Category: Arab affairs

The beautification of Bashar, the veneration of Rouhani

Oct 31, 2013

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The same “experts who once sought to sell us a “kind and gentle” Bashar Assad, are now working overtime to lionize and sanitize the new Iranian poster boy, President Hassan Rouhani.

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American “fixes” for the Middle East?

Aug 20, 2013

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With the broader Middle East making mincemeat out of Obama’s hopey-changey policies and ill-advised “fixes,” one has to wonder whether American opinion or policy is the best medicine for Israel. “Bambi” of America doesn’t always correctly comprehend the “Godzillas” of the Middle East.

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Counting the Dead in Syria

Jan 3, 2013

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The count of 60,000 people killed in Syria over the past 22 months is double the estimated casualty count of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over the past 45 years.

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R.I.P. Syria?

Nov 16, 2012

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Ten experts at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies debate the implications of the Syrian civil war. They say: Israel should stay out of the conflict, but prepare for continued instability as Syria breaks up. A 10,000-word Jerusalem Post Magazine story written by me.

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Beware of Blowback

Jan 1, 2012

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You have to question the wisdom of dumping sophisticated weapons systems into the currently turbulent and rapidly Islamicizing Middle East.

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Saudi Dissimulation

Oct 31, 2011

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If Crown Prince Nayef wanted to lead the Arab world towards peace with Israel, he could find a way or two to express his “moderation” clearly. But the Saudis always seem to hew to the p.r. minimum.

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