Contemporary Readings and Analyses, January 2015

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

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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