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How Hamas Wins

Shoshana Bryen
That’s the worst sentence to write: Hamas wins. The people of the Gaza Strip lose. The people of Israel lose. The State of Israel...

The Many Faces of Jew-Hatred

Ruth Wisse
In the wake of the shooting in Pittsburgh, a volley of voices called for more of this or that—armed guards or gun control, barring...

American Interests After the Khashoggi Murder

Shoshana Bryen
Now that the first blast of hot air is gone, it may be possible to discuss l’Affaire Khashoggi rationally. First, the stipulations: Jamal Khashoggi should...

Why Israel? Because Iran

Shoshana Bryen
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS ROSS spent the U.S. Navy’s 243rd birthday in Ashdod, Israel; it was quite a party. American Ambassador David Friedman and Prime Minister Benjamin...

UNESCO: Why the United States Needs to Watch Out

Shoshana Bryen
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), regarding international interest in preserving historic sites in Israel, is a sham. Its work consists...

Medicaid Expansion and Fiscal Irresponsibility

Eric Rozenman
In May, Virginia's Republican-controlled General Assembly passed legislation, which was then signed by Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam, to provide Medicaid health insurance for up...

RIP: Oslo at 25–Peace Process After-Parties

Eric Rozenman
September left a rash of 25th anniversary remembrances and analyses of the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process.” This was the diplomacy launched in secret at Oslo, Norway and...

Giving Air-Defense System to Syria Threatens Broader War

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
The delivery of Russian S-300 air defenses to Syria threatens to broaden the war, as these advanced systems could allow wider scope for a...

Taking an Axe to the “Peace Process”

Shoshana Bryen
The Trump administration has restored the United States to the position of honest broker – emphasis on "honest" – and taken a hatchet to...

The Threat that Must be Named

Eric Rozenman and Shoshana Bryen
Psychiatrists tell their patients they have to “name their fears.” A fear that cannot be named cannot be understood or faced. An unnamed threat...

Winding Down the Syrian Civil War

Shoshana Bryen
Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel has managed to live next door to it without being part of it....

How the World Really Views Israel

Shoshana Bryen
Israel and the Iroquois Nation came together this week -- In Israel -- at the Lacrosse World Championship. The Iroquois Nation team was subjected to enormous...

Poland’s History Hangs Heavy; So Does its Present

Eric Rozenman
“The past is never dead. It isn’t even past,” William Faulkner famously wrote. While he was writing of his native Mississippi, he could have...

U.S. Needs to Draw a Line in the Sand with Iran over Yemen

Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen
Yemen’s political-military mess cannot be solved now, or anytime in the foreseeable future, despite the UN announcement of another negotiated deal to halt the fighting –...

Wrecking NATO

Shoshana Bryen
The Washington Post headline blared, "Trump is bent on wrecking NATO. Prepare for catastrophe."  The Post fears that President Trump's diplomacy will benefit Vladimir Putin to...

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