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UNRWA Refugees: Where have They Gone?

Shoshana Bryen
Palestinian refugees are a slippery population -- but when 285,535 of them go missing from a small country such as Lebanon, it should raise...

The United Nation Continues To Be A Moral Cesspool

Shoshana Bryen
The vote in the United Nations General Assembly concerning Jerusalem on Thursday wasn’t really about Jerusalem — or even so much about Israel. It was...

‘American Jews Versus Israel’ — Richard Cohen’s Clichés

Eric Rozenman
Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen worries about “the widening gap between American Jews and the policies of the Netanyahu government” (“American Jews vs. the Israeli...

The Southern Poverty Law Center—A Reliably Dubious Source

Eric Rozenman
Journalists and academics often rely uncritically on the Southern Poverty Law Center as a source of information about hate groups and racism in the...

How Moving the U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem Changes The Palestinian-Israel ‘Peace Process’

Shoshana Bryen
President Trump’s decision to have the United States recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was not taken in a vacuum. It was another...

A Down Payment for Peace

Shoshana Bryen
It’s starting to sound like a plan. Since the beginning of the Oslo “peace process,” it has been assumed that Israel has more to give...

Calling Out Palestinian Peace Process Failures

Shoshana Bryen
The Palestinian Authority (PA), it appears, has decided to cut off communication with the American government as a result of a series of American...

Lebanon: Iranian Imperialism, Jew-Hatred Could Spark a New War

Eric Rozenman Posted: November 21, 2017 – Updated: January 19, 2018
Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri’s November 4 resignation was reported as the latest development in a Middle East power struggle between Shi’ite Muslim Iran...

U.S.-Israel: A Common Understanding

Shoshana Bryen
This panel is supposed to talk about Israel in Washington - I'm going to stretch the boundaries a little and talk about Israel in...

The Paris Agreement and Federalism

Shoshana Bryen
Groucho Marx famously said he wouldn’t be a member of any club that would have him as a member. The same is true of the Paris Climate pact. With...

Middle East Stability is America’s Problem

Shoshana Bryen
It's our problem, actually, and we've made it theirs. It is the West that simultaneously wants "the Arab Spring" and "stability."  Democracy and strong government...

Why Are We in Niger?

Shoshana Bryen
At the end of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's moving briefing about the four American Special Forces soldiers killed in Niger earlier...

Anti-Israel Voting

Eric Rozenman
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) late in 2018 is one shot across the...

Palestinian Reconciliation: To What End?

Shoshana Bryen
After weeks of Egyptian-sponsored pre-talks, and a very short "cabinet meeting" in Gaza, "formal reconciliation talks" are now being held between Hamas and the...

How Naked Is the Iranian Emperor?

Shoshana Bryen
The clock appears to be ticking on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); more than some may think, less than others may hope....

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