Contemporary Readings and Analyses, January 2015

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

Aaron David Miller, “Why the Diplomatic Intifada Will Fail.” Politico. January 04, 2015.

Tariq Alhomayed, “Nasrallah’s Next Move.” Asharq Al-Awsat. January 21, 2015.

Abdulrahaman Al-Rashid, “The Future of Saudi Foreign Policy.” Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. January 29, 2015.

Abdulrahaman Al-Rashid, “How did we end up cheering for Israel?” Asharq Al-Awsat. January 21, 2015.

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Land of Sinai: New Islamic State (IS).” Gloria Center. January 17, 2015.

Bernard Avishai, “Kerry’s Miscalculation on the U.N. Palestine Resolutions.” The New Yorker. December 31, 2014.

AFP, “Boutique Revolution puts Israeli Wines on World Map.” Daily Mail UK. January 16, 2015.

AFP, “Survivors Return to Auschwitz Amid Warnings of Resurgent Anti-Semitism.” The Times of Israel. January 29, 2015.

Pnina Sharvit Baruch, “The ICC Decision to Open a Preliminary Examination: Cause for Concern, not for Panic.” INSS INsight. January 19, 2015.

Ben Caspit, “Hezbollah’s Tactical Shift Against Israel.” Al-Monitor. January 29, 2015.

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.

Omer Einav, “The Attack in the Golan Heights: Is an Israel-“Axis” Conflict Expected?” INSS Insight. January 27, 2015.

Judah Engelmayer, “Shlomo Carlebach musical has the soul to heal frayed race relations.”   January 6, 2015.

Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Netanyahu Disaster.” The Atlantic. January 27, 2015.

Mark A. Heller, “Islam and Terrorism: A Futile Debate.” INSS. January 28, 2015.

Efraim Inbar, “Turkey: America’s Unacknowledged Problem.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 4, 2015.

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.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Cleaning up Negev Oil Spill with New Tech.” Israel 21c. January 12, 2015.

Matthew Levitt, “Imad Mughniyeh and Hezbollah’s Shadow War: A Washington Institute Backgrounder.” Washington Institute. January 30, 2015.

Thomas W. Lippman, “Saudi Arabia’s Seamless Succession.” Middle East Institute. January 28, 2015.

David Mack, “Cold Lessons from the Balmy Euphoria of the ‘Arab Spring.’” Middle East Institute. January 7, 2015.

Arye Mekel, “The New Greek Government: Israel has Reason for Concern.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 28, 2015.

Katrina Montgomery, and Salman Sheikh, “Syria Is a Broken, Fragmented, Divided State.” Brookings Institute. January 6, 2015.

Reuters. “SNL-like Show in Israel Eases Election Tension.” Ynet News. January 28, 2015.,7340,L-4620017,00.html

Paul Rivlin, “Money Makes the World Go Round: A Middle East Round-Up.” Dayan Center. September 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.

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.

Viva-Sarah Press, “12 Top Israeli Bands to Watch in 2015.” Israel21c. January 01, 2015.

Viva-Sarah Press, “Israeli Startups Set Record in 2014.” Israel21c. January 01, 2015.

Itamar Rabinovich, “Israel and the Changing Middle East.” Brookings Institute. January 29, 2015.

Grant Rumley, “In Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas VS Mohammad Dahlan.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. January 02, 2015.

Natan B. Sachs, “Israeli Elections: Labor’s Challenge.” Brookings Institute. January 16, 2015.

Jonathan Schanzer, and Mark Dubowitz, “Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Iran.” The National Interest. January 27, 2015.

Yoram Schweitzer, and Einat Yogev, “Suicide Attacks in 2014: The Global Picture.” INSS Insight. January 6, 2015.

Zaki Shalom, “Will the United States Attempt to Renew the Political Process after the Israeli Elections?” INSS Insight. January 1, 2015.

David Shamah, “Israeli Start-ups Focus on IPOs in 2014 Exits.” Times of Israel. January 06, 2015.

Nadine Sika, “Egypt’s Upcoming Parliamentary Elections.” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. January 2015.

Jonathan Spyer, “Game not Over: The Quneitra Attack in Context.” Global Research in International Affairs Center. January 23, 2015.

Andrew J. Tabler, “‘Uncoordinated De-Confliction’ in Syria: A Recipe to Contain, Not Defeat ISIS.” The Washington Institute. January 26, 2015.

Behnam Ben Taleblu, “Iran’s Greatest Fear: “American Islam”.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. January 01, 2015.

Joshua Teitelbaum, “Saudi Succession: The Sudayris Return.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 26, 2015.

Eric Trager, “Why Egyptians Don’t Want Another Revolution.” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. January 26, 2015.

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: Background and U.S. Relations.” Congressional Research Service. December 8, 2014.