability.
November 24, 2019
Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria advances US interests
Israel’s control of the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria—the cradle of Jewish history—has transformed the Jewish state into a strategic ally of the United States.