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Essay: The Myths of 1953

Essay: The Myths of 1953 Categories: Iran, United States     Author: Ray Takeyh

William Faulkner once mused that the past is never dead, in fact it's not even past. The story of the coup that toppled Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq in 1953 may not be dead, but it is unhinged from history. Tall tales by a scion of the American establishment - former CIA agent and presid

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Europa Europa: Rock Star President

Europa Europa: Rock Star President Categories: Europe, Israel     Author: Douglas Davis

Macron had another message for the 800 people, including Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who attended the ceremony near the Eiffel Tower: "We will never surrender to the expressions of hatred," said Macron "we will not surrender to anti-Zionism because it is a reinvention of antisemitism.

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Asia Watch: Irregular regulation

Asia Watch: Irregular regulation Categories: Asia, Islamic Extremism     Author: Michael Shannon

In signing a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) that gave the state power to officially ban Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has made a bold and politically risky move to counter the rise of Islamist groups that spearheaded the political and legal

Praise from a Palestinian PM

Praise from a Palestinian PM Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Eran Lerman

Within recent weeks, interactions between Israel and the PA at the ministerial level have offered proof of the value of current Israeli strategy towards the Palestinian population. First came the positive meeting between PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, dur

The Match between India and Israel

The Match between India and Israel Categories: India, Israel     Author: Jonathan Spyer

The recent two-day visit of Narendra Modi to Israel, the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister, has been depicted as heralding a new strategic partnership between New Delhi and Jerusalem. Indeed, simply by taking place at all, it represented an upgrade of the relationship.

Scribblings: The other story of Ziv Hospital

Scribblings: The other story of Ziv Hospital Categories: Israel, Syria     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Ziv Hospital is of international interest primarily because it has been the major site at which wounded Syrians, who cross the Golan border fleeing the Syrian civil war, are given medical treatment in Israel. While today other hospitals are taking up more of the burden of these patients, Ziv remains

Messages and Metal Detectors

Messages and Metal Detectors Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Shmuel Rosner

The issue is not security. Israel is the one concerned with security - but the other side is not. The other side sees the terror attack at the compound as an opportunity to further its claim against Israeli presence in Jerusalem. If you remove all the "settlers" - that is, all Israelis - and all "so

After Liberation, Will Mosul Fall to Iran?

After Liberation, Will Mosul Fall to Iran? Categories: Iran, Iraq     Author: Michael J. Totten

For the first time ever, Shi'ite mosques operate inside the city. Shi'ite slogans appear on posters and are spray-painted on walls. You can now hear martial Shi'ite religious music on the streets. "We proudly entered Tikrit and Al Ojah and we will arrive in Fallujah soon," go some of the lyrics. Man

Terror and Consequences

Terror and Consequences Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Ely Karmon

Arab Muslims used the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to prepare and stage a terrorist attack. They tried to take refuge in the Mosque after killing the policemen knowing that it would be even a greater incident if the Police entered the holy Mosque to try to arrest them. They didn't see any religiou

Editorial: Enshrining Hatred and Violence

Editorial: Enshrining Hatred and Violence Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Israeli authorities had, quite reasonably, installed metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, where the mosque sits, to prevent a security failure of the kind that occurred on July 14, when terrorists shot and killed two Israeli Druze policemen using guns smuggled into the mosque compoun

An Israeli Macron?

An Israeli Macron? Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The Labor party dominated Israeli politics during the Jewish state's first three decades, and the Zionist movement for another 17 years before that, but has not held power since 2001. It has now been taken over by a chairman who had only joined the party a few months ago, and also conceded to having

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