• Iraq: Islam or Death

     A decade ago, Christians in the region were more than 50,000. The problem is not even limited to Iraq, but it’s recurrent throughout the Middle East, except in Israel.

    2014-08-18 by Rafael Bardají

  • Anti-Semitism resurged with such virulence

    Israel’s struggle against infamy

     The terrible label slapped on the Jewish people is reversible. The fact that Israel, surrounded by enemies, is a society that’s stubbornly democratic, prosperous, creative, a generator of science and technology.

    2014-08-10 by Carlos Alberto Montaner

  • Published in Gatestone Institute

    Gaza’s Civilian Casualties: The Truth Is Very Different

     The reality of course is that Hamas make great efforts to segregate their military casualties to preserve the fiction that Israel is killing civilians only. There are also increasing indications that Hamas, through direct force or threat, are preventing journalists from filming their fighters, whether dead or alive.

    2014-08-04 by Richard Kemp

  • Give Israel a Chance

      Hamas is not an innocent NGO; it’s a terrorist organization included as such in the lists of both the U.S. State Department and the European Union.

    2014-08-01 by Rafael Bardají

  • Gaza: Peace is the Problem

     Peace doesn’t need more plans. Peace requires partners willing not to kill one another, but to understand one another.

    2014-07-30 by Rafael Bardají

  • Operation Update and Strategic Assessment

    Operation Protective Edge Brief #6

     Securing a final ceasefire arrangement that will preclude Hamas’s ability to restore its terrorist infrastructure will not be the only major challenge facing Israel the day after OPE. Israel will most likely face mounting international criticism and allegations concerning its military operations in Gaza. This will most likely include a new round of de-legitimizations efforts that might even exceed the post-Cast Lead round.

    2014-07-29 by Friends of Israel Initiative

  • To save the Palestinians, Hamas must be eradicated

     I have no idea how many Arabs or Israelis will save their lives if Hamas ceases to exist, but I expect that it will be many tens of thousands. On the other hand, without Hamas, it will be a lot easier to create a Palestinian State next to Israel.

    2014-07-26 by Carlos Alberto Montaner

  • The Times

    Hamas human shields are to blame, not Israel

     Palestinian rockets are like the Nazi V1s. Civilian casualties were inevitable then and now.

    2014-07-25 by Richard Kemp