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Analysis: Iran Predicts Terrorism—So What Does that Say?

January 25, 2015 In Depth, Special Feature
Is another war on the horizon? Israeli car hit by rocket. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of IDF Spokesperson.

Is another war on the horizon? Israeli car hit by rocket. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of IDF Spokesperson.

The Iranians have never been shy about their support for terrorist groups attacking Israel. But their latest rhetoric, which implied that they would either use or at least expect these terror groups to retaliate against Israel over the death of an Iranian commander, remind us the Iranians are more than just arms dealers. … Continue Reading

Opinion—Sometimes Patience Can Be A Vice

January 18, 2015 In Depth, Special Feature
The Palestinians are trying the next effort. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Marco Castro

The Palestinians are trying the next effort. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Marco Castro

The Palestinian diplomatic army just won’t go away, as they recently announced they plan to go back to the United Nations again to force Israel to withdraw from land they claim. Like a villain in a horror film, they refuse to die and “No” just means “not yet.” It’s the same model used by Palestinian terrorists for decades and it’s bad news for Israel and the US. Something needs to be done, and here’s why: … Continue Reading

Analysis—Abbas’ UN Speech Flips Truth on Its Head

September 28, 2014 In Depth, Special Feature
Abbas is choosing the wrong friends. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Marco Castro

Abbas is choosing the wrong friends. Illustrative. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Marco Castro

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has never been all that friendly towards Israel, but last week he unleashed an invective-filled speech at the United Nations that sounded like a hateful enemy towards the Jewish State. Along the way, Abbas accused Israel of genocide and racism.

He said all of this in spite of the fact that Israel is not guilty of these sins, and Abbas’ own Palestinian partners are. Let’s look more closely: … Continue Reading

Opinion: It’s Time for Congress to Get Involved in Gaza War

Will US Congress let aid reach Qatar? US Capitol building. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

Will US Congress let aid reach Qatar? US Capitol building. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

After what appeared to be a supportive approach to Israel’s war on Gaza terrorists, the US has reportedly given Israel some backhanded diplomacy. According to reports from Haaretz and Al-Monitor, the US proposed a ceasefire to the Israel-Hamas conflict that embraced multiple Hamas requests while barely noting Israeli concerns.

Based on these reports, especially that in Al-Monitor, it appears the US has squandered its good influence in the Middle East. That report mentioned the possibility of pressuring Hamas-sponsoring Qatar with financial means. I believe that there is still time to do that. And it’s time the US Congress did it. … Continue Reading

Why Israel Should Not Cease Their Fire

Israeli Tank. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock.Over the past couple of weeks, Israel and Gaza terrorists have engaged in an extensive round of violence. Amid the rising death toll on both sides, the US is now becoming increasingly urgent in calling for a ceasefire. But the US should be ashamed of themselves, and Israel shouldn’t listen to them. Here are three reasons why: … Continue Reading

Opinion: Palestinian ‘Unity’ A Sad Reality

Abbas is choosing the wrong friends. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Marco Castro

Abbas is choosing the wrong friends. Photo Courtesy of UN Photo/Marco Castro

Well, that didn’t take long. Nine months after new peace talks were launched between Israel and the Palestinians, the Palestinians managed to not only put up a roadblock to extending the talks, but appear to have killed them for the foreseeable future. “Peace partners” don’t sign unity deals with terrorists, and so away went the peace option when the “moderate” Palestinians proposed to reconcile with Hamas.

People were quick to point out that the Palestinian faction Fatah, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, has tried to re-unite with Hamas before and it’s failed every time. But this time, it really looks likely, and that’s the end of the real peace process for now. It may also lead to a new round of violence or even war.

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