Contemporary Readings

#50 Contemporary Readings, April 2017

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education 

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Palestinians’s Real Enemies: Arabs,” Gatestone Institute, April 17, 2017. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10210/palestinians-enemies

Yaakov Amidror, “Israel’s Inelegant Options in Judea and Samaria: Withdrawal, Annexation, and Conflict Management,” BESA Center, April 23, 2017. https://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MSPS129_EN.pdf

Inbal Arieli, "In Israeli culture, failure is an option," Israel21c, April 13, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/in-israeli-culture-failure-is-an-option/

Lidia Averbukh, "Israel on the Road to the Orient?The Cultural and Political Rise of the Mizrahim," SWP Berlin, April 2017. https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2017C09_avk.pdf 

Ramzy Baroud, “How Israel Understands the Arab Peace Initiative,” Al-Ahram Weekly, April 6-12, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20122.aspx

Burak Bekdil. “Turks Vote to Give Away Their Democracy,” The Gatestone Institute, April 18, 2017. http://www.meforum.org/6654/turks-vote-to-give-away-their-democracy

Seth Borenstein, “Scientists leave labs, take to streets to defend research,” Times of Israel, April 22, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/scientists-leave-labs-take-to-streets-to-defend-research/

Soner Cagaptay, “Turkey in Crisis,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 18, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/turkey-in-crisi 

Zach Cutler, "5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Worldwide Can Learn From Israeli Culture," Economic Times, April 6, 017. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/286573

Oded Eran and Yotam Rosner, "The United States Attack in Syria: A Change in Europe-Trump Relations?" INSS, April 27, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13328

Dina Ezzat “A Political Honeymoon (Cairo and Washington-relationship review), Al-Ahram Weekly, April 6-12, April 2017.  http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20135.aspx

Tim Ferhnholtz, "The Israeli finalist in Google’s $20 million race to the moon won’t make it to the starting line," Yahoo Finace News, April 21, 2017. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/israeli-finalist-google-20-million-122525024.html

Andrew Friedman/TPS, Itamar Eichner, "Cyber Authority thwarts massive attack on Israel," Ynet News, April 26, 2017. www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4954171,00.html 

Shiryn Ghermezian, "Israel’s Female Soldiers: A Difficult Balance of Equality and Military Reality," Algemeiner, April14, 2017. https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/04/14/israels-female-soldiers-a-difficult-balance-of-equality-and-military-reality/

Israel21c Staff, "ISRAEL21c goes Hollywood with new ’21see’ film series," Israel21c, May 4, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/israel21c-goes-hollywood-with-new-21see-film-series/

Zipi Israeli, “The National Security Index, Public Support for an Arrangement Based on the Two-State Solution, INSS, April 6, 2017.  http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13261

Annie Karni, "Trump's surprisingly conventional Israel policy," Politico, April 5, 2017.  www.politico.com/story/2017/04/donald-trump-israel-middle-east-236878 

Abigail Klein Lichtman, "Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines," Israel21c, April 18, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/glowing-bacteria-detect-buried-landmines/

Mona Koehler-Schindler, Manuel Schubert, and Imke Haase, “Jordan’s cabinet re-(re) shuffled A window of Opportunity in Jordan?” Konrad Adenauer Foundation, February 2017.  http://www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_47939-544-2-30.pdf?170220134609

Nur Köprülü, “Is Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood Still the Loyal Opposition?” Middle East Quarterly. Spring 2017. http://www.meforum.org/6560/is-jordan-muslim-brotherhood-still-the-loyal

Michael K. Lavers, "New group defends integrated Israel military," Washington Blade, April 20, 2017. www.washingtonblade.com/2017/04/20/new-group-defends-integrated-israel-military/

Eran Lerman, “Mahmoud Abbas Goes to Washington: What is at Stake?” BESA Center, April 27, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/mahmoud-abbas-goes-washington-stake/ 

Elior Levy, "Barghouti receives a cold shoulder from Palestinian leadership," Ynet News, April 18, 2017. www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4950514,00.html

Yves Mamou, “France’s War to Delegitimize Israel,” Gatestone Institute, April 12, 2017. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10082/france-israel-delegitimization

Hisham Melhem, “Reflections on a revolution (Syria) betrayed,” al-Arabiyah, March 18, 2017. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2017/03/18/Reflections-on-a-revolution-betrayed.html

Otmar Oehring, “Christians in Syria: Current Situation and Future Outlook,” Konrad Adenauer Foundation, February 2017.   http://www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_47863-544-2-30.pdf?170308105716

Viva Sarah Press, "Israeli high-school students launch nano-satellite into space," Israel21c, Aprill 23, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/israeli-high-school-students-launch-nano-satellite-into-space/

Hassan al-Qishwi, “Syrian (refugee) Question in Lebanon, Al-Ahram Weekly, April 6-12, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/20136.aspx

Liza Schoenfein, “Israel top Chef Brings Haute Middle Eastern to Manhattan,” Forward, April 28, 2017. http://forward.com/food/370397/israels-top-chef-brings-haute-middle-eastern-to-manhattan/

Ronni Shaked and Itamar Radai, "Arab Idol": A Palestinian Victory, At Last," Dayan Center, April 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/arab-idol-palestinian-victory-last

Daniel Shapiro, Mattis' Mideast trip holds promise, reality check for Israel," Al-Monitor, April 20, 2017.  www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/mattis-mideast-trip-israel.html

Shoshanna Solomon, "Investment in Israeli tech firms slides 8% in 1Q, report says," Times of Israel, April 26, 2017. www.timesofisrael.com/investment-in-israeli-tech-firms-slides-8-in-1q-report-says/ 

Yedida Stern, “Israel at 69 — Not What You Think,” Israel Democracy Institute, April 27, 2017. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/14429

Times of Israel Staff, "Roger Waters says Radiohead determined to play Tel Aviv," Times of Israel, April 20, 2017. www.timesofisrael.com/roger-waters-says-radiohead-determined-to-play-tel-aviv/

Yaroslav Trofimov, "Trump’s Push for Mideast Deal Perplexes Israeli Right," The Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2017. https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-push-for-mideast-deal-perplexes-israeli-right-1491471002  

David Wainer, "Israel Asks Itself How Long It Can Sit on the Shekel," Bloomberg, April 18, 2017. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-18/israel-asks-itself-how-long-it-can-sit-on-the-shekel

Raoul Wootliff, "Israeli minister slams ‘outrageous’ White House Holocaust statements," Times of Israel, April 12, 2017.  www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-minister-slams-outrageous-white-house-holocaust-statements/

Naomi Zeveloff, “Under 50’s Think West Bank Is Part Of Israel," Forward, April 27, 2017. http://forward.com/fast-forward/370221/under-50s-think-west-bank-is-part-of-israel/

#49 Contemporary Readings, March 2017

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education 

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Raphael Ahren, Israel aims to become world’s 15th largest economy by 2025 — minister,” Times of Israel, March 19, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-aims-to-become-worlds-15th-largest-economy-by-2025-minister/

Inbal Arieli, “How Israeli culture promotes creativity and independence,” Israel 21c, March 28, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/how-israeli-culture-promotes-creativity-and-independence/

Abdel Bari Atwan, “Time for a Change in Fatah (highly critical of the PA),” Rialalyoum, March 2, 2017. http://www.raialyoum.com/?p=631474

Burak Bekdil, “Turkey: A Sunni Iran in the Making?” The BESA Center, March 22, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-sunni-iran-making/

Seth J Frantzman, “Terra Incognita: European and Israeli Politics are converging,” Jerusalem Post, March 19, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Terra-Incognita-European-and-Israeli-politics-are-converging-484616

Evyatar Friesel, "The Inverted Ideological Pyramids of Anti-Zionist Jews: The Case of Moshe Zuckermann,” BESA Center, March 30, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/inverted-ideological-pyramids-anti-zionist-jews-case-moshe-zuckermann/ 

Hillel Frisch, “Becoming Part of Jordan and Egypt: A Palestinian Economic Imperative,” BESA Center, March 15, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/becoming-part-jordan-egypt-palestinian-economic-imperative/

 Susan B Glasser, “Yair Lapid: The Full Transcript,” Politico, March 24, 2017. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/susan-glasser-yair-lapid-transcript-214909

Paul Goldman, “Iran’s Shahin Najafi and Israel’s Aviv Geffen Come Together in Song,” NBC, March 3, 2017. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iran-s-shahin-najafi-israel-s-aviv-geffen-come-together-n728136

Judah Ari Gross, “Ya’alon lays out Mideast vision, which resembles Netanyahu’s,” Times of Israel, March 15, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/yaalon-lays-out-mideast-vision-which-resembles-netanyahus/

Gershon Hacohen, “War: The School of Life (Operation Protective Edge, 2014-2015),” BESA Center, March 7, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/war-school-life/

Dana Hadra, “On the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin,” Brookings, March 14, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/03/14/on-the-life-and-legacy-of-yitzhak-rabin/

Simon Henderson and David Schenker, “The Quiet Advance of Eastern Mediterranean Gas,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 8, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-quiet-advance-of-eastern-mediterranean-gas

Liam Hoare, “1967 Nathan Alterman or Amos Oz” The Six Day war and Israeli Literature,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-natan-alterman-or-amos-oz-the-six-day-war-and-israeli-literature/

Jessica Holzer, “Israeli Travel Ban Draws Fire,” Foreign Policy, March 7, 2017. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/03/07/israeli-travel-ban-draws-fire/

Efraim Inbar, “President Trump Wants a Peace Process Too,” The BESA Center, March 21, 2017.  https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/president-trump-wants-peace-process/

Alex Joffe, “Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 100: Resisting the Past,” BESA Center, March 26, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/palestinians-balfour-declaration-100-resisting-past/

Joyce van de Bildt - de Jong, "Nostalgia for the Monarchy in Egypt,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Tel Aviv University, March 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/nostalgia-monarchy-egypt-english

Ron Kampeas, “Searching For Common Ground Amid Divisions At AIPAC,” Forward, March 28, 2017. http://forward.com/news/israel/367406/searching-for-common-ground-amid-divisions-at-aipac/

Herb Keinon, “Netanyahu Wants Foreign Ministry to Hightlighting China and India,” Jerusalem Post, March 6, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Netanyahu-wants-Foreign-Ministry-to-highlight-China-and-India-483397

Ofer Kenig, “Status of Women in Israeli Politics: The Good, the Bad and The Road to Full Equality,” Jerusalem Post, March 8, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Status-of-women-in-Israeli-politics-The-good-the-bad-and-the-road-to-full-equality-483566

Alexey Khlebnikov, "Changing Dynamics in the Syrian Crisis,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Marc 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/changing-dynamics-syrian-crisis

Matthais Kuntzel, “Nasser’s Antisemitic War Against Israel,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-nassers-antisemitic-war-against-israel/#_edn53

Maayan Lubell and Lianne Back, “Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market,” Reuters, March 23, 2017. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-cannabis-idUSKBN16U1PZ

Ingrid Lunden, “Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel,” TechCrunch, March 13, 2017. https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/13/reports-intel-buying-mobileye-for-up-to-16b-to-expand-in-self-driving-tech/

Zvi Magen and Udi Dekel, “Remaking Syria: A Military Update, the Diplomatic Situation, and the Israeli Angle,” INSS, March 27, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13176

Abdel- Moneim Said, “Disecting the Regional Order- The Arab order remains in Peril,” Al-Ahram Weekly, February 9-15, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19583.aspx 

Ibrahim Nawar, “Hammering out a New Middle East,” Al-Ahram Weekly, March 2-8, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19803.aspx

Assaf Orion, “From the State Comptroller’s Report on Operation Protective Edge to the Next Campaign,” INSS, March 28, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=1319 

Viva Sarah Press, “12 of the hippest emerging Israeli bands,” Israel 21c, March 26, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/12-of-the-hippest-emerging-israeli-bands/

Paul Rivlin, “Turkey's Economy is Paying the Price,” Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies Tel Aviv University, March 30, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/turkeys-economy-paying-price

Robert Satloff, “Burning Questions for Trump on the Middle East: We Still Don't Know Where His Gut Instincts Are,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 7, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/burning-questions-for-trump-on-the-middle-east-we-still-dont-know-where-his

David Schenker, “How the United States Should Help Protect Jordan from the Chaos Next Door,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 22, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-the-united-states-should-help-protect-jordan-from-the-chaos-next-door

David Schenker, “President Trump Talks Terror with Egypt's Sisi,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 30, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/president-trump-talks-terror-with-egypts-sisi 

Curt Schleier, “Delicious Doc Puts Israeli Food Center Stage,” Forward, March 22, 2017. http://forward.com/food/366766/delicious-doc-puts-israeli-food-center-stage/

Amnon Shashua, “Israel’s hands-off tech entrepreneur,” Financial Times, March 17, 2017. https://www.ft.com/content/3d091920-0970-11e7-ac5a-903b21361b43

Eldad Shavit, Sima Shine, and Anna Catran, “Iran and the United States under the Trump Administration,” INSS, March 6, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13108 

Shoshanna Solomon, “Bank of Israel’s Flug says Israel must spend more on infrastructure, education,” Times of Israel, March 29, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/bank-of-israels-flug-says-israel-must-spend-more-on-infrastructure-education/

Shoshanna Solomon, “With Israeli tech, self-driving cars are becoming a reality,” Times of Israel, March 13, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/with-israeli-tech-self-driving-cars-are-becoming-a-reality/

Kenneth W. Stein, “The June 1967 War: How it changed Jewish, Israeli, and Middle Eastern History,” Center for Israel Education, March 2017, https://israeled.org/product/june1967/

Jessica Steinberg, “Belgian-Israeli singer Hagar Levy finds her voice, and audience,” Times of Israel, March 20, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/belgian-israeli-singer-hagar-levy-finds-her-voice-and-audience/

Hannah Stuart, “Islamist Terrorism Analysis of Offences and Attacks in the UK (1998-2015),” Henry Jackson Society, March 5, 2017. http://henryjacksonsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Islamist-Terrorism-preview-1.pdf

Asher Susser, “1967 The Six Day War was a watershed in Middle Eastern History,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/the-six-day-war-was-a-watershed-in-middle-eastern-history/

Amir Taheri, “Iran and Turkey: Two-Bit Players in a Deadly Game,” Asharq al-Awsat, March 31, 2017. http://english.aawsat.com/amir-taheri/opinion/iran-turkey-two-bit-players-deadly-game

 Cmdr. Jeremy Vaughan, USN and Simon Henderson, “Bab al-Mandab Shipping Chokepoint Under Threat. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 1, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/bab-al-mandab-shipping-chokepoint-under-threat

Matan Vinai, Assaf Orion, and Galia Levi, “Israel and China: Toward a Comprehensive Innovative Partnership,” INSS, March 19, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13158                                                                                                          

Michael Walzer, “1967 Remembering the Six-Day War,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-remembering-the-six-day-war/

Deborah Weinswig, “Retail Tech Innovation Is Booming In Israel,” Forbes, March 10, 2017. https://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahweinswig/2017/03/10/retail-tech-innovation-is-booming-in-israel-top-three-insights-from-our-innovation-technology-tour/#28cbce812078

Enat Wilf, “As long as the Arab world views Israel as a temporary aberration to be conquered, Israel will stand fast,” Fathom, Spring 2017. http://fathomjournal.org/1967-as-long-as-the-arab-world-views-israel-as-a-temporary-aberration-to-be-conquered-israel-will-stand-fast/

Amos Yadlin and Kobi Michael, “The Palestinian ‘Internationalization Strategy:’ End of the Road?” INSS, March 21, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13168

#48 Contemporary Readings, February 2017

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Yaacov Amidror, “Tread Carefully with the New US Administration,” BESA Center, February 16, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/tread-carefully-new-us-administration/

Hady Amr, "How Palestinian schools can take Israel and the region closer to peace," Brookings Institute, February 23, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/02/23/how-palestinian-schools-can-take-israel-and-the-region-closer-to-peace/

Alan Baker, “Two State Solution, What Does it Actually mean,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 2017. http://jcpa.org/pdf/Jerusalem_Viewpoints_no609_feb2017.pdf

Yoni Ben-Menachem, “The Palestinian Authority’s Succession Struggle Continues,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 23, 2017.  http://jcpa.org/palestinian-authoritys-succession-struggle-continues/

Ilan Ben-Tzion, "How One Jerusalem Joint Is Dealing with Israel's Terrible Restaurant Wages," Munchies Blog - Vice News, February 15, 2017. https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/how-one-jerusalem-joint-is-dealing-with-israels-terrible-restaurant-wages

Shlomo Brom and Ofir Winter, “Israel and the New Leaf in Egypt-Hamas Relations,” INSS, February 16, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13052

Itamar Eichner, "Tel Aviv high school joins Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," Ynet News, February 26, 2017. www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927777,00.html

Meir Elran, Eran Yashiv, Muhammed Abu Nasra, and Alon Rieger, "Report on the Five-Year Economic Development Plan for Minority Groups," INSS, February 21, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13061

Andrew Friedman, "Rivlin, Deri inaugurate Haredi business hub in Jerusalem," Ynet News, February 25, 2017. www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927300,00.html

Malini Goyal, "Israel, a startup oasis in the middle of a war zone,” The Economic Times, February 19, 2017. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/israel-a-startup-oasis-in-the-middle-of-a-war-zone/articleshow/57225306.cms

Yoel Guzansky and Kobi Michael, "The Trump Presidency and the Pragmatic Sunni Regimes," INSS, February 22, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=13062

Jehuda Hadad, "The Solution to Israel's Shortage of Hi-Tech Workers Lies in the Periphery," Jerusalem Post, February 20, 2017. www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-solution-to-Israels-shortage-of-hi-tech-workers-lies-in-the-periphery-482117

Tzachi Hanegbi and Itamar Rabinovich, “President Trump and the Middle East: Views from Israel,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 2, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/president-trump-and-the-middle-east-views-from-israel

Hillel Frisch and Yitzhak Sokoloff, “Trump, the Mideast Conflict, and the Jordanian Option,” BESA Center, February 6, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/trump-mideast-conflict-jordanian-option/

Amira Howeidy, “Departing from the Two-state solution [Palestinians are clear why they want one-state, no Israel],” Al-Ahram Weekly, February 28, 2017. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19743.aspx

Israel21c Staff, "Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave, but no scrolls," Israel21c, February 9, 2017. https://www.israel21c.org/archaeologists-find-12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-but-no-scrolls/

Jewish People Policy Institute Staff, “Shifting Trends in the West and their Impact on Israel and the Jewish People,” Jewish People Policy Institute, February 23, 2017.  http://jppi.org.il/new/en/article/english-shifting-trends-in-the-west-and-their-impact-on-israel-and-the-jewish-people/#.WLTf41UrLcs

Bruce Jones, "A call for continuity from America’s Middle East allies," Brookings Institute, February 20, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2017/02/20/a-call-for-continuity-from-americas-middle-east-allies/

Adi Kantor and Oded Eran, "2017 – A Year of Difficult Tests for Europe," INSS, February 7, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12976 

Herb Keinon, "Israel is Clearly Pivoting to Asia, Netanyahu Announces in Singapore," Jerusalem Post, February 21, 2017. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Israel-is-clearly-pivoting-to-Asia-Netanyahu-announces-in-Singapore-482131

Rami G. Khouri, “Why our behavior matters, and most Arab states may not,” Agence Global, February 7, 2017. http://agenceglobal.com/2017/02/07/why-our-behavior-matters-and-most-arab-states-may-not/

Abigail Klein Leichman, "Why US corporate giants like Intel need fresh Israeli tech," Israel21c, February 20, 2017.  https://www.israel21c.org/why-us-corporate-giants-like-intel-need-fresh-israeli-tech/

Tamar Kogman, "BDS: The European-Funded 'Grassroots' Campaigns," Jerusalem Post, February 5, 2017. www.jpost.com/Opinion/BDS-The-European-funded-grassroots-campaigns-480566

Hillel Koren, "Bank of Israel keeps March rate unchanged," Globes, February 27, 2017. www.globes.co.il/en/article-bank-of-israel-keeps-march-rate-unchanged-1001178779

David Makovsky, “Beyond One State: Preliminary Conclusions from the Netanyahu Meeting,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 17, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/beyond-one-state-preliminary-conclusions-from-the-netanyahu-meeting

Jonathan Mayo, "Cementing Israel’s Ties to America’s Pastime [Baseball]," The Jewish Chronical,  February 9, 2017. http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/27357115/article-Cementing-Israel-s-ties-to-America-s-pastime?instance=secondary_stories_right_column

Aaron David Miller, “Why Trump’s Love Affair with Netanyahu Won’t Last,” The Wilson Center, February 13, 2017. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/why-trumps-love-affair-netanyahu-wont-last 

Jessica Noll, "Egypt’s Armed Forces Cement Economic Power," SWP Berlin, February 2017. https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/egypts-armed-forces-cement-economic-power/

Einat Paz-Frankel, "Tel Aviv University in Top Ten List for Most Billion-Dollar Startup Founders,” No Camels, February 7, 2017. http://nocamels.com/2017/02/tel-aviv-university-unicorn-founders/ 

Reuters, "Investors Bet on Israeli Tech Stock Windfall Under Trump," Fortune, February 21, 2017. http://fortune.com/2017/02/21/investors-israel-tech-stock-windfall-trump/

Paul Rivlin, “The Egyptian Economy: The Plot Thickens,” Iqtisadi, The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Easter Studies, February 23, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/egyptian-economy-plot-thickens

Gabriel Sanders, "Star Chef Offers Israeli-Hungarian Fusion in New York," Tablet, February17, 2017. www.tabletmag.com/scroll/225343/star-chef-offers-israeli-hungarian-fusion-in-new-york

Robert Satloff, David Makovsky, and Yoaz Hendel, “Trump-Netanyahu Meeting: A Reset for U.S.-Israel Relations (audio presentation),” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 7, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/trump-netanyahu-meeting-a-rest-for-u.s.-israel-relations

Uri Savir, "What a Palestine-Jordan confederation might look like," Al-Monitor, February 26, 2017. www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/02/israel-palestinians-jordan-egypt-two-state-confederation.html

Eli Sperling, “MLK’s Support for Israel Clear in Letters,” Atlanta Jewish Times, February 19, 2017. http://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com/mlks-support-for-israel-clear-in-letters/ 

Ken Stein, “The June 1967 War: Actions with Unfinished Consequences,” Center for Israel Education, February 13, 2017. https://israeled.org/june-1967-war-actions-unfinished-consequences/ 

Itay Stern, "Performers are flooding Israel: A sign of the cultural boycott's failure?" Haaretz, February 19, 2017. www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/.premium-1.772686

Tova Tzimuki, “The New Supreme Court: More conservative, more right-wing,” Ynet News, February 23, 2017. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4926529,00.html

Times of Israel Staff, "In clip, Natalie Portman teaches Hebrew slang," Times of Israel, February 7, 2017. www.timesofisrael.com/in-clip-natalie-portman-teaches-hebrew-slang/

Sharon Udasin, "Flug Israeli economy is strong but must become more inclusive," Jerusalem Post, February 6, 2017. www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Flug-Israeli-economy-is-strong-but-must-become-more-inclusive-480674

Raoul Wootliff, "[Israeli] Politicians gird for battle ahead of contentious 2014 Gaza War report," Times of Israel, February 27, 2016. www.timesofisrael.com/politicians-gird-for-battle-ahead-of-contentious-2014-gaza-war-report/

Sarah Yerkes, "Why Netanyahu’s supporters should not celebrate his meeting with Trump," Brookings Institute, February 12, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/02/21/why-netanyahus-supporters-should-not-celebrate-his-meeting-with-trump/

Jim Zanotti, “Background and US Relations in Brief,” Congressional Research Service, February 9, 2017. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44245.pdf 

#47 Contemporary Readings, January 2017

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Muhammad Aal Al-Sheikh (Saudi Journalist), “The Palestinians' Reliance on Armed Resistance is Political Suicide: The Palestinian Cause is no Longer the Arabs' Primary Concern,” MEMRI, January 26, 2017.  https://www.memri.org/reports/saudi-journalist-palestinians-reliance-armed-resistance-political-suicide-palestinian-cause

Gwen Ackerman, "Israeli Cybersecurity Industry Grows as Global Threats Multiply," Bloomberg News, January 26, 2017.  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-26/israeli-cybersecurity-industry-grows-as-global-threats-multiply

AFP, “Israel raises height of barrier on Egypt border,” AFP, January 17, 2017.  http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/256290/Egypt/Politics-/Israel-raises-height-of-barrier-on-Egypt-border.aspx 

Raphael Ahren, "Top Netanyahu aide: World won’t boycott our high-tech for Palestinians," Times of Israel, January 12, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/top-netanyahu-aide-world-wont-boycott-our-high-tech-for-palestinians/

Alan Baker, “Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 15, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/ten-false-assumptions-regarding-israel/

Alan Baker, “Debunking 11 More False Assumptions Regarding Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 10, 2017, http://jcpa.org/article/debunking-more-false-assumptions-regarding-israel/

Alan Baker and Hirsh Goodman, “Unilateral Withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem – Legal Observations,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 2017. http://jcpa.org/the-dangers-of-a-unilateral-israeli-withdrawal-from-the-west-bank-and-east-jerusalem/#_chpt10

Yonah Jeremy Bob, “Ex CIA Chief Rejects Report Israel Was Warned of Sharing Intel with Trump,” Jerusalem Post, January 16, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Ex-CIA-chief-rejects-report-Israel-was-warned-of-sharing-intel-with-Trump-478657

Amichai Cohen, “Could the Settlement Regulation Bill Lead to an international legal battle for Israel,” Israel Democracy Institute, January 13, 2017. https://en.idi.org.il/articles/12315

Barry Davis, "Music: Andalusian for All," Jerusalem Post, January 12, 2017.  http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-Andalusian-for-all-478272 

Oded Eran and Udi Dekel “Secretary of State Kerry’s Speech on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” NSS Insight No. 885, January 2, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12750

Dr. Shlomo Fischer, “Religious Zionism in Israel Today: Towards the Center,” The Jewish People Policy Institute, November 29, 2016. http://jppi.org.il/news/199/58/Religious-Zionism-in-Israel-Today-Towards-the-Center/

Dr. Shlomo Fischer, “Patterns of Jewish Collective Identity Among Israeli Jews,” The Jewish People Policy Institute, November 29, 2016. http://jppi.org.il/news/200/58/Patterns-of-Jewish-Collective-Identity-among-Israeli-Jews/

Hillel Frisch, “Kerry’s Attack on Israel: A Failed Attempt to Divert Attention from Obama’s Disastrous Foreign Policy,” BESA Center, January 2, 2017.  https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/390-frisch-kerrys-attack-on-israel-a-failed-attempt-to-divert-attention-from-obamas-disastrous-foreign-policy/

Adam Garfinkle, “Revolution Convolutions”(On UNSCR 2334 and “Perils” in US-Israel Relations), Foreign Policy Research Institute, December 29, 2016. http://www.fpri.org/article/2016/12/resolution-convolutions/

Mordechai Goldman, "The secret nightlife of Jerusalem’s old market," al-Monitor, January 27, 2017. http://al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/01/israel-jerusalem-market-ultra-orthodox-nightlife-terror.html 

Hirsch Goodman, “The Dangers of a Unilateral Israeli Withdrawal from the West Bank and East Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 2017. http://jcpa.org/the-dangers-of-a-unilateral-israeli-withdrawal-from-the-west-bank-and-east-jerusalem/#_chpt10

Gershon Hacohen, “A Two-State Solution? Just Not According to the Clinton Parameters,” BESA Center, January 30, 2017. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/two-state-solution-just-not-according-clinton-parameters/

Rabbi Donniel Hartman, “To Pardon the rebellious son?” Y—Net, January 11, 2017. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4903617,00.html

Ari Heistein, “Trump, Israel, and the American Jewish Community,” INSS, January 19, 2017. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12836

i24News Staff, “Coldplay planning unprecedented Israeli-Palestinian 'peace concert' at Dead Sea,” i24News, January 10, 2017. http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/134728-170110-coldplay-planning-unprecedented-israeli-palestinian-peace-concert-at-dead-sea

Efraim Inbar, “Jerusalem is the Center of Gravity,” BESA Center, January 19, 2017. https://livestream.com/washinstitute/events/6923832

Pinhas Inbari, “Can the Palestinians Mobilize the Arab World on the U.S. Embassy Issue?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 31, 2017. http://jcpa.org/article/palestinian-reactions-u-s-embassy-move-jerusalem/

Martin S. Indyk, "How a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem could actually jump-start the peace process," Brookings Institute, January 5, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/01/03/u-s-abstention-on-israeli-settlements-resolution-neither-sensible-nor-productive/

Abigail Klein Leichman, "Biggest investor event in Israel to showcase startup magic," Israel21c, January 25, 2017. http://www.israel21c.org/biggest-investor-event-in-israel-to-showcase-startup-magic/

Yossi Kuperwasser, “Trump’s Big Decision on Iran,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 7, 2016. http://jcpa.org/trumps-big-decision-iran/

Zvi Magen, "Russia-United States Relations under the Trump Administration: Implications for the Middle East," INSS, January 4, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12768

David Makovsky and Dennis Ross, “Toward a New Paradigm for Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Washington Institute for Near East Peace, January 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/toward-a-new-paradigm-for-addressing-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, “Iranian-Saudi Tensions Are Played Out in Bahrain,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 11, 2017.  http://jcpa.org/article/iranian-saudi-tensions-played-bahrain/

Arad Nir, "Current Israel-Turkey relations as expressed by the media," The Moshe Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, January, 2017. http://dayan.org/content/current-israel-turkey-relations-expressed-media

Viva Sarah Press, "15 Israelis making a mark on Silicon Valley’s tech scene," Israel21c, January 12, 2017. http://www.israel21c.org/15-israelis-making-a-mark-on-silicon-valleys-tech-scene/

Paul Rivlin, “The Arab Human Disaster Report, The Arab World Five Years After: Part 2,” The Moshe Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, January 2017. http://dayan.org/content/arab-human-disaster-report-arab-world-five-years-after-part-2

Grant Rumley, “Abbas on the Ropes: How the Next US Administration Could Add to his Problems,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, January 21, 2017.  http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/grant-rumley-abbas-on-the-ropes/

Robert Satloff, “The New Administration Must Restore Intimacy and Common Purpose to the Bilateral Partnership,” National Interest, January 3, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/can-trump-overcome-obamas-israel-failure

Robert Satloff, “Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem: From Campaign Promise to Policy Challenge,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January, 2017. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/Transition2017-Embassy-FINAL.pdf

Uri Savir, "After Paris — a Moscow conference on Mideast peace?" al-Monitor, January 22, 2017. http://al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/01/israel-palestine-paris-ii-conference-moscow-putin-trump.html

Shoshana Solomon, "Israel Innovation Authority calls for more tech labs," Times of Israel, January 17, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-innovation-authority-calls-for-more-tech-labs/

Eli Sperling, "The Phenomenon of Elite Israeli Jazz," Atlanta Jewish Times, January 11, 2017.  http://atlantajewishtimes.com/2017/01/phenomenon-elite-israeli-jazz/

Joseph Spoerl, “How Obama and Kerry Betrayed Israel at the UN,” American Thinker, January 29, 2017. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/how_obama_and_kerry_betrayed_israel_at_the_un.html

Jessica Steinberg, "Meir Banai, 55, led Israeli music into a more soulful space," Times of Israel, January 13, 2017.http://www.timesofisrael.com/meir-banai-55-led-israeli-music-into-a-more-soulful-space/

 Luke Tress, "Blues musicians look to strike a chord in Tel Aviv festival," Times of Israel, January 12, 2017. http://www.timesofisrael.com/blues-musicians-look-to-strike-a-chord-in-tel-aviv-festival/

Sharon Udasin, "Israeli Japanese partnerships on business tech blossoming," Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Israeli-Japanese-partnerships-on-business-tech-blossoming-479463

Benjamin Weinthal, "Germany’s Split Personality: Courts Favor Antisemites, BDS Takes Hits," Foundation for Defense of Democracies, January 21, 2017. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-germanys-split-personality-courts-favor-antisemites-bds-takes-hits/

Michael Wilner, "Prime Minister May Aligns the UK with GOP on Israel and Iran," ,” Jerusalem Post, January 27, 2017. http://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Prime-Minister-May-aligns-the-UK-with-GOP-on-Israel-and-Iran-479745

Jim Zanotti, “US-Israel Relations,” Congressional Research Service, January 7, 2017. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R44245.pdf

#46 Contemporary Readings, December 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Elliott Abrams and Michael Singh, “The United States just Made Middle East Peace harder,” The Washington Post, December 23, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/gq7owhd

Alan Baker, “The Dangers of UN Security Council Resolution 2334,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 26, 2016. http://jcpa.org/dangers-un-security-council-resolution-2334-2016/

Nahum Barnea, “Netanyahu has sown the wind, Israel is reaping the whirlwind,” Y-net News, December 25, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4898086,00.html

Nahum Barnea, “Kerry’s Failure, Netanyahu’s Liberation,” Y-Net News, January 2, 2017. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4901775,00.html

Eyal Bino, “5 Bold Predictions For Israeli Tech In 2017,” Forbes, December 29, 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/eyalbino/2016/12/29/5-bold-predictions-for-israeli-tech-in-2017/#994f2797304c

Nicky Blackburn, “31 reasons 2016 was actually a great year,” Israel21c,  December 28, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/31-reasons-2016-was-actually-a-great-year/

Stephane Cohen, “Despite the challenges emerging on the horizon, Israel is well positioned to welcome 2017,” Jerusalem Post, December 26, 2016.  http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israel-in-a-nutshell-Summarizing-2016-476604

Kate Connolly, “Daniel Barenboim opens Berlin music academy for Middle East students,” The Guardian, December, 8, 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/dec/08/daniel-barenboim-opens-berlin-music-academy-for-middle-east-students

Glenn Kenny, “Movie Review: The Team That Put Israeli Basketball ‘On the Map’”  New York Times, December 8, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/movies/on-the-map-review.html

Shlomi Daskal, “Nazareth Illit: From Judaization of the Galilee to a Mixed City, Vision versus Reality,” The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 26, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/nazareth-illit-judaization-galilee-mixed-city-vision-versus-reality

Barry Davis, “Music: Love, Ethiopian style,” Jerusalem Post, December 8, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-Love-Ethiopian-style-474849

Meir Elran, "The Fires across Israel: Insights and Lessons for National Security," INSS, December 12, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=5154&page=1

Oded Eran, “Jordan-Israel Relations: Normalization in the Shadow of Political Deadlock,” INSS, December 1, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/No.%20873%20-%20Oded%20for%20web.pdf

Yoram Ettinger, “Israel’s Economy Defies BDS,” The Jewish Press, December 12, 2016. http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/the-ettinger-report/israels-economy-defies-bds/2016/12/12/

Shmuel Even and Eran Yashiv, “The Defense Budget for 2017-2018,” INSS, December 28, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12711

Caroline Glick, Column One: Obama and Israel, strike and counter-strike,” The Jerusalem Post, December 29, 2016.  http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Column-One-Obama-and-Israel-strike-and-counter-strike-476948

Mark Goldfeder, “Kerry and Obama can change policy, not history or law,” The Hill, December 29, 2016.  http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/312106-kerry-and-obama-can-change-policy-not-history-or-law

Mark Goldfeder, “Obama administration was hypocritical on UN’s Israel’s settlements vote,” CNN, December 26, 2016. http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/26/opinions/us-role-in-israel-un-vote-was-hypocritical-goldfeder/

Evelyn Gordon, “Disorder in the [Israeli Supreme] Court,” with responses, Mosaic, December 6, 2016. https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2016/12/disorder-in-the-court/

Eitan Haber, “Things Look Different from the White House [includes moving the US embassy to Jersualem,” Y-Net News, December 26, 2012. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4895770,00.html

Ephraim Kam, “Iran: Naval Bases in Syria and in Yemen?” INSS, December 21, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12690

KKL/Jewish National Fund Staff, “Israeli Water Technology Changing the World,” Jerusalem Post, December 14, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Green-Israel/Israeli-Water-Technology-Changing-the-World-475364

Abigail Klein Leichman, “15 ways Israel amazed and inspired the world in 2016,” Israel21c, December 19, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/15-ways-israel-amazed-and-inspired-the-world-in-2016/

Zeev Klein, “Defeating projections, Israeli economy grows by 3.5% in 2016,” Israel Hayom, December 29, 2016. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=39145

Yoni Kempinski, “F-35 boasts Israeli technology, can challenge Iranian threat,” Arutz Sheva, December 12, 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221626

Michael Kopolow, “UNSCR 2334,”in Israel and Ottomans Blogpost, December 27, 2016. https://ottomansandzionists.com/2016/12/27/unscr-2334/

Mitchel Hochberg, “Israel's Amona Compromise May Bolster the Settler Movement,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 28, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-amona-compromise-may-bolster-the-settler-movement

Eran Lerman, “UNSCR 2334: A Disservice to the Cause of Peace,” December 26, 2016, Begin Sadat Center Perspective Papers, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/389-lerman-unscr-2334-a-disservice-to-the-cause-of-peace/

Eran Lerman, “After Aleppo: Iran’s Ascendency and Its Implications,” Begin Sadat Center Perspective Papers, December 22, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/388-lerman-after-aleppoirans-ascendancy-and-its-implications/

David Makovsky, “Early Implications of the UN Settlements Resolution,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 27, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/early-implications-of-the-un-settlements-resolution

David Makovsky, “Kerry’s Speech: Some Continuity, Some Disconnect,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 29, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/kerrys-speech-some-continuity-some-disconnect

Cliff May, “Throwing Israel to the U.N. Wolves,” The Washington Times, December 27, 2016. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/27/obama-throwing-israel-to-the-uns-wolves/

Hisham Melhem, “Good riddance to a calamitous year,” al-‘Arabiya, December 24, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/world/2016/12/24/Good-riddance-to-a-calamitous-year-.html

Galal Nassar, “The only way is up [The Middle East and Egypt hit rock bottom this past year] Al-Ahram Weekly, December 22, 2016. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19181/17/The-only-way-is-up.aspx

Becca Noy, "Musician Ahuva Ozeri passes away at 68 after long battle with cancer,” Jerusalem Online, December 13, 2016. http://www.jerusalemonline.com/culture-and-lifestyle/legendary-israeli-singer-passes-away-at-68-25313

Viva Sarah Press, “27 Israeli companies rank on Deloitte Tech Fast 500 EMEA list,” Israel21c, December 12, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/27-israeli-companies-rank-on-deloitte-tech-fast-500-emea-list/

Uzi Rabi, “President-elect Trump and the Middle East?” The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 1, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/president-elect-trump-and-middle-east

Paul Rivlin, “The Arab Human Disaster Report: The Arab World Five Years After: Part 1, “ Iqtisadi - The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 2016. http://dayan.org/content/arab-human-disaster-report-arab-world-five-years-after-part-1

Michael Rubin, “Eight Possible Responses to the UN Israel Vote,” The Washington Examiner, December 24, 2016. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/eight-possible-trump-responses-to-the-un-israel-vote/article/2610328

Curt Schleier, “IDF Prepares Israeli for Heat of NY Kitchens,” Forward, December 8, 2016. http://forward.com/food/356443/idf-prepares-israeli-for-heat-of-ny-kitchens/

Natan Sachs, "What’s new and what’s not in the U.N. resolution on Israeli settlements," Brookings Institute, December 26, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/12/26/whats-new-and-whats-not-in-the-u-n-resolution-on-israeli-settlements/

Pnina Sharvit Baruch, “Security Council Resolution 2334: The Legal Significance,” INSS, December 30, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12740

Gilead Sher, “More of the Same? Fatah’s Seventh General Congress and the Reelection of Abbas,” INSS, December 18, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12670

Gerald Steinberg, “Beyond anger: How to respond to the UN Security Council vote,” The Jerusalem Post,” December 27, 2016. https://t.co/mbvHUbpGF6 

Inbal Tal, “Gender Aspects of the 'Virtual Enclave' of the Islamic Movement in Israel,” The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, December 26, 2016.  http://dayan.org/content/gender-aspects-virtual-enclave-islamic-movement-israel

Shibley Telhami, "American attitudes on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," Brookings Institute, December, 2, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/research/american-attitudes-on-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

Andrew Tobin, "Why Tel Aviv is Israel’s new aliyah capital," Times of Israel, January 1, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/why-tel-aviv-is-israels-new-aliyah-capital/

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “The Military Topography of Syria’s South,” SWP Insitute for International and Security Affairs Berlin, December 2016. https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C56_ows.pdf

Amos Yadin, “Radical Moves will only deepen our [Israel’s] diplomatic isolation,” Y-Net News, December 27, 2016.  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4899206,00.html

Michael Zeff, “Aliya from France great for economy, Bar-Ilan profs say,” Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Aliya-from-France-great-for-economy-Bar-Ilan-profs-say-475785 

#45 Contemporary Readings, November 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Gwen Ackerman, “Israeli Tech Last Line of Defense for Power Plant Cyber Attacks,” Bloomberg, November 15, 2016. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-15/israeli-tech-last-line-of-defense-for-power-plant-cyber-attacks

Ghaith al-Omari, “Fatah’s General Conference: Clarifying Succession and Managing Dissent,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 28, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/fatahs-general-conference-clarifying-succession-and-managing-dissent

Glenn C. Altschuler, "Exploring the Transformation of Israel's Kibbutz Movement," Jerusalem Post, October 16, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Exploring-the-transformation-of-Israels-kibbutz-movement-470003

Yaacov Amidror, “Lessons of the UNESCO Vote,” Begin-Sadat Center, November 2, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/375-amidror-lessons-unesco-vote/

Arutz Sheva North America Staff, “Fitch upgrades Israel’s credit rating,” Arutz Sheva, November 11, 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220164

Yuval Azulai, “India eyes Israeli tank, APC systems,” Globes, November 30, 2016. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-india-eyes-israeli-tank-systems-1001164173

Yossi Baidatz, “Strategy as a learning process: An Israeli case study for the new administration,” Brookings Institution, November 29, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/11/29/strategy-as-a-learning-process-an-israeli-case-study-for-the-new-administration/

Yaacov Benmeleh, “Largest Wealth Fund Finds Value in Israeli Banks After Job Cuts,” Bloomberg, November 15, 2016. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-15/largest-wealth-fund-finds-value-in-israeli-banks-after-job-cuts

Ron Bergman, “Israel's wealthy: 105,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires,” Ynet, November 25, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4884381,00.html

Judy Bolton-Fasman, "Voices from the Children’s House," Tablet, November 4, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/216532/voices-from-the-childrens-house

Breaking Israel News Staff, “Jewish-Yemeni Culture Comes Alive in the Music of Yemen Blues,” Breaking Israel News, November 13, 2016. https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/78489/jewish-yemeni-culture-comes-alive-music-yemen-blues/#PewypVghUDihMOCj.97

Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Real Security: The interdependence of governance and stability in the Arab World,” Brookings Institution, November 2016, https://www.brookings.edu/research/politics-governance-and-state-society-relations/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=fp

Phillip Connor, “Middle East Migrant Population More Than Doubles Since 2005,” Pew Research Center, October 18, 2016.  http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/10/18092506/Middle-east-migrants_FINAL_PM.pdf

Omar Einav, “From Baabda to al-Qusayr: Hezbollah’s Victory March,” INSS, November 21, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12572

Yair Ettinger, “The Other Western Wall,” Brookings Institution, November 7, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/11/07/the-other-western-wall-conflict/

Freddy Eytan, “Europe in Shock after Donald Trump’s Victory,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 15, 2016. http://jcpa.org/europe-shock-donald-trumps-victory/

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, “Mobilizing SNS in Turkey to Protect Women’s Rights,” Dayan Center, October 2016. http://dayan.org/content/mobilizing-sns-turkey-protect-women%E2%80%99s-rights

Jamie Feldmar, “Inside the Boom of Israeli Cuisine in America,” Zagat, November 14, 2016. https://www.zagat.com/b/inside-the-boom-of-israeli-cuisine-in-america

Lauren Frayer, “As Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Enter The Workforce, High-Tech Beckons,” NPR, November 12, 2016. http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/11/12/501620376/as-israels-ultra-orthodox-enter-the-workforce-high-tech-beckons

Hanin Ghaddar, “Iran May be Using Iraq and Syria as a Bridge to Lebanon.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 23, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/iran-may-be-using-iraq-and-syria-as-a-bridge-to-lebanon

Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Lessons of Henry Kissinger,” The Atlantic, November 10, 2016. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/12/the-lessons-of-henry-kissinger/505868/

Haisam Hassanein, “Egypt and Israel’s Growing Economic Cooperation,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 2, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-and-israels-growing-economic-cooperation

Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky, “The New UN Secretary General,” INSS, November 2, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12510

Arthur Herman, “Everyone Loves Israel” Mosaic, November 7, 2016. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2016/11/everybody-loves-israel/

Jeremy Hulsh, “Tune In Tel Aviv Conference Founder Debunks 5 Myths About Israel’s Music Scene, Billboard, November 8, 2016. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7565929/tune-in-tel-aviv-conference-myths-israel-music-scene

Efraim Inbar, “Australia and Israel: Good Guys Should Stick Together,” Begin-Sadat Center, November 22, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/379-inbar-australia-israel-good-guys-stick-together/

Ellen Laipson, “Taking the Long View on the Changing Status of Women in the Middle East,” World Politics Review, November 1, 2016.  http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/20329/taking-the-long-view-on-the-changing-status-of-women-in-the-middle-east

Tovah Lazaroff, “Rivlin: India and Israel can ‘make magic’ on food security,” Jerusalem Post, November 21, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Rivlin-India-and-Israel-can-make-magic-on-food-security-473211

Eran Lerman, “Worse than a Crime: The Folly of Seeking an Imposed Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Begin-Sadat Center, November 8, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/376-lerman-worse-crime-folly-seeking-imposed-solution-israeli-palestinian-conflict/

David Makovsky, “Israel's Brewing Settlements Law Could Stir Problems in Washington,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 17, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-brewing-settlements-law-could-stir-problems-in-washington

Ariane Mandell, “Israel’s shifting culture of philanthropy,” Jerusalem Post, November 28, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israels-shifting-culture-of-philanthropy-473853

Hisham Melhem, “What does a Trump presidency mean for the Middle East,” al-Arabiya, December 2, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/11/26/What-does-a-Trump-presidency-mean-for-the-Middle-East-.html

Kobi Michael, “Donald Trump’s Election as President: Israel’s Additional Focus,” INSS, November 30, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12618

Aaron David Miller, “Why Carter is wrong on State of Palestine,” CNN, November 30, 2016. http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/30/opinions/carter-call-recognizing-palestinian-statehood/index.html

Beverley Milton-Edwards, “The Prince: President Abbas’ successor?” Brookings Institution, November 7, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/the-prince-president-abbas-successor/

Mazal Mualem, “Israeli education minister declares math ‘state of emergency,’” Al-Monitor, November 30, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/11/israel-education-timss-math-results-gaps-jews-arabs.html  

Harry Nelson, “The road of Israeli health tech to the U.S. market,” Jewish Journal, November 18, 2016. http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/the_road_of_israeli_health_tech_to_the_u.s._market

Volker Perthes, “President Trump and International Relations,” Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, November 18, 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/president-trump-and-international-relations.html

Martin Raffel, “The Challenge of anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment on campus,” New Jersey Jewish News,” November 15, 2016. http://njjewishnews.com/article/32531/the-challenge-of-anti-semitism-and-anti-israel-sentiment-on-campus#.WECNI9UrLRZ

Paul Rivlin, “How Jordan Survives: Part 1,” Dayan Center, October 31, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/how-jordan-survives-part-1

Paul Rivlin, “How Jordan Survives: Part 2,” Dayan Center, November 30, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/how-jordan-survives-part-2

Dennis Ross, “How Trump could surprise the world on Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking,” Washington Post, November 30, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/how-trump-could-surprise-the-world-on-israeli-palestinian-peace-making/2016/11/30/6e1f9c76-b5bc-11e6-959c-172c82123976_story.html?utm_term=.dbe786866bda

Michael Rubin, “Is Donald Trump Israel’s new BFF?” American Enterprise Institute, November 15, 2016. http://www.aei.org/publication/is-donald-trump-israels-new-bff/

Neal Sandler, “Israel Launches $4B Gas Field and Pipeline Investment,” Engineering News-Record, November 29, 2016. http://www.enr.com/articles/41009-israel-launches-4b-gas-field-and-pipeline-investment

Robert Satloff, “Everyone Loves Israel – Until They Don’t,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 14, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/everyone-loves-israel-until-they-dont

Malina Saval, “Sharon Stone, Natalie Portman Take Top Honors at Israel Film Festival Gala,” Variety, November 10, 2016. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/sharon-stone-natalie-portman-honored-at-israel-film-festival-gala-1201915004/

Sima Shine, Anna Catran, “The Start of the Iranian Presidential Campaign,” INSS, November 24, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12603

Max Singer, “Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem: A Great Opportunity for the New President,” Begin-Sadat Center, November 21, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/378-singer-moving-us-embassy-jerusalem-great-opportunity-new-president/

Felicity Spector, “A cuisine without borders: the vibrant flavours of Israeli food in Britain,” The Telegraph, July 28, 2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/a-cuisine-without-borders-the-vibrant-flavours-of-israeli-food-i/

Tyler Stapleton, “Congress Introduces Bill to Combat BDS Worldwide,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, November 18, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/tyler-stapleton-congress-introduces-bill-to-combat-bds-worldwide/ 

United Nations Development Programme, “Arab Human Development Report 2016,” United Nations Development Programme, December 2016. http://www.arabstates.undp.org/content/dam/rbas/report/AHDR%20Reports/AHDR%202016/AHDR%20Final%202016/AHDR2016En.pdf

Amos Yadlin, “Israel and the United States: An Opportunity to Strengthen the Special Relationship,” INSS, November 15, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12544

Sarah Yerkes, “With Trump coming to the White House, what’s Obama’s exit calculus on the peace process?” Brookings Institution, November 16, 2016.  https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/11/16/with-trump-coming-to-the-white-house-whats-obamas-exit-calculus-on-the-peace-process/

Michael Zeff, “EU-Israel trade predicted to grow despite diplomatic tension,” Jerusalem Post, November 23, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Economic-panel-tackles-economic-challenges-for-Israel-473444

Raz Zimmt, “When Soccer and Music Conflict with Religion: Citizens on Social Networks against Clerics in Iran,” Dayan Center, October 2016. http://dayan.org/content/when-soccer-and-music-conflict-religion-citizens-social-networks-against-clerics-iran 

#44 Contemporary Readings, October 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Ghaith Al-Omari, “A Paralyzing Rivalry,” The Cipher Brief, October 27, 2016. https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/middle-east/paralyzing-rivalry-1089

Graham Allison, “Why ISIS Fears Israel,” The National Interest, August 8, 2016. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-isis-fears-israel-17286

Yaakov Amidor, “Tip of the Iceberg: Russian Use of Power in Syria,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 9, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/371-amidror-tip-of-the-iceberg-russian/

Yoni Ben Menachem, “The Businesses of Mahmoud Abbas and His Sons,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 14, 2016, http://jcpa.org/article/the-businesses-of-mahmoud-abbas-and-his-sons/

Ariel Ben Solomon, “Israel Should Avoid Turkey, Include Cyprus in Gas Export Projects,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 7, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/370-ben-solomon-israel-avoid-turkey-include-cyprus-gas-export-projects/

Anthony Bergin and Efraim Inbar, “The wattle and the olive: A new chapter in Australia and Israel working together,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 2016. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SR95_Australia-Israel-Nov-2016.pdf

BESA Center Associates, “Israeli West Bank Policy – Whereto?” Begin-Sadat Center, October 2016. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Israeli-West-Bank-Policy.pdf

Anna Borschevskaya and Cmdr Jeremy Vaughn, USN, “How the Russian Military Reestablished Itself in the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 17, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-the-russian-military-reestablished-itself-in-the-middle-east

Ben Caspit, “The Israeli defense minister’s surprising offer,” Al-Monitor, October 26, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/10/israel-why-minister-liberman-offered-hamas-a-sea-port.html

Meir Elran, Mohammed Abo Nasra and Doron Matza, “The Decision by Arab Leaders in Israel Not to Attend the Peres Funeral: An Act of Defiance or a New Trend?” INSS, October 31, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12508

Oded Eran, “The American Conundrums in the Middle East, as Reflected in the Clinton-Trump Debate,” INSS, October 26,2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12472

Greer Fay Cashman, “A bridge between Austria and Israel,” Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-bridge-between-Austria-and-Israel-470663

Ben Fisher, “A different angle: A group of American music insiders pay a visit to Israel to learn about the country through its musicians and music industy,” Jerusalem Post, October 20, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Music-camp-470488

Alex Fishman, “Israel to assist Egypt’s fragile economy,” Ynet, October 18, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4867417,00.html

Gabe Friedman, “Israeli artist recreates Yom Kippur War through new music-listening experience,” Times of Israel, October 8, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/this-album-and-listening-experience-re-creates-the-yom-kippur-war/

Daniel Glaser, “The Evolution of Terrorism Financing: Disrupting the Islamic State,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 21, 2016, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-evolution-of-terrorism-financing-disrupting-the-islamic-state

Daniel Gordis, “We Need to Talk About Israel,” Tablet, October 14, 2016, http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/213000/we-need-to-talk-about-israel

Haisam Hasanein, “Egypt and Israel’s Growing Economic Cooperation, November 2, 2016, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-and-israels-growing-economic-cooperation

Efraim Inbar, “Jerusalem is More Important than Amona,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 27, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/jerusalem-important-amona/

Israel21c Staff, “Amazing archaeological find from First Temple period,” Israel21c, October 5, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/amazing-archaeological-find-from-first-temple-period/

Israel21c Staff, “Israelis produce clean energy alternative from… spinach,” Israel21c, October 2, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/israelis-produce-clean-energy-alternative-from-spinach/

Kenneth Jacobson, “Abstention on UNESCO Vote? Not Good Enough,” Times of Israel, October 28, 2016. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/abstention-on-unesco-vote-not-good-enough/

Alex Joffe, “BDS, Political Religion, and the Crisis of the Global Left,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 28, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/374-joffe-bds-political-religion-crisis-global-left/

Jerusalem Post Editorial, “Egypt and Israel,” Jerusalem Post, October 25, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Egypt-and-Israel-470853

Jewish News Service, “Israeli Economic Growth Exceeding Expectations,” The Algemeiner, October 15, 2016. https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/10/15/israeli-economic-growth-exceeding-expectations/

Jewish Telegraph Agency, “Israeli documentary named to shortlist for Academy Awards,” Arutz Sheva, October 28, 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219464

Efraim Karsh, “The Oslo Disaster,” Begin-Sadat Center, September 4, 2016. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/msps123-karsh-the-oslo-disaster/

Steven R. Koltai, “Shimon Peres: Godfather of Israeli entrepreneurship,” Brookings Institution, October 14, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2016/10/14/shimon-peres-godfather-of-israeli-entrepreneurship/

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The West Must Insist that the Palestinians Change their Narrative,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 5, 2016, http://jcpa.org/article/west-must-insist-palestinians-change-narrative/

Eran Lerman, “Abbas at Mount Herzl: A Complex Man at a Complex Moment,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 10, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/372-lerman-abbas-at-mount-herzl/

Peter Lintl, “The Dynamics of a Right-wing Coalition - How the Failure of the Peace Processes Encourages Domestic Populism in Israel,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, October 2016.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/israel_the_dynamics_of_a_right_wing_coalition.html

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, “A Drumbeat of Negative Commentary (Mideast Monitor),” Dayan Center, October 25, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/drumbeat-negative-commentary-mideast-monitor

Maisie McCormack and Brandon Friedman, “Beyond Fraternity: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” Dayan Center, October 26, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/beyond-fraternity-kingdom-saudi-arabia-and-united-arab-emirates-uae

Kobi Michael, “The Palestinian Terrorism of the Past Year: Causes and Policy Recommendations,” INSS, October 14, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12439

Assaf Orion, “The United States, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: An Unfinished Symphony,” INSS, October 6, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12404

Charles Passy, “Israeli Chefs Offer a Taste of the Holy Land in New York,” Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-chefs-offer-a-taste-of-the-holy-land-in-new-york-1475621312

W. Robert Pearson, “Turkey After July 16- Dawn or Disaster,” The Middle East Institute, October 17, 2016, http://www.mei.edu/content/article/turkey-after-july-15-dawn-or-disaster

Pew Staff, “American and Israeli Jews: Twin Portraits From Pew Research Center Surveys,” Pew Research Center September 27, 2016. http://www.pewforum.org/2016/09/27/american-and-israeli-jews-twin-portraits-from-pew-research-center-surveys/

Viva Sarah Press, “Tel Aviv’s pubs are moonlighting as daytime offices,” Israel21c, October 27, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/tel-avivs-pubs-are-moonlighting-as-daytime-offices/

Brian Reeves and Natan Sachs, “Israeli national unity government redux?” Brookings Institution, October 14, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/10/14/israeli-national-unity-government-redux/

Paul Rivlin, “How Jordan Survives: Part 1,” Dayan Center, October 31, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/how-jordan-survives-part-1

Shoshana Solomon, “Israeli army may crack down on ex-soldiers profiting from tech expertise,” Times of Israel, October 4, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-army-may-crack-down-on-ex-soldiers-profiting-from-tech-expertise/

Jonathan Spyer, “Patterns of Subversion: Iranian Us of Proxies in the Middle East, Rubin Center, September 5, 2016. http://www.rubincenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04_Spyer-TM-au-PDF.pdf

Washington Institute Satff, “Muslim, Jewish Religious Leaders Denounce Violence, Promote Peace in Unprecedented Israeli-Palestinian Meeting,” The Washington Institute, October 13, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/muslim-jewish-religious-leaders-denounce-violence-promote-peace-in-unpreced

Katy Watson, “Israel in food fight over kosher licensing,” BBC News, October 10, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37443634

Wharton Staff, “Can Israel Expand Its Startup Culture To Nearby Regions?” Wharton School at UPenn, October 24, 2016. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/can-israel-recast-startup-nation-into-startup-region/

Heiko Wimmen, “Lebanon’s State Erosion, Divisions of Conflict in Syria Sustain a Dangerous Stalemate,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, October 2016, https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C46_wmm.pdf

Ynet Staff, “The Israeli technology that’s linked to virtually every drink in the world,” Ynet, October 27, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4870990,00.html

Danielle Ziri, “Birthright program contributed over $1 billion to Israeli economy, study shows,” Jerusalem Post, October 21, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Birthright-program-contributed-over-1-billion-to-Israeli-economy-study-shows-470628

#44 Contemporary Readings, October 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Ghaith Al-Omari, “A Paralyzing Rivalry,” The Cipher Brief, October 27, 2016. https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/middle-east/paralyzing-rivalry-1089

Graham Allison, “Why ISIS Fears Israel,” The National Interest, August 8, 2016. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-isis-fears-israel-17286

Yaakov Amidor, “Tip of the Iceberg: Russian Use of Power in Syria,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 9, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/371-amidror-tip-of-the-iceberg-russian/

Yoni Ben Menachem, “The Businesses of Mahmoud Abbas and His Sons,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 14, 2016, http://jcpa.org/article/the-businesses-of-mahmoud-abbas-and-his-sons/

Ariel Ben Solomon, “Israel Should Avoid Turkey, Include Cyprus in Gas Export Projects,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 7, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/370-ben-solomon-israel-avoid-turkey-include-cyprus-gas-export-projects/

Anthony Bergin and Efraim Inbar, “The wattle and the olive: A new chapter in Australia and Israel working together,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 2016. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SR95_Australia-Israel-Nov-2016.pdf

BESA Center Associates, “Israeli West Bank Policy – Whereto?” Begin-Sadat Center, October 2016. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Israeli-West-Bank-Policy.pdf

Anna Borschevskaya and Cmdr Jeremy Vaughn, USN, “How the Russian Military Reestablished Itself in the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 17, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-the-russian-military-reestablished-itself-in-the-middle-east

Ben Caspit, “The Israeli defense minister’s surprising offer,” Al-Monitor, October 26, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/10/israel-why-minister-liberman-offered-hamas-a-sea-port.html

Meir Elran, Mohammed Abo Nasra and Doron Matza, “The Decision by Arab Leaders in Israel Not to Attend the Peres Funeral: An Act of Defiance or a New Trend?” INSS, October 31, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12508

Oded Eran, “The American Conundrums in the Middle East, as Reflected in the Clinton-Trump Debate,” INSS, October 26,2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12472

Greer Fay Cashman, “A bridge between Austria and Israel,” Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-bridge-between-Austria-and-Israel-470663

Ben Fisher, “A different angle: A group of American music insiders pay a visit to Israel to learn about the country through its musicians and music industy,” Jerusalem Post, October 20, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Music-camp-470488

Alex Fishman, “Israel to assist Egypt’s fragile economy,” Ynet, October 18, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4867417,00.html

Gabe Friedman, “Israeli artist recreates Yom Kippur War through new music-listening experience,” Times of Israel, October 8, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/this-album-and-listening-experience-re-creates-the-yom-kippur-war/

Daniel Glaser, “The Evolution of Terrorism Financing: Disrupting the Islamic State,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 21, 2016, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-evolution-of-terrorism-financing-disrupting-the-islamic-state

Daniel Gordis, “We Need to Talk About Israel,” Tablet, October 14, 2016, http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/213000/we-need-to-talk-about-israel

Haisam Hasanein, “Egypt and Israel’s Growing Economic Cooperation, November 2, 2016, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-and-israels-growing-economic-cooperation

Efraim Inbar, “Jerusalem is More Important than Amona,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 27, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/jerusalem-important-amona/

Israel21c Staff, “Amazing archaeological find from First Temple period,” Israel21c, October 5, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/amazing-archaeological-find-from-first-temple-period/

Israel21c Staff, “Israelis produce clean energy alternative from… spinach,” Israel21c, October 2, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/israelis-produce-clean-energy-alternative-from-spinach/

Kenneth Jacobson, “Abstention on UNESCO Vote? Not Good Enough,” Times of Israel, October 28, 2016. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/abstention-on-unesco-vote-not-good-enough/

Alex Joffe, “BDS, Political Religion, and the Crisis of the Global Left,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 28, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/374-joffe-bds-political-religion-crisis-global-left/

Jerusalem Post Editorial, “Egypt and Israel,” Jerusalem Post, October 25, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Egypt-and-Israel-470853

Jewish News Service, “Israeli Economic Growth Exceeding Expectations,” The Algemeiner, October 15, 2016. https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/10/15/israeli-economic-growth-exceeding-expectations/

Jewish Telegraph Agency, “Israeli documentary named to shortlist for Academy Awards,” Arutz Sheva, October 28, 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219464

Efraim Karsh, “The Oslo Disaster,” Begin-Sadat Center, September 4, 2016. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/msps123-karsh-the-oslo-disaster/

Steven R. Koltai, “Shimon Peres: Godfather of Israeli entrepreneurship,” Brookings Institution, October 14, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2016/10/14/shimon-peres-godfather-of-israeli-entrepreneurship/

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The West Must Insist that the Palestinians Change their Narrative,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 5, 2016, http://jcpa.org/article/west-must-insist-palestinians-change-narrative/

Eran Lerman, “Abbas at Mount Herzl: A Complex Man at a Complex Moment,” Begin-Sadat Center, October 10, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/372-lerman-abbas-at-mount-herzl/

Peter Lintl, “The Dynamics of a Right-wing Coalition - How the Failure of the Peace Processes Encourages Domestic Populism in Israel,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, October 2016.  https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/israel_the_dynamics_of_a_right_wing_coalition.html

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, “A Drumbeat of Negative Commentary (Mideast Monitor),” Dayan Center, October 25, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/drumbeat-negative-commentary-mideast-monitor

Maisie McCormack and Brandon Friedman, “Beyond Fraternity: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” Dayan Center, October 26, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/beyond-fraternity-kingdom-saudi-arabia-and-united-arab-emirates-uae

Kobi Michael, “The Palestinian Terrorism of the Past Year: Causes and Policy Recommendations,” INSS, October 14, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12439

Assaf Orion, “The United States, Syria, and Chemical Weapons: An Unfinished Symphony,” INSS, October 6, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12404

Charles Passy, “Israeli Chefs Offer a Taste of the Holy Land in New York,” Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-chefs-offer-a-taste-of-the-holy-land-in-new-york-1475621312

W. Robert Pearson, “Turkey After July 16- Dawn or Disaster,” The Middle East Institute, October 17, 2016, http://www.mei.edu/content/article/turkey-after-july-15-dawn-or-disaster

Pew Staff, “American and Israeli Jews: Twin Portraits From Pew Research Center Surveys,” Pew Research Center September 27, 2016. http://www.pewforum.org/2016/09/27/american-and-israeli-jews-twin-portraits-from-pew-research-center-surveys/

Viva Sarah Press, “Tel Aviv’s pubs are moonlighting as daytime offices,” Israel21c, October 27, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/tel-avivs-pubs-are-moonlighting-as-daytime-offices/

Brian Reeves and Natan Sachs, “Israeli national unity government redux?” Brookings Institution, October 14, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/10/14/israeli-national-unity-government-redux/

Paul Rivlin, “How Jordan Survives: Part 1,” Dayan Center, October 31, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/how-jordan-survives-part-1

Shoshana Solomon, “Israeli army may crack down on ex-soldiers profiting from tech expertise,” Times of Israel, October 4, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-army-may-crack-down-on-ex-soldiers-profiting-from-tech-expertise/

Jonathan Spyer, “Patterns of Subversion: Iranian Us of Proxies in the Middle East, Rubin Center, September 5, 2016. http://www.rubincenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04_Spyer-TM-au-PDF.pdf

Washington Institute Satff, “Muslim, Jewish Religious Leaders Denounce Violence, Promote Peace in Unprecedented Israeli-Palestinian Meeting,” The Washington Institute, October 13, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/muslim-jewish-religious-leaders-denounce-violence-promote-peace-in-unpreced

Katy Watson, “Israel in food fight over kosher licensing,” BBC News, October 10, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37443634

Wharton Staff, “Can Israel Expand Its Startup Culture To Nearby Regions?” Wharton School at UPenn, October 24, 2016. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/can-israel-recast-startup-nation-into-startup-region/

Heiko Wimmen, “Lebanon’s State Erosion, Divisions of Conflict in Syria Sustain a Dangerous Stalemate,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, October 2016, https://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C46_wmm.pdf

Ynet Staff, “The Israeli technology that’s linked to virtually every drink in the world,” Ynet, October 27, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4870990,00.html

Danielle Ziri, “Birthright program contributed over $1 billion to Israeli economy, study shows,” Jerusalem Post, October 21, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Birthright-program-contributed-over-1-billion-to-Israeli-economy-study-shows-470628

#43 Contemporary Readings, September 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Special Collection: Iran—200 on-line collected articles about Iran (2010-2016)—the nuclear issue, Iranian economy, foreign policy, Russia and Turkey and Iran, Iran and Saudi Arabia, in the Syrian conflict,  and more https://israeled.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/iran-article-compilation.pdf 

Renee Beyda, “Israeli Filmmaker Uninvited from Film Festival,” The Jewish Week, September 20, 2016. http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york/israeli-filmmaker-uninvited-film-festival

Patrick Clawson, “Obama Team Makes Defensible Actions on Iran Looks Suspicious,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 8, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/obama-team-makes-defensible-actions-on-iran-look-suspicious

Niv Elis, “Apple Reportedly Developing iPhone 8 in Israel,” The Jerusalem Post, September 29, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Apple-reportedly-developing-iPhone-8-in-Israel-468951

Shmuel Even, David Siman-Tov, and Gabi Siboni, “Structuring Israel’s Cyber Defense,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 21, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12364

Udi Dekel and Ofir Winter, “Cautious Pessimism: The Ceasefire in Syria – Prospects for Success,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 19, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12361

Gershon Hacohen, “Separation Is Not the Answer,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 29, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/368-hacohen-separation-not-answer/

Simon Henderson, “Holy War of Words: Growing Saudi-Iranian Tensions,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 7, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/holy-war-of-words-growing-saudi-iranian-tensions

Simon Henderson, “Jordan’s Strategic Decision to Buy Israeli Gas,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 26, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jordans-strategic-decision-to-buy-israeli-gas?utm_term=Read%20th

Michael Herzog, “Israel’s Core Security Requirements in Permanent-Status Negotiations,” Fathom, August 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/israels-core-security-requirements-in-permanent-status-negotiations/

Israel21c Staff, “Amazing Archaeological find from First Temple Period,” Israel21c, October 5, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/amazing-archaeological-find-from-first-temple-period/

Jerusalem Post Staff, “Musician Brian Eno Upholds BDS, Refuses to Let Israeli Dance Company Use Music,” The Jerusalem Post, September 7, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Musician-Brian-Eno-upholds-BDS-refuses-to-let-Israeli-dance-company-use-music-467154

Raphael Kadushin, “Tel Aviv: A Beach-to-Market Food Tour,” The Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/tel-aviv-a-beach-to-market-food-tour-1475167369

Chen Kane, W. Seth Carus, and Nima Gerami, “Why the U.S-Israel Military Aid Package Matters,” The National Interest, September 25, 2016. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-the-us-israel-military-aid-package-matters-17818

Steven Koltai, “Shimon Peres: Godfather of Israeli Entrepreneurship,” Jewish Journal, September 30, 2016. http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/shimon_peres_godfather_of_israeli_entrepreneurship

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The West Must Insist that the Palestinians Change Their Narrative,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 5, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/west-must-insist-palestinians-change-narrative/

Tova Lazaroff and Herb Keinon, “World Leaders to Arrive in Israel for Friday Funeral of Shimon Peres,” The Jerusalem Post, September 28, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/World-leaders-to-arrive-in-Israel-for-Friday-funeral-of-Shimon-Peres-468868

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Small Israeli Institutions Get Help Birthing Big Ideas,”Israel21c, September 4, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/small-israeli-institutions-get-help-birthing-big-ideas/

Ori Lenkinski, “Tel Aviv Experimental Fringe Theater Company Tmuna Hosts Festival of Plays, Music,” The Jerusalem Post, September 11, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Tel-Aviv-experimental-fringe-theater-company-Tmuna-hosts-festival-of-plays-music-467469  

Eran Lerman, “Game of Camps: Ideological Fault Lines in the Wreckage of the Arab State System,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies September 2016. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/MSPS124-1.pdf

Eran Lerman, “Khamenei’s Slant on WWII: Iran Must Not Go the Way of Germany and Japan,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 28, 2016.  http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/367-lerman-khameneis-slant-wwii-iran-must-not-go-way-germany-japan/

Zvi Magen and Udi Dekel, “Russia’s Initiative on the Israeli-Palestinian Process: Another Move to Regain Influence in the Middle East,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 13, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12339

David Makovsky, “The Money and the Message,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 15, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-new-mou-the-money-and-the-message

David Makovsky, “Shimon Peres was Israel’s Quintessential Zionist,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 28, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/shimon-peres-was-israels-quintessential-zionist

Hour Doron Matza, Meir Elran, and Mohammed Abo Nasra, “Troubles in Paradise: The New Arab Leadership in Israel and the Challenges of the Hour,” The Institute for National Security Studies, July 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/INSS.StrAss19.2.July16942619882.pdf

Hisham Melhem, “Scorched Earth and Scorched Souls,” Al Arabiya, September 17, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/09/17/Scorched-earth-and-scorched-souls.html

Aryeh Mellman, “Clinton vs. Trump on Key Middle East Issues: Prepping for the Debate,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 22, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/clinton-vs.-trump-on-key-middle-east-issues-prepping-for-the-debate

Yoni Ben Menachem, “The Business of Mahmoud Abbas and His Sons,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 14, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/the-businesses-of-mahmoud-abbas-and-his-sons/

Kobi Michael, “The Agreement Between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Electricity: Guiding Rationales for a Working Model,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 22, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12370

Michael O’Hanlon, “Deconstructing Syria: A Confederal Approach,” Brookings, September 16, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/research/deconstructing-syria-a-confederal-approach/

Sever Plocker, “A political realist (Shimon Peres)in an irrational world,” Ynet News, September 29, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4860253,00.html

Gerard Pozzi, “Leket Israel: A Role Model Food Bank,” Foodtank, September 28, 2016. http://foodtank.com/news/2016/09/leket-israel-a-role-model-food-bank

Viva Sarah Press, “10 Israelis Making a Mark on New York’s Tech Scene,” Israel21c, September 19, 2016.  http://www.israel21c.org/10-israelis-making-a-mark-on-new-yorks-tech-scene/

Itamar Rabinovich, “Israeli’s Last Founding Father (Shimon Peres),” Brookings, September 28, 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/09/28/israels-last-founding-father/

Reuters, “Abbas's Farewell to Shimon Peres Stirs Controversy Among Palestinians,” The Jerusalem Post, October 3, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Abbass-farewell-to-Shimon-Peres-stirs-controversy-among-Palestinians-469345

Yehudit Ronen, “Post-Qaddafi Libya: A Failing State,” The Moshe Dayan Center, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/post-qaddafi-libya-failing-state

Armin Rosen, “Jewish Voters Are in Love with Hillary’s Pragmatism. What Does That Mean for Mideast Policy?” Tablet, September 7, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/212675/jewish-voters-hillarys-pragmatism

Armin Rosen, “Boundaries of Slowly Thawing Arab-Israeli Relations on Display at Iran Risk Summit in NYC,” Tablet, September 21, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/214072/boundaries-of-slowly-thawing-arab-israeli-relations-on-display-at-iran-risk-summit-in-nyc

Karin Rubinstein, “More Than Positioning: Israel's Tech Challenges,” The Jerusalem Post, September 5, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/More-than-positioning-Israels-tech-challenges-466935

Jonathan Rynhold, “US-Israel Relations: Beyond the $38 Billion,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 27, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/366-rynhold-us-israel-relations-beyond-38-billion/

David Samuels, “One Last (Shimon Peres) Interview,” Tablet, September 29, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/214621/one-last-interview

Robert Satloff, “What Trump and Clinton Said (And Didn’t Say) About the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 27, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/what-trump-and-clinton-said-and-didnt-say-about-the-middle-east?utm_term

David Schenker, “Cracks Start to Show in Jordan,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 13, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/cracks-start-to-show-in-jordan

Michael Schwartz, “The Development of the Sino-Iranian Limited Partnership: China’s $600-Billion Proposition,” The Moshe Dayan Center, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/development-sino-iranian-limited-partnership-china’s-600-billion-proposition

Cui Shoujun, “The Logic of China’s Israel Policy,” The Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-logic-of-Chinas-Israel-policy-468486

Robin Shulman, “Shimon Peres, Israeli Statesman and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 93,” The Washington Post, September 27, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/shimon-peres-israeli-statesman-and-nobel-peace-prize-winner-dies-at-93/2016/09/27/ef12f968-c5db-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story.html

David Siman-Tov and Gabi Siboni, “The Superpower Cyber War and the US Elections,” The Institute for National Security Studies, September 26, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12384

Shoshanna Solomon, “Program Seeks to Boost Bedouins in Israeli High-Tech,” The Times of Israel, October 2, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/program-seeks-to-boost-bedouins-in-israeli-high-tech/

Michael Steinbach, “How Technology has Transformed the Terrorist Threat Fifteen Years after 9/11,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 21, 2016, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-technology-has-transformed-the-terrorist-threat-fifteen-years-after-9-1

Ron Tira, “Israel’s Second War Doctrine,” The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv, July 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/INSS.StrAss19.2.July16942619882.pdf

Mira Tzoreff, “From Great Expectations to Bitter Disappointment: Egypt’s Youth, After Three Years of al-Sisi's Presidency,” The Moshe Dayan Center, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/great-expectations-bitter-disappointment-egypt’s-youth-after-three-years-al-sisis-presidency

Sharon Udasin, “Global Agtech Investors Find 'Rich Pipeline of Opportunities' in Israel,” The Jerusalem Post, September 27, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Environment/Global-agtech-investors-find-rich-pipeline-of-opportunities-in-Israel-468833

David Wainer, “Bank of Israel Holds Rate as It Raises Growth Outlook,” Bloomberg, September 26, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-26/bank-of-israel-holds-interest-rate-amid-economic-improvement

Benjamin Weinthal, “City of Munich Cancels BDS Event Due to Anti-Semitism,” Foundation For Defense of Democracies, September 24, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-city-of-munich-cancels-bds-event-due-to-antisemitism/

Moshe Yaalon, “Why Iran is more dangerous than Islamic State,” LA Times, September, 29, 2016. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-yaalon-iran-threat-20160929-snap-story.html

Roie Yellinek, “China’s New Position on the Middle East,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, September 11, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/363-yellnik-chinas-new-position-middle-east/ 

#42 Contemporary Readings, August 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Hani Al-Masri, “Hamas faces bitter options,” Middle East Monitor, March 29, 2016. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160329-hamas-faces-bitter-options/

Yaakov Amidror, “Cyberspace, the Final Frontier,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 30, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/cyberspace-final-frontier/

Yaacok Amidror, “The Iran Deal One Year Later: The Fuse is Still Burning,” BESA Center, August 8, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-deal-first-anniversary/

Steffen Angenendt, David Kipp, Anne Koch, “Many Refugees, Poor Data,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, August 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C37_adt_kpp_koh.pdf

Alan Baker, “Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 15, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/ten-false-assumptions-regarding-israel/

Barak Barfi, “Assad Bombs the Kurds: Implications for U.S. Strategy in Syria,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 23, 2016.  http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/assad-bombs-the-kurds-implications-for-u.s.-strategy-in-syria

Peter Beaumont, “Gaza becomes social media warzone ahead of Palestinian elections,” The Guardian, August, 24, 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/gaza-becomes-social-media-warzone-ahead-palestinian-elections

Coral Braun, “Israeli directors win MTV award for Coldplay’s ‘Up&Up’ music video,” Jerusalem Post, August 29, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-directing-pair-wins-MTV-award-for-Coldplay-music-video-466309

Hannah Brown, “Israeli movies abound at this year’s Toronto Film Festival,” Jerusalem Post, August 21, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-movies-abound-at-this-years-Toronto-Film-Festival-464687

Anthony H. Cordesman, “U.S. Wars in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen: What Are the Endstates?” Center for Strategic and International Studies, August 15, 2016. https://www.csis.org/analysis/us-wars-iraq-syria-libya-and-yemen-what-are-endstates

Omar Einav, Orit Perlov, and Ofir Winter, “Not Just Sports: Mixed Sentiments in Egyptian Discourse about Israel,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 18, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12232

Shlomi Eldar, “The morning after: What happens to Gaza if Hamas is toppled?,” Al-Monitor, August 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/08/avigdor-liberman-plan-hamas-ngo-humanitarian-aid-gaza-strip.html

Niv Elis, “Israeli-Chinese hardware incubator launches in Tel Aviv,” Jerusalem Post, August 30, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Israeli-Chinese-hardware-incubator-launches-in-Tel-Aviv-466382

Yoram Ettinger, “Israel’s Economy – an Island of Stability,” Jewish Press, August 8, 2016. http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/the-ettinger-report/israels-economy-an-island-of-stability/2016/08/08/

Joel Fishman, “The Historical Problem of Haj Amin al-Husseini, ‘Grand Mufti’ of Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 22, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/historical-problem-hajj-amin-al-husseini-grand-mufti-jerusalem/

Matti Friedman, “The Ideological Roots of Media Bias Against Israel,” Fathom, January 2015. http://fathomjournal.org/the-ideological-roots-of-media-bias-against-israel/

Shiryn Ghermezian, “Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’,” The Algemeiner, August 28, 2016. https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/08/28/playboy-columnist-calls-israels-burning-man-festival-ultimate-revenge-on-hitler/

John Hannah, “Saudi Arabia Strikes Back,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, August 16, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/saudi-arabia-strikes-back/

Pinhas Inbari, “The Fraying Palestinian Political Entity in the West Bank,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 3, 2016. http://jcpa.org/the-fraying-palestinian-political-entity-in-the-west-bank/

Ephraim Kam, Zvi Magen, “Russia Stations Fighter Jets in Iran for Use in Syria,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 21, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12235

Ziv Klein, “Moody’s affirms Israel’s A1 credit rating, says economy stable,” Israel Hayom, August 14, 2016. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=35663

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli lab proves Stephen Hawking’s theory,” Israel21c, August 18, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/israeli-lab-proves-stephen-hawkings-theory/

Tal Kra-Oz, “Shai Tsbari Storms the Heavens, from Bat Yam to New York,” Tablet, August 22, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/music/211136/shai-tsabari-storms-the-heavens

Norman Lebrecht, “Breaking: Rotterdam Phil Appoints Israeli Music Director, 27,” Slipped Disc, August 23, 2016. http://slippedisc.com/2016/08/breaking-rotterdam-phil-appoint-israeli-music-director-27-years-old/

Eran Lerman, “Regional Implications of the Failed Coup d’État and Purges in Turkey,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 1, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/regional-implications-failed-coup-detat-purges-turkey-initial-indicators/

David Makovsky, “Israel Defense Minister surprises by announcing West Bank Projects in Key Areas," Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 19, 2016. https://outlook.office.com/owa/projection.aspx

C. Meital, “Three Years Into Al-Sisi's Rule: Difficult Challenges At Home And Abroad,” Middle East Media Research Institute, August 14, 2016. http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/9395.htm

Arye Mekel, “Turkey, the Refugee Crisis and Brexit: Concerns and Opportunities for Greece,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 12, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/turkey-the-refugee-crisis-and-brexit-concerns-and-opportunities-for-greece/

Hisham Melhem, “Rage, rage. Unadulterated rage against the dying of hope [in Syria],” al-Arabiya, August 20, 2016.  https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/2016/08/20/Rage-rage-unadulterated-rage-against-the-dying-of-hope-in-Syria.html

Kobi Michael, Udi Dekel, “The Defense Minister’s Plan: One Hand Gives, the Other Topples,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 25, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12256

Mazal Mualem, “Why the Sabbath crisis didn’t topple Netanyahu’s government” Al-Monitor, August 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/08/israel-third-sabbath-coalition-crisis-netanyahu-katz.html

Mohammed Abu Nasra, Meir Elran, Eran Yashiv, “The Five-Year Economic Plan for Israel’s Arab Sector: A Progress Report,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 9, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12208

Gaith Omari, “Palestinian Local Elections: An Opportunity for Political Revival or a Gam of Chicken,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 5, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/palestinian-local-elections-an-opportunity-for-political-revival-or-a-game

David Pollack, “The New Normal: Today’s Arab Debate Over Ties with Israel,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 25, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-new-normal-todays-arab-debate-over-ties-with-israel

Nadav Pollak, “Transformation of Hezbollah by its Involvement in Syria,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/ResearchNote35-Pollak-2.pdf 

Adam Rasgon, “A guide to the upcoming PA municipal elections,” Jerusalem Post, August 8, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/A-guide-to-the-upcoming-PA-municipal-elections-463510

Abdulrahman al-Rashed, “The Shock of a Russian base in Iran,” al-Arabiya, August 18, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/08/18/The-shock-of-a-Russian-base-in-Iran.html

Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe, “The anti-Israel movement's 'anti-normalization' campaign,” National Post, August 3, 2016, http://www.romirowsky.com/19081/israel-anti-normalization

Peter Rudolf, “Liberal Hegemony and US Foreign Policy under Barack Obama,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, August 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C40_rdf.pdf

Zaki Shalom, “The Obama Administration: Toward a Security Council Resolution on an Israeli-Palestinian Agreement?,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 23, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12244

Max Singer, “The New Threat of Very Accurate Missiles,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, August 9, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/new-threat-accurate-missiles/

Joseph S. Spoerl, “Whitewashing Palestine to Eliminate Israel: The Case of the One-State Advocates,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 12, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/whitewashing-palestine-eliminate-israel-case-one-state-advocates/

Jonathan Spyer, “Where is Syria going? A Round Table with Jonathan Spyer,” Fathom, Spring 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/where-is-syria-going-a-round-table-with-jonathan-spyer/

Khaled Abu Toameh, “Hamas, Palestinian Authority Target Journalists Ahead of Election,” Gatestone Institute, August 23, 2016. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/8738/hamas-palestinian-journalists

Gönül Tol, Matt Mainzer and Zeynep Ekmekci, “Unpacking Turkey’s Failed Coup: Causes and Consequences,” Middle East Institute, August 17, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/unpacking-turkey-s-failed-coup-causes-and-consequences

Benjamin Weinthal, “In Germany, Israelis help to launch anti-BDS group,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, August 27, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-in-germany-israelis-help-to-launch-anti-bds-group/

Ofir Winter, Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Egypt and Turkey following the Failed Coup: The Interrupted Thaw,” Institute for National Security Studies, August 2, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12184

Michael Yudkin, “Lies, Damned Lies and the Academic Boycott of Israel,” Fathom, Spring 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/lies-damned-lies-and-the-academic-boycott-of-israel/

#41 Contemporary Readings, July 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

AFP, “Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Women Go Hi-Tech,” Daily Mail, July 11, 2016. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3684058/Israel-ultra-Orthodox-women-hi-tech.html

Yaacov Amidror, “Erdogan’s Turkey Takes a Fork in the Road,” BESA-SADAT Center, July 29, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/erdogans-turkey-takes-fork-road/

Nabil Araby, “A Call for Arab Diplomacy,” The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Spring 2016. http://www.thecairoreview.com/essays/a-call-for-arab-diplomacy/ 

Abdel Bari Atwan, “Egypt Caught Napping as Netanyahu Visits Nile Countries,” Raialyoum, July 13, 2016. http://www.raialyoum.com/?p=475635

Tony Badran, “Why Bibi’s Visits to Moscow Mean Bad News For Israel,” Tablet Mag, July 5, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/206472/bibi-in-moscow-bad-news-for-israel

Tony Badran, Jonathan Schanzer, and David Daoud, “The Third Lebanon War,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, July 18, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/badran-tony-the-third-lebanon-war/

Pnina Baruch, Oded Eran, and Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky, “The Quartet Report: An International Attempt to Keep the Two-State Solution Alive,” Institute for National Security Studies, July 28, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12158

David Brinn, Katherine Keenen, “Santana and BDS,” The Jerusalem Post, July 16, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Santana-and-BDS-460584

Patrick Clauson, “Iran’s Modest Economic Changes Since JCPOA Implementation,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 6, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/irans-modest-economic-changes-since-jcpoa-implementation

Moreno Duwe, “How Art, Music, and Midburn Reshaped My Perception of Israel,” The Huffington Post, July 28, 2016. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/morena-duwe/how-art-music-and-midburn_b_11235126.html

Ahmed Eleiba, “Israel’s Regional Tactics,” al-Ahram Weekly, July 14, 2016. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/16844/17/Israel%E2%80%99s-regional-tactics.aspx

Oded Eran, Michael Oren, and Merav Michaeli,” Israeli Perspectives on International Peace Initiatives, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 12, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israeli-perspectives-on-international-peace-initiatives

Eran Etzion, “Israel on the Outer in Syria’s Civil War,” Middle East Institute, July 19, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/israel-outer-syria-s-civil-war

Freddy Eytan, “The Post-Brexit Future of European-Israeli Relations,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 3, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/post-brexit-future-european-israeli-relations/

Alex Fishman, “Egypt’s Diplomatic Games,” Y-Net News, July 13, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4827812,00.html

Yaron Friedman, “How Erdogan Survived the Coup and Why We Needed Him To,” Y-Net News, July 18, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4829891,00.html

Gregory Gause, “The Future of US-Saudi Relations,” Foreign Affairs, July/August 2016. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2016-06-13/future-us-saudi-relations

Richard Gehr, “A-Wa: The Israeli Trio Turning Yemenite Tradition Into a Global Groove,” Rolling Stone, July 7, 2016. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/a-wa-the-israeli-trio-turning-yemenite-tradition-into-a-global-groove-20160707

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, “Jewish Identities in Postmodern Societies,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 11, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/jewish-identities-postmodern-societies/

Larry Hanauer, “Israel’s Interests and Options in Syria,” The Rand Corporation, 2016. http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE185.html

Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky, “Israel and the UN Security Council Elections,” Institute for National Security Studies, July 4, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12012

Efraim Inbar, “Implications of US Disengagement from the Middle East,” BESA-Sadat Center, July 26, 2016. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/implications-us-disengagement-middle-east/

Israel21c Staff, “The Architecture of Palestine during the British Mandate,” Israel21c, July 21, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/the-architecture-of-palestine-during-the-british-mandate/

JTA, “Israel Food Startup Aims to Make Meat- Minus the Animal,” Forward, July 12, 2016. http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/344900/israeli-food-startup-aims-to-make-meat-minus-the-animal/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Intel, Global Banks are Banking on Israeli Fintech Ideas,” Israel21c, July 29, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/intel-global-banks-are-banking-on-israeli-fintech-ideas/

Shalle’ McDonald, “Amid Warming Arab-Israeli Relations, Egyptians Push for Open Outlook on Education,” Algemeiner, July 8, 2016. http://www.algemeiner.com/2016/07/08/amid-warming-arab-israeli-relations-egyptians-push-for-open-outlook-on-education/

Gabriel Mitchell, “Israel-Turkey: Where to from Now?,” Middle East Institute, July 11, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/israel-turkey-where-now

Hassan Mneimneh, Daniel Serwer, Paul Scham, and Alex Vatanka, “Weekly Briefing: Baghdad Bombing, NATO Summit, Israel’s Africa Outreach, and Saudi Embassy Trial in Iran,” Middle East Institute, July 5, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/weekly-briefing-baghdad-bombing-nato-summit-israel-s-africa-outreach-and-saudi-embassy-trial-iran

Marissa Newman, “Cabinet Okays 2-Year Budget, Drawing Opposition Critcism,” The Times of Israel, July 17, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/cabinet-okays-2-year-budget-drawing-opposition-criticism/

Marina Ottaway, “The New Normal in the Middle East,” The Wilson Center, July 21, 2016. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/the-new-normal-the-middle-east

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “Local Dynamics in the Syrian Conflict,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, July 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C34_ows.pdf

David Pollock, “Financially Rewarding Terrorism in the West Bank,” Testimony before House Foreign Affairs Committee, July 6, 2016. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20160706/105161/HHRG-114-FA00-TTF-PollockD-20160706.pdf

Viva Sarah Press, “$2.8 billion Invested in Israel in First Half of 2016,” Israel21c, July 14, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/2-8-billion-invested-in-israel-in-first-half-of-2016/

Paul Rivlin, “Egypt: the Agony Continues,” The Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, July 2016. http://dayan.org/content/egypts-economy-agony-continues

Grant Rumley, “Hamas Vows to Join Municipal Elections, but Obstacles Remain,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, July 19, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/grant-rumley-hamas-vows-to-join-municipal-elections-but-obstacles-remain/

Ahmed Al-Sayed, “Israel and the UN Sixth Committee,” Al-Ahram Weekly, June 23, 2016. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/16708/19/Israel-and-the-UN-Sixth-Committee.aspx 

Steven Scheer, “Israel Financial System Stable but Exposed to Housing Price Declines,” Reuters, July 27, 2016. http://www.reuters.com/article/israel-cenbank-banks-idUSL9N13C00C

Sima Shine and Galia Lindenstrauss, “The Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey: A Boost for Iran-Turkey Relations,” Institute for National Security Studies, July 31, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12141

Felicity Spector, “A Cuisine Without Borders: The Vibrant Flavours of Israeli Food in Britain,” The Telegraph, July 28, 2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/a-cuisine-without-borders-the-vibrant-flavours-of-israeli-food-i/

Jonathan Spyer, “Reflections on the Second Lebanon War, 10 Years On,” The Jerusalem Post, July 12, 2016. http://www.meforum.org/6087/reflections-on-second-lebanon-war

Jessica Steinberg, “A Hora Away from Professional, Misgav’s Troupes Showcase Israeli Dance,” The Times of Israel, July 17, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/a-hora-away-from-professional-misgavs-troupes-showcase-israeli-dance/

Asher Susser, “Sykes-Picot ignored the sectarianism of the Middle East and we are still paying the price,” Fathom, Summer 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/sykes-and-picot-ignored-the-sectarianism-of-the-middle-east-and-we-are-still-paying-the-price/

Times of Israel Staff, “More Mizrahim in Israeli Education, Committee Advises,” Times of Israel, July 7, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/more-mizrahim-in-israeli-education-committee-advises/

TheTower.org Staff, “Report: Next War with Hezbollah Could Cause “Thousands of Civilian Deaths” in Israel,” The Tower, July 25, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/3678-report-next-war-with-hezbollah-could-cause-thousands-of-civilian-deaths-in-israel/

David Wainer, “Israel at a Crossroads as Economy Shifts Away from Manufacturing,” Bloomberg, July 12, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-12/israel-at-a-crossroads-as-economy-shifts-away-from-manufacturing

Benjamin Weinthal, “Analysis: Is the BDS Movement Facing Economic Warfare?” Jerusalem Post, July 22, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/International/Diplomacy-BDS-on-the-back-foot-462075

Dan Williams, “The EU Wants to Use Israeli-Developed Technology to Spot ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists,” Reuters, July 19, 2016. http://www.businessinsider.com/r-eu-eyes-israeli-technologies-for-spotting-militants-online-2016-7

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov, “The Nuclear Agreement with Iran, One Year On: An Assessment and a Strategy for the Future,” Institute for National Security Studies, July 17, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=12058

Amos Yadlin, “Has a New Golden Age of Sunni Cooperation Dawned;” Ofir Haivey, “The Great Arab Implosion and its Consequences;” David Pryce-Jones, “Is A Century Arab Sunni Dominance Truly Finished;” Martin Kramer, “Revenge of the Sunnis,” Mosaic, July 2016. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2016/07/the-era-of-sunni-dominance-ended-a-long-time-ago/

#40 Contemporary Readings, June 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling 

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu   

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “Why Israel Should Not Adopt Unilateral Initiatives,” BESA, June 1, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-not-adopt-unilateral-initiatives/

Geoffrey Aronson, “Israel Doubles Down on Settlement Policy,” Middle East Institute, June 21, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/israels-president-doubles-down-settlement-policy

Yuval Avivi, “Can the Chinese Save Israel’s Tourism Industry?” Al-Monitor, June 13, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/china-israel-tourism-direct-flights-visa-guides.html

Ron Ben-Yishai, “A terror attack next door to the IDF headquarters,” Y-Net News, June 9, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4814157,00.html

Ronen Bergman, and Lior Ben-Ami, “40 Years Since Operation Entebbe,” Y-Net News, (A five part series), July1, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/home/0,7340,L-12984,00.html

Roee Bergman, “Israeli Economy Experiences Significant Slowdown in 2015,” Y-Net News, June 25, 2016. http://www.Ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4820141,00.html

Nicky Blackburn, “Israel Wins Top Prizes at the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest,” Israel21c, June 19, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/israel-wins-top-prizes-at-the-asia-smartphone-apps-contest/

Sever Blocker, “Is Anybody Home (an economic crisis in Israel)?,” Y-Net News, June 4, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4811684,00.html

Hannah Brown, “Israeli Movies at Jerusalem Film Festival Announced,” The Jerusalem Post, June 8, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-movies-at-Jerusalem-Film-Festival-announced-456277

Ben Caspit, “The Education of Israel’s New Defense Minister,” Al-Monitor, June 9, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/israel-attack-tel-aviv-defense-minister-liberman-first-test.html

Shlomi Eldar, “The War Over Fatah Leadership Has Begun,” Al-Monitor, June 27, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/khaled-meshaal-mohammed-dahlan-hamas-fatah-mahmoud-abbas.html

Meir Elran, Yonatan Shaham, and Alex Altshuler, “An Expanded Comprehensive Threat Scenario for the Home Front in Israel,” INSS, June 15, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11914

Camelia Entekhabifard, “Iranian funding for Hizbullah,” Al-Ahram Weekly, June 30, 2016. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/16757/19/Iranian-funding-for-Hizbullah.aspx

Eran Etzion, “Netanyahu’s Risky Politics and the French Initiative,” Middle East Institute, June 6, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/netanyahu-s-risky-politics-and-french-initiative 

Robert Ford, "US Diplomats are Right on Syria Obama has lost his path in Syria,” Daily Beast, June 20, 2016. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/20/u-s-diplomats-are-right-on-syria.html 

Danielle Crittenden Frum, “Meet the Israeli Chefs Who Are Inventing the New Global Cuisine,” The Tower, June 30, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/3584-meet-the-israeli-chefs-who-are-inventing-the-new-global-cuisine/

Peter Hadekel, “Jazz Fest: Israel’s Turbulence Breeds Creativity, Avishai Cohen says,” Montreal Gazette, June 29, 2016. http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/jazz-fest-israels-turbulence-breeds-creativity-avishai-cohen-says

Simon Henderson, “Israel's Leviathan Gas Field: Politics and Reality,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 23, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-leviathan-gas-field-politics-and-reality

Michael Herzog, “Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Clouds and Wind, but No Rain?,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 21, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/activism-in-the-israeli-palestinian-conflict-clouds-and-wind-but-no-rain

Efraim Inbar, “No One-Shot Solution to the Hamas Challenge,” BESA, June 30, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/no-one-shot-solution-hamas-challenge/

Efraim Inbar, “US Mideast Retreat a Boon to Moscow and Tehran,” The Middle East Quarterly, Volume 23 No. 3, Summer 2016. http://www.meforum.org/6042/us-mideast-retreat

Rory Jones, “Oud Is New for Israeli Musicians,” Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/oud-is-new-for-israeli-musicians-1465403697

Michael Kaminer, “Japan’s Israeli Food Wave – And More Need-to-Know Food News,” Forward, June 8, 2016. http://forward.com/food/342064/japans-israeli-food-wave-and-more-need-to-know-food-news/ 

Martin Kramer, “Israel and the Post Middle East: Is the Status Quo Sustainable,” Foreign Policy, July/August 2016. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2016-06-08/israel-and-post-american-middle-east

Martin Kramer, “The Return of Bernard Lewis,” Mosaic, (with comments by Robert Irwin and Itamar Rabinovich), June 1, 2016. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2016/06/the-return-of-bernard-lewis/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel’s Universities Go Global,” Israel21c, June 5, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/israels-universities-go-global/

Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Israel-Turkey Normalization: Can Relations Turn Over a New Leaf?,” INSS, June 29, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11974 

Amany Maged, “The Anniversary of revolution, (Morsi tossed from office),” Al Ahram Weekly, June 30, 2016.  http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/16763/17/The-anniversary-of-revolution.aspx

Brett H. McGurk, “Global Efforts to Defeat ISIS,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee, June 28, 2016.  http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/062816_McGurk_Testimony.pdf 

Clifford D. May, “Terrorism and Economic Warfare,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, June 15, 2016. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/may-clifford-d-terrorism-and-economic-warfare/

Hisham Melhem, “Syria is Obama’s Shame,” al-Arabiya, June 19, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/2016/06/19/Syria-is-Obama-s-shame-.html 

Yousef Munayyer, “Saudi-Israel: Mistaken Hopes for an Alliance,” Middle East Institute, June 13, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/saudi-israel-mistaken-hopes-alliance

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research Staff, “Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (60),” Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, June 7, 2016. http://www.pcpsr.org/en/node/656

Smadar Perry, “Strangling Nasrallah,” Y-Net News, June 12, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4814752,00.html

Steven Plaut, “Israel’s Socialist Dreams vs. Capitalist Realities,” Middle East Forum, June 2016. http://www.meforum.org/6046/israel-socialist-dreams-capitalist-realities

Daniel Polisar, “Palestinian Public Opinion is Behind Tel Aviv Terror Attack,” Times of Israel, June 10, 2016. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/palestinian-public-opinion-is-behind-tel-aviv-terror-attack/

Stephan Roll and Lars Brozus, “The Long Arm of the Dictator,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, June 2, 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/the-long-arm-of-the-dictator.html 

Michael Z. Rosenhaft, “Remembering Elie Wiesel: Tribute From a Friend and Disciple,” Tablet, July 2, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/206702/remembering-elie-wiesel-a-tribute-from-a-friend-and-disciple

Arik Rudnitzky, ““Trust and Reform” Party: New Arab Politics in Israel?,” The Moshe Dayan Center, June 16, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/“trust-and-reform”-party-new-arab-politics-israel

Grant Rumley and Adam Rasgon, “Assessing the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Policy,” Fathom, June 28, 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/assessing-the-palestinian-authoritys-foreign-policy/

Jonathan Schanzer, “Putting Hezbollah 'Out of Business',” Washington Times, June 1, 2016. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/18884/putting-hezbollah-out-of-business

David Schenker, “Terrorist Spillover in Jordan,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 23, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/terrorist-spillover-in-jordan

Yoram Schweitzer, “The Islamic State, Two Years On: Is it Indeed on the Verge of Collapse?” INSS, June 30, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11979

David Shamah, “Car Tech Fast Lane? Why Automobile Makers are Rushing to Israel,” ZDNet, June 6, 2016. http://www.zdnet.com/article/israel-emerging-as-a-car-tech-capital/

Alina Dain Sharon and Sean Savage, “As Turkey-Israel Deal Moves From Speculation to Reality, What Does it Mean?,” JNS.org, June 28, 2016. http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2016/6/28/as-turkey-israel-deal-moves-from-speculation-to-reality-what-does-it-mean#.V3wIw1qq78F=

Allon Sinai, “Israeli Soccer Star Eran Zahavi Completes Record Transfer to Chinese Club,” The Jerusalem Post, June 29, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Israeli-soccer-star-Eran-Zahavi-completes-record-transfer-to-Chinese-club-459060

Lea Speyer, “Study: Israeli Innovation Proving to Be Major Driving Force Behind Massachusetts Economy,” The Algemeiner, June 23, 2016. http://www.algemeiner.com/2016/06/23/study-israeli-innovation-proving-to-be-major-driving-force-behind-massachusetts-economy/

Shimon Stein and Shlomo Brom, “The Meeting of the Foreign Ministers in Paris: What Next?,” INSS, June 16, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11930

TheTower.org Staff, “Israel Delivers Drip Irrigation Systems to Help Relieve Drought in Paraguay,” The Tower, June 29, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/3577-israeli-delivers-drip-irrigation-systems-to-help-relieve-drought-in-paraguay/

US Department of State Staff, “Report of the Middle East Quartet,” US Department of State, July 1, 2016. http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rpt/259262.htm 

Benjamin Weinthal, “Exclusive: Second Largest German Bank Shuts Anti-Israel BDS Account,” The Jerusalem Post, June 14, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Exclusive-Second-largest-German-bank-shuts-anti-Israel-BDS-account-456721

Ofir Winter, “An Egyptian Take on the ‘New Middle East,’” INSS, June 7, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11897

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, “Turkish – Israeli Reconciliation: The End of “Precious Loneliness”?,” The Moshe Dayan Center, June 26, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/turkish-–-israeli-reconciliation-end-“precious-loneliness

Steven Zeitchik, “In Israel a New Film Consciousness Emerges, Uneasily,” Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2016. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-israeli-cinema-20160601-snap-story.html

Husam Zomlot, “After Oslo’s failure, the two-state solution is now an international responsibility: an interview with Husam Zomlot,” Fathom, Summer 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/after-oslos-failure-the-two-state-solution-is-now-an-international-responsibility-an-interview-with-husam-zomlot/

#39 Contemporary Readings, May 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling 

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu  

Adil Astil, “International Peace Conference: Winners and Losers,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 12, 2016. http://fikraforum.org/?p=9338

Dany Bahar, "Delivering on Economic Prosperity in Israel: How monopolies are hampering the ‘start-up nation’” Brookings Institute, May 4, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/05/04-israel-monopolies-competition-bahar

Edwin Black, "Painful Lessons from the 75th Anniversary of the Farhud," The Tower, May 31, 2016. www.thetower.org/3438-painful-lessons-from-the-75th-anniversary-of-the-farhud/

Coral Braun, "A Directorial Triumph: Coldplay gets Israeli direction in new music video," Jerusalem Post, May 17, 2016. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/A-Directorial-Triumph-Coldplay-gets-Israeli-direction-in-new-music-video-454186

Shlomo Brom, and Anat Kurz, “An Opportunity to Revive the Political Process, or an Illusion?” INSS, May 29, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11846

Tamara Cofman-Wittes, “Security Challenges,” Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Joint Hearing on “Israel Imperiled: Threats to the Jewish State,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 19, 2016. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA18/20160419/104817/HHRG-114-FA18-Wstate-WittesT-20160419.pdf 

Steven A. Cook and Amr T. Lehta, “Don’t Blame Sykes-Picot for the Middle East’s Mess,” Foreign Policy, May 13, 2016. http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/05/13/sykes-picot-isnt-whats-wrong-with-the-modern-middle-east-100-years/ Niv Ellis, "Mayo Clinic launches initiative to invest in Israeli medical tech," Jerusalem Post, May 19, 2016.

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Mayo-Clinic-launches-initiative-to-invest-in-Israeli-medical-tech-454370

Tom Donilon, “Examining America’s Role in the World,” Testimony Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” May 12, 2016, http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/051216_Donilon_Testimony.pdf 

Renee Ghertz-Zand, "Israel’s first Jordanian PhD wants to bring peace through water," Times of Israel, May 25, 2016. www.timesofisrael.com/israels-first-jordanian-phd-wants-to-bring-peace-through-water/

Brianna Gurciullo, "Bill Clinton: 'I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state,'" Politico, May 13, 2016. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/bill-clinton-palestinians-israel-223176#ixzz4AVoAeXE7

Robert S. Ford, “The Next President’s Big Iraq Problem,” The Middle East Institute, May 12, 2016, http://www.mei.edu/content/at/next-presidents-big-iraq-problem

Amb Freddy-Eytan, “The Failures of the International Community in the Middle East since Sykes-Picot Agreement, 1916-2016,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 2016. http://jcpa.org/the-failures-in-the-middle-east-since-the-sykes-picot-agreement/#_ch2 

Nadav Greenberg, "Walk the line: The United States between Israel and the Palestinians," Brookings Institute, May 26, 2016. www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/05/26-martin-indyk-israel-palestinians-greenberg 

Jeffrey Herf, “Hitler and the Nazis' Anti-Zionism,” Fathom, spring 2016. http://fathomjournal.org/hitler-and-the-nazis-anti-zionism-2/ 

i24 News Staff, "Israeli envoy leads historic anti-BDS summit at UN headquarters," i24News, May 31, 2016. www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/115195-160531-israeli-envoy-leads-historic-anti-bds-summit-at-un-headquarters

Prof. Efraim Inbar, "Israel's Palestinian Dilemmas," BESA Center, May 3, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israels-palestinian-dilemmas/ 

Zubair Iqbal, “Iran’s Post-Sanctions Economic Options,” Middle East Institute, May 11, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/irans-post-sanctions-economic-options 

James F. Jeffrey and Michael Eisenstadt, "U.S. Military Engagement in the Broader Middle East," The Washington Institute, Spring 2016. www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/u.s.-military-engagement-in-the-broader-middle-east 

Jerusalem Post Staff, "Israeli selection for Eurovision contest in Sweden advances to finals," Jerusalem Post, May 13, 2016. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-selection-for-Eurovision-contest-in-Sweden-advances-to-finals-453901

Emmanuel Karagiannis, “Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances,” Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2016. http://www.meforum.org/5877/shifting-eastern-mediterranean-alliances

Efraim Karsh, “Obama’s Middle East Delusions,” Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2016. http://www.meforum.org/5685/obama-middle-east-delusions 

Efraim Karsh, “Israel’s Palestinian Dilemmas,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, May 3, 2016.  http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israels-palestinian-dilemmas/ 

Abigail Kelin leichman, "Computers, not camels, at Israel’s first Bedouin high-tech firm" Israel21c, ay 25, 2016. www.israel21c.org/computers-not-camels-at-israels-first-bedouin-high-tech-firm/

Fanuel Lakew, "Ethiopia: Israel Provides Food Assistance to Drought Victims," The Ethiopia Herald, May 13, 2016. http://allafrica.com/stories/201605161091.html

Eran Lerman, "Between Paris and Cairo: Balancing Security and Diplomacy," BESA Center, May 31, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/342-between-paris-and-cairo/

David Makovsky, “Security Challenges,” Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Joint Hearing on “Israel Imperiled: Threats to the Jewish State,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 19, 2016.http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA18/20160419/104817/HHRG-114-FA18-Wstate-MakovskyD-20160419.pdf 

David Makovsky and Dennis Ross, "Losing by Winning: The Rupture of the Israeli Center," The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 31, 2016. www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/losing-by-winning-the-rupture-of-the-israeli-center

Michelle Malka-Grossman, "Israeli economy standing strong as it develops energy sector," Jerusalem Post, May 23, 2016. www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-economy-standing-strong-as-it-develops-energy-sector-454808

Hisham Melhem, “Sykes-Picot – The centennial of an imperial curse,” al-Arabiyah, May 21, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/05/21/Sykes-Picot-The-centennial-of-an-imperial-curse-.html 

Harinder Mishra, "India organizes Indian culinary week in Israel," India Today, May 18, 2016. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-organises-indian-culinary-week-in-israel/1/671018.html

Sami Moubayed, “A century after Sykes-Picot, its Sykes-Picot: the Arab Version--it is true that even if Arab masses had wanted to prevent ills of Sykes-Picot, they were too weak to do so,” The Arab Weekly, May 15, 2016. http://www.thearabweekly.com/?id=5078 

Steven Plaut, “Israel's Socialist Dreams vs. Capitalist Realities, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2016. http://www.meforum.org/6046/israel-socialist-dreams-capitalist-realities 

Nadav Pollak and Matthew Levitt, "Hezbollah's Biggest Loss to Date in Syria," The Washington Institute, May 13, 2016. www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hezbollahs-biggest-loss-to-date-in-syria

Samuel C. Rajiv, "Indian Responses to Israel's Gaza Operations," BESA Center, May 25, 2016. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/indian-responses-israels-gaza-operations/

Brian Reeves, "The shifting nature of threats to Israel in its neighborhood," Brookings Institute, May 2, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/05/02-threats-to-israel-security-reeves

Dennis Ross, “Why Middle Eastern Leaders Are Talking to Putin, Not Obama,” Politico Magazine, May 8, 2016, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/putin-obama-middle-east-leaders-213867

Michael Rubin, “New Directions in the Iranian and Hezbollah Threat Against Israel,” Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Joint Hearing on “Israel Imperiled: Threats to the Jewish State,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 19, 2016. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA18/20160419/104817/HHRG-114-FA18-Wstate-RubinM-20160419.pdf

Oren Sabah, “The Fall of Israeli Agriculture,” Y-Net News, May 12, 2016.http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4800307,00.html 

Jonathan Schanzer, “The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign,” Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Joint Hearing on “Israel Imperiled: Threats to the Jewish State,” House Foreign Affairs Committee, April 19, 2016. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA18/20160419/104817/HHRG-114-FA18-Wstate-SchanzerJ-20160419.pdf 

Jonathan Schanzer, "Gaza rebuilding falls by the wayside as Arab states leave Palestinians hanging," Foundation for Defense of Democracies, May 20th, 2016. www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/schanzer-jonathan-gaza-rebuilding-falls-by-the-wayside-as-arab-states-leave-palestinians-hang/

Yair Seroussi, "Israel’s achievements, on its 68th birthday," Jerusalem Post, May 10, 2016. www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israels-achievements-on-its-68th-birthday-453656

Daniel Serwer, “’Recalculating U.S. Policy in the Middle East’ Less Military, More Civilian,” Middle East Institute, April 11, 2016. http://www.mei.edu/content/recalculating-us-policy-middle-east-less-military-more-civilian 

Osama al-Sharif, “Why confederation with Palestine is suddenly a hot issue in Amman," al-Monitor, May 31, 2016, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/05/palestine-jordan-confederation-abbas-dahlan-israel.html#ixzz4ALGFkCbk

Sima Shine, "The Conflict with the United States on Sanctions and the Internal Political Tension in Iran," INSS, May 4, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11778

The Tower Staff, "Airport Executives from 40 Countries to Visit Israel for Security Lessons," The Tower, May 31, 2016. www.thetower.org/cnn-representatives-of-40-countries-coming-to-learn-airport-security-from-israel/

HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia and Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, “A Conversation on Security and Peace in the Middle East,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 5, 2016.http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-conversation-on-security-and-peace-in-the-middle-east 

Ashlee Vance, "How the Constant Threat of War Shaped Israel’s Tech Industry," Bloomberg, May 25, 2016. www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-hello-world-israel/

Vietnam Net Staff, "Israeli cuisine showcased in Hanoi," Vietnam Net, May 11, 2016. http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainment/156287/israeli-cuisine-showcased-in-hanoi.html

Alix Wall, "Photographer Sinks His Teeth Into Israeli Food Scene," The Forward, May 23, 2016. http://forward.com/food/340932/photographer-sinks-his-teeth-into-israeli-food-scene/ 

 “War in Syria: Next Steps to Mitigate the Crisis,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee – Testimonies by Robert Ford, Nancy Lindborg, and Tamar Wittes,  May 17, 2016, http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/war-in-syria-next-steps-to-mitigate-the-crisis-051716

Simona Weinglass, "In Kafr Kassem, tech school gives Israeli Arabs start-up ‘chutzpah’," Times of Israel, May 29, 2016. www.timesofisrael.com/in-kafr-kassem-tech-school-gives-israeli-arabs-start-up-chutzpah/

Robin Wright, “How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East,” The New Yorker, April 30, 2016. http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-the-curse-of-sykes-picot-still-haunts-the-middle-east 

Amos Yadlin, "Israel's Need to Take a Stand against the Assad Regime: A Moral Imperative and Strategic Necessity," INSS, May 22, 2016. www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11829    

#38 Contemporary Readings, April 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling 

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Mohamed Abdelazziz, “Teaching Arabic in Israeli Schools-Between Security Preoccupations and the Cultural Dimension,” Fikra Forum, April 8, 2016. http://fikraforum.org/?p=9075#.VwtqCPkrJpg

Elliot Abrams, “If American Jews and Israel are Drifting Apart, What’s the Reason? The conventional wisdom says the problem is Israel. Its wrong,” Mosaic, April 4, 2016. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2016/04/if-american-jews-and-israel-are-drifting-apart-whats-the-reason/

Amiram Barkat, "OECD sees Israeli economy slowing," Globes, April 12, 2016. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-oecd-sees-israeli-economy-slowing-1001116688

Nahum Barnea, “Through the looking glass: An Israeli perspective on American politics,” Brookings Institute, April 19, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/04/19-israeli-perspective-us-election-barnea

Katherine Bauer, “Potential U.S. Clarification of Financial Sanctions Regulations[on Iran],” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 5, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/potential-u.s.-clarification-of-financial-sanctions-regulations

Ofra Bengio, "Turkey’s Imbroglios," Dayan Center, April 11, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/tel-aviv-notes-turkey’s-imbroglios

Anna Borshchevskaya, “The Maturing of Israeli-Russian Relations,” inFocus Quarterly, Spring 2016. http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5775/israel-russia-relations

Tamara Cofman,Wittes, “Israel imperiled: Threats to the Jewish state,” Brookings, April 19, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/research/testimony/2016/04/19-israel-imperiled-wittes

Derek Chollet, Ellen Laipson, Michael Doran, and Michael Mandelbaum, "Does the Middle East Still Matter? The Obama Doctrine and U.S. Policy," The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 14, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/does-the-middle-east-still-matter-the-obama-doctrine-and-u.s.-policy

Anthony H. Cordesman. “The Comparative Metrics of ISIS and “’Failed State Wars,’ in Syria and Iraq,” Center for Strategic and International Affairs, March 23, 2016. http://csis.org/files/publication/160302_Syria_Iraq_ISIS_Failed_state_Wars.pdf

Barry Davis, "Music maestro Zubin Mehta remains young at heart," Jerusalem Post, April 26, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-maestro-Zubin-Mehta-remains-young-at-heart-452413

Dan Diker, “BDS:Who Bears the Burden, Israelis or Palestinians,” inFocus, Spring 2016, Volume X, Number 2. http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5773/bds-israel-palestinians

Daniel Douek, "Soda, sweets and schnitzel nixed from school menus," Times of Israel, April 5, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/soda-sweets-and-schnitzel-nixed-from-school-menus/

Doron Ella and Oded Eran, “China’s Deputy Prime Minister Visits Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority,” INSS, April 21,2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11759

Ilan Evyatar, "Israel’s economy: Reasons to be cheerful – and some for concern," Jerusalem Post, April 27, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Israels-economy-Reasons-to-be-cheerful-and-some-for-concern-452550

Hillel Frisch "The ABCs of Judea and Samaria: Towards Breakdown?" BESA Center, April 8, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/abcs-judea-samaria-towards-breakdown/

Daniel Gordis, Repsonse to Elliott Abrams, “How American Jews have detached themselves from Jewish Memory,” Mosaic, April 11, 2016. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2016/04/how-american-jews-have-detached-themselves-from-jewish-memory/

Yoel Guzansky and Shlomo Brom, “King Salman's Visit to Cairo, and the Transfer of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia,” INSS, April 19, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11748

Ariel Dominique Hendelman, "Music from the motherland," Jerusalem Post, April 20, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-from-the-motherland-451869

Amira Howeidy, “Tiran-Sanafir: Redrawing maps and regional roles,” Al-Ahram Weekly,” April 14, 2016. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/16085/17/Tiran-Sanafir--Redrawing-maps-and-regional-roles.aspx

Efraim Inbar, "The Syrian Civil War: An Interim Balance Sheet," BESA Center, April 6, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/syrian-civil-war-interim-balance-sheet/

Pinhas Inbari, "The Internal Palestinian Fight for Jerusalem," Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 14, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/internal-palestinian-fight-jerusalem/

Avi Issacharoff, “Meet the next Palestinian president,” Times of Israel, April 15, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/meet-the-next-palestinian-president/

Abigail Klein Leichman, "Meet the Leonardo da Vincis of tomorrow," Israel21c, April 5, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/meet-the-leonardo-da-vincis-of-tomorrow/

Emily B. Landau and Shimon Stein, “On the Brink of Nuclear Terror? A Threat and Response Balance Sheet,” INSS, April 13, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11737 

Leil Leibovitz, “Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism,” Tablet, April 13, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/199847/anti-zionism-is-anti-semitism

Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman and Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum "Sailing through the Straits: The Meaning for Israel of Restored Saudi Sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir Islands," BESA Center, April 17, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/meaning-israel-restored-saudi-sovereignty-tiran-sanafir-islands/

David Makovsky and Gaith al-Omari, "Want to Keep Students from Turning to BDS? Try Mock Peace Negotiations with a Twist,” Forward, April 25, 2016. http://forward.com/opinion/338678/want-to-keep-students-from-turning-to-bds-try-mock-peace-negotiations-with/

Suzanne Maloney, “Past is prologue? Saudi Arabia’s clumsy oil diplomacy,” Brookings Institute, April 21, 2016. http://tinyurl.com/gpqfhga 

JNS Staff, "Israel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet U.N. climate change goals,"Jewish News Service, April 11, 2016. http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2016/4/11/israel-to-reduce-greenhouse-emissions-to-meet-un-climate-change-goals#.VwvMXfkrKUk 

Jonah Mandel, "As talent returns home, Israeli jazz finds its groove," Times of Israel, April 26, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-jazz-finding-its-groove-as-talent-returns-home/

Nadav Pollak, "Hamas Is Testing Israel Once Again," The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 22, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hamas-is-testing-israel-once-again

Viva Sarah Press, "Stopping diabetes before it starts," Israel21c, April 14, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/stopping-diabetes-before-it-even-starts/

Andrew Pulver, "Israeli actor and director Ronit Elkabetz dies aged 51," The Guardian, April 19, 2016. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/apr/19/israeli-actor-director-ronit-elkabetz-dies-aged-51

Grant Rumley and Jonathan Schanzer, “After Abbas, Le Deluge in the Palestinian Authority,” inFocus Quarterly, Spring 2016. http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5779/after-abbas

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, “Anti-Zionism is the new Anti-Semitism,” Newsweek, April 3, 2016. http://www.newsweek.com/jonathan-sacks-anti-semitism-anti-zionism-bds-israel-labour-442978

Ben Sales, "Israeli audiences warm to home-grown horror movies," Times of Israel, April 29, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-audiences-warm-to-home-grown-horror-movies/

Brenda Shaffer, "Fighting in the Caucasus: Implications for the Wider Region," The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, April 7, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/fighting-in-the-caucasus-implications-for-the-wider-region

Ben Sollenberger, “The Economic Dimension of Peace in Turkey,” March 31, 2016, Fikra Forum, Fikra Forum, March 31, 2016. http://fikraforum.org/?p=8990#.Vwtq5PkrJpg

Micahel Steinhart, “Make Jewish Education Relevant,” Tablet, April 13, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/199840/make-jewish-education-relevant

Amir Taheri, “Iran: Why has the Obama Gamble Failed?” Asharq Al- Awsat, April 15, 2016. http://english.aawsat.com/2016/04/article55349651/opinion-iran-obama-gamble-failed

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, "Has Egyptian President Abd el Fattah el Sisi Lost his Charm?” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, April 21, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/egyptian-president-abd-el-fattah-el-sisi-lost-charm/#sthash.pZU8gx34.dpuf

Times of Israel Staff, "Israeli-directed film about Arab rapper wins big at Tribeca," Times of Israel, April 22. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-directed-film-about-arab-rapper-wins-big-at-tribeca/

The Tower Staff, "Netanyahu, Putin Have “Very Successful” Military Coordination Meeting in Moscow," The Tower, April 21, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/3273-netanyahu-putin-have-very-successful-military-coordination-meeting-in-moscow/

The Tower Staff, "Arab States Failed to Send Billions in Pledged Donations for Gaza Reconstruction," The Tower, April 19, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/3256-arab-states-failed-to-send-billions-in-pledged-donations-for-gaza-reconstruction/  

#37 Contemporary Readings, March 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling 

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Asi Aivas, “Annual Arts Fest Heats Up Jerusalem,” Israel21c, March 16, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/annual-winter-arts-fest-heats-up-jerusalem/

Yehezkel Armon, "Israel Economy is Entering a New Stage,” Jerusalem Post, March 8, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/View-from-Jerusalem/Israel-Economy-is-Entering-a-New-Stage-447237

Mr. Tony Badran, Dr. Daniel L. Byman, and Dr. Matthew Levitt, Subcommittee Hearing: Hezbollah's Growing Threat Against U.S. National Security Interests in the Middle East, House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, March 22, 2016. https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-hezbollahs-growing-threat-against-us-national-security-interests-middle

Abdel Bari Atwan, “The Islamic State: Roots, Savagery, and Future,” Railyoum,com March 15, 2016. http://www.raialyoum.com/?p=406791

Amiram Barkat, “Treasury lowers Israel's 2016 growth forecast,” Globes, March 30, 2016. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-treasury-lowers-israels-2016-growth-forecast-1001113819

Alon Ben David, “Six Months of Terrorist Attacks by Lone Individuals: To Be Continued,” INSS, March 20, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11622

Ilan Berman, “Russia’s Risky Syria Strategy,” The Journal of International Security Affairs, Winter 2016. http://www.securityaffairs.org/issues/number-30/russias-risky-syria-strategy#sthash.ycmLv4GF.dpuf

Daniel L. Byman, “Shifting U.S. Interests in the Middle East,” Brookings, March 2, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/03/02-shifting-us-interests-middle-east-byman

Monti Chorev, “Deterrence Campaigns: Lessons From IDF Operations in Gaza,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, March 20, 2016. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/deterrence-campaigns-lessons-idf-operations-gaza/

Maia Efrem, “Israel and New Zealand Sign Film Cooperation Deal,” Forward Magazine, March 3, 2016. http://forward.com/the-assimilator/334966/israel-and-new-zealand-sign-film-cooperation-deal/

Omer Einav, “Beyond the Threats: Nasrallah’s Recent Statements,” INSS, March 28, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11663

Khaled Elgindy, “A View from the West Bank: Three Key Takeaways,” Brookings, March 21, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/03/21-west-bank-trip-report-elgindy

Alberto M. Fernandez, “Countering the Islamic State’s Message,” The Journal of International Security Affairs, Winter 2016. http://www.securityaffairs.org/issues/number-30/countering-islamic-states-message

Hillel Frisch, “Israel’s Five Policy Options Regarding Judea and Samaria,” Besa Center, March 29, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israels-five-policy-options-regarding-judea-samaria/ 

Ben Gladstone, “Brown University: Where Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism Do and Don’t Meet,” The Tower, March 25, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/3141-brown-university-where-anti-zionism-and-anti-semitism-do-and-dont-meet/

Edmund Ingham, "Israel Cyber-Tech Startup Minerva Labs Say Prevention Without Detection Is Possible," Forbes, March 12, 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/edmundingham/2016/03/12/israel-cyber-tech-startup-minerva-labs-prevention-without-detection-is-possible/#634af6366774

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Innovation Program for Start-Ups in the Arab Sector,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, March 7, 2016. http://mfa.gov.il/mfa/innovativeisrael/economy/pages/innovation-program-for-start-ups-in-the-arab-sector-7-mar-2016.aspx

Emanuel Karagiannis, “Shifting Eastern Mediterranean Alliances,” Middle East Forum, Spring 2016. http://www.meforum.org/5877/shifting-eastern-mediterranean-alliances

Yossi Kupferwasser, “Dying for Allah,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, March 23, 2016. http://jcpa.org/dying-for-allah/

Yakov Lappin, “Israeli, Indian defense firms sign major cooperation agreement,” Jerusalem Post, March 29, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-Indian-defense-firms-sign-major-cooperation-agreement-449567

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Is Europe Ready to Adopt Israel’s Approach to Security?” Israel21c, March 23, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/is-europe-ready-to-adopt-israels-approach-to-security/

Eran Lerman, “The Mediterranean as a Strategic Environment: Learning a New Geopolitical Language,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, March 10, 2016. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/mediterranean-new-geopolitical-language/

Matthew Levitt, “The Islamic State's Lone-Wolf Era Is Over, ”Foreign Policy, March 24, 2016. http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/24/the-islamic-states-lone-wolf-era-is-over/

Alon Levkowitz, “Implications of Greater Chinese Involvement in the Mideast,” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, February 25, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/implications-of-greater-china-involvement-in-the-mideast/

Michael Lipka, “A closer look at Jewish identity in Israel and the U.S." Pew Research Center, March 16, 2016. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/03/16/a-closer-look-at-jewish-identity-in-israel-and-the-u-s/

Zvi Magen, Vera Michlin-Shapir, and Shlomo Brom, “A Roussian Withdrawal from Syria, or Merely a Cahnge in the Form of Involvement?” INSS, March 29, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11668

Sean McMeeken, “Russia Returned to a Middle East if Never Left,” Chatham House, March 2016. https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/twt/russia-returns-middle-east-it-never-really-left

Aaron David Miller, “There is No Hollywood Ending for Syria,” The Compass–Real Clear World, March 4, 2016, http://www.realclearworld.com/blog/2016/03/there_is_no_hollywood_ending_for_syria_111742.html

Orit Perlov, “Children of Tunnels, Children of Knives,” INSS, March 9, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11561

Jonathan Poritsky, “From Dance to Digital, Israeli Documentaries Explore Art at SXSW,” HEEB Magazine, March 16, 2016. http://heebmagazine.com/from-dance-to-digital-israeli-documentaries-explore-art-at-sxsw/55995

John Reed and Murad Ahmed, "Can Israel go from start-up to scale-up nation?" Financial Times, March 21, 2016. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e4b5a70a-c903-11e5-a8ef-ea66e967dd44.html#axzz44lSM0bnk

Paul Rivlin, “The Dominoes Fall: The War in Syria, Europe and Turkey,” Iqtisadi, March 31, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/iqtisadi-dominoes-fall-war-syria-europe-and-turkey

Dennis Ross, “Why the Nuclear Deal Hasn’t Softened Iran’s Hard-Line Policies,” Politico Magazine, March 6, 2016. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/nuclear-deal-hasnt-softened-irans-hard-line-policies-213702

Philip Carl Salzman, “Tribalism Drives Middle East Violence,” Middle East Forum, March 25, 2016. http://www.meforum.org/5924/tribalism-middle-east

Uri Savir, “Where are Israeli-Palestinian Security Talks Heading?” Al-Monitor, March 27, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/03/security-idf-palestinian-cities-oslo-accords-area-a.html

Penny Schwartz, “These Artistic Trailblazers Aim to Express Israel’s Multiculturalism,” 90.9WBUR, March 28, 2016. http://artery.wbur.org/2016/03/28/israeli-trailblazers-boston

David Shamah, “White House Taps Israeli Tech to Help Solve California Water Problems,” Times of Israel, March 22, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/white-house-taps-israeli-tech-to-help-solve-california-water-problems/

Alina D. Sharon, “How Israel Survived the Mediterranean’s Worst Draught in 900 Years,” JNS.org, March 18, 2016. http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2016/3/18/esj0wkq167hvfe4v6g17hkqx9ympas#.VvvhEGNmlhw=

Jonathan Spyer, “War and Madness,” Middle East Forum,” March 28, 2016. http://www.meforum.org/5929/war-madness

Neil Swidey, “Where Did ISIS Come From? The Story Starts Here (Bremer in Iraq),” The Boston Globe, March 10, 2016. http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2016/03/10/where-did-isis-come-from-the-story-starts-here/eOHwJQgnZPNj8SE91Vw5hK/story.html?event=event25

Jonathan S. Tobin, “Was Meir Dagan Right About Iran?” Commentary Magazine, March 2016.https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/middle-east/israel/meir-dagan-right-iran/

The Tower.org Staff, “Israel, South Africa to Strengthen Ties in Agriculture, Science and Technology,” March 18, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/3111-israel-south-africa-to-strengthen-ties-in-agriculture-science-and-technology/

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “Syria after the Russian Intervention,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, March 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C16_oweis.pdf

Jim Zanotti, “US Assistance to the Palestinians,” Congressional Research Service, March 18, 2016. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS22967.pdf

#36 Contemporary Readings, February 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Hussein Abdulhussein, “Five Lessons from Syria,” Now, February 2, 2016. https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/commentaryanalysis/566585-five-lessons-from-syria

Abdelmahdi Alsoudi, “The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Political Future of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East: Jordan as a Case Study,” Rubin Center, February 23, 2016. http://www.rubincenter.org/2016/02/the-impact-of-the-arab-spring-on-the-political-future-of-the-muslim-brotherhood-in-the-middle-east-jordan-as-a-case-study/

Yuval Avivi, “Why Some Israeli High Schools Stopped Trips to Poland,” Al-Monitor, February 26, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/02/poland-high-school-holocaust-survivors-israel-flag.html

Nahum Barnea, “Israel to transfer NIS 500 million in withheld taxes to Palestinians,” Y-Net News, February 26, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4771224,00.html

Burak Bekdil, “Russia’s Trap: Luring Sunnis into War,” Gatestone institute, February 16, 2016. http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7441/russia-syria-sunni-war

Natalie Vainer Benaiah, “Who’s Afraid of ISIS?” Ynet News.com, February 17, 2016.http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4767576,00.html

Hannah Brown, “Migrants, Women and Israel Win Big at Berlinale,” Jerusalem Post,” February 21, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Migrants-women-and-Israel-win-big-at-Berlinale-445652

A.J. Caschetta, “Syracuse U. Professor Exposes the Anti-Semitic Foundations of BDS,” American Thinker, February 25, 2016. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/02/fighting_the_bds_movement.html

James R. Clapper, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Director of National Intelligence, February 9, 2016, http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Clapper_02-09-16.pdf

Steven A. Cook, “Who Exactly Are ‘the Kurds’? The Atlantic, February 25, 2016, http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/02/kurds-turkey-pkk-ypg/470991/

Meir Elran, Eran Yasiv, Mohammad Abo Nasra,” The Five-Year Plan to Integrate the Arab Population in Israel: A Quantum Leap Forward?” INSS Insight, February 2, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11389

Oded Eran and Owen Alterman, “The Road to the White House: The Establishment, the Populists, and What They Mean for Israel,” INSS Insight, February 4, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11413

Alberto M. Fernandez, “Countering the Islamic State’s Message,” The Journal of International Security Affairs, 30 (Winter 2016). http://www.securityaffairs.org/issues/number-30/countering-islamic-states-message

Brandon Friedman, “Tel Aviv Notes: Saudi Brinkmanship in the Syrian War,” Dayan Center, February 28, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/tel-aviv-notes-saudi-brinkmanship-syrian-war

Danielle Crittenden Frum, “The Next Ottolenghi: How Philly’s Michael Solomonov is Globalizing Israeli Cuisine,” February 2, 2016. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-crittenden/the-next-ottolenghi-how-p_b_9140048.html

Hanin Ghaddar, “Iran Won Lebanon,” NOW, February 4, 2016. http://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/commentaryanalysis/566574-iran-won-lebanon

Eytan Gilboa, “Obama and Israel: The Final Year,” BESA Center, February 17, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/obama-and-israel-the-final-year-2/

Hirsch Goodman and Yossi Kupperwasser (Ed.), “The Knife and the Message: The Roots of the New Palestine Uprising,” [Seven articles, 100 pages] Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 2016. http://jcpa.org/the-knife-and-the-message-the-roots-of-the-new-palestinian-uprising/

Alex Grobman, “BDS: The movement to destroy Israel,” Arutz Sheva, February 21, 2016. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Generic/Generic/SendPrint?print=1&type=1&item=18438

Yossi Klein Halevi, “Israel’s Options in a Chaotic Middle East,” The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2016, http://www.wsj.com/articles/israels-options-in-a-chaotic-middle-east-1456512527?tesla=y

John Hudak, “What the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Means for the Middle East,” Brookings, February 15, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports2/2016/02/22-us-presidential-election-middle-east-hudak

Efraim Inbar, “The Consequences of American Retreat from the Middle East,” BESA Center Perspectives, February 24, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/consequences-of-american-retreat-from-the-middle-east/

Israel21c Staff, “Arab-Israeli Tech Hub Opens Near Tel Aviv,” The Tower, February 22, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/2995oc-arab-israeli-tech-hub-opens-near-tel-aviv/

Efraim Karsh, “Obama’s Middle East Delusions,” The Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2016, Volume 23: Number 1, http://www.meforum.org/5685/obama-middle-east-delusions

Wharton Staff, “Integrating Arabs into Israel’s High-Tech Sector,” Knowledge @ Wharton, February 1, 2016. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/integrating-arabs-into-israels-high-tech-sector/

Isi Leibler, “The Tragedy of Ehud Olmert in Retrospect,” Algemeiner, February 19, 2016. http://www.algemeiner.com/2016/02/19/the-tragedy-of-ehud-olmert-in-retrospect/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel’s Newest National Park, Palmahim Beach,” Israel21c, February 22, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/israels-newest-national-park-palmahim-beach/

Tanvi Madan, “Why India and Israel Are Bringing Their Relationship Out from ‘Under the Carpet,’” Brookings, February 11, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-from-chaos/posts/2016/02/11-india-israel-relations-madan

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, “Between Alliance and Rivalry: Egyptian-Israeli Relations Remain Solid, If Not Particularly Warm,” Rubin Center, February 16, 2016. http://www.rubincenter.org/2016/02/between-alliance-and-rivalry-egyptian-israeli-relations-remain-solid-if-not-particularly-warm/

Arye Mekel, “A New Geopolitical Bloc is Born in the Eastern Mediterranean: Israel, Greece and Cyprus,” February 16, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-greece-and-cyprus/

Aaron David Miller, “Moderation in Iran?” Don’t get your hopes up? Los Angeles Times,    February 26, 2016, http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-miller-iran-elections-20160226-story.html

Dr. Jacques Neriah, “Earthquakes in the Middle East,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 24, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/earthquakes-of-the-middle-east/

Raed Omari, “Can Arab world economies achieve what politics couldn’t?” Al-arabiya, February 29, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/02/29/Can-Arab-world-economies-achieve-what-politics-couldn-t-.html

Viva Sarah Press, “Oracle Buys Ravello Systems for $500 Million,” Israel21c, February 23, 2016. http://www.israel21c.org/oracle-buys-ravello-systems-for-500-million-2/

James Renton, “The post-colonial caliphate: Islamic State and the memory of Sykes-Picot,” The
Conversation, February 23, 2016, http://theconversation.com/the-post-colonial-caliphate-islamic-state-and-the-memory-of-sykes-picot-52655

Paul Rivlin, “Iqtisadi: Saudi Arabia’s Multiple Crises,” Dayan Center, February 24, 2016. http://dayan.org/content/iqtisadi-saudi-arabias-multiple-crises

Asaf Romirowsky and Benjamin Weinthal, “The Obama Administration’s Soft Boycott of Israel,” The National Interest, February 16, 2016. http://www.meforum.org/5856/obama-administration-israel-boycott

Uri Savir, “Israelis, Palestinians Secretly Discuss French Initiative,” Al-Monitor, February 14, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/02/secret-talks-france-israel-palestinians-international.html

David Shamah, “Bill Gates: Israeli Tech ‘Changing the world,’” Times of Israel, February 25, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/bill-gates-israeli-tech-changing-the-world/

Michael Singh, “The Great Unraveling [of the Middle East],” Washington Institute for Near East Policy,” February 25, 2016, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-great-unraveling

Shimon Stein, “Israel-European Union Relations: Crisis as a Norm,” INSS Insight, Feburary 22, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11455

Jessica Steinberg, “A Little Bit Oud Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘N’ Roll,” Times of Israel, February 27, 2016. http://www.timesofisrael.com/a-little-bit-oud-country-a-little-bit-rock-n-roll/

The Tower Staff, “Gallup: American Sympathy for Israel Strong Across ‘All Major Political Subgroups,’” The Tower, February 29, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/3023-gallup-american-sympathy-for-israel-strong-across-all-major-political-subgroups/

Steven Windmueller, “The 2016 Election: Jews and The Politics,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, February 1, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/the-2016-election-jews-and-their-politics/

Sharon Wrobel, “Nestle to Buy Out Israeli Food Maker Osem for About $840 Million,” Bloomberg, February 4, 2016. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-04/nestle-to-buy-out-israeli-food-maker-osem-for-about-840-million

Amos Yadlin, “Past Lessons and Future Objectives: A Preemptive Strike on Hamas Tunnels,” INSS Insight, February 15, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11428

Yossi Yehoshua, “Gadi Eisenkot: A Leading Moral Figure,” YNET News, February 18, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4767915,00.html

Michael Young, “True or False? America is deeply distrusted over Syria, here’s why,” January 29, 2016. NOW, https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/commentaryanalysis/566549-true-or-false

Eyal Zisser, “The farce of the Iranian elections,” Israel Hayom, February 28, 2016, http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=15381 

#35 Contemporary Readings, January 2016

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Faisal J. Abbas, “An Unshackled Iran can only be Countered by a Firm Saudi Arabia,” Al-Arabiya, January 18, 2016. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/01/18/An-unshackled-Iran-can-only-be-countered-by-a-firm-Saudi-Arabia.html

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Islamic State, Turkey, and Transportation,” Rubin Center, January 11, 2016. http://www.rubincenter.org/2016/01/the-islamic-state-turkey-transportation/

Sona Bahadur, “How Israel Went from a Culinary Desert to Gourmet Destination,” The Indian Express, January 3, 2016. http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/a-taste-of-israel/

Henri J. Barkey, “The Longest War (ISIS),” The Wilson Center, January 3, 2016. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/the-longest-war

Ofra Bengio, “The idea of stabilizing the region could unite Turkey and Israel,” Interview in The Turkish Weekly Journal, January 26, 2016. http://www.turkishweekly.net/2016/01/26/news/bengio-i-the-idea-of-stabilizing-the-region-could-unite-turkey-and-israel/

Eyal Bino, “Internet of Things is the Next Big Thing in Israeli Tech—Here’s Why,” Forbes, January 3, 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/eyalbino/2016/01/03/internet-of-things-is-the-next-big-thing-in-israeli-tech-heres-why/#dbe4bd736a8a

Hannah Brown, “Israeli Film Takes Top Prize at Sundance,” Jerusalem Post, January 31, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israeli-film-takes-top-prize-at-Sundance-443421

Raghida Dergham, “What Has the U.S. ‘Leading the World from Behind’ Achieved?” Al Arabiya, January 18, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/viewss/2016/01/18/What-has-the-U-S-leading-the-world-from-behind-achieved-.html

Itamar Eichner, “Implementation Day: Iran Sanctions Lifted,” Ynet News, January 17, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4753511,00.html

Shlomi Eldar, “How Palestinian Media Contributes to Cycle of Incitement,” Al-Monitor, January 29, 2016. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/01/palestinian-authority-tv-station-incitement-terror-attacks.html

Omri Ephraim, “776,500 Israeli Children Live in Poverty,” Ynet News, December 9, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4737047,00.html

Alex Fishman, “Living in a Dream World: Obama’s Hollywood Vision of the Middle East,” Ynet News, January 16, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4754168,00.html

Yaron Friedman, “2016 will be the year ISIS’s Fate will be Determined,” Ynet News, January 15, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4753278,00.html

Gabe Friedman, “Israeli Composer of Indian Muslim Music Collaborates with Radiohead Guitarist,” Forward, January 28, 2016. http://forward.com/the-assimilator/332309/israeli-composer-of-indian-muslim-music-collaborates-with-radiohead-guitari/

Manfred Gerstenfeld and Jamie Berk, “The Moral Relativism of the United Nations,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, January 13, 2016. http://jcpa.org/article/the-moral-relativism-of-the-united-nations/

Michael Herzog, “Deterring Iran: Time for a New Mindset,” Fathom, August 2015. http://fathomjournal.org/deterring-iran-time-for-a-new-mindset/

Shoula Romano Horing, “Can Israeli Arabs be Fully Loyal Citizens?” Ynet News, January 11, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4750994,00.html

Eliyahu Kamisher, "How the KRG (Kurdish) Quasi-State Built an Independent Oil Industry," Moshe Dayan Center, January 2016. http://dayan.org/content/iqtisadi-how-krg-quasi-state-built-independent-oil-industry

Yael Kaplan, Ryan Hartney, and Andrew Felsenthal, “Luxury Alongside Poverty in the Palestinian Authority,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 5, 2015. http://jcpa.org/article/luxury-alongside-poverty-in-the-palestinian-authority/

Isabel Kershner, “Israel Approves Prayer Space at Western Wall for Non-Orthodox Jews,” New York Times, January 31, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/world/middleeast/israel-western-wall-prayer.html

Eran Lerman, "New Permutations in the Mideast 'Game of Camps,'" Begin-Sadat Center, January 17, 2016. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/new-permutations-in-the-mideast-game-of-camps/

Charles Lister, “Jihad Rivalry: The Islamic State Challenges Al-Qaeda,” Brookings Institute, January 27, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2016/01/27-islamic-state-challenges-alqaida-lister

Zvi Magen, Udi Deke and Sarah Fainberg, “How Deep are the Cracks in the Russian-Iranian Coalition in Syria?” INSS Insight, January 3, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11210

Hisham Melhem, “The Return of the Myth of Insoluble Ancient Conflicts,” Al-Arabiya, January 16, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/01/16/The-return-of-the-myth-of-insoluble-ancient-conflicts.html

Hisham Melhem, “The Arab World is a House with No Roof,” Al-Arabiya, January 2, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/01/02/The-Arab-world-is-a-house-with-no-roof.html

Hisham Melhem, “The Autumn of the Arab Patriarchs,” Al-Arabiya, January 9, 2016. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/01/09/The-autumn-of-the-Arab-patriarchs-.html

Nuray Mert, “Another Banal Expression of Authoritarianism in Turkey,” Zaman, January 18, 2016. http://www.todayszaman.com/columnist/lale-kemal/legitimizing-corruption_409967.html

Menahem Milson,  "Sadat in Jerusalem: Behind the Scenes," Jewish Review of Books, Winter 2016. https://jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/1966/sadat-in-jerusalem-behind-the-scenes/

Anna Newby, “Why There Are No Good Policy Options on Syria,” Brookings Institute, January 19, 2016. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/01/19-no-good-policy-options-on-syria-newby

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “Burying Heads in Geneva Sands, Without Dismantling the Sectarian Crux of Assad’s Rule, Syria Peace Talks are Unlikely to Usher in Stability,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, December 2015. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C52_ows.pdf

Itamar Radai and Arik Rudnitzky, “Bayan: The Arabs in Israel,” INSS, December 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/Bayan_2015_Dec_no.%206%20ENG.pdf

Yehudit Ronen, “Libya’s Descent into Chaos,” Middle East Quarterly 23:1 (Winter 2016). http://www.meforum.org/5686/libya-descent-into-chaos

David Rosenberg, “Bigger Budgets Won’t Buy Israel’s Arabs Equality,” The Jerusalem Post, January 7, 2016. http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.696010

Max Samarov and Amada Botfeld, “Framing Israel: The Distortions of the New Boycott-Driven School Curriculum,” The Tower, January 2016. http://www.thetower.org/article/framing-israel-the-distortions-of-the-new-bds-driven-school-curriculum/

Daria Shichrit, Einav Yogev, Yoram Schweitzer, “Suicide Attacks in 2015,” INSS Insight, January 26, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/No.%20789%20-%20Daria,%20Einav,%20and%20Yoram%20for%20web278300049.pdf

Michael Singh, “The Middle East After JCPOA,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee, January 20, 2016. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/testimony/SinghTestimony20160120.pdf

Jonathan Spyer, “Teheran vs. Riyadh,” Middle East Forum, January 8, 2016. http://www.meforum.org/5774/teheran-vs-riyadh

Gerald Steinberg, “Why Israel is Frustrated with American Jewish Leaders,” New York Jewish Week, January 27, 2016, http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/why-israel-frustrated-american-jewish-leaders#2Adv2K7JpJGb70EP.99

Guido Steinberg, “The Other Vanguard of International Terrorism Despite Setbacks Al-Qaeda Profits from Yemen Civil War,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, January 4, 2016. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2016C04_sbg.pdf

The Tower.org Staff, “U.S. Ambassador Apologizes After Comments Trigger Israeli Outrage,” The Tower, January, 25, 2016. http://www.thetower.org/2861-u-s-ambassador-apologizes-after-comments-trigger-israeli-outrage/

Carmit Sapir Vitz, “Christian Arabs Increase Integration into Israeli Society,” The Jerusalem Post, January 17, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Christian-News/Christian-Arabs-increase-integration-into-Israeli-society-441744

Esther Webman, “The Islamic State (IS) and al-Qa’ida Ideology and Practice,” The Moshe Dayan Center, January 2016.  http://dayan.org/content/tel-aviv-notes-islamic-state-and-al-qa%CA%BFida-ideology-and-practice 

Amos Yadlin, “Two States, Four Paths for Achieving Them,” January 15, 2016, Middle East Politics & Policy, Brookings Institution, http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/01/15-two-states-four-paths-israeli-palestinian-yadlin

Amos Yadlin, “Another Round in the Saudi-Iranian Confrontation: What Does It Mean, and What Lies Ahead?” INSS Insight, January 14, 2016. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11257 

Ben-Dror Yemini, “A Wakeup Call for the Left,” Ynet News, January 15, 2016. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4753465,00.html

Daniel Zisenwine, “Tunisia’s Fragile Post-Revolutionary Order North African Turmoil,” Middle East Quarterly 23:1 (Winter 2016). http://www.meforum.org/5688/tunisia-after-revolution

Israel and the Middle East

#34 Contemporary Readings, December 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein and Eli Sperling

 Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror and Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, “Jordanian Security and Prosperity: An Essential Aspect of Israeli Policy,” BESA Center, December 27, 2015.  http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/9583/

Associated Press, “In Israel, Arab chefs carve out a distinct cuisine,” Ynet News, December 12, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4738173,00.html

Dan Arbell, “Back together? Why Turkey-Israel relations may be thawing,” Brookings Institute, December 14, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/14-turkey-israel-thawing-relations-arbell 

Yuval Avivi, “Young Israelis do whatever it takes to buy a home,” al-Monitor, December 28, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/housing-prices-finance-ministry-lapid-apartment-young-couple.html 

Amiram Barkat, “Israeli public transport and water prices to fall 17%,” Globes, December 27, 2015. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-public-transport-and-water-prices-to-fall-17-1001091346 

Arielle Ben Solomon and Lidar Grave-Lazi, “Education council pushing for first state-funded Arab academic college in North,” Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Education-council-pushing-for-first-state-funded-Arab-academic-college-in-North-437987 

Ron Ben-Yishai, “Saudi Arabia’s War of Independence (seeking to lead a moderate group of Moslem Nations),” Y-Net News, December 17, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4740583,00.html 

Vince Chadwick and Maïa De La Baume, “How one phrase divided the EU and Israel,” Politico, January 4, 2016. http://www.politico.eu/article/best-before-1967-how-the-eu-labeled-israels-occupied-territories-food-labels-european-commission/ 

Ruth Eglash, “These singing sisters are wildly popular in Yemen. And they’re Israeli Jews,” Washington Post, December 31, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/these-singing-sisters-are-wildly-popular-in-yemen-and-theyre-israeli-jews/2015/12/30/88f66dfa-a419-11e5-8318-bd8caed8c588_story.html

Omer Einav, “Moderation and Radicalization in Lebanon,” INSS Insight, December 13, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11089

Shlomi Eldar, “51 years after its founding, where is Fatah heading?” al-Monitor, December 30, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/fatah-existence-51-rift-israel-two-state-solution-intifada.html

Oded Eran, “Active Israeli Policy in the Mediterranean Basin,” INSS Insight, December 6, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11045 

Mordechai Goldman, “Why have the ultra-Orthodox turned their back on Rivlin?” al-Monitor, December 28, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/president-reuven-rivlin-ultra-orthodox-knesset-reform.html

Yoael Guzansky, Zvi Magen and Oded Eran, “Russian Nuclear Diplomacy in the Middle East,” INSS Insight, December 29, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11195

Eitan Haber, “(Sharon) the only leader who dared (to confront the radical settlers),” Y-Net News, December 28, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4745160,00.html

Dana Kessler, “Matzo Balls on the Mediterranean,” Tablet Magazine, December 8, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/195628/keton-tel-aviv-restaurant

Oren Kessler, “Freed Prisoner’s Plight Underscores Egypt’s Security Failings,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 14, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/oren-kessler-freed-prisoners-plight-underscores-egypts-security-failings/

Adam Kitsch, “Amichai: the Tolerant Irony of Israel’s National Poet,” Tablet Magazine, December 21, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/195955/amichai-israels-national-poet 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel to open world’s first aviation cyber innovation center,” Israel21c, December 24, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/israel-hosts-first-ever-aviation-cyber-innovation-center/                                                          

Hana Levi Julian, “1.7M Israeli Families Living Below Poverty Line,” Jewish Press, December 9, 2015. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/1-7m-israeli-families-living-below-poverty-line/2015/12/09/

Zvi Magen and Sarah Feinberg, “Putin-Netanyahu Meeting in Paris and its Implications,” Institute for Strategic Affairs, December 3, 2015. http://valdaiclub.com/news/Putin-Netanyahu+Meeting+in+Paris/

Suzanne Maloney, “Toughness triangulated: Hillary Clinton’s policy on the Middle East,” Brookings Institute, December 12, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/12-hillary-clinton-trump-terrorism-tough-triangulate-maloney

Hisham Melhem, “2015, a year of milestones of horrors in the Middle East,” al-Arabiya, December 26, 2015. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2015/12/26/2015-a-year-of-milestones-of-horrors-in-the-Middle-East-.html

Mazal Mualem, “Likud's first openly gay Knesset member finds mixed reception,” al-Monitor, December 30, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/amir-ohana-ceremony-knesset-gay-community-ultra-orthodox.html

Jonathan Neumann, “Can a Dry Country Like Israel Quench the World's Thirst?” Forward, December 26, 2015. http://forward.com/culture/327841/can-a-dry-country-like-israel-quench-the-worlds-thirst/ 

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “Burying Heads in Geneva Sands: Without Dismantling the Sectarian Crux of Assad’s Rule, Syria Peace Talks Are Unlikely to Usher in Stability,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), December 2015. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C52_ows.pdf 

Shlomo Pitrikovsky, “Statistics show Jewish, Arab fertility rates now even,” Arutz Sheva, December 31, 2015. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/205754#.Vov2PTbmzUA

Viva Sarah Press, “2015 was red-hot year for Israeli high-tech scene,” Israel21c, December 31, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/2015-was-red-hot-year-for-israeli-high-tech-scene/

Eetta Prince-Gibson, “Israel's Russians Show Pride by Openly Celebrating 'Novy God' on New Year's Eve,” Forward, December 30, 2015. http://forward.com/news/israel/328328/russians-come-out-in-open-to-celebrate-novi-god-on-new-years-in-israel/ 

Reuven Rivlin, “What Israel should do to lay the groundwork for peace,” The Washington Post, December 8, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-israel-should-do-to-lay-the-groundwork-for-peace/2015/12/08/58c71fb6-9d12-11e5-8728-1af6af208198_story.html

Dennis Ross, “Nothing in the Middle East Happens by Accident—Except When It Does,” Mosaic, December 7, 2015. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2015/12/nothing-in-the-middle-east-happens-by-accident-except-when-it-does/

Lawrence Rubin, “Why Israel outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement,” Brookings Institute, December 7, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/07-why-israel-outlawed-northern-branch-islamic-movement-rubin 

Tzipi Shmilovitz, “Best new restaurant in US is Israeli,” Ynet News, December 29, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4745785,00.html 

Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham, “Does ISIS Pose a WMD Threat?” BESA Center, December 13, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/9562/

Marc J. Sievers, “Riding the Egyptian-Israeli Roller Coaster, 2011-2015,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/riding-the-egyptian-israeli-roller-coaster

Shimon Stein and Shlomo Brom, “No Fundamental Change Expected in the Fight Against the Islamic State – For Now,” INSS Insight, December 16, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11115 

Erez Striem, “The Reconfiguration of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt,” INSS Insight, December 22, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11150 

Merve Tahiroglu, “Thank Russia for Turkey-Israel Rapprochement,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 18, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/merve-tahiroglu-thank-russia-for-turkey-israel-rapprochement/

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, “Quwat al-Jalil: A Pro-Assad Palestinian Syrian Militia,” Rubin Research Center, December 23, 2015. http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/12/quwat-al-jalil-a-pro-assad-palestinian-syrian-militia/

Shibley Telhami, “How to (almost) eliminate the U.S. partisan divide on the Middle East,” Brookings Institute, December 17, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/17-middle-east-partisan-divide-telhami 

Benjamin Weinthal, “Analysis: Are EU Labels On Settlement Products Triggering Anti-Semitism?” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 8, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-analysis-are-eu-labels-on-settlement-products-triggering-anti-semitism/

Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Israel's inertia on the Palestinian conflict has a price: American support,” Brookings Institute, December 9, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/09-israeli-inertia-has-a-price-wittes

Ehud Yaari, “Hamas and the Islamic State: Growing Cooperation in the Sinai,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 15, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hamas-and-the-islamic-state-growing-cooperation-in-the-sinai

Yori Yalon, “Taglit brings thousands of young Jews to Israel for winter,” Israel Hayom, December 23, 2015. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=30631

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Brandon Friedman, “Tel Aviv Notes: The Sultan versus the Tsar and the Syrian War,” The Moshe Dayan Center, December 10, 2015. http://dayan.org/content/tel-aviv-notes-sultan-versus-tsar-and-syrian-war

Israel and the Middle East

#33 Contemporary Readings, November 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Saleh Al-Shayeji, “Israel is Not Our Enemy,” Translated by Kuwait Times from Al-Anbaa, MEMRI, November 30, 2015. http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8877.htm 

Adna Abu Amer, “How Palestinian Divisions affect the intifada,” Al Monitor, November 3, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/11/palestinian-intifada-disputes-objectives.html 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “Syria’s Unraveling Gives Way to New Regional Order,” BESA, November 1, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/syrias-unraveling-gives-way-to-new-regional-order/ 

Henry J. Barkey, “Paris, and Turkish Policy in Syria,” The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/paris-and-turkish-policy-syria 

Dan Blumenthal, “Is China a Friend of Israel?” Mosaic Magazine, November 16, 2015. http://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/2015/11/is-china-a-friend-of-israel/ 

Barry Davis, “Music: A Song for Two,” Jerusalem Post, November 14, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-A-song-for-two-433064 

Akiva Eldar, “Pollard and Vanunu,” Al-Monitor, November 24, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/11/jonathan-pollard-mordechai-vanunu-spy-security-knesset-lobby.html 

Shlomi Eldar, “Palestinian Media Treads Fine Line Between Empathy, Support for Attacks,” Al-Monitor, November 20, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/11/palestinian-attackers-media-glorify-israelis-terror-fatah.html 

Oded Eran, Nizan Feldman, and Eran Yashiv, “The EU Decision to Indicate the Origin of Products from the Settlements,” INSS, Insight No. 769, November 19, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10970 

Shmuel Even, “Abu Mazen’s Opposition to Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State: Strategic Implications,” INSS, Insight No. 762, November 4, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10902 

Abraham H. Foxman, “The American Jewish Community and Its Relationship to Israel, Then and Now,” INSS, Insight No. 771, November 25, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10999 

George Washington Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, “Paris Insights,” GWCCHC, November 2015. https://cchs.gwu.edu/sites/cchs.gwu.edu/files/image/CCHS_Paris%20Insights.pdf 

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Paris Attacks Reflect Intelligence Failure—Not a Change in ISIS Strategy,” IDC Herzliya, Rubin Center, November 20, 2015. http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/11/the-paris-attacks-reflect-intelligence-failure-not-a-change-in-isis-strategy/ 

James A. Jeffrey, “The U.S. must send ground forces to eliminate the Islamic State,” The Washington Post, November 16, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-must-send-ground-forces-to-eliminate-the-islamic-state/2015/11/16/685aff20-8c63-11e5-ae1f-af46b7df8483_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-e%3Ahomepage%2Fstory 

Markus Kaim and Oliver Tamminga, “Russia’s Military Intervention in Syria Its Operation Plan, Objectives, and Consequences for the West’s Policies,” Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik- German Institute for International Affairs, November 2015. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C48_kim_tga.pdf 

Secretary of State John Kerry, “US Policy on Syria,” an address to the US Institute of Peace, Wilson Center, November 12, 2015. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/kerry-us-policy-syria 

Hardin Lang, Peter Juul, and Trevor Sutton, “Confronting the Terror Finance Challenge in Today’s Middle East, Center for American Progress,” November 2, 2015. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/report/2015/11/02/124749/confronting-the-terror-finance-challenge-in-todays-middle-east/ 

Robert S. Litwak, “US Strategy toward the Islamic State,” The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/us-strategy-toward-the-islamic-state 

David Makovsky, “Netanyahu Comes to Washington: A Recalibration if Not a Reset,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 5, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/netanyahu-comes-to-washington-a-recalibration-if-not-a-reset 

David Makovsky, “What Would Rabin Do?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 4, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/what-would-rabin-do

Ariel Malkah Hendelman, “Tuned in and Turned up in Tel Aviv,” Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Tuned-in-and-turned-up-in-Tel-Aviv-432504 

Kobi Michael and Udi Deckel, “The Outbreak of ‘Individual Terrorism’ in the Palestinian Arena: The Old Box Lacks the Right Tools,” INSS, Insight No. 772. November 30, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11012 

Abdel Monem Said Aly and Shai Feldman, “Saving the Middle East,” Crown Center for Middle East Studies, November 2015, http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb95.html 

Marina Ottaway, “Learning from Sykes-Picot,” Middle East Program, The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/learning-sykes-picot 

Benjamin Netanyahu, “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at the 37th Zionist Congress,” October 20, 2015. http://www.pmo.gov.il/English/MediaCenter/Speeches/Pages/speechcongress201015.aspx 

David A. Patten, “Defeating ISIS, Rolling Back Iran,” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2015. http://www.meforum.org/5479/defeating-isis-rolling-back-iran 

Ambassador Anne W. Patterson Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, “Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on ‘The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East,’” October 28, 2015. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/102815_Patterson_Testimony.pdf 

Daniel Pipes, “Ending a Century of Palestinian Rejectionism,” The Washington Times, October 27, 2015. http://www.meforum.org/5591/palestinians-century-of-rejectionism 

Sever Plotzker, “What do they mean when they say ‘Haredim must share the burden?’” Institute for Israel Studies at University of Maryland, November, 2015. http://israelstudies.umd.edu/files/Plotzker.pdf 

Daniel Polisar, “Why Do Palestinians Believe What They Believe?” Mosaic Magazine, November 23, 2015. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2015/11/why-do-palestinians-believe-what-they-believe/ 

David Pollock, “Compromise for Now, the End for Israel Later,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 19, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/compromise-for-now-the-end-of-israel-for-later 

Paul Rivlin, “Climate Change Has Happened: The Middle East Climate Crisis,” The Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, October 22, 2015. http://www.aftau.org/document.doc?id=414 

Yair Rosenberg, “European Union Issues Guidelines for Labeling Settlement Products,” Tablet Magazine, November 11, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/194925/european-union-issues-guidelines-for-labeling-settlement-products 

David Samuels, “ Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next?” A Tablet Roundtable Discussion, Tablet, November19, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/195183/middle-east-roundtable 

Uri Savir, “In Quest for Statehood, Palestinians Prepare Security Plans,” Al-Monitor, November 25, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/11/israel-palestine-security-policy-strategy-john-allen-kerry.html 

Sarah Sewall, Under-Secretary of State for Civilian Security, “Mobilizing Against a 'Preeminent Challenge of the Twenty-First Century': Countering Violent Extremism,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 20, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/other/SewallRemarks20151120.pdf 

Gilead Sher and Avner Halevi, “Disengaging from the West Bank Short of a Permanent Agreement: Tenable Security-Wise?” INSS, Insight No. 770, November 24, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10981 

Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, “Iran Is Part of the Problem in Syria, Not Part of the Solution,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 26, 2015. http://jcpa.org/pdf/Terror-Is-Terror-Is-Terror-Michael-Segall-Vol15No36.pdf 

Jonathan Spyer, “Israel is Avoiding the Abyss, For Now,” The Australian, October 31, 2015. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/israel-is-avoiding-the-abyss-for-now/story-e6frg6z6-1227588801326 

The Tower Staff, “IAEA Chief: Questions About Iran’s Past Nuclear Work Remain Unresolved,” The Tower, November 27, 2015. http://www.thetower.org/2618-iaea-chief-questions-about-irans-past-nuclear-work-remain-unresolved/ 

Washington Institute Staff, “The Paris Response: Answering Urgent Questions in the Anti-ISIS Fight,” Multiple Authors, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 19, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-paris-response-answering-urgent-questions-in-the-anti-isis-fight 

Robin Wright, “Holy Terror: The Spread of Jihad’s Wrath,” The Wilson Center, November 17, 2015, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/holy-terror-the-spread-jihads-wrath 

Talya Zax, “Why Israel Is One of the World's Most Financially Literate Nations,” Forward, November 26, 2015. http://forward.com/culture/325460/why-israel-is-one-of-the-worlds-most-financially-literate-nations/ 

Israel and the Middle East

#32 Contemporary Readings, October 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Éliette Abécassis “Jews of France hide like Marranos and turn towards Israel,” YNet News, October 20, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4713402,00.html 

Yossi Alpher, “Israel-Palestine: From Oslo to the Slippery Slope,” Verdidebatt, October 10, 2015, http://www.verdidebatt.no/debatt/cat1/subcat4/thread11602890/#post_11602890

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “This Is Not the Third Intifada,” BESA Center, October 22, 2015, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/this-is-not-the-third-intifada/

Geoffrey Aronson, “Palestinian Security Forces: Living on Borrowed Time,” Middle East Institute, October 16, 2015, http://www.mei.edu/content/article/palestinian-security-forces-living-borrowed-time

Muriel Asseburg, “Strategies Against ISIS Need to Address Roots of Syria’s Civil War,” SWP Institute, October 6, 2015, http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/strategies-against-is-need-to-address-roots-of-syrias-civil-war.html 

Nahum Barnea, “Who was the Real Rabin and What Remains of Oslo,” YNet News, October 26, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4716394,00.html 

Josh Bender, “MSU’s Israeli Film Festival Offers Students Unique Look into Israeli Culture,” The State News, October 28, 2015, http://statenews.com/article/2015/10/israeli-film-festival-offers-msu-students-a-unique-look-into-israeli-culture 

Ofra Bengio, “The Kurds and the Turkish State: Drifting Apart?” Tel Aviv Notes, October 8, 2015, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/TLVNotes_2015_Oct10.pdf

Anna Borshchevskaya, “Does Putin Have a Plan for Syria?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 16, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/does-putin-have-a-plan-for-syria 

Ben Caspit, “The Death of Yitzhak Rabin’s Legacy,” Al Monitor, October 26, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/10/yitzhak-rabin-assassination-shimon-peres-rally-20-years.html

James Cook, “An Israeli Investor Says This Motivational Slogan from the Country’s Pilot Training School Should Apply to Tech Startups Too,” Business Insider, October 26, 2015, http://www.businessinsider.com/israeli-investor-gigi-levy-on-a-motivational-slogan-for-israeli-tech-startups-2015-10?r=UK&IR=T

Barry Davis, “A Delicate Balancing Act [dance],” Jerusalem Post, October 28, 2015, http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/A-Delicate-Balancing-Act-430274

Raghida Dergham, “A Russian roadmap for the political transition in Syria,” Al Arabiya, October 27, 2015, http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2015/10/27/A-Russian-roadmap-for-the-political-transition-in-Syria.html

Shlomi Eldar, “Is Palestinian Public Leaving Its Leadership Behind?” Al Monitor, October 23, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/10/israel-palestine-intifada-young-generation-fatah-hamas.html

Alex Fishman, The Intifada of the Young and Hopeless,” YNet News, October 14, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4710577,00.html

David P. Goldman, “Cheap Oil Puts the House of Saud at Risk,” Asia Times, Middle East Forum, October 22, 2015, http://www.meforum.org/5582/saudis-cheap-oil

Michelle Malka Grossman, “Anti-Israel Billboard Causing Controversy in Detroit,” Jerusalem Post, October 26, 2015, http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Anti-Israel-billboard-causing-controversy-in-Detroit-430069

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, “Is Jerusalem Divided?” BESA Center, October 25, 2015, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/is-jerusalem-divided/

Jonathan D. Halevi, “The Hidden Hand Behind the Palestinian Terrorism Wave,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 25, 2015, http://jcpa.org/article/the-hidden-hand-behind-the-palestinian-terror-wave/

Shlomo Hasson, “State and Religion in Israel Possible Scenarios-2023,” Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, 2015, http://israelstudies.umd.edu/Israel%202023%20State%20and%20Religion%20in%20Israel.pdf 

David Horowitz, “Does a Gritty Ex-Cop’s Move to Israel Symbolize the End for France’s Jews?” Times of Israel, October 28, 2015, http://www.timesofisrael.com/does-a-gritty-ex-cops-move-to-israel-symbolize-the-end-for-frances-jews/ 

Pinhas Inbari, “The Muslim Schism Over Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 22, 2015, http://jcpa.org/article/the-muslim-schism-over-jerusalem/

Zipi Israeli and Orit Perlov, “Individual Terrorism: The Media Perspective,” INSS Insight No. 751, October 1, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10698

I24News Staff, “Israeli Lawmakers Vote to Make Arabic Compulsory in Schools,” I24News, October 28, 2015, http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/90636-151028-israeli-lawmakers-vote-to-make-arabic-compulsory-in-schools

JNS.org, “Walmart Caves to Arab-American Pressure, Pulls IDF Halloween Costume,” JNS.org, Ocotber 28, 2015, http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2015/10/28/walmart-caves-to-arab-american-pressure-pulls-idf-halloween-costume#.VjIofrerTcs

JSpace Staff, “How Israeli Culture Found Its Way to a College Campus in China,” JSpace News, October 16, 2015, http://www.jspacenews.com/israeli-culture-found-way-college-campus-china/

Gil Karie, “A New Silicon Valley in the Middle East,” Forbes, October 7, 2015, http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesinternational/2015/10/07/a-new-silicon-valley-in-the-middle-east/

Yehuda Kurtzer, “Yitzhak Rabin Has an Urgent Message for Israelis—But They Can't Hear It Now,” Forward, October 26, 2015, http://forward.com/opinion/323111/rabin-has-an-urgent-message-for-israelis-but-they-cant-hear-it-now/#ixzz3piGYxq2G

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israeli Guitar-Maker Hits a High Note in California,” Israel21c, October 28, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/israeli-guitar-maker-hits-a-high-note-in-california/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel’s Galilee to Become Global Food-Tech Powerhouse,” Israel21c, October 11, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/israels-galilee-to-become-global-food-tech-powerhouse/

Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, “Russian Ambitions and Israeli Opportunities in the Partition of Syria,” BESA Center, October 22, 2015, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/russian-ambitions-and-israeli-opportunities-in-the-partition-of-syria/

Dr. Yaacov Lifshitz, “The Locker Committee: A Preordained Failure,” BESA Center, October 14, 2015, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/the-locker-committee-a-preordained-failure/

Cnaan Lipshitz, “This Israeli Ex-Diplomat is Kenya’s Biggest Pop Star,” Jewish Journal, October 20, 2015, http://www.jewishjournal.com/culture/article/this_israeli_ex_diplomat_is_kenyas_biggest_pop_star 

Doron Matza, Meir Elran, and Itamar Radai, “The Current Wave of Violemce and the Arabs in Israel,” INSS Insight No, 757, October 22, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10847

Yossi Melman, “The Gideon Doctrine: The Changing Middle East and IDF Strategy,” Jerusalem Post, September 13, 2015, http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/The-Gideon-Doctrine-412594

Hisham Milhem, “Obama’s scarred legacy in the Middle East,” Al Arabiya, October 17, 2015, http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2015/10/17/Obama-s-scarred-legacy-in-the-Middle-East.html

Mazal Mualem, “Holocaust Comments Gaffe Won’t Harm Bibi,” Al Monitor, October 23, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/10/israel-netanyahu-al-husseini-holocaust-satire-media-humour.html

Daniel Pipes, “Turkey is on the Path to Rogue Dictatorship,” National Review, October 26, 2015, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/426065/turkey-election-erdogan-dictatorship?target=author&tid=900923

Viva Sarah Press, “The Choreographer Who Turned Soccer into Dance,” Israel21c, October 20, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/the-choreographer-who-turned-soccer-into-a-dance-form/

Uzi Rebhun, “Jewish People Demography, 2015,” Jewish People Policy Institute, http://jppi.org.il/uploads/JPPI_2014-2015_Annual_Assessment_English-Jewish_People_Demography.pdf

Amnon Rimon and Lior Lehrs, “East Jerusalem: Explosive Reality and Proposals for De-escalation,” Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, September 2015, http://www.jiis.org/.upload/East%20Jerusalem%20summary_Sept24_2015_Final.pdf 

Ben Sales, “Why Israel’s Labor Party Never Recovered After Rabin,” Times of Israel, October 28, 2015, http://www.timesofisrael.com/why-israels-labor-party-never-recovered-after-rabin/ 

Robert Satloff and James F. Jeffrey, “Misanalysis Makes a Mess, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 2, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/misanalysis-makes-a-mess

David Schenker, “Putin and the Shiite 'Axis of Resistance,” The Hill, October 7, 2015, http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/defense/256164-putin-and-the-shiite-axis-of-resistance 

Michael Segall, “Iran’s Stake in Syria,” October 22, 2015, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, http://jcpa.org/article/irans-stake-syria/ 

David Shamah, “Israeli Start-Up Uses Trojan Horse Technology to Kill Cancer Cells,” Times of Israel, October 26, 2015, http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-start-up-uses-trojan-horse-technology-to-kill-cancer-cells/ 

Gilead Sher, “The Residency Status of East Jerusalem’s Palestinians,” INSS Insight No. 759, October 28, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10860

Anav Silverman, Michael Zerf, and Tzapit Press Service, “Israeli Hosts Its 1st Ukrainian Film Festival,” YNet News, October 27, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4716888,00.html 

Jonathan Spyer, “Toward the Abyss in Jerusalem,” Rubin Center, October 8, 2015, http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/10/toward-the-abyss-in-jerusalem/ 

Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, “Rekindled US-Israel Security Ties on Display in DC Meetings,” Times of Israel, October 27, 2015, http://www.timesofisrael.com/rekindling-us-israel-security-ties-on-display-in-dc-meetings/

Yedida Z. Stern, “The Rabin Assassination and Religious Responsibility,” Haaretz, October 26, 2015, http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.682219

TheTower.org Staff, “Abbas-Appointed Mufti: No Jewish Place of Worship Existed on Temple Mount,” The Tower, October 26, 2015, http://www.thetower.org/2478-abbas-appointed-mufti-no-jewish-place-of-worship-existed-on-temple-mount/

TheTower.org Staff, “150 British Artists, Including J.K. Rowling, Sign Letter Opposing BDS, The Tower, October 22, 2015, http://www.thetower.org/2467-150-british-artists-including-j-k-rowling-sign-letter-opposing-bds/

Julie Steigerwald, “Life-Saving Israeli Technology in the Face of Terror,” Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2015, http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Tech/Israeli-technology-innovations-in-the-face-of-terror-429767

Amos Yadlin and Carmit Valensi, “Russia’s Involvement in Syria: A Strategic opportunity for Israel,” INSS Insight No. 755, October 20, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10813 

Israel and the Middle East

#31 Contemporary Readings, September 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Tamer Al-Ghobashi, “Israeli Officials Concerned Over Gas Discovery in Egypt,” Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2015, http://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-officials-concerned-over-gas-discovery-in-egypt-1441233087 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “Israeli Strategic Challenges and Opportunities in the New Year,” BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 307, September 16, 2015, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israeli-strategic-challenges-and-opportunities-in-the-new-year/

Aviva and Shmuel Bar-Am, “In Jerusalem’s Teeming Mahne Yehuda, Rubbing Shoulders (Literally) with Every Man,” The Times of Israel, September 26, 2015, http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-jerusalems-teeming-mahane-yehuda-rubbing-shoulders-literally-with-everyman/ 

Yonathan Bar-On, “We Count for Nothing,” Times of Israel, September 29, 2015, http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/we-count-for-nothing/

Julie Bort, “27 Hottest Israeli Startups of 2015,” Business Insider, September 20, 2015, http://www.businessinsider.com/27-hottest-israel-startups-of-2015-2015-9

Yigal Carmon, “Iran Openly Declares That It Intends to Violate UNSCR 2231 That Endorses the JCPOA,” MEMRI, September 23, 2015, http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8761.htm 

Ben Caspit, “Why Israelis are Happier than Ever,” Al-Monitor, September 23, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/israelis-happy-optimistic-survey-economic-situation-security.html 

William Clayton and Hussein Solomon, “Hezbollah: the Criminal Syndicate,” Middle East Institute New Delhi, February 23, 2015, http://mei.org.in/front/cms/publicationsDetail.php?id=OTY3&cid=Ng 

Anthony H. Cordesman, “Rethinking the Wars Against ISIS and the U.S. Strategy for Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 28, 2015, http://csis.org/publication/rethinking-wars-against-isis-and-us-strategy-counter-terrorism-and-counter-insurgency 

David Daoud, “Israel Sends Harsh Message to Jordan in Wake of King’s Accusations Regarding Temple Mount Violence,” Algemeiner, September 22, 2015, http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/09/22/israel-sends-harsh-message-to-jordan-in-wake-of-kings-accusations-regarding-temple-mount-violence/#

Tova Dvorin, “Six Israeli Universities Make World Top 500 List,” Arutz Sheva, September 30, 2015, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/201182#.Vg1DRdYV1pE

Ruth Eglash, “Israeli Fizzy Drinks Maker Sodastream Wants to Hire Syrian Refugees,” Washington Post, September 22, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/22/israeli-fizzy-drinks-maker-sodastream-wants-to-hire-syrian-refugees/

Itamar Eichner, “On Yom Kippur, 29 Migrants Cross from Egypt into Israel,” YNet News, September 24, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703830,00.html 

Nathan Guttman, “Haim Saban Leaves Pro-Israel Coalition Over Sheldon Adelson’s Right Wing Push,” Forward, September 30, 2015, http://forward.com/news/israel/321793/haim-saban-dumps-pro-israel-coalition-over-sheldon-adelsons-far-right-wing/ 

Yoel Guzansky and Shmuel Even, “Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States Amidst Falling Oil Prices and Regional Upheavals,” INSS Insight, September 7, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/No.%20744%20-%20Yoel%20and%20Shmulik%20for%20web208352511.pdf

Ryan Haas, “Former Israel Defense Minister Encourages U.S. Military Backing Against Iran Nuclear Facilities,” Jewish Political News and Updates, September 22, 2015, http://jpupdates.com/2015/09/22/former-israel-defense-minister-encourages-u-s-military-backing-against-iran-nuclear-facilities/

Michael Herzog, “New IDF Strategy Goes Public, Policy Watch 2479,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 28, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/new-idf-strategy-goes-public

Jacky Hugi, “Death of Egyptian Author Who Drove Across Israel Leaves Void in Israeli-Egyptian Relations,” Al-Monitor, September 30, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/egypt-peace-treaty-intellectuals-ali-salem-death-visit.html

Pinhas Inbari, “The Muslim Schism over Jerusalem,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, September 22, 2015, http://jcpa.org/article/the-muslim-schism-over-jerusalem/ 

Israel21c Staff, “Israeli Med Tech Company Bought for Record $929 Million,” Israel 21c, September 3, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/israeli-med-tech-company-bought-for-record-929-million/

JINSA’s Iran Strategy Council, “Assessment of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Strategic Consequences for National Security,” JINSA, September 2015, http://www.jinsa.org/files/StrategicConsequencesforU.S.NationalSecurity.pdf

Efraim Karsh and Asaf Romirowsky, “The Politicization of Middle East Studies,” The American Interest, September 18, 2015, http://www.the-american-interest.com/byline/efraim-karsh/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “US Vet’s Wheelchairs Will Roll on Israeli Tech,” Israel21c, September 13, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/us-vets-wheelchairs-will-roll-on-israeli-tech/ 

Jared Malsin, “Israel Reopens Cairo Embassy 4 Years After Protesters’ Seige,” New York Times, September 9, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/world/middleeast/israel-reopens-cairo-embassy-4-years-after-protesters-siege.html?_r=0 

Kobi Michael and Oded Eran, “Escalation in Jerusalem: Beyond Stabilization Efforts,” INSS Insight, September 20, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/No.%20749%20-%20Kobi%20and%20Oded%20for%20web221797701.pdf

Mazal Mualem, “Israeli Culture Minister Decries Western Culture,” Al-Monitor, September 28, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/israel-mizrahi-western-education-women-social-mobility.html

Arad Nir, “What’s in Store for the Future of Turkish-Israeli Relations?” Al-Monitor, September 29, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/israel-turkey-reconciliation-elections-marmara-netanyahu.html

Daniel Pipes, “Tiny Silver Lining in the Otherwise Bad Iran Deal,” Philadelphia Inquirer, September 9, 2015, http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/thinktank/One-tiny-silver-lining-in-otherwise-bad-Iran-deal.html

Josh Rogin, “Russia's Syrian Air Base Has U.S. Scrambling for a Plan,” Bloomberg, September 10, 2015, http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-09-10/russia-s-syrian-air-base-has-u-s-scrambling-for-a-plan

Grant Rumley, “The Palestinians Are Facing a Serious Generational Crisis,” Foundation for Defense of Democracy, September 28, 2015, http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/grant-rumley-the-palestinians-are-facing-a-serious-generational-crisis/

Natan Sachs, “Dilemmas of the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse,” Brookings, September 17, 2015, http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/09/17-israeli-palestinian-impasse-dilemmas-sachs 

Jonathan Schanzer, “Treasury and State Department Target Islamic State Financiers,” Pundicity, September 29, 2015, http://schanzer.pundicity.com/17898/treasury-and-state-department-target-islamic

Alex Shams, “The Yemeni Sisters Whose Arabic Song has Taken Israel by Storm,” The Wire, January 10, 2015, http://thewire.in/2015/10/01/the-yemeni-sisters-whose-arabic-song-has-taken-israel-by-storm-12012/

Tzipi Shmilovitz, “We’re Fighting for Our Existence There: Outgoing Israel UN Ambassador Ron Proser Recalls Challenging Years at His Post,” Ynet Magazine, September 11, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4699866,00.html

Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, “Israel a Popular Target of Critique in UN Debate,” Times of Israel, Septmeber 30, 2015, http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-a-popular-target-for-critique-in-un-debate/ 

The Tower Staff, “Palestinian Authority Should Help Refugees by Returning Embezzled Aid Money,” The Tower, September, 28, 2015, http://www.thetower.org/2372-tablet-palestinian-authority-should-help-refugees-by-returning-embezzled-aid-money/

Sarah Yerkes, “Israeli-Palestinian Futures: Don’t Forget About the People,” Brookings, September 28, 2015, http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/09/28-israeli-palestinian-mistrust-yerkes

Naomi Zeveloff, “Tel Aviv Train is Coming Despite Fears of Rats and Carmageddon,” Forward, August 30, 2015, http://forward.com/news/israel/319511/tel-aviv-breaks-ground-on-light-rail-line/?attribution=articles-article-listing-3-headline

Israel and the Middle East

#30 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, August 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu  

Ephraim Asculai, “The Unbelievable Side Agreements with Iran,” The Jerusalem Post, August 24, 2015, http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-unbelievable-side-agreements-with-Iran-413137

Julie Bort, “The Startup Scene in Israel is Going Bonkers, and the Chinese Are Swooping In,” Business Insider, August 13, 2015, http://www.businessinsider.com/china-is-all-over-israel-startups-2015-8

Steven A. Cook, “The Real Reason Turkey is Fighting ISIL,” Politico Magazine, August 21, 2015, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/turkey-fighting-isil-isis-erdogan-long-game-chess-121603

Udi Dekel and Omer Einav, “Revising the National Security Concept: The Need for a Strategy of Multidisciplinary Impact,” The Institute for National Security Studies, August 16, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10318 

Jackson Diehl, “Why Iran will not give up Syria,” The Washington Post, August 2, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-iran-wont-give-up-syria/2015/08/02/b9269fa2-360c-11e5-9d0f-7865a67390ee_story.html 

Mark Dubowitz and Jonathan Schanzer, “The Iran Deal Will Unchain Top Ayatollah’s Terror Slush Fund,” The New York Post, August 9, 2015, http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/dubowitz-mark-the-iran-deal-will-unchain-top-ayatollahs-terror-slush-fund/#sthash.d7zynz73.dpuf 

Michael Eisenstadt, “How the Iran Deal Could Complicate US Efforts to Prevent Nuclear Breakout,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 31, 2015, https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-the-iran-deal-could-complicate-u.s.-efforts-to-prevent-a-nuclear-breako

Michael Eisenstadt, Simon Henderson, Michael Knights, Matthew Levitt and Andrew Tabler, “The Regional Impact of Additional Iranian Money,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 28, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-regional-impact-of-additional-iranian-money 

Oded Eran, “When will the US Sanctions on Iran be Lifted and by Whom,” The Institute for National Security Studies, August 20, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10367 

Shmuel Even, “IDF Strategy and the Responsibility of the Political Leadership,” The Institute for National Security Studies, August 19, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10366

David Francis, “The Chosen One,” Foreign Policy Magazine, August 28, 2015, http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/28/the-chosen-one-adam-szubin-israel-iran-nuclear-deal-obama/ 

Michael Gerson,”How the nuclear deal will fund Iran’s imperialism,” Washington Post, August 3, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-deal-to-fund-iranian-imperialism/2015/08/03/a0ab57bc-3a10-11e5-b3ac-8a79bc44e5e2_story.html 

Buzzy Gordon, “Noa Shines Under Jerusalem’s Full Moon,” YNet Magazine, August 14, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4690142,00.html

Philip Gordon, “King Salman Comes to Washington,” Politico Magazine, September 1, 2015, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/09/mag-saudi-gordon-213101

Alexander H. Joffe, “Why Empower Iran?” The Times of Israel, August 3, 2015, http://www.meforum.org/5417/why-empower-iran 

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamini, “Assessing U.S. and Coalition Strategy for Syria and the Islamic State, Rubin Center, August 12, 2015, http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/08/assessing-u-s-and-coalition-strategy-for-syria-and-the-islamic-state/

Saeed Kamali Dehghan, “Barenboim to Take Berlin Orchestra to Iran Despite Protests from Israel,” The Guardian, August 27, 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/aug/27/daniel-barenboim-berlin-orchestra-iran-israel-protests 

Herb Keinon, “Matisyahu: Anti-Semitism at Spanish Festival Was Something I Never Experienced Before,” Jerusalem Post, August 30,2015, http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Matisyahu-Anti-Semitism-at-Spanish-reggae-festival-was-something-I-never-experienced-before-413733

Mehdi Khaliji, “Iran’s Shifting Nuclear Narratives,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 12, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/irans-shifting-nuclear-narratives 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “$75 Million Autism Center to Open in Jerusalem,” Israel21c, August 15, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/75-million-autism-center-to-open-in-jerusalem/ 

Eric Knecht, “INTERVIEW—Egypt Says Zohar Gas Find Will Not Undermine Talks on Imports from Israel,” Reuters, September 2, 2015, http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/09/02/egypt-energy-israel-idUKL4N11834820150902

Yossi Kuperwasser and Alan Baker, “Vital Points on the Iran Deal: Major Flaws and Positive Elements,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 27, 2015, http://jcpa.org/article/vital-points-on-the-iran-deal-major-flaws-and-positive-elements/

Emily Landau and Shimon Stein, “Israel and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Chronicle of a Failure Foretold?” The Institute for National Security Studies, August 18, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10334 

Madison Margolin, “A-Wa’s Unlikely Journey from Rural Israel to Global Fame,” Forward, August 6, 2015, http://forward.com/culture/music/318147/a-wa-a-yemenite-israeli-pop-trio-gains-popularity-around-the-world/ 

Jay Michaelson, “Jerusalem Pride Organizer: ‘It was Horrible,”’ Forward, August 3, 2015, http://forward.com/news/israel/318370/jerusalem-pride-organizer-it-was-horrible/

Mazal Mualem, “Israeli Minister Pushes for Improved Gender Equality,” Al-Monitor, August 27, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/08/israel-social-equality-gamliel-interview-arab-women-likud.html 

Barak Obama, “The Iran Nuclear Deal at American University,” August 5, 2015, https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/08/05/remarks-president-iran-nuclear-deal 

Wendy Parker, “Israeli Film Director Visiting Emory University as Artist in Residence,” 90.1 WABE, August 28, 2015, http://wabe.org/post/israeli-film-director-visiting-emory-artist-residence

George Perkovich, Mark Hibbs, James M Action, and Toby Dalton, “Parsing the Ian Deal,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, August 6, 2015, http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/08/06/parsing-iran-deal/iec5

Jenna Perlman, “Birthright Excel Gives Students a Taste of Israeli Hi-Tech,” Jerusalem Post, August 5, 2015, http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Birthright-Excel-gives-students-a-taste-of-Israeli-hi-tech-411157

Samadar Perry, “An Egyptian Voice in Tel Aviv,” YNet Magazine, August, 29, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4695553,00.html

Daniel Pipes, “What If Tehran Turns Down the Nuclear Deal?” The Washington Times, August 20, 2015, http://www.meforum.org/5446/what-if-iran-turns-down-jcpoa 

Shira Rubin, “The New Face of Jewish Terror,” Foreign Policy Magazine, August 20, 2015, http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/20/the-new-face-of-jewish-terror-hilltop-settlers-price-tag-attacks-israel/ 

Viva Sarah Press, “Flutist Hadar Noiberg Jazzes up New York,” Israel21c, August 20, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/flutist-hadar-noiberg-jazzes-up-new-york/

Robert Satloff, “There is a Path to a Better Deal with Iran,” The Atlantic, August 13, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/there-is-a-path-to-a-better-deal-with-iran

Uri Savir, “Dangers of International Fatigue on Israel-Palestine Issue,” Al-Monitor, August 30, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/08/israel-two-state-solution-palestine-international-community.html 

Jonathan Schanzer, “The Iran Nuclear Deal Means War Between Israel and Hezbollah,” Huffington Post, August 21, 2015, http://schanzer.pundicity.com/17749/the-iran-nuclear-deal-means-war-between-israel 

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, “The Nuclear Deal: No Pause in Iran’s Vow to Destroy Israel,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, August 16, 2015, http://jcpa.org/article/nuclear-deal-irans-vow-destroy-israel/

Gunter Seufert, “On the Situation of the Kurdish Question,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, August 2015, http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C38_srt.pdf

Gabi Siboni, “’The IDF Strategy:’ A Focused Action Approach,” The Institute for National Security Studies, August 27, 2015,  http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10446

Michael Singh, “Implications of the JCPOA for US Policy in the Middle East,” Testimony submitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, August 5, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/testimony/SinghTestimony20150805-SenateForeignRelations-v3.pdf

Lee Smith, “With the Iran Deal Under Review, the Obama Administration Tries to Bait Three Jewish Senators,” The Tablet, August 3, 2015, http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/192578/with-iran-deal-under-review-the-obama-administration-tries-to-bait-three-jewish-senators 

Ephraim Sneh, “Hoping to Counter Iran, Former Israeli Defense Official Calls on Riyadh to Add ‘Security Annex’ to Arab Peace Initiative,” Al-Monitor, August 25, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/08/arab-peace-initiative-security-annex-saudi-arabia.html

Jonathan Spyer, “The Tehran Formula,” Rubin Center, August 3, 2015, http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/08/the-teheran-formula/

Israel21c Staff, “Arab-Israeli Medic Delivers Baby of Terror Victims,” Israel21c, August 12, 2015, http://www.israel21c.org/arab-israeli-medic-delivers-baby-of-terror-victims/

Kenneth W. Stein, “Stopping an Ominous Iran,” The Hill-Congress Blog, August 31, 2015, http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/252045-stopping-an-ominous-iran

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “Backbone of the Syrian Revolt, Inclusion of Rural Sunnis Key for International Efforts to End Conflict,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, August 2015, http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C39_ows.pdf

Amos Yadlin, “Israel and the United States: Time for a Parallel Agreement,” August 30, 2015, The Institute for National Security Studies, August 30, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10477 

Naomi Zeveloff, “Revisiting the Gaza Withdrawal, 10 Years Later,” Forward, August 3, 2015, http://forward.com/news/israel/318228/gaza-withdrawal-10-years-later/

Tamara Zieve, “Arabs Who Love Israel? This Film Producer Wants the World to Hear Their Stories,” Jerusalem Post, September 2, 2015, http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Arabs-who-love-Israel-They-exist-and-this-film-producer-wants-the-world-to-hear-their-stories-414978

Israel and the Middle East

#29 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, July 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu   

Elliott Abrams, Itamar Rabinovich, and Amos Yadlin, “Israel's Northern Border and the Chaos in Syria: A Symposium.” Summer 2015. https://jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/1667/israels-northern-border-and-the-chaos-in-syria-a-symposium/

Asi Aivas, “The Angelecy prepare to go global.” Israel21c. July 16, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/the-angelcy-prepare-to-go-global/ 

Raphael Ahren, “Israel: Inspection clauses in deal ‘worse than worthless,’ actually help Iran.” Times of Israel. July 15, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/steinitz-iran-deal-wouldve-been-better-without-inspections-regime/

Yuval Avivi, “Israel’s community gardens bloom.” Al-Monitor. July 28, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/07/israel-tel-aviv-urban-farming-organic-vegetables-community.html

Laurie Blank, “What the UN report on Gaza left out.” The Hill. July 7, 2016. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/247041-what-the-un-report-on-gaza-left-out

Itay Blumenthal and Eti Abramov, “Destruction of Beit El building amid continued riots.” YNet News. July 29, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4684756,00.html

Gary C. Cambill, “Beware the Hyde-and-Jekyll Defense of the Iran Nuclear Agreement.” Foreign Policy Research Institute. July 2015. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2015/07/beware-hyde-and-jekyll-defense-iran-nuclear-agreement

Ben Caspit, “Netanyahu, Bennett square off over settlers.” Al-Monitor. July 29, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/07/jerusalem-city-of-daviv-archeology-finding-roman-empire.html

Jas Chana, “Omri Casspi, Fellow NBA Players are ‘Rockstars’ in Israel.” Tablet. July 31, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/192610/omri-casspi-fellow-nba-players-are-rockstars-in-israel

Patrick Clawson, “How Iran’s Economic Gain from a Nuclear Deal Might Affect its Foreign Policy.” Policywatch 2452. Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 10, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-irans-economic-gain-from-a-nuclear-deal-might-affect-its-foreign-policy

Moshe Cohen, “Bennett, Beit El Protestors Face Off At Meeting.” Israel National News. July 20, 2015. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198379#.Vb-mN5NVhBc

Barry Davis, “The Israel Museum hosts a stellar musical roster in the Art Garden.” The Jerusalem Post. July 21, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-Brozas-Beduin-boogie-409054

Udi Dekel and Kobi Michael, “The ‘Double Game’ in the Palestinian Arena: A Platform for Increased Terrorism.” INSS Insight No. 720. July 12, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10015

Omri Efraim, “Fat camp or boot camp? Border police unit fights off 565 kilograms.” YNet News. July 28, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4684552,00.html

Meir Elran and Gabi Siboni, “Establishing an IDF Cyber Command.” INSS Insight No. 719. July 8, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10007

Oded Eran, “The United States and the Nuclear Deal with Iran.” INSS Insight No. 721. July 16, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10086

Yitzhak Gal, “The Palestinian Economy, Gaza Reconstruction, and Israel: Crises and Possibilities.” Iqtisadi. The Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University. July 29, 2015. http://www.dayan.org/iqtisadi-vol-5-no-7-july-29-2015

Reuel Marc Gerecht, “How Will We Know?” The Weekly Standard. July 17, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/senior-fellow-how-will-we-know/

Yoel Guzansky, “Saudi Arabia and the Nuclear Agreement with Iran.” INSS Insight No. 723. July 22, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10116

Boris Havel, “Hajj Amin Husseini's Anti-Semitic Legacy.” Middle East Quarterly. Summer 2015, vol 22, no. 3. http://www.meforum.org/5318/hajj-amin-antisemitism

Michael Herzog, “Contextualizing Israeli Concerns about the Iran Nuclear Deal.” Policy Notes. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. No. 26. June 2015. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PolicyNote26_Herzog.pdf

David Horowitz, “16 reasons nuke deal is an Iranian victory and a Western catastrophe.” Times of Israel. July 14, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/16-reasons-nuke-deal-is-an-iranian-victory-and-a-western-catastrophe/

Israel21c Staff, “Smarter phones overcome physical challenges (audio).” Israel21c. July 28, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/smarter-phones-overcome-physical-challenges-audio

Former Amb. James F. Jeffrey, “How to assess the Iran deal and what to do about it?” The Hill. July 14, 2015. http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/defense/247844-assessing-the-iran-agreement-and-what-to-do-about-it

Charles Krauthammer, “With Iran deal, Obama makes bad history.” The Washington Post. July 29, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/with-iran-deal-obama-makes-bad-history/2015/07/29/642fdc2a-3553-11e5-adf6-7227f3b7b338_story.html

Yair Lapid, “Iran Deal: To the Liars Go to the Spoils.” Times of Israel. July 13, 2015. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/iran-deal-to-the-liars-go-the-spoils/

Yair Lapid, “We are at war.” The Times of Israel. July 31, 2015. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/we-are-at-war/#.Vbtzc_olU0I.facebook

Joseph I. Lieberman, “Congress Deserves a Vote on Iran.” The Wall Street Journal. March 17, 2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/joseph-i-lieberman-congress-deserves-a-vote-on-iran-1426633380

Oren Liebermann, “Israel’s tech whiz-kids-in-training? Ultra-Orthodox Jews.” CNN. July 8, 2015. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/08/world/israel-ultra-orthodox-jews-high-tech/index.html 

Michael Makovsky, “On the Consequences of the Deal.” The Weekly Standard. July 27, 2015. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/consequences-deal_992173.html?nopager=1

Michael Makovsky and William Kristol, “Blaming Israel First.” The Weekly Standard. August 10, 2015. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/blaming-israel-first_1001582.html

David Makovsky and Matthew Levitt, “Keeping Iran’s Feet to the Fire.” Foreign Policy. July 14, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/keeping-irans-feet-to-the-fire

Kobi Michael, “The Non-Nuclear Challenges of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran.” INSS Insight No. 724. July 27, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10161

Vali Nasr, “Why did Iran sign on to a deal that will weaken its regional hold?” The Washington Post. July 31, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-did-iran-sign-on-to-a-deal-that-will-weaken-its-regional-hold/2015/07/31/a9f48494-354a-11e5-8e66-07b4603ec92a_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

Emanuele Ottolenghi and Saeed Ghasseminejad, “The Nuclear Deal’s Impact on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.” FDD Policy Brief. July 17, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/emanuele-ottolenghi-the-nuclear-deals-impact-on-irans-revolutionary-guards/

Smadar Perry, “Iran deal will save Assad.” Ynet News. July 19, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4681483,00.html

David Pollock, “New Poll Shows Most Palestinians for Practical Progress, Tactical Compromises with Israel.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 23, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/new-poll-shows-most-palestinians-for-practical-progress-tactical-compromise

Viva Sarah Press, “Israeli-Iranian camaraderie triumphs at Special Olympics.” Israel21c. August 2, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/israeli-iranian-camaraderie-triumphs-at-special-olympics/

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, “Opinion: Thwarting Iran’s Regional Influence.” Asharq Al-Awsat. July 19, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/07/article55344431/opinion-thwarting-irans-regional-influence 

Dennis Ross, “Iran Will Cheat. Then What?” Time. July 15, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/iran-will-cheat.-then-what

Robert Satloff, “What is Really Wrong with the Iran Nuclear Deal.” New York Daily News. July 14, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/whats-really-wrong-with-the-iran-nuclear-deal

Jonathan Schanzer, “Ankara Alone: Turkey's Disastrous Foreign Policy.” Weekly Standard. June 3, 2015. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/16675/ankara-alone-turkey-disastrous-foreign-policy

Jonathan Schanzer and Mark Dubowitz. “It Just Got Easier for Iran to Fund Terrorism.” Foreign Policy. July 17, 2015. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/17588/it-just-got-easier-for-iran-to-fund-terrorism

Yoram Schweitzer and Zvi Magen, “The Islamic State, the Caucasus, and the Russian Response.” INSS Insight No. 725. July 28, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10211

Michael Singh, “How Will the Iran Nuclear Deal Affect Broader U.S. Strategy?” Wall Street Journal. July 15, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-will-the-iran-nuclear-deal-affect-broader-u.s.-strategy

Jonathon Spyer, “Sunni Arabs: Iran Deal Opens the ‘Gates of Evil.’” The Jerusalem Post. July 18, 2015. http://www.meforum.org/5390/iran-gates-of-evil

Amos Yadlin, “Following the Problematic Nuclear Agreement: Scenarios and Policy Recommendations.” INSS Insight No. 722. July 20, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10100

Israel and the Middle East

#28 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, June 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu      

Gaar Adams, “Sick Beats and Sykes-Picot.” Foreign Policy. June 5, 2015. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/05/sick-beats-and-sykes-picot-a-wa-band-yemen-israel-middle-east-music/

Owen Alterman, “The Dead End of Snapback Sanctions: How the P5+1 Proposal Blocks Meaningful Re-imposition of Sanctions on Iran.” INSS Insight No. 713. June 25, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9940

Burak Bekdil, “Post-Election Turkey: Now What?” The Middle East Forum. June 11, 2015. http://www.meforum.org/5307/post-election-turkey

Burak Bekdil, “Turkey and Israel: Starting Over?” The Gatestone Institute. June 28, 2015. http://www.meforum.org/5350/turkey-israel

Daniel Bernstein, “Amsterdam abandons sister city agreement with Tel Aviv.” The Times of Israel. June 25, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/amsterdam-drops-sister-city-agreement-with-tel-aviv/

Ben Caspit, “Marianne flotilla reflects Turkey’s changed Israel stance.” Al-Monitor. June 29, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/israel-gaza-flotilla-hamas-turkey-saudi-arabia-egypt-region.html

Maya Cohen and Daniel Siryoti, “Culture minister: Coexistence does not stop at Tel Aviv border.” Israel Hayom. June 11, 2015. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=26113

Robert Einhorn, “A rare bipartisan consensus on the Iran nuclear negotiations.” Brookings. June 26, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/06/26-iran-nuclear-negotiations-bipartisan-consensus-einhorn

Khaled Elgindy, “Palestinian political crisis deepens with collapse of unity government.” Aljazeera America. June 19, 2015. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/19/palestinian-political-crisis-deepens-with-collapse-of-unity-government.html

Meir Elran and Alex Altshuler, “What Can Be Learned from the National Home Front Exercise?” INSS Insight No. 716. July 1, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9971

William A. Galston, “Yair Lapid on Israel’s regional challenges: Thinking beyond the current government.” Brookings. June 9, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/06/09-lapid-multilateral-talks-iran-bds-peace-coalition

Globes Staff, “Israel govt sets up Technology and Innovation Authority.” Globes. June 22, 2015. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-govt-sets-up-technology-and-innovation-authority-1001047072

Yossi Klein Halevi, “Israeli Rock Music’s Spiritual New Sound.” Wall Street Journal. June 12, 2015.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-rock-musics-spiritual-new-sound-1434122493

Olli Heinonen and Simon Henderson, “How to Make Sure Iran's One-Year Nuclear Breakout Time Does Not Shrink.” Washington Institute. Policywatch 2436. June 17, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-to-make-sure-irans-one-year-nuclear-breakout-time-does-not-shrink

Orr Hirschauge, “Israeli Army Builds a Desert Outpost—Tech Firms Follow.” The Wall Street Journal. http://www.wsj.com/articles/israeli-army-builds-a-desert-outposttech-firms-follow-1433525715

I24 News Staff, “’Politics of Dancing’: DJ Can Dyk album faces Arab ban.” i24 News. July 1, 2015. http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/culture/76779-150701-politics-of-dancing-dj-van-dyk-album-faces-arab-ban

Martin Indyk, “U.S. Policy in the Middle East after a Nuclear Deal with Iran.” Testimony submitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing. June 3, 2015. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/060315_Indyk_Testimony.pdf

Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, “Implications of the Iran Nuclear Agreement for U.S. Policy in the Middle East.”  The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Testimony submitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. June 3, 2015. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/060315_Jeffrey_Testimony.pdf

Roi Kais, “Terror in the Sinai: Ongoing battles, police under siege, at least 100 dead,” YNetNews, July 1, 2015,  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4674897,00.html

Abigail Klein Leichman, “12 of the coolest new apps from Israel.” Israel21c. June 11, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/12-of-the-coolest-new-apps-from-israel/

Gallia Lindenstrauss and Ceyhun Çiçekçi, “After the Turkish Parliamentary Elections: Big Hopes, with Remaining Worries.“ INSS Insight. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9888

Guy Lurie, “Appointing Arab Judges to the Courts in Israel.” The Israel Democracy Institute. June 14, 2015. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/appointing-arab-judges-to-the-courts-in-israel/

David Makovsky and Raquel Saxe, “BDS's Useless Politics of Confrontation.” Times of Israel. May 22, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/bdss-useless-politics-of-confrontation/

Lauren Mellinger, “New politics of religion and gender in Israel.” Brookings. June 29, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/06/29-israel-gender-politics-religion

Kobi Michael, “Gaza Strip Reconstruction: Navigating the Strategic Dilemmas.” INSS Insight No. 706. June 8, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9754

Gwen Moran, “Meet the female alums of the Israeli Army’s elite tech training school.” Fortune. June 25, 2015. http://fortune.com/2015/06/25/women-israeli-army-tech-training/

Mazal Mualem, “Former IDF lawyer finds UN report on Gaza war ‘relatively balanced.’” Al-Monitor. June 23, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/sharvit-baruch-un-commission-gaza-war-report-goldstone.html

Michael E. O’Hanlon, “Deconstructing Syria: A new strategy for America’s most hopeless war.” Brookings. June 30, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-from-chaos/posts/2015/06/30-deconstructing-syria-ohanlon

Daniel Pipes, “Americans Battle the Arab-Israeli Conflict.” Middle East Quarterly. Spring 2015. http://www.meforum.org/5079/americans-battle-the-arab-israeli-conflict

John Podhoretz, “If He Only Had a Heart,” [On Michael Oren’s Book, Ally]. Commentary. July 1, 2015. Commentary. https://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/if-he-only-had-a-heart/

The Rand Corporation, “The Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” June 2015. http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR740.html

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, “The Russians are coming to Saudi Arabia.” Al Sharq al-Awsat. June 21, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/06/article55344047/opinion-the-russians-are-coming-to-saudi-arabia

Paul Rivlin, “Middle East Uncertainty and Oil Price Stability.” Iqtisadi. The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. vol 5 no 6. June 25, 2015. http://dayan.org/iqtisadi-middle-east-uncertainty-and-oil-price-stability-june-2015

Uri Savir, “Israel, Hamas negotiate, but truce still far off.” Al-Monitor, June 30, 2015, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/israel-hamas-truce-negotiations-egypt-netanyahu.html

David Schenker and Sarah Feuer, “Beyond Islamists and Autocrats, Prospects for Political Reform Post Arab Spring.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. June 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/beyond-islamists-and-autocrats-prospects-for-political-reform-post-arab-spr

Chemi Shalev, West of Eden.” Momentous times for U.S. and Obama should make Israelis burn with envy.” Haaretz. Jun. 28, 2015.  http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/west-of-eden/.premium-1.663290

David Shamah, “Amazon to expand its operations in Israel.” The Times of Israel. July 1, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/amazon-to-expand-its-operations-in-israel/

Guido Steinberg, “Jihadism in Africa Local Cause, Regional Expansion, International Alliances.” German Institute for International and Security Affairs. June 2015. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-research-papers/swp-research-paper-detail/article/jihadismus_in_afrika.html

Bruce Thornton, “The Postcolonial Rot Spreads Beyond Middle East Studies.” FrontPage Magazine. June 15, 2015. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/bruce-thornton/the-postcolonial-rot-spreads-beyond-middle-east-studies/

The Washington Institute, “Public Statement on US Policy Toward the Iran Nuclear Negotiations.” June 24, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/public-statement-on-u.s.-policy-toward-the-iran-nuclear-negotiations

Isabelle Werenfels, “Going ‘Glocal’: Jihadism in Algeria and Tunisia.” German Institute for International and Security Affairs. June 2015. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2015_RP05_sbg_web.pdf#page=51

YNetNews Staff, “Muslims, Jews hold joint iftar meals for Ramadan fast.” YNetNews. June 30, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4674173,00.html

YNetNews Staff, “Former Auschwitz accountant asks God for forgiveness at trial.” YNetNews. July 1, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4675182,00.html 

Israel and the Middle East

#27 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, May 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu   

Adva Center, Israel A Social Report 2014 – Israel’s Heart is in Western Europe, Her Feet are in the Eastern and Southern Fringes, “ April 28, 2015, http://www.adva.org/default.asp?pageid=1002&itmid=845

AFP, “Gazans Reach beyond Blockade through Start-Up.” May 22, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4659965,00.html.

AFP, “Israel Pleased to Have Resolved FIFA Expulsion Threat.” Middle East Institute. http://www.mei.edu/content/news/israel-pleased-have-resolved-fifa-expulsion-threat.

Ali Adeeb Alnaemi, “Taking Advantage of the Fall of Ramadi.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 20, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/taking-advantage-of-the-fall-of-ramadi

Muriel Asseburg, “Fifty Years of German-Israeli Relations Whither the Miracle of Reconciliation,” German Institute for International Affairs,  Berlin, April 2015. http://www.swpberlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C27_ass.pdf 

Adam Balcer, “Between Appeasement and Rivalry: Turkey and Russia and their Neighborhoods,” Insituto Affari Internaionali, May 2015, http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/gte_c_22.pdf 

BESA Center, “Col. Richard Kemp: The Amoral Revolution in Western Values, and Its Impact on Israel.” BESA Center, May 20, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/col-richard-kemp-the-amoral-revolution-in-western-values-and-its-impact-on-israel/.

Yitzhak Benhorin, “Israeli Drought Aid Swings into Action in California.” Ynet News, May 31, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4663131,00.html

Dr. Louis Rene Beres, “Converging Enemy Threats to Israel.” BESA Center, May 28, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/converging-enemy-threats-to-israel/.

Benedetta Berti, “Hamas’s Islamic State Woes,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 28, 2015, http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/2015/05/28/hamas-s-islamic-state-woes/i94u

Nicky Blackburn, “Dip into Worldwide Hummus Holiday Today.” Israel 21c, May 13, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/dip-into-worldwide-hummus-holiday-today/

Itay Blumenthal, “Ethiopians Protest Family’s Aliyah Conditions.” Ynet News, May 27, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4662178,00.html.

Brookings Institution, “The 2016 U.S. Elections: Impact on the Middle East.” May 27, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/events/2015/05/27-us-elections-impact-middle-east.

Ronak D. Desai, “Coming Out of the Closet: India-Israel Ties Under Narenda Modi,” Foreign Policy, May 7, 2015. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/07/coming-out-of-the-closet-india-israel-ties-under-narendra-modi/

Zack Gold, “Sinai Tribes: Between the Egyptian State and the Islamic State.” INSS Insight, May 18, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9533.

Jeffrey Goldberg, “President Barack Obama Interview,” The Atlantic, May 2015, http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/05/obama-interview-iran-isis-israel/393782/#ISIS

Mark Heller, “Between Operation Decisive Storm and an Iranian Nuclear Deal: The Limits of Saudi-Israeli Convergence,” INSS Insight, May 10, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9457 

Insituto Affari Internaionali, “Turkey and Iran -- Three Views,” May 13, 2015, http://www.iai.it/en/pubblicazioni/gte-question-month-may-2015 

Roi Kais, “Nasrallah Calls on Region to Fight ISIS: They Are No Stronger than Israel,” Ynet News, May 24, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4660741,00.html.

Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University, “Anti-Semitism Worldwide 2014,” April 2015. http://kantorcenter.tau.ac.il/sites/default/files/Doch2014%20%28130415%29_0.pdf

Nikolay Kozhanov, “Understanding the Revitalization of Russian-Iranian Relations,” Carnegie Moscow Center, May 5, 2015, http://carnegie.ru/2015/05/05/understanding-revitalization-of-russian-iranian-relations/i86n

Omer Kreisel, “China’s Infatuation with Israeli Technology Deepens.” Globes, May 31, 2015. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-chinas-infatuation-for-israeli-technology-deepens-1001040719.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “12 Top Ad-Tech Companies in Israel.” Israel 21c, May 25, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/12-top-ad-tech-companies-in-israel/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Technion to Help Build Desal Plant in Jordan.” Israel 21c, June 1, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/news/technion-to-help-build-desal-plant-in-jordan/.

David Makovsky, “Netanyahu Loses Leverage in Forming New Government.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 8, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/netanyahu-loses-leverage-in-forming-new-government

David Makovsky and Raquel Saxe, “BDS’s Useless Politics of Confrontation.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 22, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/bdss-useless-politics-of-confrontation.

Suzanne Maloney, “Spies, Lies, and Iran: An American Reporter Goes on Trial for Espionage in Tehran.” Brookings, May 27, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/05/27-iran-american-reporter-espionage-trial-rezaian-nuclear.

Hassan Mneimneh, “Reforming Religious Discourse in Egypt.” Middle East Institute, May 14, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/at/reforming-religious-discourse-egypt.

Mazal Mualem, “Israelis Use Technology to Battle Government Corruption” Al-Monitor, May 26, 2015. http://www.almonitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/israel-corruption-affairs-technology-eitan-interview.html.

Jessica Noll and Stephan Roll. “From Yemen War to Joint Army Egyptian- Saudi Differences over Arab Military Cooperation,” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, May 2015, http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C31_noj_rll.pdf

Siobhan O’Grady, “The New Face of Israel’s Hard Right, “Foreign Policy, May 7, 2015. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/07/the-new-face-of-israel-hard-right-netanyahu-ayelet-shaked/

Oweis, Khaled Yacoub, “Sieges and Ceasefires in Syria’s Civil War,” German Institute for International Affairs,  Berlin. May 2015, http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C26_ows.pdf

Orit Perlov and Udi Dekel, “Syria: Is a Substantive Change in the Balance of Power Emerging?” INSS Insight, May 29, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9595.

Viva Sarah Press, “Professors Holding Babies Go Viral.” Israel 21c, May 14, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/culture/professors-holding-babies-go-viral/.

David Raphael, “Musing About Israel on Campus,” The Amherst Court Jester, May 26, 2015, http://draphael-emuse.blogspot.com/2015/05/musing-about-israel-on-campus.html

David Rothkopf,  “Other People’s Armies [ Obama, the Gulf states military[, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, [Originally published in Foreign Policy] May 19, 2015, http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/05/19/other-people-s-armies/i8tq

Yazid Sayigh, “Where Next in Syria?” republished by the Carnegie Endowment for Middle East Peace, Middle East Center, April 30, 2015, http://carnegie-mec.org/2015/04/30/where-next-in-syria/i7zi

Yoram Schweitzer, “Hamas and the Islamic State Organization: Toward a Head-On Collision in the Gaza Strip?” INSS Insight, May 17, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9524.

David Shamah, “Hyundai Seeks Israeli Tech for Its ‘connected Cars.’” The Times of Israel, June 1, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/hyundai-seeks-israeli-tech-for-its-connected-cars/

Gabi Siboni and A. G., “Military Lessons for Hamas from Operation Protective Edge.” INSS Insight, May 21, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9558.

Jonathan Spyer, “Hizballah Deepens Its Involvement in Syria,” Jerusalem Post, May 29, 2015, http://www.meforum.org/5271/hezbollah-lebanon-syria

The Tower Staff, “Israeli-Texan Team of Scientists Wins U.S.-Sponsored Water Technology Competition.” The Tower, May 27, 2015. http://www.thetower.org/2089-israeli-texan-team-of-scientists-wins-u-s-sponsored-water-technology-competition/.

Yedidia Z.Stern “The Haredi Draft: Snakes and Ladders,” IDI, April 29, 2015, http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/the-haredi-draft-snakes-and-ladders/ 

Daniel Ben Tal, “Midburn – The Freedom to Be Different.” Israel 21c, May 31, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/midburn-the-freedom-to-be-different/.

Eric Trager, “Egypt Two Years After Morsi.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 20, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-two-years-after-morsi.

Alex Vatanka, "The Authoritarian Resurgence: Iran Abroad,” Middle East Institute, April 30, 2015, http://www.mei.edu/content/article/authoritarian-resurgence-iran-abroad

Ruth Wisse, “Anti-Semitism Goes to School, Anti-Semitism on American college campuses is rising—and worsening. Where does it come from, and can it be stopped?” Mosaic Magazine, May 4, 2015, http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2015/05/anti-semitism-goes-to-school/

Ephraim Yaar and Prof Tamar Hermann, Peace Index, Israel Democracy Institute, April 2015, http://en.idi.org.il/media/4041376/Peace_Index_April_2015-Eng.pdf            

Amos Yadlin, and Yoel Guzansky, “The US and Gulf States Summit: What Next?” INSS Insight, May 20, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9546

Maya Yaha, “Three Big Trends that will Shape the Arab World,” May 11, 2015, Carnegie Middle East Center, (first published in National Interest) http://carnegie-mec.org/publications/?fa=60036

Yossi Yehoshua, “IDF Planning Harsher Sanctions against Draft Dodgers and Defectors.” Ynet News, May 30, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4662908,00.html.

Israel and the Middle East

#26 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, April 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu  

Mustafa Akyol, "How the AKP Subdues Turkey's Universities." Al-Monitor. April 23, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/04/turkey-how-the-akp-subdues-turkeys-universities.html

Nasser Arrabyee, “Al-Qaeda big winner in Yemen,” Al-Ahram Weekly, Issue No.1243, 23 April 2015.  http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/11058/19/Al-Qaeda-big-winner--in-Yemen%C2%A0.aspx 

Asharq Al-Awsat Staff, "PLO Says against Syrian Army Drive to Regain Yarmouk Camp from Militants." Asharq Al-Awsat. April 10, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/04/article55342856/plo-says-against-syrian-army-drive-to-regain-yarmouk-camp-from-militants

Yehuda Ben Meir, “Israel: The 2015 Elections,” INSS Insight, March 29, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9039

Carl Bildt, “Why Europe backs Obama over an Iran deal,” The Daily Star, April 17, 2015. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Commentary/2015/Apr-17/294726-why-europe-backs-obama-over-an-iran-deal.ashx

David Brinn, "A Summer of Musical Choice in Israel." The Jerusalem Post. April 29, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/A-summer-of-musical-choice-in-Israel-400610

The Crisis Group, “Yemen,” Middle East Briefing N°45. 27 March 2015. http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/iraq-iran-gulf/yemen.aspx

Shlomi Eldar, "Arab Youth Use Social Media to Send Message of Peace to Israel." Al-Monitor. April 29, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/04/israel-arab-youth-facebook-peace-messages-idf.html# 

Oded Eran, “For now, President Obama Can Continue to Negotiate with Iran,” Institute for National Security Studies INSS Insight No. 686, April 19, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9277 

Oded Eran and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Turkey Navigates between East and West, Shiites and Sunnis, INSS Insight, No. 687, April 20, 2015. Institute for National Security Studies, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9313 

Udi Dekel and Zvi Magen, “Delivery of the S-300 Aerial Defense Systems to Iran: Signaling a Change in Russia’s Middle East Policy,” INSS Insight No. 688, April 26, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9331 

Jesse Ferris, “Egypt’s Vietnam - Lessons from the last time Cairo waged into war in Yemen,” Foreign Policy. April 3, 2015. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/04/03/egypts-vietnam-yemen-nasser-sisi/

Linda Gradstein, "Israeli Company Develops Treatment for Radiation." Ynet News. April 27, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4651283,00.html

Maria Golla, "Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery: Social Transformation through Art." Middle East Institute. April 27, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/at/cairo%E2%80%99s-townhouse-gallery-social-transformation-through-art

Shane Harris, "Dead Broke Libya Hires Million-Dollar American Lobbyist." The Daily Beast. April 29, 2015. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/29/dead-broke-libya-hires-million-dollar-american-lobbyist.html 

Simon Henderson, “Saudi Arabia’s Inexperienced Youngster,” PolicyWatch 2412, April 21, 2015. Washington Institute for Near East Policy,” http://washin.st/1QglEtX

Orr Hirschauge and Daisuke Wakabayashi, "Apple Buys Israeli Camera-Technology Company LinX." Wall Street Journal. April 14, 2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-buys-israeli-camera-technology-company-linx-1429037790

David Ignatius, “The Middle East shows no signs of recovering soon,”  The Daily Star, April 18, 2015. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2015/Apr-18/294863-the-middle-east-shows-no-signs-of-recovering-soon.ashx

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, "Is ISIS Islamic, and Other “Foolish” Debates." MERIA. April 3, 2015. Http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/04/is-isis-islamic-and-other-foolish-debates/ 

Ephraim Kam,”The Demand for Iranian Recognition of Israel,” Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 683, April 13, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9205

Oren Kessler, "When Israel Helped Yemen’s Shiites." Politico. April 21, 2015. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/04/israel-yemen-shiites-117208.html#.VUOV0tNVhBc

Mehdi Khalaji, "The Classic Blood Libel Against Jews Goes Mainstream in Iran." Washington Institute. April 21, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-classic-blood-libel-against-jews-goes-mainstream-in-iran

Abigail Klein Leichman, "Israel Dominates Red Herring Top 100." Israel 21c. April 27, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/news/israel-dominates-red-herring-top-100/ 

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Non-Invasive Early Detection of Cancer” Israel 21c. April 26, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/noninvasive-early-detection-of-stomach-cancer/

Rami G. Khouri, “Threats and responses in the GCC’s new militancy,” Agence Global, April 22, 2015.  http://www.agenceglobal.com/index.php?show=article&Tid=2842

Rami G. Khouri, “The perils of our hopeless Arab youth,” The Daily Star, April 18, 2015. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2015/Apr-18/294861-the-perils-of-our-hopeless-arab-youth.ashx

Zvi Magen, Sarah Fainberg, Ilan Shklarsky, “Toward a New Russian Initiative on the Israeli-Palestinian Issue?” INSS Insight, April 14, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9236

Ghaith al-Omari, “Has the PA already collapsed?” April 07, 2015. The Hill, http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/238007-has-the-pa-already-collapsed

Ghaith al-Omari, “Preserving Israeli-Palestinian Security Cooperation, “ April 10, 2015. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/preserving-israeli-palestinian-security-cooperation

Naomi Pfefferman, "Festival Films Focus on How Israeli Food, Sports Create Cross-cultural Bonds | The Ticket." Jewish Journal News. April 24, 2015. http://www.jewishjournal.com/the_ticket/item/festival_films_focus_on_how_israeli_food_sports_create_cross_cultural_bonds

Christopher Reuter, "The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State," Spiegel ONLINE April 19, 2015.  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/islamic-state-files-show-structure-of-islamist-terror-group-a-1029274.html

Bruce Riedel, "Yemen's War Shakes Up the Saudi Palace." Brookings Institute. April 29, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/04/29-yemen-war-shakes-up-saudi-palace-riedel 

Giovanni Rodriguez, "The Israel Tech Miracle: What Is The Role Of Government And Its Partners?" Forbes. April 8, 2015. http://www.forbes.com/sites/giovannirodriguez/2015/04/08/the-israel-tech-miracle-what-is-the-role-of-government-and-its-partners/

Anne Roiphe, “Is Zionism Racism?” Israel is not a normal state. Here’s why. Tablet. April 13, 2015. http://tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/190139/is-zionism-racism

Grant Rumley, "Hamas Triumphs in Election at Flagship West Bank University." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. April 23, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/grant-rumley-hamas-triumphs-in-election-at-flagship-west-bank-university/ 

Jonathan Schanzer, "If a Palestinian Minister Falls and No One Is Around to Hear It…." Pundicity. April 2, 2015. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/16376/if-a-palestinian-minister-falls-and-no-one-is

Marina Shalabi and Ian Duff, “Changing Iran Trends in the Worldwide Threat Assessment,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policywatch 2410April 14, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/changing-iran-trends-in-the-worldwide-threat-assessment

Asher Susser, “Jordan Facing up to the ISIS Challenge: A Net Assessment,” April 21, 2015. Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/MEB92.pdf

Takeyh, Ray. "The New Saudi Foreign Policy." Council on Foreign Relations. April 17, 2015. http://www.cfr.org/saudi-arabia/new-saudi-foreign-policy/p36456

Times of Israel Staff, "Israel’s Aid Team to Nepal Larger than Any Other Country’s." Times of Israel. April 29, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-aid-team-to-nepal-larger-than-any-other-countrys/

Sarah Viva Press, "Israeli App Offers Alternative to Hyperactivity Medications." ISRAEL21c. April 08, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/israeli-app-offers-alternative-to-hyperactivity-medications/

Jason Warsof, “The Begin Phenomenon,” Jerusalem Report, April 19, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-begin-phenomenon

Justus Reid Weiner, "Israel and the Gaza Strip: Why Economic Sanctions Are Not Collective Punishment." Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. April 2015. http://jcpa.org/gaza-economic-sanctions/

Amos Yadlin, “Possible Scenarios and Strategic Options vis-à-vis Iran,” INSS Insight No. 689, April 27, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9333

Anthony C. Zinni, "Rebuilding the U.S.-Egyptian Strategic Relationship." Middle East Institute. April 16, 2015. Http://www.mei.edu/content/at/rebuilding-us-egyptian-strategic-relationship

Israel and the Middle East

#25 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, March 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu  

Danny Adeno Abebe, “Israel Fear for Safety of Yemen’s Remaining Few Jews.” YNet. March 26, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4641205,00.html

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “Archive of Jabhat al-Nusra Billboards and Murals.” Rubin Center: Research in International Affairs. March 24, 2015. http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/03/archive-of-jabhat-al-nusra-billboards-and-murals/

Asharq Al-Awsat Staff, “Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology.” Asharq Al-Awsat. March 24, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/03/article55342561/arab-israeli-political-leaders-reject-netanyahus-apology

Asharq Al-Awsat Staff, “Saudi airstrikes target rebel bases in Yemen.” Asharq Al-Awsat. March 26, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/03/article55342593/saudi-airstrikes-target-rebel-bases-in-yemen

Associated Press, “Yehuda Avner, Israeli diplomat and prime minister aide, dies.” Middle East Institute. March 25, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/news/yehuda-avner-israeli-diplomat-and-prime-minister-aide-dies

Samer Atallah, “Great Expectations: The Egypt Economic Conference.” Middle East Institute. March 11, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/great-expectations-egypt-economic-conference

Olena Bagno-Moldavsky. “The Jewish Diaspora and the Russo-Ukrainian Crisis ‘Russie.Nei.Visions,’" IFRI. March 2015. http://www.ifri.org/en/publications/enotes/russieneivisions/jewish-diaspora-and-russo-ukrainian-crisis

Ron Ben-Yishai, “The US Dropped the Ball on Yemen,” YNET News. March 26, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4641278,00.html

Yaacov Benmeleh, “Shekel Weakens as Israeli Government to Central Bank Buy Dollars.” Bloomberg Business. March 25, 2014. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-25/shekel-weakens-as-israeli-government-to-central-bank-buy-dollars

Ronen Bergman, “Interview (about the Middle East) with General David Petreaus,” Ynet News. March 9, 2015,  http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4635109,00.html

Matthew RJ Brodsky, “Lessons from Israel's Elections.” The World Post. March 27, 2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-rj-brodsky/lessons-from-israels-elec_b_6944912.html

Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, “Update on Iran Negotiations,” Testimony Before House Foreign Affairs Committee. House.gov Website. March 19, 2015. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20150319/103186/HHRG-114-FA00-Wstate-BlinkenA-20150319.pdf

Naomi Chazan, “Making Sense of the Israeli Elections,” Fathom. Winter-2015. http://fathomjournal.org/making-sense-of-the-israeli-elections/

Cole Bunzel and William McCants, “Experts weigh in (part 1): How does ISIS approach Islamic scripture?” Brookings. March 24, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/03/24-isis-approach-to-islamic-scripture-part-one-bunzel

Daniel L. Byman and Jennifer R.William, “AQ vs. IS and the battle for the soul of jihad.” Brookings. March 24, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/03/24-lawfare-byman-williams-battle-soul-jihad

Naomi Chazan, “Making Sense of the Israeli Elections.” Fathom Journal. Winter, 2015. http://fathomjournal.org/making-sense-of-the-israeli-elections/

Ran Dagoni, “US fails to renew emergency oil supply pact with Israel,” Globes. March 16, 2015. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-us-fails-to-renew-oil-supply-agreement-with-israel-1001018925

Alan Dershowitz, “Guess who’s not speaking at J Street Conference,” Jerusalem Post. March 20, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Dershowitz-in-special-to-JPost-Guess-whos-not-speaking-at-the-J-Street-Conference-394583

Oded Eran, " Prime Minister Netanyahu in the US Congress: Did the Ends Justify the Means?" Institute for National Security Studies. March 4, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8898

Oded Eran, "A New Government in Israel: Circumventing the Expected." Institute for National Security Studies. March 24, 2015.  http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=9021

Alex Fishman, “ US Foreign policy detached from reality [after Iran negotiations].” Y-Net, March 30, 2015, http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4642147,00.html 

Jacob Heilbrunn, “Republicans' Israel Problem.” The National Interest. March 25, 2015. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/republicans-israel-problem-12482

Olli Heinonen, “Iran’s Nuclear Breakout Time: A Fact Sheet,”, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 28, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/irans-nuclear-breakout-time-a-fact-sheet

Simon Henderson, “Saudi Arabia’s Big Gamble, Foreign Policy. March 26, 2015. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/26/saudi-arabias-big-gamble%E2%80%8B-yemen-airstrikes/

Efraim Inbar, “Security Challenges of the New Israeli Government.”
BESA Center. March 19, 2015. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Inbar-Efraim-The-Security-Challenges-of-the-New-Government-PP291-19-March-2015.pdf

Avi Issacharoff, “Hamas digs new terror tunnels up to, but not across, border.” Times of Israel. March 25, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-rebuilding-tunnels-near-but-not-across-border-sources/

Justin Julil, “Dead Sea sinkholes growing at alarming rate.” Times of Israel. March 21, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/dead-sea-sinkholes-growing-at-alarming-rate/

Tara Kangarlou, “Imprisoned IS members open up to Lebanese social workers,” Al-Monitor. March 10, 2015. http://tinyurl.com/q68m3ba

Debra Kamin, “In Israel, Opera Echoes From Rocks and Ruins.” New York Times. March 18, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/travel/in-israel-opera-echoes-from-rocks-and-ruins.html?_r=0 

Michael Knights, “Assisting the Arab Military Intervention in Yemen,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 27, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/assisting-the-arab-military-intervention-in-yemen

Abigail K. Leichman, “No Longer Taboo: Haredim Enter High Tech.” Israel 21c. March 5, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/no-longer-taboo-haredim-enter-high-tech/

Thomas Lippman, “Saudi Arabia’s High-Stakes Gamble,” Middle East Institute. March 27, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/at/saudi-arabia%E2%80%99s-high-stakes-gamble

Michael Margolit, Meet Israel’s New Lawmakers,” Ynet News. March 20, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4639073,00.html

Chris Matthews, “Israel's other war: Income inequality and rising prices.” Fortune. March 25, 2015. http://fortune.com/2015/03/25/israel-income-inequality/ 

Anat Meidan, “Inside the failure of the Zionist Union Campaign.” Ynet. March 21, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4639291,00.html

Ahmed Melhelm, “The deepening rift between Fatah and Hamas,” al-Monitor. March 20, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/03/palestine-hamas-fatah-plo-accusations.html

Kobi Michael and Udi Dekel, “Recalculating the Gaza Route: Reconstruction of an Autonomous Area with Protected Zones.” Institute for National Security Studies. March 9, 2015.  http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8924

Cheisi Mueller, “Anglo-Iranian Treaty Negotiations: Reza Shah, Teymurtash and the British Government, 1927–32.” Francis and Taylor Online. March 16, 2015. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00210862.2015.1016820#abstract

Jacques Neriah, “The Libyan Quagmire.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. March 25, 2015. http://jcpa.org/article/the-libyan-quagmire/

Alisa Odenheimer, “Taming Israel’s Housing Prices to Test Rising Star Kahlon.” Bloomberg Business. March 24, 2014. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-24/taming-israel-s-home-prices-to-test-rising-political-star-kahlon

Orit Perlov, “Israel, Hamas and Hizbollah on a Collision Course: Undesirable yet Inevitable.” Institute for National Security Studies. March 16, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8976

Itamar Radai, “Muslim and Druze in Israel: National and Sectarian Identities in Conflict.” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. March 10, 2015. http://www.dayan.org/tel-aviv-notes-9-no-5-march-10-2015

Paul Rivlin, “The Blame Game, Part 2.” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. March 19, 2015. http://www.dayan.org/iqtisadi-5-no-3-march-19-2015

Ceng Sagnic and Ofra Bengio, “Kurdistan in a ‘War Game:’ Inching towards Independence.” Rudaw. March 18, 2015. http://rudaw.net/english/opinion/170320151

Jonathan Schanzer, “Why the Media Always Get Israeli Elections Wrong.” Politico. March 18, 2015. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/israeli-election-benjamin-netanyahu-116196.html?ml=m_u1_1#.VQ0vhNLF_Tr

Michael Segall, “A Bad Agreement with Iran Will Undermine Middle East Stability.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. March 2, 2015. http://jcpa.org/article/a-bad-agreement-with-iran-will-undermine-middle-east-stability/

Michael Segall, “Iran’s Defiance: Flaunting a Cruise Missile with 2,500 Km. Range.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. March 10, 2015. http://jcpa.org/article/irans-cruise-missile-2500km-range/

David Shamah, “China giant Alibaba teams up with Israeli VC for investments.” Times of Israel. March 23, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/china-giant-alibaba-teams-up-with-israeli-vc-for-investments/

David Shamah, “Tim Cook: Apple’s Herzliya R&D center second-largest in world.” Times of Israel. February 27, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/apples-herzliya-rd-center-now-second-largest-in-world/

Ari Shavit, “Is Israel Losing its Soul?” Politico Magazine. March 20, 2015. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/israeli-elections-israel-future-116266.html#.VRCwavzF-So

Michael Singh, “What Congress’s Iran Letter Signals About Obama’s Diplomacy,” Wall Street Journal. March 12, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/what-congresss-iran-letter-signals-about-obamas-diplomacy

Yiftah Shapir and Yoel Guzansky, “A Bridge over the Mediterranean: The French-Egyptian Arms Deal.” Institute for National Security Studies. March 12, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8963

Adam J. Szubin, Acting Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, US Department of Treasury, “Negotiations with Iran: Blocking or Paving Tehran’s Path to Nuclear Weapons,” Testimony Before House Foreign Affairs Committee, House.gov Website, March 19, 2015. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20150319/103186/HHRG-114-FA00-Wstate-SzubinA-20150319.pdf

Sharon Udasin, “CA congressman submits bipartisan request for US-Israeli energy cooperation funds.” Jerusalem Post. March 26, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/CA-congressman-submits-bipartisan-request-for-US-Israeli-energy-cooperation-funds-395251 

Alex Vatanka, “Does Iran Have a 'Bridge' to Central Asia?” Middle East Institute. March 20, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/does-iran-have-bridge-central-asia

Justus Reid Weiner, “Israel and the Gaza Strip: Why Economic Sanctions are not Collective Punishment.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. 2015. http://jcpa.org/gaza-economic-sanctions/

Sharon Wrobel, “Immigration seen fueling Israeli housing boom.” Chicago Tribune. March 16, 2015. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-news-bc-israel-housing16-20150316-story.html 

Sadegh Zibakalam, “Why Iran’s Hardliners Fear a Deal: A nuclear pact means our regime will have to surrender its No.1 justification for its actions: anti-Americanism.” Politico. March 25, 2015. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/iran-nuclear-deal-116296.html?hp=m3#.VRQSdxDF_ns

Israel and the Middle East

#24 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, February 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

AFP, “Boutique Revolution Puts Israeli Wines on World Map.” YNetNews. January 25, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4617935,00.html

Agence France Presse, “Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea.” Middle East Institute. Feb. 26, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/news/jordan-israel-sign-deal-help-save-dead-sea

Asharq Al-Awsat Staff, “Egypt bombs ISIS targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded.” Asharq Al-Awsat. Feb. 18, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/02/article55341515/egypt-bombs-isis-targets-libya-21-egyptians-beheaded

Ofra Bengio, “Suraqiland and the Shifting Paradigms in the Middle East.” The Jerusalem Post. February 28.2015. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Suraqiland-and-the-shifting-paradigms-in-the-Middle-East-paradigms-in-the-Middle-East-391472

Michael Doran, “Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy.” Mosaic Magazine. Feb. 2, 2015. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2015/02/obamas-secret-iran-strategy/

Dore Gold, “Anatomy of a Bad Iran Deal: A Preliminary Assessment.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. February 12, 2015. http://jcpa.org/anatomy-of-a-bad-iran-deal/#sthash.72K7AjlL.dpuf

Shmuel Even, “Developments in the Global Oil Market: Strategic Significance.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. Feb. 8, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8687

Andrew Harrod, “Diplomat Debunks Obama’s Yemen ‘Success’ Story.” Front Page Magazine. Feb. 16, 2015. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/andrew-harrod/diplomat-debunks-obamas-yemen-success-story/

Jacky Hugi, “Why did Israel decide to support Syrian rebels?” Almonitor: The Pulse of the Middle East. Feb. 26, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/02/israel-syria-rebels-jihad-sunni-shiite-golan-heights.html

Efraim Inbar, “Obama’s Iran Policy and Israel’s Elections.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Feb. 16, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/obamas-iran-policy-israels-elections/

Martin Indyk, "A Return to the Middle Eastern Great Game (Part Two)." Brookings Institute - Saban Center. February 18, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-from-chaos/posts/2015/02/18-return-to-great-game-in-middle-east-part-two-indyk

Neriah Jacques “Egyptian President Sisi Calls for Reform of Islam.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. February 15, 2015. http://jcpa.org/article/sisi-calls-for-reform-of-islam/

KRG Cabinet, "PM Barzani and Turkish Prime Minister Discuss Bilateral Relations between Erbil and Ankara." Kurdistan Regional Government. February 21, 2015. http://cabinet.gov.krd/a/d.aspx?s=040000&l=12&a=53010

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Program.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Feb. 26, 2015. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Kuperwasser-on-Iran-PP28-Feb-26.2015-DW-edit.pdf

Anat Kurz, and Shlomo Brom, “Strategic Survey for Israel: 2014-2015.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. February 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/INSS2014-15Balance_ENG%20(2).pdf

Abigail Klein Leichman, “NY, Shanghai woo Israeli Startups.” Israel21c. Feb. 19, 2015.  http://www.israel21c.org/news/ny-shanghai-woo-israeli-startups/

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Your Ultimate Guide to the Top 30 Events in Israel in 2015.” Israel21c. Feb. 5, 2015.  http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/your-ultimate-guide-to-the-top-30-events-in-israel-in-2015/

Mel Levine and Oded Eran, “What Netanyahu Can Do To Save U.S.-Israel Ties.” Politico Magazine. Feb. 16, 2015. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/benjamin-netanyahu-israel-congress-iran-115220.html?ml=m_b1_1#.VOT4D1PF_ns

Christina Lin, “ISIS Caliphate Meets China’s Silk Road Economic Belt.” Rubin Center: Research in International Affairs. Feb. 22, 2015.    http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/02/isis-caliphate-meets-chinas-silk-road-economic-belt/

Arafat Madabish, “Yemen’s Houthis buying off local tribes: sources.” Asharq Al-Awsat. Feb. 18, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/02/article55341606/yemens-houthis-buying-off-local-tribes-sources

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, "Yemen Blues: The Disintegration of the Republic Seems Close." Dayan Center. February 09, 2015. http://dayan.org/sites/default/files/Bruce_MM_March9-26.pdf

Aaron D. Miller, “Is Obama’s Special Relationship with Bibi Broken?” Foreign Policy.com. February 26, 2015. http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/26/is-obamas-special-relationship-with-bibi-broken/

Yair Naveh, “Deterrence against Non-State Actors: Thoughts following Operation Protective Edge.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. Feb. 11, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8720

Mark Perry, “George W. Bush Is Intervening in Iraq- Again.” Politico Magazine. Feb. 12, 2015. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/george-w-bush-iraq-anbar-115155.html?ml=m_a3_1#.VOT3wVPF_ns

Jennifer Potvin, “Brookings scholars weigh in on impacts of falling oil prices.” Brookings. Feb. 23, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/02/23-impact-of-falling-oil-gas-energy-prices

Gil Ronen, “Eight-Way Election Debate Provides High Drama.” Arutz Sheva: Israelnationalnews.com. Feb. 27, 2015. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191903#.VPXV01PF_nt

Natan B. Sachs, and Tim Boersma, “The energy island: Israel deals with its natural gas discoveries.” Brookings. Feb 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/02/israel-energy-island-natural-gas

Louise Sarant, “The Rise of Solar Energy in Egypt.” Middle East Institute. Feb. 18, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/rise-solar-energy-egypt

Jonathan Schanzer, “Washington’s Bad Military Bets in the Middle East.” Huffington Post Blog. Feb. 23, 2015. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/16121/washington-bad-military-bets-in-the-middle-east

Yoram Schweitzer, “Egypt’s War in the Sinai Peninsula: A Struggle that Goes beyond Egypt.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. Feb. 3, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8667

Zaki Shalom, “The Iranian Nuclear Crisis and the U.S. Administration: The Dilemma of Sanctions in Light of the Effort to Promote an Agreement.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. Feb. 1, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/No.%20660%20-%20Zaki%20for%20web.pdf

Shabtai Shavit, “A Regional Political Solution against the Backdrop of the Upcoming Elections - Transcript .” International Institue for Counter-Terrorism. March 2, 2015. http://www.ict.org.il/Article/1333/A-Regional-Political-Solution-against-the-Backdrop-of-the-Upcoming-Elections

Gilead Sher and Liran Ofek, “An Integrated Political Strategy: Regional, Bilateral, and Independent.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. February 13, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8744

Steven Simon, “Egypt's Security Challenge: ISIS, Sinai, and the Libyan Border.” Middle East Institute. Feb. 19, 2015.  http://www.mei.edu/content/at/egypts-security-challenge-isis-sinai-and-libyan-border

Jonathan Spyer, “The Islamic State vs. The Kurdish YPG in Northern Central Syria: An Eyewitness Account.” Rubin Center: Research in International Affairs. Feb. 23, 2015.   http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/02/the-islamic-state-vs-the-kurdish-ypg-in-northern-central-syria-an-eyewitness-account/

Anthony Tommasini, "Review: New York Philharmonic Explores Israeli Musical Identity." New York Times. February 10, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/arts/music/review-new-york-philharmonic-explores-israeli-musical-identity.html?_r=0 

Alex Vatanka, “An Iran-Russia Axis? Some in Tehran Aren’t So Sure.” Middle East Institute. Feb. 13, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/iran-russia-axis-some-tehran-arent-so-sure

Bernard Wasserstein, “The Paranoid Style in Israeli Politics.” The National Interest. February 23, 2015. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-paranoid-style-israeli-politics-12291

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, "The Last Bastion of the Syrian Revolt: Southern Syria Offers Non-military Venues to Strengthen the Moderates." Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. February 2015. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C05_ows.pdf

Ynet News Staff, “A Beginner’s Guide to Israel’s Elections.” YNetNews. Feb. 5, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4623499,00.html

Israel and the Middle East

#23 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, January 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu 

Aaron David Miller, "Why the Diplomatic Intifada Will Fail." Politico. January 04, 2015. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/palestinians-diplomatic-intifada-will-fail-113958.html?ml=lb_9#.VK6xR4rF_LV

Tariq Alhomayed, “Nasrallah’s Next Move.” Asharq Al-Awsat. January 21, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/01/article55340619

Abdulrahaman Al-Rashid, "The Future of Saudi Foreign Policy." Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. January 29, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/01/article55340944

Abdulrahaman Al-Rashid, “How did we end up cheering for Israel?” Asharq Al-Awsat. January 21, 2015. http://www.aawsat.net/2015/01/article55340625

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Land of Sinai: New Islamic State (IS).” Gloria Center. January 17, 2015. http://www.gloria-center.org/2015/01/the-land-of-sinai-new-islamic-state-is-nasheed-from-ajnad-media/

Bernard Avishai, "Kerry’s Miscalculation on the U.N. Palestine Resolutions." The New Yorker. December 31, 2014. http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kerrys-miscalculation-u-n-palestine-resolutions 

AFP, “Boutique Revolution puts Israeli Wines on World Map.” Daily Mail UK. January 16, 2015. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2912810/Boutique-revolution-puts-Israeli-wines-world-map.html

 AFP, “Survivors Return to Auschwitz Amid Warnings of Resurgent Anti-Semitism.” The Times of Israel. January 29, 2015. http://tinyurl.com/mwztyvh

Pnina Sharvit Baruch, “The ICC Decision to Open a Preliminary Examination: Cause for Concern, not for Panic.” INSS INsight. January 19, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8586

Ben Caspit, "Hezbollah's Tactical Shift Against Israel." Al-Monitor. January 29, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/01/israel-hezbollah-lebanon-syria-iran-retaliation-idf-golan.html

 Ben Cohen, “Angry Scenes as Argentine Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman is Buried Alongside AMIA Victims in Buenos Aires Jewish Cemetery.” The Algemeiner. January 29, 2015. http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/01/29/argentine-special-prosecutor-alberto-nisman-buried-alongside-amia-victims-in-buenos-aires-jewish-cemetery/

Omer Einav, “The Attack in the Golan Heights: Is an Israel-“Axis” Conflict Expected?” INSS Insight. January 27, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8622 

Judah Engelmayer, “Shlomo Carlebach musical has the soul to heal frayed race relations.”   January 6, 2015. http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2015/1/6/shlomo-carlebach-musical-has-the-soul-to-heal-frayed-race-relations#.VM_H9HDF_LV=

Jeffrey Goldberg, "The Netanyahu Disaster." The Atlantic. January 27, 2015. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/01/Netanyahu-vs-Obama-on-Iran/384849/

Mark A. Heller, “Islam and Terrorism: A Futile Debate.” INSS. January 28, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8632

Efraim Inbar, “Turkey: America’s Unacknowledged Problem.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 4, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/americas-unacknowledged-problem/

Tal Keinan, “For Jews in France, 2015 Isn’t the 1930s: The existence of the State of Israel is a reason to stay in Europe, not flee it.” The Scroll. January 26, 2015. http://tabletmag.com/scroll/188535/for-jews-in-france-2015-isnt-the-1930s

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Cleaning up Negev Oil Spill with New Tech.” Israel 21c. January 12, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/cleaning-up-negev-oil-spill-with-new-tech/ 

Matthew Levitt, "Imad Mughniyeh and Hezbollah's Shadow War: A Washington Institute Backgrounder." Washington Institute. January 30, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/imad-mughniyeh-and-hezbollahs-shadow-war-a-washington-institute-backgrounde 

Thomas W. Lippman, "Saudi Arabia’s Seamless Succession." Middle East Institute. January 28, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/saudi-arabia%E2%80%99s-seamless-succession 

David Mack, “Cold Lessons from the Balmy Euphoria of the ‘Arab Spring.’” Middle East Institute. January 7, 2015. http://www.mei.edu/CONTENT/ARTICLE/COLD-LESSONS-BALMY-EUPHORIA-%E2%80%9CARAB-SPRING%E2%80%9D  

Arye Mekel, “The New Greek Government: Israel has Reason for Concern.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 28, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/new-greek-government-israel-reason-concern/

Katrina Montgomery, and Salman Sheikh, "Syria Is a Broken, Fragmented, Divided State." Brookings Institute. January 6, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/research/interviews/2015/01/06-syria-broken-fragmented-shaikh

Reuters. “SNL-like Show in Israel Eases Election Tension.” Ynet News. January 28, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4620017,00.html 

Paul Rivlin, “Money Makes the World Go Round: A Middle East Round-Up.” Dayan Center. September 28, 2014. http://dayan.org/iqtisadi-vol4-no-9-sept-28-2014 

Dennis Ross, Eric Edelman, and Ray Takeyh, “Time to Take It to Iran: The stalemate over nukes, and now a Tehran-backed coup in Yemen, show that Obama isn’t tough enough.” Politico Magazine. January 23, 2015. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/01/iran-yemen-coup-114532.html#ixzz3Q2bbutAR

Dennis Ross, David Makovsky, and Ghaith Al-Omari, "Reports from across the Green Line: Politics and Policy in Israel and the West Bank." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. January 29, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/reports-from-across-the-green-line-politics-and-policy-in-israel-and-the-we

Viva-Sarah Press, "12 Top Israeli Bands to Watch in 2015." Israel21c. January 01, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/12-top-israeli-bands-to-watch-in-2015/

Viva-Sarah Press, "Israeli Startups Set Record in 2014." Israel21c. January 01, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/israeli-startups-set-record-for-exits-in-2014/ 

Itamar Rabinovich, "Israel and the Changing Middle East." Brookings Institute. January 29, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/01/29-israel-changing-middle-east-rabinovich

Grant Rumley, "In Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas VS Mohammad Dahlan." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. January 02, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/grant-rumley-in-palestine-mahmoud-abbas-vs-mohammad-dahlan/

Natan B. Sachs, "Israeli Elections: Labor's Challenge." Brookings Institute. January 16, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/01/14-israel-elections-primaries-labor-bennett

Jonathan Schanzer, and Mark Dubowitz, “Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Iran.” The National Interest. January 27, 2015. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/cheap-oil-wont-stop-iran-12128?page=show

Yoram Schweitzer, and Einat Yogev, "Suicide Attacks in 2014: The Global Picture." INSS Insight. January 6, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8514

Zaki Shalom, "Will the United States Attempt to Renew the Political Process after the Israeli Elections?" INSS Insight. January 1, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8491

David Shamah, "Israeli Start-ups Focus on IPOs in 2014 Exits." Times of Israel. January 06, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-start-ups-focus-on-ipos-in-2014-exits-report-finds/

Nadine Sika, “Egypt’s Upcoming Parliamentary Elections.” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. January 2015. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C01_sik.pdf

Jonathan Spyer, “Game not Over: The Quneitra Attack in Context.” Global Research in International Affairs Center. January 23, 2015. http://www.gloria-center.org/2015/01/game-not-over-the-quneitra-attack-in-context/

Andrew J. Tabler, “‘Uncoordinated De-Confliction’ in Syria: A Recipe to Contain, Not Defeat ISIS.” The Washington Institute. January 26, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/uncoordinated-deconfliction-in-syria-a-recipe-to-contain-not-defeat-isis

Behnam Ben Taleblu, "Iran’s Greatest Fear: “American Islam”." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. January 01, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/behnam-ben-taleblu-irans-greatest-fear-american-islam/ 

Joshua Teitelbaum, “Saudi Succession: The Sudayris Return.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 26, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/saudi-succession-sudayris-return/

Eric Trager, “Why Egyptians Don’t Want Another Revolution.” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. January 26, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/why-egyptians-dont-want-another-revolution

Jim Zanotti, "Israel: Background and U.S. Relations." Congressional Research Service. December 8, 2014. http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33476.pdf

Israel and the Middle East

#22 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, December 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Ayman Jawad Al Tamimi, and Jonathan Spyer, "Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq." GLORIA Center. December 13, 2014. http://www.gloria-center.org/2014/12/iran-and-the-shia-militias-advance-in-iraq/

Sultan Barakat, "Pivots and Peace-Making in Qatar’s Regional Policy." Brookings Institute. December 29, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2014/12/29-qatar-mediation-lebanon-syria-gaza-egypt

Zvi Bare'el, "A Virtual Stroll Through the Alleyways of the Middle East." Israel CFR. 2014. http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-2/zvi-barel.pdf

Begin-Sadat Center (BESA), "Conference on American Strategic Issues." Proceedings of Oil, Iran, US in ME, Asia, and More, Israel, Tel Aviv. December 9, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj7AGlaa2T

Naftali Bennet, "Stormy Seas: The United States and Israel in a Tumultuous Middle East." Brookings Institute. December 06, 2014. http://tinyurl.com/pmb8rre 

Nicky Blackburn, "The Top Stories of 2014." Israel21c. December 24, 2014. http://www.israel21c.org/headlines/the-12-top-stories-of-2014/

Harel Chorev, "The Road to Operation Protective Edge: Gaps in Strategic Perception." Israel CFR. 2014. http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-3/harel-chorev.pdf

Roger Cohen, "Why Israeli-Palestinian Peace Failed." NY Times. December 23, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/24/opinion/roger-cohen-why-israeli-palestinian-peace-failed.html?_r=0

Dan Diker, "Unmasking BDS: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends." Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 2014. http://jcpa.org/unmasking-bds/

Ruth Eglash, and Carol Morello, "Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Moves to Join International Criminal Court." Washington Post. December 31, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-thanks-us-for-abstaining-on-security-council-resolution/2014/12/31/9b84cfa8-90d2-11e4-a412-4b735edc7175_story.html

Ahmed Eleiba, "Cartography of Terror." Al-Ahram Weekly. December 18, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/7964/19/Cartography-of-terror.aspx

Alex Fishman, "Military Intelligence Foresees Threats to Israel in 2015." Ynet News. December 28, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4608294,00.html

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck, "The Islamic State: The Fear of Decline?" Carnegie Middle East Center. December 15, 2014. http://carnegie-mec.org/2014/12/15/islamic-state-fear-of-decline/hwoo

Yoel Guzansky, and Yiftah S. Shapir, "Iran Goes Ballistic." Middle East Forum. Winter 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4911/iran-goes-ballistic

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan Halevi, "How the Islamic State (ISIL) Threatens Canada and the West." Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 10, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/islamic-state-isil-threatens-canada-west/

Liam Hoare, "What Israel’s Upcoming Election Means For LGBT Voters." Slate Magazine. December 30, 2014. http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/12/30/israeli_elections_how_lgbt_issues_will_affect_the_vote.html

Pinhas Inbari, "Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood Have Their Sights on the West Bank and Jordan." Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 23, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/hamas-sights-on-west-bank/

Martin Indyk, "Why They Mattered: Ariel Sharon." Politico. December 29, 2014. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/12/why-they-mattered-ariel-sharon-113840.html?ml=lb_24#.VK6xeorF_LV

Ofer Kenig, "The Firing of Ministers in Israel: A Historical Overview." Israel Democracy Institute. December 14, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/the-firing-of-ministers-in-israel-a-historical-overview/

Lina Khatib, "An Arab World Without Politics." Politico. December 24, 2014. http://carnegie-mec.org/2014/12/10/arab-world-without-politics/hxuu

Matthias Kuntzel, "Obama’s New Iran Policy: Is America Drifting toward Appeasement?" Israel CFR. 2014. http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-2/matthias-kuntzel.pdf

Daniel Kurtzer, "The Middle East Peace Process Deep in a Hole." The American Interest. December 12, 2014. http://www.the-american-interest.com/2014/12/12/deep-in-a-hole/

Zvi Magen, and Sarah Fainberg, "The Economic Crisis in Russia and Its Political Contexts." INSS Insight. December 25, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8438

The Middle East Institute, "Obama's Legacy in the Middle East." Middle East Institute. October 2014. http://www.mei.edu/obamas-legacy-middle-east

Gamal Nkrumah, "Islamist Wars in Africa." Al-Ahram Weekly. December 18, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/7965/19/Islamist-wars-in-Africa.aspx

Yehoshua Oz, "23 Knesset Seats Is Not a Victory." Israel Democracy Institute. December 28, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/23-knesset-seats-is-not-a-victory/

Joel D. Parker, "An Alliance between Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Islamic State on the Lebanese-Syrian Frontier?" Tel Aviv Notes. December 10, 2014. http://dayan.org/tel-aviv-notes-volume-8-no-22-december-10-2014

Itamar Radai, Meir Elran, and Nadia Hilou, "The Disturbances of November 2014 from the Perspective of the Arabs in Israel." INSS Insight. December 9, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8323

Raialyoum Staff, "Saudi Arabia Using OPEC as Oil Weapon Against Russia and Iran." Raialyoum. December 15, 2014. http://www.raialyoum.com/?p=192304

 Elie Rekhess, "Between Alienated [Arab] Elites and the Developing [Arab] Middle Class." INSS Insight. December 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/Bayan%20no-3%20December-14%20ENG.pdf

 Paul Rivlin, "Oil Prices Crash: The Trillion Dollar Question." Dayan Center. December 21, 2014. http://www.aftau.org/document.doc?id=319

Yezid Sayigh, "The Assad Regime’s Political “Achilles’ Heel”." Carnegie Middle East Center. December 11, 2014. http://carnegie-mec.org/2014/12/11/assad-regime-s-political-achilles-heel/hwdw

Jonathan Schanzer, "After U.N. Defeat, Palestinian Unilateralism Seen as ‘Losing Its Luster’." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. December 31, 2014. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/schanzer-jonathan-after-un-defeat-palestinian-unilateralism-seen-as-losing-its-luster/

David Schenker, "Jordan's King Abdullah Comes to Washington." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 04, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jordans-king-abdullah-comes-to-washington1

Yoram Schweitzer, and Benedetta Berti, "Hizbollah Closes a Breach of Its Outer Shield: The Threat to Israel." INSS Insight. December 28, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8447

Dan Shapiro, "US Standing in the World." Israel.USembassy. December 09, 2014. http://israel.usembassy.gov/amb_barilan_december.html

Gilad Sher, and Keren Aviram, "A Veritable Battlefield: The Palestinians’ Legal Warfare Strategy." INSS Insight. December 31, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8453

Jonathan Spyer, "Battlelines Emerge in Israel’s Election Campaign." GLORIA Center. December 27, 2014. http://www.gloria-center.org/2014/12/battlelines-emerge-in-israels-election-campaign/

Jonathan Spyer, "New Challenges and New Alliances in the Middle East." Israel CFR. 2014. http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-2/jonathan-spyer.pdf

Shimon Stein, and Shlomo Brom, "The Palestinian Bid at the Security Council: International and Domestic Ramifications for Israel." INSS Insight. December 22, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8403

Jeffrey White, "Coping With Success Against ISIS." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 29, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/coping-with-success-against-isis

Ynet Staff, "Israeli Film Nominated for Golden Globe." Ynet News. December 12, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4602749,00.html

Rueven Ziegler, "Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three." Israel Democracy Institute. December 11, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/detention-of-african-asylum-seekers-in-israel-welcome-to-round-three/

 Neri Zilber, "Gaza's Explosion Waiting to Happen." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 21, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/gazas-explosion-waiting-to-happen

Israel and the Middle East 

#21 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, November 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Sadik J. Al Azm, "Syria in Revolt: Understanding the Unthinkable War." Tel Aviv Notes. November 26, 2014. http://dayan.org/tel-aviv-notes-volume-8-no-21-november-26-2014

Yaacov Amidror, "Between a Hollow Success and a Legacy of Failure." Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. December 1, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/hollow-success-legacy-failure/

Kristine Anderson, "After the Elections: Tunisia's Political Future." The Brookings Institution. November 26, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/11/24-tunisia-after-the-elections-anderson

Muriel Asseburg, "The EU in the Middle East and North Africa. Helpless Bystander Rather Than Effective Democracy Promoter or Stabilizing Force." German Institute for International and Security Affairs, November 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C50_ass.pdf

Yehuda Blanga, "Should Washington Withhold Aid to Egypt?: Responding to Cairo's New Leadership." Middle East Forum. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4805/should-washington-withhold-aid-to-egypt

Daniel Byman, and Bilal Y. Saab, " Hezbollah in a Time of Transition." The Brookings Institution. November 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/11/hezbollah-in-time-of-transition-byman-saab

Gregg Carlstrom, "The Age of the Lone Wolf Intifada: There's a Palestinian Uprising Going On, but It Won't Be like Any We've Ever Had." POLITICO Magazine. November 20, 2014. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/11/the-age-of-the-lone-wolf-intifada-113067.html?ml=lb_25#.VHzH5lXF-9M

Ben Caspit, "Israeli Security Officials View Abbas as Key to Stability." Al-Monitor. November 13, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/11/idf-abbas-security-cooperation-third-intifada-terrorism.html

Patrick Clawson, and Mehdi Khalaji, "What Difference Would an Iran Deal Make?" Washington Institute for Near East - Policy Watch. November 25, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/what-difference-would-an-iran-deal-make

Patrick Clawson, "Potential Economic Impact of an Iran Deal." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/potential-economic-impact-of-an-iran-deal

Ben Cohen, "How Anti-Semitism Became a Social Movement." Mosaic Magazine. October 20, 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2014/10/how-anti-semitism-became-a-european-social-movement/

Udi Dekel, "Terrorism in the Jerusalem Synagogue: From National Struggle to Religious War?" INSS. November 25, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8133

Oded Eran, "The United States Congressional Elections: The Significance for Israel." INSS. November 9, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8022

Yoram Ettinger, "Israel’s Defiant Economy." Algemeiner. November 28, 2014. http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/11/28/israels-defiant-economy/

Sarah Feuer, "Tunisians Elect a President." Washington Institute for Near East - Policy Watch. November 21, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/tunisians-elect-a-president

Gavriel Fiske, "Can Musical Harmony Rise above the Wreckage of Israel-Turkey Ties?" The Times of Israel. November 30, 2014. http://www.timesofisrael.com/can-musical-harmony-rise-above-the-wreckage-of-israel-turkey-ties/

Renee Ghert-Zand, "Orthodox Jews Convene to Stop Domestic and Sexual Abuse." The Times of Israel. December 02, 2014. http://www.timesofisrael.com/orthodox-jews-convene-to-stop-to-domestic-and-sexual-abuse/

Caroline Glick, "Column One: Responding to the Slaughter." Jerusalem Post. November 20, 2014. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Column-One-Responding-to-the-slaughter-382423

Daniel Gordis, "Can a 'Jewish State' Be a Democracy?" BloombergView. November 26, 2014. http://tinyurl.com/o7aqfpr

Haviv Gur, "An Idiot’s Guide to the Nation-state Controversy." The Times of Israel. December 1, 2014. http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-idiots-guide-to-the-nation-state-controversy/

Yoel Guzansky, and Sami Kronenfeld, "Yemen on the Verge of the Abyss." INSS. November 6, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8021

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, "Http://jcpa.org/pdf/Hamas-Embraces-the-Path-of-the-Islamic-State-ISIS-Jonathan-Halevi-Vol14No38.pdf." Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. November 30, 2014. http://jcpa.org/pdf/Hamas-Embraces-the-Path-of-the-Islamic-State-ISIS-Jonathan-Halevi-Vol14No38.pdf

Israel Democracy Institute. "The Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society The Eli Hurvitz Conference on Econo." Israel Democracy Institute. November 3-4, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/media/3758676/EHC-2014-Abstracts-ENG.pdf

Hillal Khashan, "Arab Uprisings May Doom Middle East Christians​." Middle East Forum. Fall 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4801/arab-uprisings-may-doom-middle-east-christians

International Monetary Fund, "West Bank and Gaza, Interim Report." International Monetary Fund. September 12, 2014. http://www.imf.org/external/country/WBG/RR/2014/091214.pdf

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, "The Islamic State and Jabhat Al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance?" Gloria Center. November 14, 2014. http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/islamic-state-jabhat-al-nusra-looming-grand-jihadi-alliance/

Brian M. Jenkins, "When Jihadis Come Marching Home: The Terrorist Threat Posed by Westerners Returning from Syria and Iraq." Rand Corporation. 2014. http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE130.html

Nikolay Kozhanov, "Russia, Iran, and the Nuclear Negotiations in Vienna." Carnegie Moscow Center. November 27, 2014. http://carnegie.ru/eurasiaoutlook/?fa=57331

Anat Kurz, and Shlomo Brom. "The Lessons of Operation Protective Edge." The Lessons of Operation Protective Edge. July 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8151

Ammon Lord, "Civilizations Die by Suicide, Not Murder - Mida." RSS. November 25, 2014. http://mida.org.il/2014/11/25/civilizations-die-suicide-murder/

Zvi Magen, "Between Crises: If and When Russia Fights ISIS." INSS. November 11, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8045

Michael Makovsky, and William Kristol, "No Deal." Weekly Standard. December 08, 2014. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/no-deal_820202.html?nopager=1

Clifford D. May, "Slaughter in the Synagogue." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. November 26, 2014. http://defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/may-clifford-d-slaughter-in-the-synagogue/

Kobi Michael, "Demilitarization of the Gaza Strip: Realistic Goal or Pipe Dream?" INSS - "The Lessons of Operation Protective Edge" November 25, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/uploadImages/systemFiles/ZukEtanENG_final.pdf

Karl P. Mueller, "NATO's Campaign in Libya Offers Salient Lessons for the Air War Against ISIL." NATO's Campaign in Libya Offers Salient Lessons for the Air War Against ISIL. November 25, 2014. http://www.rand.org/blog/2014/11/natos-campaign-in-libya-offers-salient-lessons-for.html

Bruce Riedel, "Reversing the Revolution: Mubarak's Court Case Vindicates the Saudi Strategy on Egypt." The Brookings Institution. November 30, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/11/30-saudi-arabia-reaction-egypt-mubarak-verdict

Larry Rohter, "From Mali to Israel, a Musical Bridge." The New York Times. November 17, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/18/arts/music/from-mali-to-israel-a-musical-bridge.html?_r=0

Claudia Rosett, "Iran Nuclear Talks and North Korean Flashbacks.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. November 7, 2014. http://defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/claudia-rosett-iran-nuclear-talks-and-north-korean-flashbacks/

Karim Sadjadpour, "The Risk of Premature Sanctions." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. November 20, 2014. http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/11/20/risk-of-premature-sanctions/hv0q

Hriday Ch. Sarma, "Political Engagement and Defense Diplomacy Between India and Israel Post-9/11 and Beyond." GLORIA Center. September 28, 2014. http://www.gloria-center.org/2014/09/political-engagement-and-defense-diplomacy-between-india-and-israel-post-911-and-beyond/

Jonathan Schanzer, and Merve Tahiroglu. "Bordering on Terrorism: Turkey's Syria Policy and the Rise of the Islamic State." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. November 2014. http://defenddemocracy.org/content/uploads/publications/bordering-on-terrorism.pdf

Charles Schmitz, "The Houthis’ Rise and Obama’s Legacy in Yemen." Middle East Institute. November 04, 2014. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/houthis%E2%80%99-rise-and-obama%E2%80%99s-legacy-yemen

Yoram Schweitzer, "Baghdadi’s Gamble." INSS. December 1, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8224

Jonathan Spyer, “Iran-Backed Shia Rebels Push Forward in Yemen." Middle East Forum. November 05, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4881/iran-backed-shia-rebels-push-forward-in-yemen

Jonathan Spyer, "The Shia-Sunni War Reaches Lebanon." Middle East Forum. October 17, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4858/the-shia-sunni-war-reaches-lebanon

The Tower Staff. "Hezbollah Changes Battle Tactics to Fight Syrian Rebels - The Tower." The Tower. November 26, 2014. http://www.thetower.org/1311-hezbollah-changes-battle-tactics-to-fight-syrian-rebels/

Joyce Van De Bildt, "Egypt’s ‘Trial Of Two Regimes:’ Transitional Justice Or Politics As Usual?" Dayan Center. (November 10, 2014). http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Joyce_van_de_Bildt_Egypt_Trial_of_Two_Regimes_10112014.pdf

Marvin Weinbaum, "Obama's Legacy in Afghanistan." Middle East Institute. November 05, 2014. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/obamas-legacy-afghanistan

Tamara Wittes, Natan B. Sachs, and Khaled Elgindy, "Violence in Jerusalem and the Future of the Two-State Solution." The Brookings Institution. November 18, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/events/2014/11/18-violence-in-jerusalem-two-state-solution

Prof. Ephraim Yaar, and Prof. Tamar Hermann. "Peace Index October 2014." Israel Democracy Institute. October 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/media/3774380/Peace_Index_October_2014-Eng.pdf

Amos Yadlin, "Kicking the Can Down the Road: Another Extension of the P5+1 Talks." INSS. November 26, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=8155

Richard Youngs, "Making a Palestinian State a Reality." Carnegie Europe. November 27, 2014. http://carnegieeurope.eu/2014/11/27/eu-recognition-of-palestinian-statehood-can-only-offer-partial-solution-to-israel-palestine-conflict/hvk2

Ronen Zeidel, "Iraq’s New Government." Dayan Center. (October 26, 2014). http://dayan.org/sites/default/files/Ronen_Zeidel_Iraq_New_Government_26102014.pdf

Israel and the Middle East

#20 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, October 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Dan Arbell, "The U.S.-Turkey-Israel Triangle." Brookings Institute. October 2014. http://tinyurl.com/m7t33n3 

Burak Bekdil. "Turkey's Love Affair with Hamas." Middle East Forum. October 19, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4866/turkey-love-affair-with-hamas

Nathan J. Brown, and Katie Bentivoglio, "Egypt's Resurgent Authoritarianism: It's a Way of Life." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. October 9, 2014. http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/10/09/egypt-s-resurgent-authoritarianism-it-s-way-of-life/hrez

Chérine Chams El Dine, "Fragile Alliances in Egypt's Post-Revolutionary Order." Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. October 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/egypts_post_revolutionary_order.html 

Udi Etsion. "Israeli Innovation Helps Combat Ebola." Ynet News. October 27, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4584736,00.html

Dore Gold, "Defensible Borders in the Age of IS." Mosaic Magazine. October 22, 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/2014/10/defensible-borders-in-the-age-of-is/

Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here.” The Atlantic. October 28, 2014. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/the-crisis-in-us-israel-relations-is-officially-here/382031/

Jeffrey M. Green, “What Happens When Agnon and Appelfeld Speak Like Faulkner and Hemingway?” Tablet Magazine. September 30, 2014. http://tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/184915/art-of-translation

Michel Gurfinkiel, "The Ferment That Feeds Anti-Semitism in France." Mosaic Magazine.  Oct. 12, 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2014/10/the-ferment-that-feeds-anti-semitism-in-france/

Emily Harris. "Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees:’ For Smartphones And Community." NPR. October 25, 2014. http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/10/25/358571620/israels-solar-powered-trees-for-smartphones-and-community

David Horowitz, " Obama and Netanyahu: A Fractured Alliance Becomes Open Conflict.” Times of Israel. October 29, 2014.  http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-and-netanyahu-a-fractured-alliance-becomes-open-conflict/ 

Efraim Inbar, “Israel's Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean.” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2014, Volume 21, No. 4. http://www.meforum.org/4804/israel-challenges-in-the-eastern-mediterranean

Efraim Inbar, "Iran Remains the Threat in the Middle East | Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies." BESA Center. October 19, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-remains-threat-middle-east/

Ephraim Kam, "The Rise of the Islamic State: The Strategic Surprise." INSS. October 13, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=786 

Dalia Kaye, "Not To Worry, Israel." Rand. October 23, 2014. http://www.rand.org/blog/2014/10/not-to-worry-israel.html

Andrew Liepman, Bryan Nichiporuk, and Jason Killmeyer. "Alternative Futures for Syria Regional Implications and Challenges for the United States." Rand. 2014. http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE129.html

Charles Lister, "Cutting off ISIS' Cash Flow." Brookings Institute. October 24, 2014. http://tinyurl.com/nzkw28j 

Christine Magee, "Israeli Startup Scene Thriving Despite Conflict." Tech Crunch. October 7, 2014. http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/07/israeli-startup-scene-thriving-despite-conflict/

Jessica T. Mathews, "Is There an Answer for Syria?" Carnegie Endowment. October 9, 2014. http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/10/09/is-there-answer-for-syria/hru1

Kobi Michael, "The Arab Peace Initiative: Reversing the Direction." INSS. Oct. 8, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7851

Middle East Monitor Staff, “Israeli Economy Expected to Generate $59 Billion After Making Peace Deal with Arabs.” Middle East Monitor – Memo. September 30, 2014. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/14435-israeli-economy-expected-to-generate-59-billion-after-making-peace-with-arabs

Iris Mohr, “Israeli Song Artist David Broza Brings Peace to the Big Screen.” The Jerusalem Post. October 26, 2014. http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Marketing-Fashionista/Israeli-song-artist-David-Broza-brings-peace-to-the-big-screen-379827

Dr. Alexander Murinson, "The Ties Between Israel and Azerbaijan.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. BESA Center. October 26, 2014. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/ties-israel-azerbaijan/

Robert W. Nicholson, "Evangelicals and Israel." Mosaic Magazine. October 6, 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2013/10/evangelicals-and-israel/

Orit Perlov, "If Assad Stays, ISIS Stays: The Coalition Airstrikes as Reflected in the Syrian Discourse on Social Media." INSS Insight. October 23, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7925

Marc Pierini, “The European Union Must Face the Islamic State,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. October 2, 2014, http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/10/02/european-union-must-face-islamic-state

Lori Plotkin Boghardt, “Qatar Is a US Ally: The Also Knowingly Abet Terrorism. What’s Going On?” New Republic. October 6, 2014. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119705/why-does-qatar-support-known-terrorists

Politico Staff, "Is America's Military Too Small for Obama's New War on Terror?" POLITICO Magazine. October 13, 2014. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/defense-budget-cuts-111834.html#.VD_qAi5dV_0

Dan Ponianchnik, “Will Jordan Remain Stable?” Iqtisadi: Vol. 4 no.10. October 26, 2014. http://dayan.org/iqtisadi-vol4-no-10-oct-26-2014

Kenneth M. Pollock, "Building a Better Syrian Opposition Army: How and Why." Brookings Institute. October 2014. http://tinyurl.com/oldqh3z 

John Rodriguez, "Is Egypt Repeating Iraq's Mistakes?" Georgetown Security Studies Review. September 24, 2014. http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2014/09/24/is-egypt-repeating-iraqs-mistakes/

Grant Rumley. "Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Help from Hamas." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. October 21, 2014. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/grant-rumley-jordans-muslim-brotherhood-seeks-help-from-hamas/

Robert Satloff, "Israel's Situation, in One Word." Mosaic Magazine. September 7, 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2014/09/israels-situation-in-one-word/

Jonathan Schanzer, "Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?" POLITICO Magazine. Oct. 9, 2014. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/time-to-kick-turkey-out-of-nato-111734.html#ixzz3G3ejDYUV

David Schenker, “The Next Front Line in the Islamic State Onslaught,” Wall Street Journal. October 5, 2014, http://online.wsj.com/articles/david-schenker-the-next-front-line-in-the-islamic-state-onslaught-1412543986

David Schenker, "There's a Worrisome Amount of Support in Jordan for the Islamic State." New Republic. October 20, 2014. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119909/islamic-state-isis-support-jordan-worrying-poll

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. "United States Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State In Iraq and the Levant." United States Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State In Iraq and the Levant. September 17, 2014. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/united-states-strategy-to-defeat-the-islamic-state-in-iraq-and-the-levant

Yoram Schweitzer, "Jihadi War in Sinai." INSS. September 28, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7734

Lt. Col (ret.) Michael Segall, “The Long Road to Choosing a New Leader in Iran.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. October 30, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/choosing-a-new-leader-in-iran/

Günter Seufert, "Erdoğan's "New Turkey"" Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. October 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/erdogans_neue_tuerkei.html

Zaki Shalom, “President Obama at the General Assembly: Sobriety, Continuity, and Renewal.” INSS Insight. October 1, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7753

David A. Shlapak and David R. Frelinger. "Destroy ISIL's Heavy Weapons and Vehicles: Level the Playing Field." Rand. October 20, 2014. http://www.rand.org/blog/2014/10/destroy-isils-heavy-weapons-and-vehicles-level-the.html

Nadav Shragai, "Open Your Eyes: Intifada." Israel Hayom. October 23, 2014. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=10319

Gabi Siboni,. "Considering a New Strategic Course." INSS Insight. October 15, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7863

Jonathan Spyer, “MERIA Special Report: Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani?” MERIA Journal. October 12, 2014. http://www.gloria-center.org/2014/10/meria-special-report-did-isis-use-chemical-weapons-against-the-kurds-in-kobani-warning-graphic-content/

Jonathan Spyer. “The Jihadi Connection between Sinai, Gaza and Islamic State.” November 1, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4876/the-jihadi-connection-between-sinai-gaza

Jessica Steinberg, "Paul Anka Scheduled for October Gig." The Times of Israel. September 15, 2014. http://www.timesofisrael.com/paul-anka-scheduled-for-october/

Shimon Stein and Shlomo Brom, "Why Should We Fear the Recognition of a Palestinian State?" INSS. October 22, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7934

Gadi Taub, "In Defence of Zionism." Fathom Journal. October 2014. http://fathomjournal.org/in-defence-of-zionism/ 

The Tower Staff, "Israel Expects Diplomatic, Economic Gains From New Gas Fields." The Tower. October 16, 2014. http://www.thetower.org/1201-israel-expects-diplomatic-gains-from-new-gas-fields/

The Tower Staff, "Analysis: 20 Years of Israeli-Jordan Peace Have Benefited Both Nations." The Tower. October 26, 2014. http://www.thetower.org/1245-analysis-20-years-of-israeli-jordan-peace-have-benefited-both-nations/ 

The Tower Staff, "Israel Upping Presence in West Africa to Fight Ebola." The Tower. October 5, 2014. http://www.thetower.org/1156-israel-upping-presence-west-africa-fight-ebola/

David Andrew Weinberg. "UK Blacklists Qatari for Terror Finance, Pledges Closer U.S. Coordination." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. October 21, 2014. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/david-weinberg-uk-blacklists-qatari-for-terror-finance-pledges-closer-us-coordination/

Paul Wolfowitz, Jessica Matthews, and Dennis Ross. “A Moving Target: The Art and Science of Middle East Policy Planning”, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 6, 2014, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-moving-target-the-art-and-science-of-middle-east-policy-planning

Ehud Yaari, “Tough Dilemma in Southern Syria.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 6, 2014, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/tough-dilemma-in-southern-syria

Israel and the Middle East

#19 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, September 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

As'ad Abu Khalil, "Why the US War on ISIS Will Fail." Al-Akhbar (Beirut). September 09, 2014. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/why-us-war-isis-will-fail

Yaacov Amidror, "We Have to Be Prepared (with Hamas)." BESA Center. September 15, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/prepared/

Nader Bakkar, "Egypt's Options in Dealing with the Libyan Crisis (Part I)." Ahram Online. September 08, 2014. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/109891/Opinion/-Egypts-Options-in-Dealing-with-the-Libyan-Crisis-.aspx

Idan Bari, "The Yezidis: Traumatic Memory and Betrayal." Tel Aviv Notes. September 10, 2014. https://www.aftau.org/document.doc?id=290

Dan Ben-David, "Gaping Gaps: Income Inequality in Israel." Taub Center for Social Policy Studies. September 02, 2014. http://taubcenter.org.il/index.php/publications/e-bulletin/gaping-gaps-income-inequality-in-israel/lang/en/

Soner Cagapty, "Revealing Trends in Turkey’s Presidential Elections." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 2014.  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/ResearchNote23_Cagaptay-2.pdf

James M. Dorsey, "Islamic State: Ideological Challenge to Saudi Arabia." Huffington Post. September 03, 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-dorsey/islamic-state-ideological_b_5757208.html

Eric Edelman, Dennis Ross, and Ray Takeyh. "Iran Remains Our Biggest Challenge." Washington Post. September 19, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2014/09/18/f786fd1c-3f56-11e4-9587-5dafd96295f0_story.html

Editorial - The Daily Star. "A [Arab] League of Their Own." The Daily Star. September 08, 2014. http://dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Editorial/2014/Sep-08/269864-a-league-of-their-own.ashx#axzz3CyRePXSJ

Omer Einav, "From Gaza to Lebanon: Following Operation Protective Edge." INSS Insight. September 22, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=773

Oded Eran, "The United States Returns to Iraq." INSS Insight. September 15, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7663

Mark Ginsberg, "A Different Sort of Dangerous: The New Jihadi Threat from Syria." Time of Israel. September 01, 2014. http://www.timesofisrael.com/a-different-sort-of-dangerous-the-new-jihadi-threat-from-syria/#ixzz3C6xLej3s

Dilay Gundogan, and Emmanuelle Baillon. "Rise of Islamic Education System Unnerves Secular Turks." Front Page Magazine. September 17, 2014. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/raymond-ibrahim/islamic-state-atrocities-the-product-of-grievances/

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, "Mahmoud Abbas Justifies Palestinian Terror in His UN General Assembly Speech.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. September 30, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/abbas-justifies-terror-in-un-speech/

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, "Hamas Policy after Operation Protective Edge." Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. September 28, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/hamas-policy/

Raymond Ibrahim, "Islamic State Atrocities the Product of  'Grievances'?" Front Page Magazine. September 17, 2014. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/raymond-ibrahim/islamic-state-atrocities-the-product-of-grievances/

Israel Democracy Index. "September 2014 Peace Index." Israel Democracy Index. September 23, 2014. , http://en.idi.org.il/about-idi/news-and-updates/september-2014-peace-index/

Rami G. Khoury, "Shameful Hamas-Fatah Behavior Must Stop." The Daily Star. September 20, 2014. http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=68107

Tal Koren, and Gabi Siboni. "Cyberspace in the Service of ISIS." INSS Insight. September 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7618

Matthew Levitt, and Lori Plotkin-Boghardt. "Funding ISIS (an Infographic)." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 12, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/funding-isis-infographic

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, "ISIS: Apocalypse Now?" Dayan Center. September 22, 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/BRUCE_%20ISIS_APOCALYPSE%20NOW.pdf

Hisham Melhem, "The Barbarians Within Our Gates, Arab Civilization Has Collapsed. It Won?t Recover in My Lifetime." Politico. September 18, 2014. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/the-barbarians-within-our-gates-111116.html#.VDQowC5dV_1

Aaron David Miller, "The Coalition of Convenience US Needs to Take a Cold, Hard Look at the Ulterior Motives of Its Partners in the War against the Islamic State." Foreign Policy. September 18, 2014. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/09/17/the_coalition_of_convenience_islamic_state_turkey_qater_iran_israel

Abdel Monheim Said, "Pure Terrorism." Al-Ahram Weekly. September 04, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/7125/21/Pure-terrorism.aspx

Pew Research Center, "More Express Sympathy for Israel than the Palestinians." Pew Research Center. August 2014. http://www.people-press.org/files/2014/08/8-28-14-Israel-Palestinians-Release.pdf

Barak Ravid, "Foreign Ministry Proposes International Force in Gaza, Favors EU Troops." Haaretz.com. September 07, 2014. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.614455

Paul Rivlin, "Money Makes the World Go Round: A Middle East." Dayan Center - Iqtisadi. September 28, 2014. http://dayan.org/iqtisadi-vol4-no-9-sept-28-2014

Dennis Ross, "A Strategy for Beating the Islamic State: How to Build a Regional Coalition of the Willing against the Terrorist Group." Politico. September 02, 2014. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/a-strategy-for-beating-isil-110524.html#ixzz3CGqz4yuy

Robert Satloff, and Ehud Yaari. "Gaza and Beyond: The Arab-Israeli Arena in the Wake of the Hamas War." The Washington Institute for Near East Peace. September 11, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/gaza-and-beyond-the-arab-israeli-arena-in-the-wake-of-the-hamas-war

Jonathan Schanzer, "Promoting Peace? Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority." Schanzer.pundicity.com. September 14, 2014. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/10310/promoting-peace-reexamining-us-aid-to

Yoram Schweitzer, "Jihadi War in Sinai." INSS Insight. September 28, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7734

Yuval Shany, Amichai Cohen, and Tal Mimran. "ISIS: Is the Islamic State Really a State?" Israel Democracy Institute. September 15, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/isis-is-the-islamic-state-really-a-state/

Jonathan Spyer, "Despite Setbacks, Islamic State Faces No Danger to Its Existence." The Jerusalem Post. September 04, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4797/isis-setbacks-existence

Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, "Back to Basics: Material Hardship in Israel." Taub Center for Social Policy Studies. September 02, 2014. http://taubcenter.org.il/index.php/publications/e-bulletin/back-to-basics-material-hardship-in-israel/lang/en/

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, "Qatar and the Arab Spring: Policy Drivers and Regional Implications." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. September 24, 2014. http://carnegieendowment.org/files/qatar_arab_spring.pdf

Frederic Wehrey, "Ending Libya?s Civil War: Reconciling Politics, Rebuilding Security." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. September 24, 2014. http://carnegieendowment.org/2014/09/24/ending-libya-s-civil-war-reconciling-politics-rebuilding-security/hpv4?reloadFlag=1

Alexander Whitcomb, "Kurds in New Government Reject Plan." Rudaw. September 10, 2014. http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/100920142

Amos Yadlin, "Dealing with Hamas? Military Force Reconstruction." INSS Insight. September 11, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7651

Murat Yetkin, "Turkey Joins Anti-ISIL Coalition, Opens ?ncirlik for Logistics Ops." Hurrieyet, Daily News (Istanbul). September 10, 2014. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-joins-anti-isil-coalition-opens-incirlik-for-logistics-ops.aspx?pageID=449&nID=71511&NewsCatID=409

Farah Yousef, "Autumn 2014: A View from Amman." INSS Insight. September 23, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7733

Israel and the Middle East

#18 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, August 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Yaakov Amirdror,  "Winning Counterinsurgency War: The Israel Experience." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 23, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/winning-counterinsurgency-war-the-israeli-experience/

Ofra Bengio, "Meet the Kurds, a Historically Oppressed People Who Will Get Their Own State While Hamas Fires Rockets, and ISIS Beheads Unbelievers, the Kurds Build the Second Non-Arab State in the Middle East." Tablet Magazine. August 14, 2014. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/182042/kurdish-independence  

Liora Bowers, ""Family Structure and Well-Being Across Israel's Diverse Population."" Taub Center for Social Studies in Israel. August 20, 2014. http://taubcenter.org.il/index.php/publications/policy-briefs/family-structure-and-well-being-across-israels-diverse-population/lang/en/

Irwin Cotler, "The Road Not Taken." The Times of Israel. August 09, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/gaza-the-road-not-yet-travelled/

David Daoud, "Lebanon and the ISIS Threat." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. August 28, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/lebanon-and-the-isis-threat

Udi Dekel, "Is Israel Facing a War of Attrition against Hamas?" INSS Insight. August 13, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7503

Michael Doran, "What Was He (Kerry) Thinking?" Mosaic Magazine. August 06, 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/tesserae/2014/08/what-was-he-thinking/

Michael Eisenstadt and Robert Satloff, "Toward an Enduring Ceasefire: Preventing the Rocket Rearmament of Gaza Terrorist Groups." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. August 21, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/toward-an-enduring-ceasefire-preventing-the-rocket-rearmament-of-gaza-terro

Oded Eran, "Another Casualty of the Third Gaza War: US-Israel Relations." INSS Insight. September 01, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7608

Oded Eran, "A Multilateral Arrangement Is Preferable to a Unilateral Move." INSS Insight. August 05, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7454

Matti Friedman, "An Insider's Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth." Tablet Magazine. August 26, 2014. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/183033/israel-insider-guide/2

Yaron Friedman, "Why Are Saudis Pushing for Peace with Israel?" Ynet News. August 03, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4552821,00.html

Adam Garfinkle, "The Ironies of a Palestinian State." The American Interest. August 06, 2014. http://www.the-american-interest.com/garfinkle/2014/08/06/the-ironies-of-a-palestinian-state/

Dore Gold, "Israel's Doctrine of Proportionality in Gaza." LA Times. August 01, 2014. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-gold-israel-gaza-proportional-force-20140801-story.html

Jeffrey Goldberg, "Europe's Slow Surrender to Intolerance." Bloomberg Review. August 22, 2014. http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-08-22/europe-s-slow-surrender-to-intolerance

Jeffrey Herf, "Why They Fight: Hamas' Too-Little-Known Facist Charter." The American Interest. August 01, 2014. http://www.the-american-interest.com/articles/2014/08/01/why-they-fight-hamas-too-little-known-fascist-charter/

Pinhas Inbari, "The Gaza Water Crisis." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 14, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/gaza-water-crisis/

Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry,  "Conduct of Operations in Limited Scale Conflicts." BESA Center. August 31, 2014. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/David-Ivry-Final-Copy.pdf

Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky, "Give Palestine-Not the U.N.-the Money, Responsibility, and Glory - What the UNRWA Representative in D.C. Misunderstands about Our Argument." MEforum. August 29, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4788/give-palestine-not-the-un-the-money

Efraim Karsh, "It's Anti-Semitism, Stupid." MEforum. August 11, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4772/gaza-antisemitism

Tamer Khorma, "The Myth of the Jordanian Monarchy's Resilience to the Arab Spring - Lack of Genuine Political Reform Undermines Social Base of Monarchy." Stiftung Fur Wissenschaft Und Politik. July 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C33_kor.pdf

Yonit Levi and Udi Segal, "US and Israel: Things Aren't Really That Bad." The Times of Israel. August 13, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/u-s-and-israel-everythings-actually-alright-for-now/

Matthew J. Levitt, "Gaza Is Not about to Become an Islamic State." New Republic. August 07, 2014. http://washin.st/V0FsZJ

Irwin J. Mansdorf, "Unseen Scars of War: Psychological Consequences of the Hamas Attacks on the Israeli Civilian Population." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. July 20, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/unseen-scars-of-war-psychological-consequences/#sthash.4p9hbG2C.pdf

Abdel Moneim Said, "Let's Be Frank about Hamas and Gaza." Ahram Weekly. August 07, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/6895/21/Let%E2%80%99s-be-frank-about-Hamas-and-Gaza-----.aspx

Zoya Nisanov, "The Middle Class in Israel." Taub Center for Social Studies in Israel. July 28, 2014. http://taubcenter.org.il/index.php/publications/discussion-papers/the-middle-class-in-israel/lang/en/

Orit Perlov, "Abdel Fattah El-Sisi: A Chronicle of Foretold Failure? Egyptians Discourse on the Social Networks." INSS Insight. August 11, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7476

Paul Rivlin, "Economics and the Gaza War." The Moshe Dayan Center. August 31, 2014. http://dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_Gaza_War_31082014.pdf

Jonathan Rosenbloom, "Thing Again: The Solution Is in the Semantics." Jerusalem Post. August 07, 2014. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Think-Again-The-solution-is-in-the-semantics-370399

Yoram Schweitzer, "After Operation Protective Edge: Hamas' Sense of What It Achieved." INSS Insight. August 07, 2014. http://d26e8pvoto2x3r.cloudfront.net/uploadImages/systemFiles/No.%20586%20-%20Yoram%20for%20web.pdf

Michael Segall, "Across Time and Death: Iran and the ISIS Challenge." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 18, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/iran-and-the-isis-challenge/

Max Singer, "A Middle Way for the Gaza Fight." BESA Center. August 11, 2014. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Singer-Max-A-Middle-Way-for-the-Gaza-Fight-PP264-11.8.2014.pdf

Robert Spencer, "Australia Muslim Named Commander of Islamic State Unit." Jihad Watch. August 31, 2014. http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/08/australia-muslim-named-commander-of-islamic-state-unit

Ken Stein, "Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel - Part I Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel - Part I "On Opposing Agreements, Negotiations, or Recognition of Israel"" Times of Israel. August 03, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/315204/

Ken Stein, "Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel - Part II "On Israel and Israel's Illegitimacy"." The Times of Israel. August 04, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/hamas-doctrine-detest-israel-part-ii/

Ken Stein, "Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel - Part III "Hamas-principles for the Liberation of Palestine and Jihad against Zionism." The Times of Israel. August 06, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/hamas-doctrine-detest-israel-part-iii/

Jeffrey White, "Examining the Conduct of IDF Operations in Gaza." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 27, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/examining-the-conduct-of-idf-operations-in-gaza

Heiko Wimmen, "Divisive Rule Sectarianism and Power Maintenance in the Arab Spring: Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria." Stiftung Fur Wissenschaft Und Politik. March 04, 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2014_RP04_wmm.pdf

Eyal Zisser, "Hamas Lost Big." Israel Hayom. August 03, 2014. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=9435

 Israel and the Middle East

#17 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, July 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Elliot Abrahms, "Why Did Hamas Provoke A War?" Center for Foreign Relations Blog. July 09, 2014. http://blogs.cfr.org/abrams/2014/07/09/why-did-hamas-provoke-a-war/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eabrams+%28Elliott+Abrams%3A+Pressure+Points%29

Yaacov Amidor, "The War with Hamas: Decision Time Approaching." BESA Center. July 24, 2014. http://besacenter.org/uncategorized/war-hamas-decision-time-approaching/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=war-hamas-decision-time-approaching

Benny Avni, "Kerry's Ceasefire Pivot Angers Egypt, Israel-Even the Palestinian Authority." News Week. July 28, 2014. http://www.newsweek.com/kerrys-ceasefire-pivot-angers-egypt-israel-even-palestinian-authority-261834

Ofra Bengio, "Surprising Ties Between Israel and the Kurds." Middle East Quarterly, Summer. Summer 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3838/israel-kurds

Ron Ben-Yishai, "Talking and Shooting in Gaza." Ynet News. July 16, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4544353,00.html

Shoshana Bryen, "How Does Israel End Up the Bad Guy." Jewish Policy Center. July 10, 2014. http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5330/how-does-israel-end-up-the-bad-guy

Soner Cagaptay and Ege Cansu Sacikara, "Turks in Europe and Kurds in Turkey Could Elect Erdogan." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 23, 2014. http://washin.st/UsI9mb

Soner Cagaptay, "The Future of Turkish Democracy - Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats." House Foreign Affairs Committee. July 15, 2014. http://washin.st/1oEePBu

Soner Cagaptay, "Yesterday's Enemies, Tomorrow's Friends." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 09, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/yesterdays-enemies-tomorrows-friends

Harel Chorev, "Hamas--Charting a New Strategic Course of Action." European Israel Press Association. July 10, 2014. http://eipa.eu.com/2014/07/hamas-charting-a-new-strategic-course-of-action/

Patrick Clawson, "Iran Can Afford to Say No to a Nuclear Deal." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 17, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/iran-can-afford-to-say-no-to-a-nuclear-deal

Steven A. Cook, "The Last Great Myth About Egypt." Foreign Policy. July 21, 2014. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/21/the_last_great_myth_about_egypt_israel_palestine_gaza

Udi Dekel and Shlomo Brom, "The Second Stage of Operation Protective Edge: A Limited Ground Maneuver." INSS Insight. July 21, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7239

Udi Dekel. "Israel-Hamas: Conditions for a Stable Ceasefire." INSS Insight. July 17, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7222

Michael Doran, "Misidentifying the Conflict in Iraq and Syria." Brookings Institute. July 10, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/07/10-doran-obama-iraq-syria-strategy

Michael Doran, "Obama and the Syria Two-Step." Brookings Institute. July 09, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/07/09-doran-obama-syria-iraq-two-step

Eric Edelman and Dennis Ross, "Improving the Prospects for an Acceptable Final Deal with Iran." JINSA's Gemunder Center Iran Task Force. July 2014. http://www.jinsa.org/files/ImprovingProspectsForAcceptableFinalDealWithIran.pdf

Giora Eiland, "History Unlikely to Repeat Itself." Ynet News. July 09, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4539706,00.html

Meir Eliran and Alex Altshuler, "Operation Protective Edge: Lessons from the Civilian (Israeli) Front - Interim Summary." INSS Insight. July 31, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7388

Shai Feldman, "Five Early Lessons from the Israel-Hamas War." Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University. July 14, 2014. http://nationalinterest.org/feature/five-early-lessons-the-israel-hamas-war-10871

Professor Hillel Frisch, "Hit Hamas Hard to Create a Different Balance Against Islamic Terrorism." BESA Center. July 19, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/hit-hamas-hard-create-different-strategic-balance-islamic-terrorism/

Jeffrey Goldberg, "What Exactly Is Hamas Trying to Prove?" The Atlantic. July 13, 2014. http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/07/what-exactly-is-hamas-trying-to-prove/374342/

David P. Goldman, "The One-State Solution Is on Our Doorstep." Tablet Magazine. July 14, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4753/israel-one-state-solution

Michael Gurfinkiel, "You Only Live Twice." Mosaic Magazine. August 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2013/08/you-only-live-twice/

Yoel Guzanksy and Gallia Lindenstrauss, "Operation Protective Edge and a Fragile Regional Area." INSS Insight. July 24, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7306

Peter Harling, "Taking Iraq Apart." Le Monde Diplomatique. July 2014. http://mondediplo.com/2014/07/02middleeast

Fuad Hussein and Falah Mustafa Bakir, "Iraq's Crisis and the KRG." Policy Watch. July 11, 2014. http://washin.st/U6Gvqt

Avi Issacharoff, "Gaza Underground, the Threat Israel Chose to Ignore." The Times of Israel. July 25, 2014. http://www.timesofisrael.com/gaza-Underground-the-threat-Israel-Chose-to-ignore

Efraim Karsh, "The Myth of Palestinian Centrality." MEforum. July 07, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4750/the-myth-of-palestinian-centrality

Efraim Karsh, "The Uses of Lydda." Mosaic Magazine. July 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/supplemental/2014/07/the-uses-of-lydda/

Tamer Khorma, "The Myth of the Jordanian Monarchy's Resilience to the Arab Spring." German Institute for International and Security Affairs. July 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/jordan_resilience_to_arab_spring.html

Sami Kleib, "Baghdad Attacks Gulf Leaders in Taped Sermon, World Powers Mull Response to ISIS Threat." Al-Akhbar English. July 07, 2014. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/baghdadi-attacks-gulf-leaders-taped-sermon-world-powers-mull-response-isis-threat

Martin Kramer, "What Happened at Lydda." Mosaic Magazine. July 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2014/07/what-happened-at-lydda/

Clifford May, "Murder and Revenge in Jerusalem." Washington Times. July 09, 2014. http://www.cliffordmay.org/15022/murder-revenge-jerusalem

Aaron David Miller, "Stay Home and Stay Out of This Fight." Foreign Policy. July 08, 2014. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/stay_home_and_stay_out_of_this_fight_israel_hamas_gaza_john_kerry

Abdel Moneim Said, "Winning the War on Terrorism." Al-Ahram On-line. July 17, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/6793/21/Winning-the-war-on-terrorism.aspx

Morris, Benny. "Zionism's Black Boxes." Mosaic Magazine. July 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/supplemental/2014/07/zionisms-black-boxes/

Lt. (ret.) Dr. Jacque Neriah,  "Egypt, Israel and Hamas - the Impossible Equation." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. July 27, 2014. http://jcpa.org/egypt-israel-hamas-impossible-equation/

Michael Oren, "Israel Must Be Permitted to Crush Hamas." Washington Post. July 24, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-oren-israel-must-be-permitted-to-crush-hamas/2014/07/24/bd9967fc-1350-11e4-9285-4243a40ddc97_story.html

David D. Patrick, "Arab Leaders Viewing Hamas as Worse than Israel, Stay Silent, New York Times." New York Times. July 30, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/world/middleeast/fighting-political-islam-arab-states-find-themselves-allied-with-israel.html?_r=0

Orit Perlov, "Operation Protective Edge: Trends in Public Opinion in Social Media in Gaza and Egypt." Institute for National Security Studies. July 23, 2014. http://d26e8pvoto2x3r.cloudfront.net/uploadImages/systemFiles/Protective%20Edge_English570681646.pdf

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, "Concerns About Islamic Extremism on the Rise in the Middle East-Negative Opinions of Al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah." Pew Global. July 01, 2014. http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/07/01/concerns-about-islamic-extremism-on-the-rise-in-middle-east/

Steven Plaut, "The Myth of Ethnic Inequality in Israel." Middle East Quarterly, Summer. Summer 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3839/israel-inequality

David Pollock, "Gaza Public Rejects Hamas, Wants Ceasefire." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 15, 2014. http://washin.st/U7p9cZ

David Pollock, "PA and Other Arab Reactions to the Gaza Crisis." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 09, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/pa-and-other-arab-reactions-to-the-gaza-crisis

Dennis Ross, "How to Think about the New Middle East." Politico. July 30, 2014. http://washin.st/1m13VVU

Jonathan Spyer, "The Fire This Time." MEforum. July 10, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/4748/the-fire-this-time

Jeffrey White and Neri Zilber, "Boots on the Ground: Israel Enters Gaza." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 18, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/boots-on-the-ground-israel-enters-gaza

Amos Yadin, "A Unilateral Move: Preferable to a Bad Agreement with a Terrorist Organization." INSS Insight. August 03, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7448

Ronen Zeidel, "How ISIS Controls the Occupied Areas in Iraq." Tel Aviv Notes. July 11, 2014. http://www.mesop.de/2014/07/11/how-isis-controls-the-occupied-areas-in-iraq-ronen-zeidel/

Israel and the Middle East

#16 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, June 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Geoffrey Aronson, "Palestine at the Center of Israel-Turkey Trade." Middle East Institute. June 24, 2014. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/palestine-center-israel-turkey-trade

Guy Bechor, "Israel Needs Massive Fence on Eastern Border." Ynet News. June 29, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4535034,00.html

David Brog, "The End of Evangelical Support for Israel? The Jewish State's International Standing." Middle East Quarterly, Spring. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3769/israel-evangelical-support

Shlomo Brom and Yoram Schweitzer, "The Palestinian Unity Government." INSS Insight. June 11, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7081

Amnon Cavari, "American Public Support for Israel: Assessing the Cracks in a Unique Bond." Herziliya Conference. June 2014. http://www.herzliyaconference.org/eng/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/AmnonCavari.pdf

Crisis Group, "The Next Round in Gaza." Crisis Group - Middle East Report No. 149. March 25, 2014. http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/Middle%20East%20North%20Africa/Israel%20Palestine/149-the-next-round-in-gaza.pdf

Amitai Etzion, "The United States' Retreat From the Middle East and Pivot to the Far East Is Likely to Intensify." Herziliya Conference. June 2014. http://www.herzliyaconference.org/eng/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/Etzioni.pdf

Freddy Eytan, "Europe's Complacency in the Face of Extremism and Anti-Semitism." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. May 28, 2014. http://jcpa.org/europes-complacency/

Matti Friedman, "Mizrahi Nation." Mosaic Magazine. June 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2014/06/mizrahi-nation/

Hillel Frisch, "The Flimsy Palestinian "Unity" Government." BESA Center. June 26, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/flimsy-palestinian-unity-government/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=flimsy-palestinian-unity-government

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Jonathan Schanzer, "When America's Enemies Are Also Its Friends." The National Interest. June 16, 2014. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/14904/when-america-enemies-are-also-its-friends

Ziad Ghosn, "The Role of Oil and Gas in the Syrian Conflict." Al-Akhbar English. June 25, 2014. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/role-oil-and-gas-syrian-conflict

Pinhas Inbari, "Efforts to Establish a Palestinian Unity Government." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. June 01, 2014. http://jcpa.org/palestinian-unity-government/

Pinhas Inbari, "ISIS: Iran's Instrument for Regional Hegemony." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. June 19, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/isis-irans-instrument-regional-hegemony/

The Israel Democracy Institute, "The Presidential Elections in Israel." The Israel Democracy Institute. May/June 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/tools-and-data/links-to-idi-resources/the-presidential-elections-in-israel/the-presidential-elections-in-israel

Jewish Policy Center, "Jewish and Democratic Perspectives from World Jewry." Jewish Policy Center. May 2014. http://jppi.org.il/uploads/Jewish_and_Democratic_Perspective_from_World_Jewry.pdf

Ephraim Kam, "The Turbulence in Iraq: The Iranian Angle." INSS Insight. June 26, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7122

Efraim Karsh, "Palestinian Leaders Don't Want an Independent State." Middle East Quarterly, Summer. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3831/palestinians-reject-statehood

Susanne Koelbl, "'Syria Will Become Another Somalia', Spiegel ON Line International, Interview with UN Peace Envoy Brahimi." Spiegel Online International. June 07, 2014. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-former-un-peace-envoy-to-syria-lakhdar-brahimi-a-974036.html

Mordechai Kremnizter and Amir Fuchs, "Basic Law: Nation State? Only a Constitution Can Guarantee Israel's National Character." The Israel Democracy Institute. June 10, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/only-a-constitution-can-guarantee-israels-national-character

Richard Landes, "Why the Arab World Is Lost in an Emotional Nakba, and How We Keep It There." Tablet Magazine. June 24, 2014. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/176673/emotional-nakba?all=1

Leslie Lebl, "The Islamist Threat to European Security." Middle East Quarterly, Summer. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3837/the-islamist-threat-to-european-security

Noam Lemelshtrich Latar, "The Legitimacy of Israel - Can Nation Branding Affect Change?" Herziliya Conference. June 2014. http://www.herzliyaconference.org/eng/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/LegitmacyofIsrael.pdf

Matthew Levitt and Nadav Pollak, "Hizbollah in Iraq: A Little Help Can Go a Long Way." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. June 25, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hezbollah-in-iraq-a-little-help-can-go-a-long-way

Daniel Mandel, "Obama's Outrageous Decision to Fund Hamas-Aligned Palestinian Regime." The Algemeiner. June 08, 2014. http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/06/08/obamas-outrageous-decision-to-fund-hamas-aligned-palestinian-regime/

Shavia Matias, "BDS - A Strategic Threat or an Irritating Nuisance." Herziliya Conference. June 2014. http://www.herzliyaconference.org/eng/_Uploads/dbsAttachedFiles/BDS.pdf

Kobi Michael and Udi Dekel, "ISIS Success in Iraq and Syria: Strategic Ramifications." INSS Insight. June 24, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7112

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, "Iran's Global Image Largely Negative." Pew Global. June 18, 2014. http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/06/18/irans-global-image-largely-negative/

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, "Mounting Pessimism about Two-State Israeli-Palestinian Solution." Pew Global. June 25, 2014. http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/06/25/mounting-pessimism-about-two-state-israeli-palestinian-solution/

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, "Public Divided over Whether Israel, Independent Palestinian State Can Coexist- More Continue to Sympathize with Israel over Palestinians." Pew Global. April 29, 2014. http://www.people-press.org/2014/04/29/public-divided-over-whether-israel-independent-palestinian-state-can-coexist/

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, "Syria's Neighbors Want Assad to Step Down, But No Appetite for Aid to Rebels." Pew Global. June 16, 2014. http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/06/16/syrias-neighbors-want-assad-to-step-down-but-no-appetite-for-aid-to-rebels/

Steven Plau, "The Myth of Ethnic Inequality in Israel." Middle East Quarterly, Summer. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3839/israel-inequality

Reuven Rivlin, "The `Extra Soul' of Israeli Democracy- The Presidency: Constitutional Significance." The Times of Israel. June 08, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-additional-soul-of-israeli-democracy/

Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall and Brig.-Gen, (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira. "Iran Launches "Hizbullah Syria to Open a New Front Against Israel on the Golan Heights." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. June 03, 2014. , http://jcpa.org/article/iran-hizbullah-syria-front/

Pnina Sharvit Baruch, "The Fight against Hamas: The Legal Angle." INSS Insight. June 27, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7125

Dan Shechtman, "The Presidency in Israel as a Unique Challenge." The Israel Democracy Institute. April 25, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/the-presidency-in-israel-as-a-unique-challenge

Meir Sheetrit, "A Socially-Oriented [Israeli] President." The Times of Israel. June 08, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-socially-oriented-president/

Guido Steinberg, "Leading the Counter-Revolution Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring." German Institute for International and Security Affairs. June 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-research-papers/swp-research-paper-detail/article/saudi_arabien_und_der_arabische_fruehling.html

Naama Teschner, "The Impact of Legislation on Gender Equality-Implementation and Comparative Analysis." Knesset Website. December 2013. http://knesset.gov.il/mmm/data/pdf/me03376.pdf

Ehud Yaari, "Hamas Opts for the Hezbollah Model." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. June 03, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hamas-opts-for-the-hezbollah-model

Neri Zilber, "Hamas on the Ropes." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. June 26, 2014. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/26134

Israel and the Middle East

#15 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, May 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Adnan Abu Amer, "Hamas' Abu Marzouk Says Recognizing Israel a 'red Line'" Al-Monitor. May 13, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/05/interview-abu-marzouk-hamas-israel-fatah-reconciliation.html

Stephen Blank, "Russian Strategy and Policy in the Middle East." The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. 2014. http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-2/stephen-j-blank.pdf

Shlomo Brom, "The Failed-Israeli Palestinian Negotiations, and What Lies Ahead." INSS Insight. May 25, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7010

Shoshana Bryen, "Hamas Tells Israel, 'No Hope'" American Thinker. May 08, 2014. http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/hamas_tells_israel_no_hope.html

Michael Doran, "Why the Peace Process Will Continue - For the Obama Administration, It's a Means toward a Different End." Mosaic Magazine. May 18, 2014 http://mosaicmagazine.com/tesserae/2014/05/why-the-peace-process-will-continue/

Elie El Hadj, "The Shi'i Crescent's Push for Regional Hegemony and the Sunni Reaction." Gloria Center. April 08, 2014. http://www.gloria-center.org/2014/04/the-shii-crescents-push-for-regional-hegemony-and-the-sunni-reaction/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MERIA%20Journal%20Vol.%2018,%20No.%201%20(Spring%202014)

Oded Eran, "The European Union: Has the Countdown Begun?" INSS Insight. May 29, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7051

Oded Eran, "The Palestinian-Jordanian-Israeli Triangle." INSS Insight. May 09, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6955

Rachel Kantz Feder, ""The Civil State' in Political Discourse after the Arab Spring." The Moshe Dayan Center. May 26, 2014. https://aftau.aftau.org/document.doc?id=258&erid=2807428

Jeffrey Goldberg, "Netanyahu Says Obama Got Syria Right." Bloomberg Review. May 22, 2014. http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-22/netanyahu-says-obama-got-syria-right

Eitan Haber, "Netanyahu vs. Rivlin: Likud 'princes' War." Ynet News. May 21, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4522108,00.html

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, "Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall." JCPA. May 14, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/palestinian-reconciliation-and-the-rising-power-of-hamas/#sthash.wjXZzVAO.dpuf

Jamil Hilal, "What's Stopping the Third Intifada." Ma'an News Agency. May 21, 2014. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=699082

House of Representatives, Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, Hearing. "The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the Peace Process: What's Next?" House Foreign Affairs. May 08, 2014. http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-palestinian-authority-israel-and-peace-process-what-s-next

Efraim Inbar, "Doing Nothing Is a Good Option,[Failure of Palestinian-Israeli Talks]." BESA Center. May 15, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/almost-nothing-good-option/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=almost-nothing-good-option

Israel Democracy Institute, "The Peace Index - April 2014." Israel Democracy Institute. April 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/media/3164001/Peace_Index_April_%202014-Eng.pdf

Israel Democracy Institute. "The Presidential Elections in Israel." Israel Democracy Institute. http://en.idi.org.il/tools-and-data/links-to-idi-resources/the-presidential-elections-in-israel/the-presidential-elections-in-israel

Robert Kagan, "Superpowers Don't Get to Retire What Our Tired Country Still Owes the World." New Republic. May 26, 2014. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117859/allure-normalcy-what-america-still-owes-world

Emily B. Landau, and Azriel Bermant. "The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime at a Crossroads." INSS Insight. May 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=7007

Matthew Levitt, and Neri Zilber. "Palestinian Reconciliation: Devil in the Details?" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 28, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/palestinian-reconciliation-devil-in-the-details

James Loeffler, "The Death of Jewish Culture --Not so Long Ago, Jewish Culture Seemed to Flourish in America; but Now All Signs Point in the opposite Direction. What Happened?" Mosaic Magazine. May 2014. http://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2014/05/the-death-of-jewish-culture/

Clare M. Lopez, "Arc of Instability or Shiite Crescent?" InFocus Quarterly. May 2014. http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5212/shiite-crescent-instability

John McCain, "Speech on the Syrian Crisis." European Union Institute for Security Studies, Washington Forum. May 23, 2014. http://www.mei.edu/content/sen-john-mccains-speech-syrian-crisis

Kobi Michael, and Udi Dekel. "The Palestinian Reconciliation Agreement: Tactical Relief or Strategic Opportunity?" INSS Insight. May 14, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6983

Aaron David Miller, "John Kerry's Three Delusions about Mideast Peace." Washington Post. May 25, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-kerrys-three-delusions-about-mideast-peace/2014/05/23/1a5d1282-e02e-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html

Nicola Nasser, "Israel's Asian Pivot a Cost to Arabs." Al-Ahram On-line. May 15, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/6232/21/Israel's-Asian-pivot-a-cost-to-Arabs.aspx

Smadar Perry, "Israel Better off with Arab Tyrants." Ynet News. May 21, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4523716,00.html

Harold Rhode, "Identity and Loyalty in Islam and the Middle East." InFocus Quarterly. May 2014. http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5211/identity-loyalty-islam

Paul Rivlin, "Tunisia: What Ben Ali Stole." The Moshe Dayan Center. May 25, 2014. http://english.tau.ac.il/iqtisadi/what_ben_ali_stole

Asaf Romirowsky, "The Evenhandedness Trap (Palestinian-Israeli Talks)." Ynet News. April 25, 2014. http://www.romirowsky.com/14694/the-evenhandedness-trap

Jacob Rosen, "Clues to Understanding the Civil War in Syria." The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. 2014. http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-2/jacob-rosen.pdf

Dennis Ross, "Open a Middle Road to Mideast Peace." New York Times. May 22, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/23/opinion/open-a-middle-road-to-mideast-peace.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0

Jonathan Ruhe, "When Proxies Fail, Force Must Prevail US-Iran Relations." Fletcher Security Review. May 23, 2014. http://www.fletchersecurity.org/#!ruhe/cprl

Yezid Sayigh, "From Arab Spring to Presidential Spring." Carnegie Middle East Center. May 28, 2014. http://mei.org.in/front/cms/publicationsDetail.php?id=ODI4

Jonathan Schanzer, "Hamas Participation In Palestinian Government Likely Won't Trigger Cut-Off." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. June 02, 2014. http://therese-zrihen-dvir.over-blog.com/2014/06/hamas-participation-in-palestinian-government-likely-won-t-trigger-cut-off.html

Jonathan Schanzer, "The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the Peace Process: What's Next." House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East. May 08, 2014. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/14743/the-palestinian-authority-israel-and-the-peace

Gabriel Scheinmann, "The End of the Modern Middle East?" Jewish Policy Center. May 2014. http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/5206/modern-middle-east

Adam Shay, "The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel." JCPA. http://jcpa.org/article/rock-and-roll-boycott-of-israel/

Jonathan Spyer, "Palestinian Magical Thinking." Gloria Center. May 10, 2014. http://www.gloria-center.org/2014/05/palestinian-magical-thinking/

Ehud Yaari, and Michael Morell. "Israel vs. Al-Qaeda: Emerging Challenges on Two Fronts." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 09, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israel-vs.-al-qaeda-emerging-challenges-on-two-fronts

Ehud Yaari, "The Riddle of Succession in the Palestinian Authority." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 14, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-riddle-of-succession-in-the-palestinian-authority

Aaron Y. Zelin, "Shabab Al-Tawhid: The Rebranding of Ansar Al-Sharia in Tunisia?" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 09, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/shabab-al-tawhid-the-rebranding-of-ansar-al-sharia-in-tunisia

Israel and the Middle East

#14 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, April 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Yaacov Amidror, "Israel Cannot Accept the Emerging Accord between the US and Iran." Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. April 24, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-accept-emerging-according-us-iran/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=israel-accept-emerging-according-us-iran

Benedetta Berti and Shlomo Brom, "The Erosion of the Israel-Hamas Ceasefire in Gaza." INSS Insight. April 06, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6841

Khaled Chouket, "The Misinterpretation of Erdogan's Victory in Turkey." Fikra Forum. April 03, 2014. http://fikraforum.org/?p=4777

Noga Dagan-Buzaglo and Etty Konor, "Women 60 Years and Over in the Labor Force Work Patterns Employment." The Adva Center. February 2014. http://www.adva.org/uploaded/60-eng-1.pdf

Mark Dubowitz, "Iranian Economy Continues Its Modest and Fragile Recovery." Foundation for Defense of Democracies. April 10, 2014. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/dubowitz-mark-iranian-economy-continues-its-modest-and-fragile-recovery/

Michele Dunne and Lina Khatib, "Aid to Egypt: Black Hole or Black Gold?" Carnegie Endowment. April 10, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6809

Larisa Epatko, "Six Takes on the Palestinian Unity Deal." PBS - News Hour. April 23, 2014. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/will-palestinian-unity-deal-work

Gil Feilerand Kevin Lim, "Israel and Kazakhstan Assessing the State of Bilateral Relations." Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. April 2014. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Mideast-Security-and-Policy-Studies-Booklet-No-107.pdf

Amir Fuchs, "Only a Constitution Will Ensure Good Governance in Israel." Israel Democracy Institute. April 10, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/only-a-constitution-will-ensure-good-governance-in-israel

El-Sayyed Gamal El-Deen, "Egypt Court Sentences 683 Morsi Supporters to Death." Al-Ahram On-line. April 28, 2014. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/99979/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-court-sentences--Morsi-supporters-to-death.aspx

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, "The Crisis in the Peace Talks Was Pre-Planned by the Palestinians." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. April 10, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/crisis-peace-talks/

Mohamed Hameed, "Human Rights in Egypt's Constitution: Ink on Paper." Fikra Forum. April 23, 2014. http://fikraforum.org/?p=4813

Donniel Hartman, "The Day after Negotiations Fail." The Times of Israel. April 23, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-day-after-the-negotiations-fail/

Michael Jenkins, "Brothers Killing Brothers The Current Infighting Will Test Al-Qaeda's Brand." The Rand Corporation. April 2014. http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/perspectives/PE100/PE123/RAND_PE123.pdf

Alexander H Joffe, "Why [Israeli-Palestinian] Negotiations Collapsed." The Times of Israel. May 03, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3815/israel-palestinian-ngotiations-collapsed

Efraim Karsh, "Running Away from Statehood, Again." Meforum.org. April 28, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3812/palestinian-statehood-israel

Ayelet Libson, "Reinventing the Chief Rabbinate." Israel Democracy Institute. April 25, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/reinventing-the-chief-rabbinate

Amany Maged, "MB Clinically Dead." Al-Ahram On-line. April 17, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5982/17/MB-clinically-dead.aspx

David Miliband and Ambassador Robert S. Ford, "The Syrian Conflict: Where Strategic Interest and Humanitarian Urgency Intersect." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. April 21, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-liberals-in-erdogans-wake

Rabiaa Najlaoui, "Can the Status of Women Improve under Current Leadership?" Fikra Forum. April 10, 2014. http://fikraforum.org/?p=4786

Richard Outzen, "The Flawed Strategic Debate on Syria." INSS Insight. January 2014. http://inss.dodlive.mil/files/2014/04/SF-285.pdf

Lori Plotkin-Boghart, "The Terrorist Funding Disconnect with Qatar and Kuwait." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 02, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-terrorist-funding-disconnect-with-qatar-and-kuwait

Paul Rivlin, "The Syrian War: 10 More Years?" Dayan Center. April 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_Syria_10_year_war_final_27042014.pdf

Dennis Ross, "Israel's Relationship with the UN Human Rights Council: Is There Hope for Change?" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. April 07, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/israels-relationship-un-human-rights-council/#sthash.RDhdBOtx.dpuf

Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, "Iranian Strategy Feeds Off Perceived Western Weakness." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. May 01, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/iranian-strategy-feeds-off-perceived-western-weakness/

Zvi Magen Shapir, Yiftahand Gal Perel, "MiG-35s for Egypt: A Veritable Change of Direction?" INSS Insight. May 01, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6946

Gabi Siboni and Sami Kronenfeld, "Developments in Iranian Cyber Warfare, 2013-2014." INSS Insight. April 06, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6809

Guido Steinberg, "The New Lions of Syria Salafist and Jihadist Groups Dominate Insurgency." Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. April 19, 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C19_sbg.pdf

Yedida Z. Stern, "Is "Israeli" a Nationality?" Israel Democracy Institute. March 09, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/is-israeli-a-nationality

Asher Susser, "The Contemporary Middle East: The Resilience of Traditional Society." Dayan Center. April 10, 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Asher_Susser_TA_NOTES_Resilience_of_Traditional_Society_10042014.pdf

Eric Trager, "Resuming Military Aid to Egypt: A Strategic Imperative." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. April 30, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/resuming-military-aid-to-egypt-a-strategic-imperative

Israel and the Middle East

#13 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, March 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Adan Abu Amer, "Hamas, Jordan Probe Possibility of Better Ties." Al-Monitor. March 31, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/03/jordan-hamas-palestine-relations-amman.html

Ibrahim Al-Amin, "Gaza Violence: Questions to the Resistance and the Enemy." Al-Akhbar English. March 15, 2014. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/gaza-violence-questions-resistance-and-enemy

Osama Al-Sharif, "Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood Maintains Grassroots Support." Al-Monitor. March 31, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/03/jordan-muslim-brotherhood-union-elections.html

Alan Baker, "Changing the Historical Narrative: Saeb Erekat's New Spin." Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.  March 23, 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/changing-historical-narrative-saeb-erekats-new-spin/

BICOM Staff. "BICOM Briefing : The Threat Posed by Iran to Israel." British Israel Communications and Research Center. March 2014. http://static.bicom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BICOM-Briefing-The-threat-posed-by-Iran-to-Israel-Mar-20142.pdf

Deputy Secretary of State, William J. Burns, "Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East and Ukraine Update." Testimony Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Department. March 06, 2014. http://www.state.gov/s/d/2014/223030.htm

Akiva Eldar, "Jerusalem's Water Crisis." Al-Monitor. March 31, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/ru/originals/2014/03/east-jerusalem-arab-israelis-water-pollution-palestine.html#

Oded Eran and Gallia Lindenstrauss. "Question Marks on the Way to a Turkey-Israel Agreement." Institute for National Security Studies (Israel), INSS Insight. March 03, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6697

Oded Eran and Yoel Guzansky. "Political Islam on the Defensive." Institute for National Security Studies (Israel)INSS Insight. March 20, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6776

Gamal Essam El-Din, "Clock Is Ticking for El-Sisi as All Set for Him to Launch Presidency Bid." Al-Ahram On-line. March 18, 2014. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/96975/Egypt/Politics-/Clock-is-ticking-for-ElSisi-as-all-set-for-him-to-.aspx

Avi Gil. "2014 A Strategically Decisive Year - A Geopolitical Review,"  The Jewish People Policy Institute, March 11, 2014, http://jppi.org.il/uploads/2014-A_Strategically_Decisive_Year.pdf

Avner Golov, "Situation Assessment on the Iranian Nuclear Program: Three Events, Two Questions, and One Crucial Meeting." Institute for National Security Studies (Israel). INSS Insight. March 02, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6692

Yossi Klein Halevi, "The Quiet Rise of the Israeli Center." Times of Israel. March 23, 2014. http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-quiet-rise-of-the-israeli-center/

Olli Heinonen and Simon Henderson. "Nuclear Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Atomic Ambitions." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 27, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/nuclear-kingdom-saudi-arabias-atomic-ambitions

Raymond Ibrahim, "Islamic Jihad and the Doctrine of Abrogation." Middle East Forum.  March 06, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3787/islamic-jihad-abrogation-doctrine

Raymond Ibrahim, "'Moderate Islam' Is an Oxymoron." Middle East Forum,  March 24, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3802/moderate-islam

International Crisis Group Staff. "The Next Round in Gaza." Crisis Group. March 25, 2014. http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/Middle%20East%20North%20Africa/Israel%20Palestine/149-the-next-round-in-gaza.pdf

Zubair Iqbal, "The Arab Awakening: Determinants and Economic Consequences." Middle East Institute. February 25, 2014. http://www.mei.edu/content/arab-awakening-determinants-and-economic-consequences

Efraim Karsh, "The Palestinians' Real Enemies." Middle East Quarterly. March 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3766/palestinians-enemies

Matthew Levitt, "Iran's Support for Terrorism Worldwide." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 03, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/testimony/LevittTestimony20140304.pdf

Matthew Levitt, "West Bank Violence and Gaza Rockets Could Spark Wider Conflict." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 20, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/west-bank-violence-and-gaza-rockets-could-spark-wider-conflict

J. Matthew McInnis, "Why Iran Supports Terrorism: Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran's Support for Terrorism Worldwide, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa." United States House. March 04, 2014. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA13/20140304/101832/HHRG-113-FA13-Wstate-McInnisJ-20140304.pdf

MENA and Ahram Staff. "Top Prosecutor Sends 919 Morsi Supporters to Court." Al-Ahram On-line. March 26, 2014. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/97619/Egypt/Politics-/Top-prosecutor-sends--Morsi-supporters-to-court.aspx

Emile Nakhleh, "Ambassadorial Recall Signals Deepening Rifts Among Gulf Sheikhs." Lobelog. March 06, 2014. http://www.lobelog.com/ambassadorial-recall-signals-deepening-rifts-among-gulf-sheikhs/

Sharif Nashashibi, "Hizbollah's Advances in Syria Expose Its Frailties in Lebanon." The National. March 18, 2014. http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/comment/hizbollahs-advances-in-syria-expose-its-frailties-in-lebanon#full

Mordechai Nissan, "The Two-State Delusion." Middle East Quarterly. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3679/two-state-delusion

Anne W. Patterson, Assistant Secretary. "Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy." Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,  March 26, 2014. http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rm/223971.htm

David Pollack, "Threats to Israel: Trade Boycotts." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 05, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/testimony/PollockTestimony20140305_v3.pdf

Paul Rivlin, "Will China Replace the U.S. in the Middle East?" Iqtisadi. Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University. March 25, 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_US_China_25032014.pdf

Rosner, Shmuel. Jewish and Democratic Perspectives from World Jewry." The Jewish People Policy Institute no. 33, March 16, 2014. http://jppi.org.il/news/151/58/Jewish-and-Democratic-State/

David Schenker, and Eric Trager. "Egypt's Arms Deal with Russia: Potential Strategic Costs." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 04, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypts-arms-deal-with-russia-potential-strategic-costs

David Schenker, "How Syria's Civil War Threatens Lebanon's Fragile Peace." Los Angeles Times. April 1, 2014. http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/01/opinion/la-oe-schenker-lebanon-forces-20140401

Lt. Col. (ret.) Dr. Dany Shoham, "Will Syria's Chemical Weapons Arsenal Be Eliminated?" Begin-Sadat  Center. March 04, 2014. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/perspectives239.pdf

Gilad Wenig, "Egypt's New Military Brass." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 26, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypts-new-military-brass

Heiko Wimmen, "Divisive Rule Sectarianism and Power Maintenance in the Arab Spring: Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria." Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. March 03, 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-research-papers/swp-research-paper-detail/article/arab_spring_sectarianism_and_power_maintenance.html

Efraim Yaar, and Tamar Hermann. Peace Index March 2014, The Israel Democracy Institute. http://en.idi.org.il/media/3133668/Peace%20Index%20March%202014-Eng.pdf

Y. Yehoshua, Y. Admon, and R. Hoffman. "Unprecedented Tension Between Qatar And Saudi Arabia/UAE/Bahrain Threatens To Break Up Gulf Cooperation Council." MEMRI (The Middle East Media Research Institute), March 14, 2014. http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/7881.htm

Konstantinos Zarras, "Blurring the Borders of Conflict: ISIS between Syria and Iraq." Tel Aviv Notes. An Update on the Middle East from the Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. March 10, 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Konstantinos_Zarras_TA_NOTES_ISIS_Syria_Iraq_10032014_corrected.pdf

Neri Zilber, "Israel's Governance Law: Raising the Electoral Threshold." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 10, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-governance-law-raising-the-electoral-threshold

Israel and the Middle East



#12 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, February 2014



Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education



Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Kamel Abdallah, "Despite Election, Libya Unravels." Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5561/19/Despite-elections,-Libya-unravels.aspx

Dario Andrea Dessi, and Wolfgang Mühlberger. "Africa and the Mediterranean. Evolving Security Dynamics after the Arab Uprisings." Insituto Affari Internazionali. February 28, 2014. http://www.iai.it/content.asp?langid=2&contentid=1056

Benedetta Berti, "Beyond Sectarianism: Geopolitics, Fragmentation, and the Syrian Civil War." INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6620

Gregg Carlstrom, "Egypt's New Dictator Was Made in the USA." POLITICO Magazine. February 18, 2014. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/el-sisi-egypt-dictator-103628.html#.VBcn0oBHAfI

Patrick Clawson, "Netanyahu and Obama to Review Progress on Iran." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 28, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/netanyahu-and-obama-to-review-progress-on-iran.

Daniel Cohen, and Danielle Levin. "SEA: How Real Is the Threat?" INSS Insight. February 26, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6679.

Mohammed Dajani, "Are Negotiations a New Opportunity Being Lost by the Palestinians?" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. January 30, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/are-negotiations-a-new-opportunity-being-lost-by-the-palestinians

Avi Dichter, "Israel's Security Challenges." International Institute for Counter Terrorism. February 9, 2014. http://www.ict.org.il/Article/79/Israel's%20Security%20Challenges

Robert Einhorn, "Avoiding Stalemate in the Iran Nuclear Negotiations." The Brookings Institution. February 16, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Blogs/iran%20at%20saban/

Michael Eisenstadt, and Robert Satloff. "Clarifying the Security Arrangements Debate: Israeli Forces in the Jordan Valley." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 24, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/clarifying-the-security-arrangements-debate-israeli-forces-in-the-jordan-va.

Adel El-Adawy, "Implications of a Sisi Presidency." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 28, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/implications-of-a-sisi-presidency.

Oded Eran, and Lauren G. Calin. "Were, Are, and Will Sanctions Be Effective against Israel?" INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6623.

Shmuel Even, "The Israeli Strategy against the Iranian Nuclear Project." INSS Insight. January 4, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6619.

Dina Ezzat, "Sisi-Mania, Sisi-Phobia." Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5559/17/Sisi-mania,-Sisi-phobia.aspx 

David Friedman, "Dismantling Chemical Weapons in Syria: Lessons, Insights, and Implications for Israel." INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6629.

David P. Gordon, "Turkish Financial Crisis Adds to Region's Chaos." Meforum.org. February 5, 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3738/turkey-financial-crisis.

Toby Greene, "Can Disengagement Secure Legitimacy? The European Angle." INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6622.

Stephen Hadley, "Israel, America, and a Churning Middle East (Part I)." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 10, 2014. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israel-america-and-a-churning-middle-east-a-trip-report.

Mark A. Heller, "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Preempting the Threat." INSS Insight. February 11, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6596

Brian M. Jenkins, "The Dynamics of Syria's Civil War." Rand Corporation. February 2014. http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/perspectives/PE100/PE115/RAND_PE115.pdf.

The Jerusalem Center. "Future EU Sanctions Against Israel? Real, Imagined, and Somewhere in Between." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. March 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/future-eu-sanctions-against-israel/.

Ephraim Kam, "Egypt: Elections Amidst Violence." INSS Insight. February 2, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6572.

Ephraim Kam, "The Middle East as an Intelligence Challenge." INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6625.

Rachel Kanz Feder, "Renewed Unrest in Iraq: Religious and Tribal Factors." Tel Aviv Notes. March 11, 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Feder_Rachel_Renewed%20Unrest%20in%20Iraq_TA_NOTES_110313.pdf.

Mehdi Khalaji, "Ayatollah Khamenei: Pessimistic Negotiator, Optimistic Strategist." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 21, 2014. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/ayatollah-khamenei-pessimistic-negotiator-optimistic-strategist.

Victor Kotsey, "Algeria's Presidential Elections amid the Bickering of a Polarized Regime." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 28, 2014. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/algerias-presidential-elections-amid-the-bickering-of-a-polarized-regime.

Wolfram Lachter, "International Helplessness over Libya." German Insititute for International and Security Affairs. February 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/international-helplessness-over-libya.html.

Zvi Magen, "The Sochi-Kiev-Geneva Connection: Russian Challenges and Objectivesin the International Arena." INSS Insight. March 03, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6577.

Suzanne Maloney, "After Thirty-Five Years, Iran's Revolution Finds a Fragile Equilibrium." The Brookings Institution. February 11, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2014/02/10-iran-revolution-anniversary-turning-point.

Abdel Moneim Said, "Our Lasting War." Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5523/21/Our-lasting-war.aspx.

Basel Oudat, "Back to the Military Option." Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5532/19/Back-to-the-`military-option'.aspx.

Daniela Pioppi, "Playing with Fire. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Leviathan." The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs. December 18, 2014. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03932729.2013.847680.

Itamar Rabinovich, "The End of Sykes-Picot? Reflections on the Prospects of the Arab State System." The Brookings Institution. February 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/02/sykes-picot-rabinovich 

Adam Raz, "The Significance of the Reputed Yom Kippur War Nuclear Affair." INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6630.

Paul Rivlin, "Why Is Turkey's Economy Sliding Again?" Dayan Center. February 23, 2014.http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_Turkey_Economy_Sliding_23022014.pdf.

Robert Satloff, "Assessing U.S. Strategy in the Israeli-Palestinian Talks: A Mideast Trip Report." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 5, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/assessing-u.s.-strategy-in-the-israeli-palestinian-talks-a-trip-report

Emanuele Scimia, "The French Bid for Grandeur in the Middle East." Geopoliticalmonitor.com. February 26, 2014. http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/the-french-bid-for-grandeur-in-the-middle-east-4931/.

David Shenker, "Jordan Not Out of the Woods Yet." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 19, 2014. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/jordan-not-out-of-the-woods-yet

Gabi Siboni, and Ram Ben-Barak. "The Sinai Peninsula Threat Development and Response Concept." The Brookings Institution. February 28, 2014. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/01/28-sinai-israel-siboni

Gabi Siboni, and Yoni Eshbar. "Dilemmas in the Use of Autonomous Weapons." INSS Insight. January 04, 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6624.

Michael Singh, "Clear-Eyed Diplomacy: Strategic Shifts Needed in the Iran Negotiations." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. February 18, 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/clear-eyed-diplomacy-strategic-shifts-needed-in-the-iran-negotiations

Ms. J. Skidmore, "Foreign Fighter Involvement in Syria." International Institute for Counter Terrorism. January 9, 2014. http://i-hls.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Foreign-Fighter-Involvement-in-Syria.pdf

Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern, "The Haredi Draft: Is the Shaked Committee's Bill Destined to Be Overturned?" The Israel Democracy Institute. February 16, 2014. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/the-haredi-draft-is-the-shaked-committee-bill-destined-to-be-overturned

Ephraim Yaar, and Prof. Tamar Hermann. "Peace Index Column, January 2014." Aftau.org. January 2014. http://aftau.aftau.org/document.doc?id=219&erid=2400208.

Saloua Zerhouni, "Smartness Without Vision - The Moroccan Regime in the Face of Acquiescent Elites and Weak Social Mobilization." German Insititute for International and Security Affairs. February 2014. http://www.swpberlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2014C11_zhn.pdf

Israel and the Middle East

#11 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, January 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, http://israeled.org/israeli-history/

Muriel Asseburg and Heiko Wimmen. "Geneva II - A Chance to Contain the Syrian Civil War."  N.p., 10 Jan. 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/geneva_ii_a_chance_to_contain_the_syrian_civil_war.html

Bendetta Berti. "Between Paralysis and Fatigue: The "Geneva 2" Negotiations on the Syrian Civil War." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 23 Jan. 2014.http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6435

Shlomo Brom and Anat Kurz. "Strategic Survey for Israel 2013-2014." 26 January 2014. The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6479

Udi Dekel, Anat Kurz, and Gilead Sher. "The Political Process: Plan A, Plan B, and What Lies Between Them." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6468

Adel El-Adawy. "Egypt's Multiple Power Centers." Washingtoninstitute.org. N.p., 17 Jan. 2014. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypts-multiple-power-centers

Meir Elran and Alex Altshuler. "The Civilian Front in Israel: A Framework for Future Preparedness." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6470

Oded Eran. "Jordan: Relative Stability in the Eye of the Storm." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6471

Oded Eran. "United States Involvement in the Middle East: Image vs. Reality." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6472

Shmuel Even and Oded Eran. "The Natural Gas Revolution in Israel." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6473

Martin Fletcher. "Natural Gas: Israel's Game Changer." Momentmag.com. N.p., Jan. 2014. http://www.momentmag.com/natural-gas-israels-game-changer/

Brandon Friedman. "Saudi Alternatives to U.S. Power in the Middle East[1] / Brandon Friedman." Mesopotamische Gesellschaft «. N.p., 26 Jan. 2014. http://www.mesop.de/2014/01/26/saudi-alternatives-to-u-s-power-in-the-middle-east1-brandon-friedman/

Peter Harling and Sarah Birke. "The Arab World into the Unknown." International Crisis Group. N.p., 14 Jan. 2014. http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/regions/middle-east-north-africa/op-eds/harling-the-arab-world-into-the-unknown.aspx

Pinhas Inbari. "The Syrian Constellation before the Geneva 2 Peace Talks." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. N.p., 22 Jan. 2014. http://jcpa.org/article/geneva-2-peace-talks/

Brian M Jenkins. "The Dynamics of Syria's Civil War." RAND Corporation Provides Objective Research Services and Public Policy Analysis. N.p., Jan. 2014. http://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE115.html

Alexander H Joffe. "The Arab League and Peace, after 68 Years." Meforum.org. N.p., 9 Jan. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3715/arab-league-peace

"Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Deal." Welcome to House Committee on Foreign Affairs. N.p., 28 Jan. 2014. http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/joint-subcommittee-hearing-implementation-iran-nuclear-deal

Ephraim Kam. "The Upheaval in Egypt." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., Jan. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6474

Hilal Khashan. "Bandar Bin Sultan's Botched Syrian Intervention: Dateline." Middle East Quarterly. N.p., Jan. 2014. http://www.meforum.org/3683/bandar-bin-sultan-syria

Emily B. Landau and Ephraim Asculai. "Implementation of the Interim Deal: New Realities in Advance of Renewed Negotiations." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 26 Jan. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6462

Gallia Lindenstrauss. "Turkey: Looking Beyond the Current Challenges." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., Jan. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6476

Bill Lucey. "NewspaperAlum." 'NewspaperAlum' N.p., 9 Jan. 2013. http://www.newspaperalum.com/2014/01/israel-prepares-for-state-funeral.html

Zvi Magen. "Russia in the Middle East: The Drive to Enhance Influence." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., Jan. 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6477

Afshon Ostovar, Rebecca Edelston, and Michael Connell. "On Shifting Sands: Iranian Strategy in a Changing Middle East." CNA.org. N.p., 31 Jan. 2014. http://www.cna.org/sites/default/files/research/DRM-2013-U-006026-Final.pdf

Daniel Pipes. ""Kerry Is Just Not in Touch with Reality"" National Review Online. N.p., 9 Jan. 2014. http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2014/01/kerry-is-just-not-in-touch-with-reality

Liad Porat. "The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt-Israel Peace." Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. N.p., 1 Aug. 2013. http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/the-muslim-brotherhood-and-egypt-israel-peace/

Paul Rivlin. "$800 Billion and Rising: The Costs of the Arab Winter." Dayan.org. N.p., 23 Jan. 2014. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Rivlin_Costs_ArabWinter_final_23012014.pdf

Dr. Jonathan Rynhold. "Winning the BDS Battle." BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 231. N.p., 5 Jan. 2014. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/perspectives231.pdf

Robert Satloff. "Will Israel and the U.S. Break Up over Iran?" Washingtoninstitute.org. N.p., 2 Jan. 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/will-israel-and-the-u.s.-break-up-over-iran

Lord David Trimble, Timothy McCormack, Professor Amos Horev, General Jacob Turkel, Justice of the Supreme Court Miguel Deutch, and Reuven Merhav. "Israel's Mechanisms for Examining and Investigating Complaints and Claims of Violations of the Laws of Armed Conflict According to International Law, Public Commission to Examine the Maritime Incident of 31 May 2010." The Turkel Commission. N.p., Feb. 2013. http://www.turkel-committee.gov.il/files/newDoc3/The%20Turkel%20Report%20for%20website.pdf

Isabelle Werenfels. "Tunisia's Democratization: Learning from the Disasters of Others." Point of View:  - SWP. N.p., 30 Jan. 2014. http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/point-of-view/tunisias-democratization-learning-from-the-disasters-of-others.html

Ehud Yaari. "Israel's Growing Role in Southern Syria." Washingtoninstitute.org. N.p., 29 Jan. 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/israels-growing-role-in-southern-syria

Ehud Yaari. "The New Triangle of Egypt, Israel, and Hamas." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. N.p., 17 Jan. 2014. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-new-triangle-of-egypt-israel-and-hamas

Amos Yadlin. "A Time for Decisions: Toward Agreements and Alternative Plans." The Institute for National Security Studies. N.p., 2014. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6478

Israel and the Middle East

#10 Contemporary Reading and Analyses, December 2013

Assembeled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Khalil Al-Anani. "A Q&A on Egypt's New Draft Constitution." Middle East Institute. December 04, 2013. http://www.mei.edu/content/qa-egypts-new-draft-constitution

Aymenn Jawal Al-Tamimi. "The Syrian Rebel Groups Pulling in Foreign Fighters." Meforum.org. December 24, 2013. http://www.meforum.org/3702/syria-foreign-fighters

Yaniv Avraham and Gallia Lindenstrauss, "Is Turkey Returning to the "Zero Problems" Policy?" INSS Insight. December 30, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6315

Steve Dobransky. "Why the U.S. Failed in Iraq: Baghdad at the Crossroads." Meforum.org. December 08, 2013. http://www.meforum.org/3680/iraq-us-failure.

Michael Eisenstadt. "Building on the Joint Plan of Action: Toward a Sustainable Nuclear Deal with Iran." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 06, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/building-on-the-joint-plan-of-action-toward-a-sustainable-nuclear-deal-with

Daniel Green. "Al-Qaeda's Shadow Government in Yemen." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 12, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/al-qaedas-shadow-government-in-yemen

Simon Henderson. "GCC Summit Will Gauge Regional Confidence in U.S. Policy." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 09, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/gcc-summit-will-gauge-regional-confidence-in-u.s.-policy

Efraim Inbar. "Erdogan Is in Trouble." Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. December 29, 2013. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/erdogan-trouble/?utm_source=rss

Efraim Inbar. "The Palestinian Red Line." Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. December 16, 2013. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/palestinian-red-line/

James F Jeffrey. "Use of Military Force: Can the US Get It Right?" Bostonglobe.com. December 08, 2013. http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/12/08/use-military-force-can-get-right/Qkkl4Vk6bLXf420quPPRSM/story.html

Matthew Levitt. "Long Reach of Hezbollah Makes It a Threat Close to Home." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 13, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/long-reach-of-hezbollah-makes-it-a-threat-close-to-home

Dr. Alon Levkowitz. "South Korea's Middle East Policy." Besa Center. December 2013. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MSPS106.pdf

Bassel Oudat. "A (Geneva-Syria) Conference Contested." Al-Ahram On-line. December 04, 2013. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4864/19/A-conference-contested.aspx

Lori Plotkin Boghardt. "Saudi Arabia's War on Twitter."Middleeastvoices.voanews.com. December 09, 2013. http://middleeastvoices.voanews.com/2013/12/insight-saudi-arabias-war-on-twitter-79407/

David Pollock. "First Islamist Party to Voluntarily Give Up Power: A New Tunisian Model?" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 17, 2013. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/first-islamist-party-to-voluntarily-give-up-power-a-new-tunisian-model

David Pollock. "A Skewed Look at Arab Hearts and Minds." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/a-skewed-look-at-arab-hearts-and-minds

Paul Salem. "The Iran Nuclear Deal: Risks and Opportunities for the Region." Middle East Institute. November 25, 2013. http://www.mei.edu/content/iran-nuclear-deal-risks-and-opportunities-region

Jonathan Schanzer. "The White House Can't Have It Both Ways on Iran." POLITICO Magazine. December 19, 2013. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/iran-sanction-white-house-both-ways-101347.html#.Us2EryQ51j8

Jonathan Schanzer and Mark Dubowitz. "Iran's Turkish Gold Rush," Foreign Policy. December 26, 2013. http://schanzer.pundicity.com/14197/iran-turkish-gold-rush

David Schenker. "Is Iran Set to Lash Out at Saudi Arabia?" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 10, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/is-iran-set-to-lash-out-at-saudi-arabia

Yoram Schweitzer, and Shlomo Brom. "Is Salafist Jihadism Making Inroads into the Israeli-Palestinian Arena?" INSS Insight. December 09, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6148

Yoram Schweitzer, and Yoel Guzansky. "Al-Qaeda and (In)Stability in Yemen." INSS Insight. December 24, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538

Gihan Shahine. "Democracy at a Crossroads." Al-Ahram On-line. December 04, 2013. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4870/32/Democracy-at-a-crossroads.aspx

Zaki Shalom. "Are the P5+1 Waging a Campaign against the Military Option?" INSS Insight. December 05, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=6117

Gönül Tol. "Turkey's Search for a "Zero Problem" Policy." Middle East Institute. November 25, 2013. http://www.mei.edu/content/turkey%E2%80%99s-search-%E2%80%9Czero-problem%E2%80%9D-policy

Eric Trager. "Clan Warfare in Egypt." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 03, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/clan-warfare-in-egypt

Eric Trager. "Egypt's New Constitution: Bleak Prospects." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 16, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypts-new-constitution-bleak-prospects

Eric Trager. "Hussein Morsi: My Brother's Presidency 'Was a Disaster'" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 09, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hussein-morsi-my-brothers-presidency-was-a-disaster

Amos Yadlin. "Regime Stability in the Middle East: An Analytical Model to Assess the Possibility of Regime Change." INSS Insight. December 2013. http://d26e8pvoto2x3r.cloudfront.net/uploadimages/systemfiles/memo131new.pdf

Aaron Y Zelin. "Rebels Consolidating Strength in Syria: The Islamic Front." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 03, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/rebels-consolidating-strength-in-syria-the-islamic-front.

Israel and the Middle East

#9 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, November 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Ephraim Asculai. "The IAEA-Iran Agreement: A Palliative?" INSS Insight. November 14, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.
 
Filippo Dionigi. "Hezbollah's New and Old Wars: From Ideological Struggle to Fight for Survival?" Insituto Affari Internazionali. November 6, 2013. http://www.iai.it/pdf/mediterraneo/GMF-IAI/Op-Med_21.pdf.
 
Michael Doran. "The Hidden Cost Of The Iranian Nuclear Deal." The Brookings Institution. November 24, 2013. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/iran-at-saban/posts/2013/11/24-doran-hidden-cost-iran-nuclear-deal.
 
Meir Eliran and David Friedman. "Gas Masks: Toward the End of the Line?" INSS Insight. November 24, 2013. http://d26e8pvoto2x3r.cloudfront.net/uploadimages/systemfiles/no.%20487%20-%20meir%20and%20dudu%20for%20web837734251.pdf.
 
Jean-Pierre Filliu. "How the West Should Stop Crippling the Syrian Opposition." Insituto Affari Internazionali. November 6, 2013. http://www.iai.it/pdf/mediterraneo/GMF-IAI/Op-Med_20.pdf.
 
Dore Gold. "The Emerging Geneva Agreement with Iran." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. November 12, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/the-emerging-geneva-agreement-with-iran/.
 
Avner Golov. "The Iranian Strategy: Solution or Delusion?" INSS Insight. November 7, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.
 
Yoel Guzansky. "New-Old Borders in the Middle East." INSS Insight. November 19, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.
 
Michael Herzog. "An Israeli Assessment of the Iran Deal." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 26, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/an-israeli-assessment-of-the-iran-deal.
 
Nadia Hilou. "The 2013 Municipal Elections in the Israeli Arab Communities." INSS Insight. November 6, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.
 
James F Jeffrey. "Why Some U.S. Allies Disapprove of the Iran Agreement." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 27, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/why-some-u.s.-allies-disapprove-of-the-iran-agreement.
 
Bruce Maddy-Weitzman. "Alarm Bells in Riyadh." Jpost. November 28, 2013. http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/The-Region/Mideast-Monitor-Alarm-bells-in-Riyadh-333358.
 
Michael Makovsky. "Folly, Fatuity, and Futility." The Weekly Standard. December 9, 2013. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/folly-fatuity-and-futility_769086.html.
 
Meltem Müftüler-Baç. "The Future of Europe, Differentiated Integration and Turkey's Role." Istituto Affari Internazionali. October 18, 2013. http://www.iai.it/content.asp?langid=2.
 

David Pollock. "'We Are Not at the Table, but on It': Arabs React to the Iran Deal." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 26, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/we-are-not-at-the-table-but-on-it-arabs-react-to-the-iran-deal.
 
Dennis Ross. "How to Think About Obama's Deal With Iran." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 25, 2013. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/25572.
 
Robert Satloff. "Obama's Fight with Israel: This Time It's Serious." POLITICO Magazine. November 17, 2013. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/obamas-fight-with-israel-99964.html.
 
A. Sayvon and Y. Carmon. "The Geneva Agreement: The Path To Historic Changes In The." IMRA. November 29, 2013. http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=62487.
 
Yoram Schweitzer and Benedetta Berti. "The Bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut: Hitting Two Birds with One Stone." INSS Insight. November 21, 2013. http://d26e8pvoto2x3r.cloudfront.net/uploadimages/systemfiles/no.%20488%20-%20yoram%20and%20benedetta%20for%20web.pdf.
 
Peter Seeberg. "Lebanon, Dual Legitimacy, and the Syrian Crisis Challenges for the EU and the United States in a Lebanon on the Verge of Escalated Internal Confrontations." Insituto Affari Internazionali. November 2013. http://www.iai.it/pdf/mediterraneo/GMF-IAI/Op-Med_22.pdf.
 
Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall. "Iran Looks Beyond the Nuclear Talks." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. November 26, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/iran-looks-beyond-the-nuclear-talks/.
 
Jonathan Spyer. "Assad's North Korean Connection." Meforum. November 1, 2013. http://www.meforum.org/3658/assad-north-korea.
 
Ehud Yaari. "The Call for Rebellion against Hamas in Gaza." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 8, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-call-for-rebellion-against-hamas-in-gaza.
 
Amos Yadin. "The Geneva Agreement: Neither a 'Historic Agreement' nor a 'Historic Failure'." INSS Insight. November 27, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538.
 
Amos Yadin. "Guaranteeing That an Initial Deal with Iran Does Not Become the Final Deal." INSS Insight. November 13, 2013. http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?ots591=0c54e3b3-1e9c-be1e-2c24-a6a8c7060233.
 

James Zuwalt. "A Shifting Middle East Alliance." UPI. November 26, 2013. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Analysis/Outside-View/2013/11/26/Outside-View-A-shifting-Middle-East-alliance/UPI-45831385442180/.

Israel and the Middle East

#8 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, October 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

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Muriel Assenburg. "The Arab Spring and the Islamic Republic of Iran: Islamist Vision Meets Political Reality." Swp-berlin.org. February 2012. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2012_RP06_ass.pdf#page=39.

Muriel Assenburg. "Protest, Revolt, and Regime Change in the Arab World, Actors, Challenges, Implicationss and Policy Options." Swp-berlin.org. February 2012. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2012_RP06_ass.pdf.

Petra Becker. "Syrian Muslim Brotherhood Still a Crucial Actor: Inclusivity the Order of the Day in Dealings with Syria's Opposition." Swp-berlin.org. October 2013. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2013C34_bkp.pdf.

Ilan Berman. "Israel's Reshuffled Strategic Deck." Foreign Policy Research Institute. August 2013. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/08/israels-reshuffled-strategic-deck

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocaki. "Israel: A Micro-component of a Turkish Macro-Foreign Policy." Dayan Center. October 20, 2013. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Hay_TA_NOTES_Turkish_Foreign%20Policy_27102013.pdf

David Danelo. "Anarchy Is the New Normal: Unconventional Governance and 21st Century Statecraft." Foreign Policy Research Institute. October 2013. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/10/anarchy-new-normal-unconventional-governance-and-21st-century-statecraft

Steven Ditto. "Rouhani's Negotiating Strategy: Divide and Isolate." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 9, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/rouhanis-negotiating-strategy-divide-and-isolate

Ambassador Eric Edelman and Ambassador Dennis Ross. "Principles for Diplomacy with Iran." Jinsa.org. October 14, 2013. http://www.jinsa.org/files/PrinciplesForDiplomacyWithIran.pdf

Yakov Faitelson. "A Jewish Majority in the Land of Israel- The Resilient Jewish State." Meforum.org. October 29, 2013. http://www.meforum.org/3637/israel-jewish-majority

Gary C. Gambill "Partitioning Syria." Foreign Policy Research Institute. October 2013. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/10/partitioning-syria

Amos Gilad. "Israeli Security Policy in an Uncertain Middle East." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 11, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/2013-schiff-memorial-lecture

Yoel Guzansky. "Continuity and Change in US-Saudi Relations." INSS Insight. October 30, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538

Simon Henderson. "Spat or Split? Saudi Arabia's Diplomatic Anger with Washington." JPost. October 23, 2013. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/Spat-or-split-Saudi-Arabias-diplomatic-anger-with-Washington-330239

Simon Henderson. "The Diplomatic Bonus of Gaza's Offshore Natural Gas." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 10, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-diplomatic-bonus-of-gazas-offshore-natural-gas

Efraim Inbar. "Time Favors Israel The Resilient Jewish State." Meforum.org. October 2013. http://www.meforum.org/3607/time-favors-israel

Efraim Inbar. "Washington Must Strike Iran, Not Bargain With It." Besa Center. October 31, 2013. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/perspectives217.pdf

"The Israeli Democracy Index 2013 (English)." The Israel Democracy Institute. October 2013. http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/idi-press/publications/english-books/the-israeli-democracy-index-2013

James F. Jeffrey. "Reversing Iran's Nuclear Program." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 3, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/reversing-irans-nuclear-program

Matthew Levitt. "Fort Hood: A Terrorist Attack on U.S. Soil." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 7, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/fort-hood-a-terrorist-attack-on-u.s.-soil

Gallia Lindenstrauss. "Is Turkey Swerving Eastward? The Air Defense System Deal with China and the Crisis with NATO." INSS Insight. October 24, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah. "Sisi Fever: Will the General Be the Next President of Egypt?" Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. November 1, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/sisi-fever-will-general-next-president-egypt/

"A Portrait of Jewish Americans: Pew Survey." Pew Research Centers Religion Public Life Project RSS. October 1, 2013. http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/jewish-american-beliefs-attitudes-culture-survey/

Paul Rivlin. "The Significance of Gas in the East Mediterranean." Dayan Center. October 9, 2013. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_RIVLIN_EMEd_Gas_final_16102013.pdf

Stephen Roll. "Egypt 's Business Elite after Mubarak: A Powerful Player between Generals and Brotherhood." Swp-berlin.org. October 13, 2013. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/research_papers/2013_RP08_rll.pdf

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall. "Iran vs. the West: Endgame?" Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. October 15, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/iran-vs-west-endgame/

Shimon Stein. "The Agreement on Syria's Chemical Weapons: Should Israel Reassess Its Arms Control and Disarmament Policies?" INSS Insight. October 6, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538

Dr. Guido Steinberg. " Exploring Iran & Saudi Arabia's Interests in Afghanistan & Pakistan: Stakeholders or Spoilers - A Zero Sum Game? PART 1: SAUDI ARABIA" Swp-berlin.org. October 2013. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/fachpublikationen/Steinberg_Woermer_SaudiArabia_Interest_April2013.pdf

Raymond Stock. "Islamist or Nationalist: Who Is Egypt's Mysterious New Pharaoh?" Foreign Policy Research Institute. October 2013. http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/10/islamist-or-nationalist-who-egypts-mysterious-new-pharaoh

Andrew J Tabler. "Ten Ways the Syrian Opposition Can Help Fight Extremism." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 11, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/ten-ways-the-syrian-opposition-can-help-fight-extremism

Eric Trager. "Egypt Prepares Its Next Constitution." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 22, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-prepares-its-next-constitution

Israel and the Middle East

#7 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, September 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Shavrit Baruch, Panina Weinstock, and Brandon Weinstock. "Military Intervention in Syria: Is It Legal?" INSS Insight. September 11, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5589.

Patrick Clawson. "Stalemate's End?" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 19, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/stalemates-end.

Dore Gold. "What Might Be Expected in Monitoring Syria: Lessons from Past Middle East Weapons Inspections." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. September 17, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/what-might-be-expected-in-monitoring-syria-lessons-from-past-middle-east-weapons-inspections/.

Efraim Inbar. "Twenty Years to Oslo: Perpsectives." Besa Center. September 10, 2013. http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/perspectives2131.pdf.

James F Jeffrey. "Keeping Military Pressure on Syria." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 12, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/keeping-military-pressure-on-syria.

Matthew Levitt. "How Would Hezbollah Respond to Air Strikes in Syria?" Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 17, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/how-would-hezbollah-respond-to-air-strikes-in-syria.

Uzi Rabi and Brandon Friedman. "The U.S.-Russia Framework for Disarming Asad: The Saudi Perspective." Mesop. September 26, 2013. http://www.mesop.de/2013/09/26/the-u-s-russia-framework-for-disarming-asad-the-saudi-perspective-by-uzi-rabi-and-brandon-friedman/.

Yotam Rosner, Aviad Mendelbaum, Sean London, and Yoram Schweitzer. "Backdoor Plots: The Darknet as a Field for Terrorism." INSS Insight. September 10, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5574

David Shlomo and Brom Shlomo. "The Chemical Weapons Crisis in Syria: En Route to a Political Solution?" INSS Insight. September 16, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5624

Kenneth W Stein. "Evolving a Diplomatic Legacy from the October War: The US, Egyptian, and Israeli Triangle." IsraelEd.org. October 01, 2013. http://israeled.org/october-1973-war/.

Jeffrey White, Andrew J. Tabler, and Aaron Y. Zelin. "Syria's Military Opposition." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/PolicyFocus128WhiteTablerZelin.pdf.

Amos Yadlin. "The Disarmament Agreement on Syria's Chemical Weapons, Act I: A Win-Win Situation?" INSS Insight. September 17, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5638

Amos Yadlin. "Yes to Negotiations, Yes to an Agreement - an Agreement That, Even If Violated, Distances Iran from the Bomb." INSS Insight. September 29, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5708

Sayegh Yezid. "Reconstructing the Police State in Egypt-Carnegie Middle East Center." Carnegie Middle East Center. September 04, 2013. http://carnegie-mec.org/2013/08/22/reconstructing-police-state-in-egypt/gjq6.

Aaron Y Zellin. "Al-Queda in Syria: A Closer Look at ISIS (Part II)." Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 11, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/al-qaeda-in-syria-a-closer-look-at-isis-part-i.

Israel and the Middle East

#6 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, August 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Ahmed Al-Tonsi. "Why Did the Egyptians Revolt?" El Ahram Weekly. August 28, 2013. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/3902/17/Why-did-the-Egyptians-revolt-.aspx.

Ron Ben-Yishai. "Street Battles in Cairo, and the Israeli Connection." Ynet. August 18, 2013. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4417855,00.html.

Ambassador John Bolton. "The Iran-Syrian Nexus and Its Implications for the Middle East." Hearings Before House Sub-committee on the Middle East and North Africa, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 31, 2013. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA13/20130731/101227/HHRG-113-FA13-Wstate-BoltonJ-20130731.pdf

Udi Dekel and Orit Perlov. "The Great Divide: The Political Process and Palestinian Discourse on the Social Network." August 11, 2013. Accessed September 04, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5398

"Egypt's Rulers Can Count on Gulf Aid Despite Bloodshed." Reuter's Analysis. August 20, 2013. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/analysis-egypt-s-rulers-can-count-gulf-aid-despite-bloodshed.

Oded Eran. "Obama Projects Indecision on Syria: American and International Dimensions." INSS Insight. September 3, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5547

Yoel Guzansky. "The Arab World and the Syrian Crisis." INSS Insight. September 2, 2013. http://d26e8pvoto2x3r.cloudfront.net/uploadImages/systemFiles/No.%20461%20-%20Yoel%20for%20web.pdf

"Israel's Natural Gas Sector:Opportunities, Challenges and Strategic Outlook." Apcoforum. Accessed September 04, 2013. http://www.apcoforum.com/israels-natural-gas-sector/.

Zvi Magen. "United States-Russian Friction: Implications for the Middle East." INSS Insight. August 13, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5421

Col. (ret.)Dr. Jaques Neriah. "The Kurdish Awakening in Syria: Could It Lead to Regional War?" Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 15, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/the-kurdish-awakening-in-syria-could-it-lead-to-regional-war/.

Dennis Ross. "US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations." : Hearings. Accessed September 04, 2013. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/hearings/crisis-in-egypt.

Dennis Ross. "Useful Leverage, in the Right Circumstances." New York Times, August 21, 2013. http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/08/21/the-threat-and-value-of-saudi-arabia/saudis-can-give-us-useful-leverage-in-the-right-circumstances.

Abdel Monem Said. "Incomprehensible Take." Al-Ahram Weekly. August 29, 2013. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/Print/3865.aspx.

Robert Satloff. "In Egypt, US Is Better Off Doing Nothing." August 22, 2013. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/in-egypt-us-is-better-off-doing-nothing.

Yiftah Shapir. "Chemical Assad? On the Chemical Warfare Attack in Syria." INSS Insight. August 26, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5511

Brig.-Gen (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira and Lt/ Col. (ret.) Michael Segall. "Iran Responds to Europe's Blacklisting of Hizbullah." Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 1, 2013. http://jcpa.org/article/iran-responds-to-europes-blacklisting-of-hizbullah/.

Raymond Stock. "Morsi Detained, Bloodbath in Egypt -- Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring?" Fox News. August 15, 2013. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/08/15/morsi-detained-bloodbath-in-egypt-whatever-happened-to-arab-spring/.

Asher Susser. "Egypt after Morsi's Ouster: Democracy Without Democrats?" Dayan Center. August 15, 2013. http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Susser_Asher_EGYPT_AFTER_MORSI_SPECED_15082013%20FINAL.pdf

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov. "A United States Attack on Syria: Implications for Israel." INSS Insight. September 1, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5538

Amos Yadlin and Avner Golov. "US Military Intervention in Syria: The Broad Strategic Purpose, Beyond Punitive Action." INSS Insight. August 29, 2013. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5526

Israel and the Middle East

#5 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, June-July 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

The BBC --Who are the key players- in Egypt http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23186408

Owen Alterman, "The Return of (American) Liberal Interventionism?"  INSS Insight No. 436, June 18, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5142

The Baker Institute, "Re-engaging the Israelis and the Palestinians: Why an American Role in Initiating Israeli=Palestinians Negotiations is Necessary and How it can be Accomplished?" http://bakerinstitute.org/publications/BI-pub-IPTerritorialEndgame-020210.pdf

The Conflict Resolution program of Rice University's Baker Institute, June 2013, http://bakerinstitute.org/publications/re-engaging-the-israelis-and-the-palestinians-why-an-american-role-in-initiating-israeli-palestinian-negotiations-is-necessary-and-how-it-an-be-accomplished

Becker, Tal, "How to be an Optimist in the Middle East," June 2, 2013, Shalom Hartman Institute, and Jerusalem Post, http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/iEngage-How-to-be-an-optimist-in-the-Middle-East-314947

Soner Cagaptay,  "The New Turkey and U.S. Policy," The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Strategic Report, No. 11, January 2013, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-new-turkey-and-u.s.-policy

Ariel Cohen,  "Obama's Best Friend? The Alarming Evolution of US-Turkish Relations," The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, May 1, 2013,   http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/obamas-best-friend-the-alarming-evolution-of-us-turkish-relations/

Udi Dekel, "How the United States Might Respond to the Syrian Strategic Quandary,"  Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 442, July 3, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5148

Udi Dekel and Orit Perlov, "Sinai: Implications of the Security Challenges for Egypt and Israel: Egyptian Discourse on the Social Networks,"  Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 440, June 30, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5146

Oded Eiran, "Israel's Public Debate over Natural Gas: Future Confrontations," Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 438, June 26, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5144

Hillel Frisch, "Welcome Back to Mubarak's Egypt," BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 207, July 4, 2013, http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/perspectives207.pdf

Gary C. Gambill,  "Syria is Iran's Stalingrad," Foreign Policy Research Institute and Middle East Forum, June 2013, http://www.meforum.org/3531/syria-iran-stalingrad 

Golov, Avner, Dekel, Udi, Perlov, Orit, Guzansky, Yoel, Eran, Oded, and Kurz, Anat, "The Revolution in Egypt: Recommendations for Israel," Tel Aviv University, INSS Insight No. 445, July 11, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5164 

David Makovsky, "Kerry Stands a Chance with Israelis and Palestinians," Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policywatch 2009, July 3, 2009,http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/kerry-stands-a-chance-with-israelis-and-palestinians

Mellinda Hering, "Reforming the Democracy Bureaucracy, Foreign Policy Research Institute," June 2013, http://www.fpri.org/articles/2013/06/reforming-democracy-bureaucracy

Efraim Inbar, "Israel's Interests in Syria," BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 205, May 20, 2013, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israels-interests-in-syria/

Ephraim Kam, "Hassan Rowhani's Election as President of Iran: Initial Assessments,"  Institute for National Security Studies,  INSS Insight No. 435, June 16, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5140 

Sanford Lakoff, "Leading from Behind: The Obama Doctrine" and US Policy in the Middle East, Strategic Assessment, April 2013, (this article was published before the appointment of Samantha Power and Susan Rice as US Ambassador to the UN, and National Security Adviser, respectively)  http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2663 

Ephraim Lavie and Yitzhak Gal, "The Palestinian Authority and the Economy: A Government Hanging by a Thread," Iqtisadi, Vol. 3, No. 5,  May 2013, http://dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_May2013_LAVIE_and_GAL_Palestinian_Authority_Economy.pdf 

William Lawrence, "Will Egypt Become the Next Algeria," PolicyWatch 2101, July 17, 2013, http://washin.st/192TNtv

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, "Maghreb malaise Two and a half years since the Arab Spring erupted, North Africa remains turbulent," Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University and Jerusalem Report, July 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/JrepJULY1-27.pdf

Gilead Sher, "Toward Resumption of Israeli-Palestinain Negotiations," Insitute for National Service Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 449, July 22, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5168 

Zvi Magen, "The Superpowers and the Struggle over Syria," Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 437, June 25, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5143 

Paul Rivlin,   "Syria's War of Self-Destruction and its Regional Implications," The Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University, Iqtisadi, Vol. 3, No. 6 June 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_June2013_RIVLIN_Syrian_War_Regional_Implications.pdf 

Paul Rivlin, "Egypt's Agony,"  The Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University,  Vol. 3, No. 7 July 21, 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_July2013_RIVLIN_Egypt_Agony.pdf

Robbie Sabel, "Manipulating International Law as Part of Anti-Israeli `Lawfare," Jerusalem Center for International Affairs, Vol. 13, No. 16, June 2, 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/manipulating-international-law-as-part-of-anti-israeli-lawfare/

Jonathan Schanzer, "How Hamas Lost the Arab Spring After drifting away from Syria and Iran, the movement faces an uncertain future,"   The Atlantic, June 21, 2013, http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/06/how-hamas-lost-the-arab-spring/277102/

Gabriel Scheinmann and Raphael Cohen, " Cutting Aid to Egypt Is a Terrible Idea" July 15, 2013 http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/cutting-aid-egypt-terrible-idea-8724

Max Singer, "Israeli Backers of the Two-State Solution Should Support the Levy Report" BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 204, April 28, 2013, http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/perspectives204.pdf

Sammy Smooha, "Still Playing by the Rules: The Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel 2012," The Guttman Center for Surveys Arab Jewish Relations. Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013,  http://en.idi.org.il/media/2522696/Arab-Jewish-Index-2012-ENG.pdf

Shimon Stein, "A Recurrent Posture: The EU on the Palestinian Issue," Institute for National Security Studies,  INSS Insight No. 439,June 28, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5145 

Shimon Stein, "The ElBaradei and Fahmy Appointments: Continuity in Egypt's Interim Government," Tel Aviv University, INSS Insight No. 448, July 21, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=5167 

Yuval Steinitz, "Strategic Shifts in the Middle East," Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, July 1, 2013,  Vol. 13, No. 18, http://jcpa.org/article/strategic-shifts-in-the-middle-east/

Israel and the Middle East

#4 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, May 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Michael Barak, "The Salafist Al-Nour Party and the Muslim Brotherhood:The End of the Affair?"  Dayan Center, Tel-Aviv Notes, April 25, 2013, http://www.unisla.pt/arquivo/Barak_Michael_TA_NOTES_Al-Nour_Brotherhood_Alliance_250413.pdf

Gideon Biger and Gilead Sher,  "Jewish Enclaves in a Palestinian State," Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv)  Insight No. 416, April 8, 2013 http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2637 

Yehuda Ben Meir,  and Olena Bagno-Moldavsky, "The Voice of the People: Israeli Public Opinion on National Security 2012, " The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Memorandum No. 126,  April 2013,  115pp. http://d26e8pvoto2x3r.cloudfront.net/uploadImages/systemFiles/memo126e%20(2)410001833.pdf 

Oded Eran, "Political-Strategic Dimensions to Israel's Natural Gas Debate," The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv), Insight,  No. 429, May 23, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2653 

Shlomo Brom, "In the Aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense: The Gaza Strip," November 2012, Memorandum No. 124, (Tel Aviv) Institute for National Security Studies, December 2012 http://d26e8pvoto2x3r.cloudfront.net/uploadImages/systemFiles/memo124f027134590.pdf 

David Friedman,  "Chemical Weapons in Syria: Has a Red Line Been Crossed?" The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Insight No. 421, April 29, 2013,  http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2644 

Eado Hecht, "Underwater Internet Cable Cutting: A Neglected Aspect of Cyber Warfare, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 203, April 18, 2013, http://besacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/perspectives203.pdf

Mark Heller, "The American-Russian-Turkish Triangle and the Civil War in Syria," The Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv) Insight No. 431, May 27, 2013, http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/the-american-russian-turkish-triangle-and-the-civil-war-in-syria 

Mushaq Hussain, "India-Israel Relations: Towards `Strategic Cooperation'"  Middle East Institute, January 23, 2012,  http://mei.org.in/documentsettings/pdf/357_pdf.pdf

Emily B. Landau and Ephraim Asculai, "Is the US Receding to a Containment Policy on Iran?" The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Insight,  No. 430, May 26, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2654 

Seyedamir Hossein Mahdavi, "Can Iran Surprise by Holding a "Healthy" Election in June?" Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Middle East Brief 73, May 2013,http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb73.html

Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah, "Is Egypt Heading toward a Military Regime?" Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 20, 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/is-egypt-heading-toward-a-military-regime/

Itamar Rabinovich, "The Devil We Know Revisited: Israeli Thinking on the Future of the Assad Regime," The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv),  Insight, No. 427, May 19, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2649 

Dennis Ross, "U.S. Policy Toward Syria," U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, April 11, 2013, http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/DennisRoss_Testimony.pdf

Jonathan Schanzer, "The Slow Death of Palestinian Democracy," Foreign Policy, April 20, 2013 http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/19/slow_death_palestinian_democracy_fayyad_abbas?wp_login_redirect=0

Orit Perlov and Udi Dekel, "Hizbollah's Struggle for Domestic Survival: Lebanese Discourse on the Social Networks," The Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv) Insight No. 428, May 21, 2013 http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2651 

The Pew Center -- Survey -- of attitudes toward US involvement in future negotiations, perceptions of settlements impact on negotiations, Israeli and Palestinian leaders, --those surveyed are Palestinians, Israelis, Europeans, Middle Easterners --," May 9, 2013,  excellent spot check of attitudes (kws) http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/05/09/despite-their-wide-differences-many-israelis-and-palestinians-want-bigger-role-for-obama-in-resolving-conflict/ and http://www.pewglobal.org/files/2013/05/Pew-Global-Attitudes-Israeli-Palestinian-Conflict-FINAL-May-9-2013.pdf

Adam Shay, "Successes and Failures of the BDS Campaign," Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, May 12, 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/successes-and-failures-of-the-bds-campaign/

US House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, "Crisis in Syria: the US Response, One Hundred and Thirteenth Congress, First Session, Hearing, March 20, 2013, Serial No. 113-10, http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA00/20130320/100537/HHRG-113-FA00-20130320-SD002.pdf

US House of Representatives, House Committee on Homeland Security, Senator Joe Lieberman (Ret), Statement for the Record, "The Boston Bombings: A First Look," http://docs.house.gov/meetings/HM/HM00/20130509/100785/HHRG-113-HM00-Wstate-LiebermanJ-20130509.pdf

Amos Yadlin, "After the Damascus Attack: Ten Points to Consider," Institute for National Security Studies, (Tel Aviv)  Insight No. 424, May 12, 2013 http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/after-the-damascus-attack-ten-points-to-consider 

Israel and the Middle East 

#3  Contemporary Readings and Analyses, April 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Abdel Momen Said Aly and Karim Elkady, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Egypt's Political Transition," Middle East Brief, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, March 2013, http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb70.html 

Adeed Darwisha, "As Islamicists Stumble in Egypt and Tunisia: The Arab Spring Turns Wintery," The Wilson Center, March 2013,http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/islamists-stumble-egypt-and-tunisia-the-arab-spring-turns-wintery

Shai Feldman, "Netanyahu's Allies and Adversaries," March 20, 2013, The National Interest, http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/netanyahus-allies-adversaries-8246 

Efraim Inbar, "Israel is Not Isolated,"  Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies Mideast Security and Policy Studies, No 99, March 2013, http://besacenter.org//wp-content/uploads/2013/03/MSPS99Eng.pdf 

International Crisis Group, "Egypt Conflict Alert," February 4, 2013, http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/publication-type/alerts/2013/egypt-conflict-alert.aspx 

The International Institute for Strategic Studies, "Kuwait's Deepening Turmoil," Strategic Comments, IISS, Tel Aviv, March 2013, http://www.iiss.org/en/publications/strategic%20comments/sections/2013-a8b5/kuwait--39-s-deepening-political-turmoil-b1f0 

Yitzhak Gal, "Iraq: A Leap in Oil Exports, Accelerated Economic Growth and Implications," March 2013, http://dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_March2013_YitzhakGalEnglish.pdf 

Dore Gold, "Understanding the Current State of the Iranian Nuclear Challenge," March-May 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/understanding-the-current-state-of-the-iranian-nuclear-challenge/ 

David P. Goldman, " How Should the United States Respond to State Failure in Egypt? February 15, 2013, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, http://www.jinsa.org/fellowship-program/david-p-goldman/how-should-united-states-respond-state-failure-egypt#.USTuNBnah8R

Lior Lehrs, "Israel and the Arab Spring Egyptian Plague or Spring of Youth?" Mitvim, March 2013, http://www.mitvim.org.il/en/israel-and-the-arab-spring

Galal Nassar, "Still in Transition," (The Arab Spring), al-Ahram Weekly, March 20, 2013, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/1922/21/Still-in-transition.aspx

David Pollack and Soner Cagaptay, "The PKK Announcement: Can Turkey Build a Kurdish Cordon? Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policy Analysis 2057, March 25,  2013, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-pkk-announcement-can-turkey-build-a-kurdish-cordon

Itamar Rabinovitch, "He came, we saw, but did he conquer? The Success of President Obama's visit to Israel will be measured retrospectively" Globes, http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000831987&fid=5366

Max Singer, "What Would the US Do if Israel Defied It by Attacking the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program" BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 202, April 12, 2013, http://besacenter.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7e381afc91d1b09aec08b492b&id=b80c16ed57&e=36aedfd96b

Jonathan Spyer, "The Nineteenth Israeli Knesset Elections: Lackluster Election, Significant Results, Gloria Center, Global Research in International Affairs, April 4, 2013 http://www.gloria-center.org/2013/04/the-nineteenth-israeli-knesset-elections-lackluster-election-significant-results/

Jeffrey White, "Arms for Syria's Rebels: Shaping the War's Outcome," March 25, 2013, Washington Institute for Near East Policy," http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/arms-for-syrias-rebels-shaping-the-wars-outcome

Amos Yadlin, "Israel's incoming Defense Minister and the Hundred-Day Grace Period, " March 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2634 

Dror Ze'evi "The Transformation of Public Space in Turkey," Middle East Brief, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, March 2013, http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb69.html

Israel and the Middle East

#2 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, February - March 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein and staff, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Doron Almog, "What Israel has Learned about Security: Nine IDF Officers Discuss Israel's Security Challenges,"   January 2013, --eBook, http://jcpa.org/book/what-israel-has-learned-about-security/

 ***Alterman, Owen and Brown, Cameron S. "Support for Israel in a Changing America," INSS, Strategic Assessment, Volume 15, No. 4, January 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2610 

 Chérine Chams El Dine, "The Military and Egypt's Transformation Process," February 2013, http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle-details/article/the_military_and_egypts_transformation_process.html

 ***Ofer Kenig, "The 2013 Knesset Election Results: A Preliminary Analysis of the Upcoming Parliament," January 2013, http://en.idi.org.il/analysis/articles/the-2013-knesset-election-results-a-preliminary-analysis-of-the-upcoming-parliament/

 ***Michael Eisenstadt and David Pollock, "Assed Test How the United States Benefits from the Its Alliance with Israel," Strategic Report 7, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 2012, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/StrategicReport07.pdf

Dr. Emmanuel Navon,  "Mali: A Diplomatic Opportunity for Israel," BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 197, February 11, 2013,   http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/mali-a-diplomatic-opportunity-for-israel/ 

Dr. Jaques Neriah, Al-Qaeda and Global Jihad, Global Jihad, North Africa, Radical Islam, Terrorism, Vol. 13, No. 3,  January 30, 2013, http://jcpa.org/article/the-islamist-challenge-from-the-sahel-region-and-north-africa/

Dr. Jaques Neriah, "Two Years of the Arab Spring: Reflections about Democracy in the Arab World,"  January 13, 2013,  http://jcpa.org/two-years-of-the-arab-spring-reflections-about-democracy-in-the-arab-

Paul Rivlin, "The Oil Market: Dramatic Changes, but Not in Prices," Iqtisadi  Middle East Economy,  Vol. 3, No. 2 February 2013, http://www.dayan.org/sites/default/files/Iqtisadi_Eng_Feb2013_RIVLIN_The_Oil_Market.pdf

Paul Salem, "Can Lebanon Survive the Syrian Crisis?" December 11, 2012, Carnegie Papers, http://carnegie-mec.org/2012/12/11/can-lebanon-survive-syrian-crisis/esr8

Yoram Schweitzer, Olga Bogorad, and Einav Yogev,  "Has the Campaign in the Maghreb and in West Africa Reached a New Level,"  INSS Insight No. 397, January 23, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2587 

Sher, Gilead and Ofek, Liran , "Dividing the Land, Not the People: Lessons from the Givat HaUlpana and Migron Evacuations," INSS Strategic  Assessment, Volume 15, No. 4, January 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2612 

Yiftah Shapir," Syrian Weapons in Hizbollah Hands, " INSS Insight No. 404, February 14, 2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2609 

***Amos Yadlin, "Israel's National Security Challenges 2012-2013: The Need for Proactive Policy,"  INSS Insight, as found in Strategic Survey for Israel 2012-2013, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=2604

Israel and the Middle East 

#1  Contemporary Readings and Analyses, January 2013

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Kenstein@israeled.org or kstein@emory.edu

Shmuel Bar, "Syria-What Next?" Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2012), pp. 9-14. http://israelcfr.com/documents/6-3/6-3-2-ShmuelBar.pdf

Soner Cagaptay, Hale Arifagaoglu, Eva Outzen, and Bilge Menekse, "Turkey's New Political Landscape: Implications of the 2011 Elections, The Washington Institute, October 2011 http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/pubs/ResearchNote15.pdf

Efraim Inbar, "Israel's National Security Amidst Unrest in the Arab World," Washington Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 3, Summer 2012, http://csis.org/files/publication/twq12SummerInbar.pdf

David Makovsky, "The Israeli Election: Implications for US Policy," The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 18, 2013, Policy Watch 2017, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-israeli-election-implications-for-u.s.-policy

David Makovsky, "Middle East Peace through Partition, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 2, March/April 2001, pp. 28-44 http://www.idia.net/foreignaffairs/SC4.pdf

Liad Porat, "The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its True Intentions Toward Israel," The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Perspectives 192, December 10, 2012, http://www.biu.ac.il/Besa/perspectives192.html

Daniel Pipes, "Peace Process or War Process: Israel and its Enemies," The Middle East Quarterly, Vol. 16, No.4, Fall 2009, pp. 37-42. http://www.meforum.org/2469/peace-process-or-war-process

Jonathan Rynhold, "The Obama Doctrine for the Middle East and its Consequences," The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/the-obama-doctrine-for-the-middle-east-and-its-consequences/ 

Shmuel Sandler and Efraim Inbar, "The Fading Left and Israel's Flourishing Democracy," The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Perspectives 178, August 16, 2012, http://www.biu.ac.il/Besa/perspectives178.html

Steven L. Spiegel, "The American-Israeli Relationship: Past and Future," Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. II, no.3, (2008), pp. 15-27, http://israelcfr.com/documents/issue6_usil.pdf

Asher Susser, "The Decline of the Arabs," The Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2003, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 3-15 http://www.meforum.org/564/the-decline-of-the-arabs

Robert S. Wistrich "Post Mubarak Egypt: the Dark Side of Islamic Utopia," Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2012), pp. 23-32. http://israelcfr.com/documents/6-1/6-1-3-Wistrich.pdf

***While the readings are recommended, we do not necessarily agree with each author's view.