Writings by Shoshana Bryen (View Biography)
|The Beheading of James Foley and Other Unintended Consequences
||August 21, 2014 at 4:30 am|
|Palestinian Poverty is not a Plague or an Earthquake
||August 11, 2014 at 5:00 am|
|The Doctrine of Proportionality
||July 20, 2014 at 5:00 am|
|Guarding American Interests in the Sunni-Shiite War
||June 20, 2014 at 4:30 am|
|Will Israel Save Hamas and Fatah Again?
||April 29, 2014 at 4:00 am|
|Money, Politics and Israel's Defense
||March 7, 2014 at 4:30 am|
|On the Border of Freedom: Ukraine and Venezuela||February 24, 2014 at 4:00 am|
|U.S. Security "Assurances" and the End of UN Resolution 242
||February 3, 2014 at 4:00 am|
|The Middle East: The Way They See It
||January 7, 2014 at 4:00 am|
|Iran Deal: Was the West Skinned?
||December 4, 2013 at 5:00 am|
|A Lesser Superpower Than We Used To Be
||October 24, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|Palestinian Corruption -- Again
||October 17, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|Shape-Shifting on Syria
||September 4, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|Beware Al-Jazeera Coming to America
||August 22, 2013 at 3:30 am|
|"Radicalizing" the Muslim Brotherhood
||August 1, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|Courts Unravel Sanctions on Iran
||July 22, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|"American Guarantees": Foolish Offers
||July 2, 2013 at 4:30 am|
|They Voted for a Moderate; Now What?
||June 17, 2013 at 5:00 am|
|It Wasn't an Accident||June 6, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|Israel Should Be Poor; Palestine, Rich
||May 28, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|U.S.: Israel's Prosperity a Problem
||May 24, 2013 at 10:30 am|
|The Fourth Great War
||May 6, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|Burning Down the Palestinian House
||April 5, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|Calling for Protest in Israel
||March 22, 2013 at 3:30 am|
|The Current Limits of U.S.-Israel Security Cooperation||March 8, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|What if They Mean What They Say?
||March 5, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|A Hard Reckoning||February 21, 2013 at 4:00 am|
|Is Iran Trying to Start Another War?
||January 31, 2013 at 2:30 pm|
|Enshrining Ideologies: Egypt and the US
||January 22, 2013 at 5:00 am|
|How to Use American Influence
||December 27, 2012 at 5:00 am|
|Converging toward Hamas
||December 21, 2012 at 3:30 am|
|"Because they Could"||November 30, 2012 at 7:30 am|
|Honing Anti-Semitism in France and Sweden
||October 19, 2012 at 5:00 am|
|Changing the Battlefield
||October 17, 2012 at 5:00 am|
|The YouTube Video as a Dress Rehearsal||October 3, 2012 at 3:00 am|
|The End of US-Israel Strategic Cooperation?
||September 6, 2012 at 4:45 am|
|US Security Interests in Egypt||August 31, 2012 at 4:00 am|
|Egypt Fully Remilitarizing Sinai - with US Help
||August 20, 2012 at 5:00 am|
|US Administration Stabs Israel in the Back||July 5, 2012 at 5:00 am|
|The Incredible Shrinking US-Israel Security Cooperation
||June 27, 2012 at 4:00 am|
|Variations on the Theme of The Arab War Against Israel||June 12, 2012 at 3:00 am|
|The Process Trap||June 1, 2012 at 4:30 am|
|Counting Palestinians||May 25, 2012 at 4:00 am|
|What if a Rational Iran Says, "Yes"?||May 2, 2012 at 4:30 am|
|"Targeted Assassination" by the U.S. Security Establishment?||April 2, 2012 at 4:00 am|
|"Responsibility to Protect"||March 19, 2012 at 3:30 am|
|What Netanyahu May Have Added...
||March 7, 2012 at 3:30 am|
|The New Cold War With The Same Old Russia||January 9, 2012 at 4:30 am|
||December 28, 2011 at 4:45 am|
|Panetta, Friedman and "The Damn Table"||December 26, 2011 at 4:00 am|
|Lebanon: Hezbollah Digs In||December 1, 2011 at 4:45 am|
by Burak Bekdil
So in the EU-candidate Turkey, a pianist should be punished for his re-tweets, but a pop-singer should be congratulated for her first-class racist hate-speech. This is contagious.
No reporter present at Mr. Ihsanoglu's campaign launch speech thought about asking him if his commitment to the "Palestinian cause" included any affirmation of the Hamas Charter, in particular a section that says, "…The stones and trees will say, 'O Muslims, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'"
Turkey is also the country where a few years earlier, a group of school teachers (yes, school teachers!) gathered in a demonstration to commemorate Hitler.
by Debalina Ghoshal
Despite Chapter VII of the UN Charter and UNSC Resolutions, it seems that North Korea will continue developing its missiles -- and eventually weaponize them with nuclear warheads.
"North Korea's ballistic and nuclear threat is very much a near-term threat. ... Steady progression in their program is not harmless." — Victor Cha, Centre for Strategic and International Studies.
On March 26, 2014, North Korea reportedly test-fired medium-range ballistic Rodong missiles -- capable of reaching Japan and U.S. military bases in the Asia-Pacific region.
Since February, South Korean officials claim that North Korea has confirmed at least 90 test-firings, among which ten were ballistic missiles.
by Khaled Abu Toameh
It is important to note that these cease-fire demands are not part of Hamas's or Islamic Jihad's overall strategy, namely to have Israel wiped off the face of the earth.
Many foreign journalists who came to cover the war in the Gaza trip were under the false impression that it was all about improving living conditions for the Palestinians by opening border crossings and building an airport and seaport. These journalists really believed that once the demands of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are accepted, this would pave the way for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
To understand the true intention of Hamas and its allies, it is sufficient to follow the statements made by their leaders after the cease-fire announcement this week. To his credit, Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas's leader, has never concealed Hamas's desire to destroy Israel.
Hamas and its allies see the war in the Gaza Strip as part of there strategy to destroy Israel. What Hamas and its allies are actually saying is, "Give us open borders and an airport and seaport so we can use them to prepare for the next war against Israel."
by Burak Bekdil
A front-page headline was particularly revealing: They (Israel) bombed a mosque in Gaza! Including the exclamation mark!
A quick internet search, if you typed "mosque bombing Shiite-Sunni," would give you 782,000 results on July 16.
Why did we not hear one single Turkish voice protest the death of 300,000 Muslims in Darfur?
Hamas's Charter is must-read fun.
by Bassam Tawil
What is sad is that the Gazans have not yet been able to free themselves from the yoke of Hamas.
The world seems not to understand that Hamas, like ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood, does not exist in a vacuum. It is one cog in the radical Islamist wheel that threatens the Arab and Muslim world and the major cities of Europe.
The Western world also seems not to understand that it has to incapacitate or totally neutralize the countries funding terrorism, such as Iran, Qatar and Turkey, for whom the Palestinian problem is only a pretext on the way to destroying the Western world as we know it and replacing it with only Islam.