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The Last Word: Pitching Dialogue

The Last Word: Pitching Dialogue Categories: Interfaith Dialogue, International Jewry     Author: Jeremy Jones

Welcomed as special guests at the baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets was the "Delegation of Muslim & Jewish Leaders from the Southern Hemisphere." The announcement brought cheers and applause. As part of that delegation, I spent two intensive days in Washington

Essay: A Textbook Case

Essay: A Textbook Case Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Adi Schwartz

For years, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been accused of inciting violence by promoting the delegitimisation of Israel and its people and, in some cases, even outright antisemitism, in its education system. According to both Israeli and third-party observers, the PA was ingraining future genera

The Cine File: Meeting the Other

The Cine File: Meeting the Other Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The film is told in French, English, Hebrew and Arabic and is wonderfully brought to life by excellent actors. The cast and crew included Israelis and Palestinians who reportedly had an input into the screenplay to enhance its authenticity. The movie is also shot on location in Israel and the West B

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The Beijing Express

The Beijing Express Categories: China, Israel     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

Israel can be China's ‘junior partner,' Netanyahu proposed to his Chinese hosts. Israel's innovative technologies can be utilised in development regions of China, and Israel can utilise Chinese manufacturing capabilities and management skills in large scale development projects, he said. Both

Battle of the Islamists

Battle of the Islamists Categories: Middle East     Author: Barry Rubin

There is a passionate, but somewhat academic debate, over the following issue: Which is the greater threat, the Sunni Muslim Islamists (Egypt, Tunisia, Gaza Strip and perhaps soon to be Syria) or the Shi'ite Muslim Islamists (Iran, Lebanon, and at the moment still, Syria)?

By the Numbers

By the Numbers Categories: Syria     Author: Paul Rivlin

Up to 100,000 people have been killed, 1.5 million have fled the country and over four million have been made homeless in Syria's war of self-destruction. The intensity of the fighting and the losses in life and property are even greater than in Iraq, largely because the Syrian Government is waging

A small "stinging blow" from Iran's electorate

A small "stinging blow" from Iran's electorate Categories: Iran     Author: Abbas Milani

Patient resilience has long been a characteristic of the Iranian people. In times of adversity - and the increasing authoritarianism of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his Revolutionary Guards allies, combined with the corrupt and inefficient populism of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his ban

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Teheran's New Face

Teheran's New Face Categories: Iran     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Iran has surprised the world again. Following the unpredicted elections of the outspoken Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2005 and the outgoing Mohammad Khatami in 1997, Iranian voters have now elected Hassan Rouhani, the less radical of six candidates, thus confounding diplomats, spies and statesmen. While

Editorial: No Time for Nuclear Honeymoon Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran's next president - the most moderate, or rather, the least extreme of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's hand-picked slate of candidates - certainly appears to signal that the Iranian people want internal reforms, relief from their highly repressive re

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