Israel and the Middle East
#33 Contemporary Readings, November 2015
Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education
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Saleh Al-Shayeji, “Israel is Not Our Enemy,” Translated by Kuwait Times from Al-Anbaa, MEMRI, November 30, 2015. http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8877.htm

Adna Abu Amer, “How Palestinian Divisions affect the intifada,” Al Monitor, November 3, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/11/palestinian-intifada-disputes-objectives.html

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “Syria’s Unraveling Gives Way to New Regional Order,” BESA, November 1, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/syrias-unraveling-gives-way-to-new-regional-order/

Henry J. Barkey, “Paris, and Turkish Policy in Syria,” The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/paris-and-turkish-policy-syria

Dan Blumenthal, “Is China a Friend of Israel?” Mosaic Magazine, November 16, 2015. http://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/2015/11/is-china-a-friend-of-israel/

Barry Davis, “Music: A Song for Two,” Jerusalem Post, November 14, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Music-A-song-for-two-433064

Akiva Eldar, “Pollard and Vanunu,” Al-Monitor, November 24, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/11/jonathan-pollard-mordechai-vanunu-spy-security-knesset-lobby.html

Shlomi Eldar, “Palestinian Media Treads Fine Line Between Empathy, Support for Attacks,” Al-Monitor, November 20, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/11/palestinian-attackers-media-glorify-israelis-terror-fatah.html

Oded Eran, Nizan Feldman, and Eran Yashiv, “The EU Decision to Indicate the Origin of Products from the Settlements,” INSS, Insight No. 769, November 19, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10970

Shmuel Even, “Abu Mazen’s Opposition to Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State: Strategic Implications,” INSS, Insight No. 762, November 4, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10902

Abraham H. Foxman, “The American Jewish Community and Its Relationship to Israel, Then and Now,” INSS, Insight No. 771, November 25, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10999

George Washington Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, “Paris Insights,” GWCCHC, November 2015. https://cchs.gwu.edu/sites/cchs.gwu.edu/files/image/CCHS_Paris%20Insights.pdf

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Paris Attacks Reflect Intelligence Failure—Not a Change in ISIS Strategy,” IDC Herzliya, Rubin Center, November 20, 2015. http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/11/the-paris-attacks-reflect-intelligence-failure-not-a-change-in-isis-strategy/

James A. Jeffrey, “The U.S. must send ground forces to eliminate the Islamic State,” The Washington Post, November 16, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-must-send-ground-forces-to-eliminate-the-islamic-state/2015/11/16/685aff20-8c63-11e5-ae1f-af46b7df8483_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-e%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Markus Kaim and Oliver Tamminga, “Russia’s Military Intervention in Syria Its Operation Plan, Objectives, and Consequences for the West’s Policies,” Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik- German Institute for International Affairs, November 2015. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C48_kim_tga.pdf

Secretary of State John Kerry, “US Policy on Syria,” an address to the US Institute of Peace, Wilson Center, November 12, 2015. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/kerry-us-policy-syria

Hardin Lang, Peter Juul, and Trevor Sutton, “Confronting the Terror Finance Challenge in Today’s Middle East, Center for American Progress,” November 2, 2015. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/report/2015/11/02/124749/confronting-the-terror-finance-challenge-in-todays-middle-east/

Robert S. Litwak, “US Strategy toward the Islamic State,” The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/us-strategy-toward-the-islamic-state

David Makovsky, “Netanyahu Comes to Washington: A Recalibration if Not a Reset,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 5, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/netanyahu-comes-to-washington-a-recalibration-if-not-a-reset

David Makovsky, “What Would Rabin Do?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 4, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/what-would-rabin-do

Ariel Malkah Hendelman, “Tuned in and Turned up in Tel Aviv,” Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Tuned-in-and-turned-up-in-Tel-Aviv-432504

Kobi Michael and Udi Deckel, “The Outbreak of ‘Individual Terrorism’ in the Palestinian Arena: The Old Box Lacks the Right Tools,” INSS, Insight No. 772. November 30, 2015, http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11012

Abdel Monem Said Aly and Shai Feldman, “Saving the Middle East,” Crown Center for Middle East Studies, November 2015, http://www.brandeis.edu/crown/publications/meb/meb95.html

Marina Ottaway, “Learning from Sykes-Picot,” Middle East Program, The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/learning-sykes-picot

Benjamin Netanyahu, “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at the 37th Zionist Congress,” October 20, 2015. http://www.pmo.gov.il/English/MediaCenter/Speeches/Pages/speechcongress201015.aspx

David A. Patten, “Defeating ISIS, Rolling Back Iran,” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2015. http://www.meforum.org/5479/defeating-isis-rolling-back-iran

Ambassador Anne W. Patterson Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, “Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on ‘The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East,’” October 28, 2015. http://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/102815_Patterson_Testimony.pdf

Daniel Pipes, “Ending a Century of Palestinian Rejectionism,” The Washington Times, October 27, 2015. http://www.meforum.org/5591/palestinians-century-of-rejectionism

Sever Plotzker, “What do they mean when they say ‘Haredim must share the burden?’” Institute for Israel Studies at University of Maryland, November, 2015. http://israelstudies.umd.edu/files/Plotzker.pdf

Daniel Polisar, “Why Do Palestinians Believe What They Believe?” Mosaic Magazine, November 23, 2015. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2015/11/why-do-palestinians-believe-what-they-believe/

David Pollock, “Compromise for Now, the End for Israel Later,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 19, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/compromise-for-now-the-end-of-israel-for-later

Paul Rivlin, “Climate Change Has Happened: The Middle East Climate Crisis,” The Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, October 22, 2015. http://www.aftau.org/document.doc?id=414

Yair Rosenberg, “European Union Issues Guidelines for Labeling Settlement Products,” Tablet Magazine, November 11, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/194925/european-union-issues-guidelines-for-labeling-settlement-products

David Samuels, “ Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next?” A Tablet Roundtable Discussion, Tablet, November19, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/195183/middle-east-roundtable

Uri Savir, “In Quest for Statehood, Palestinians Prepare Security Plans,” Al-Monitor, November 25, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/11/israel-palestine-security-policy-strategy-john-allen-kerry.html

Sarah Sewall, Under-Secretary of State for Civilian Security, “Mobilizing Against a ‘Preeminent Challenge of the Twenty-First Century’: Countering Violent Extremism,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 20, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/uploads/Documents/other/SewallRemarks20151120.pdf

Gilead Sher and Avner Halevi, “Disengaging from the West Bank Short of a Permanent Agreement: Tenable Security-Wise?” INSS, Insight No. 770, November 24, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=10981

Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall, “Iran Is Part of the Problem in Syria, Not Part of the Solution,” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, November 26, 2015. http://jcpa.org/pdf/Terror-Is-Terror-Is-Terror-Michael-Segall-Vol15No36.pdf

Jonathan Spyer, “Israel is Avoiding the Abyss, For Now,” The Australian, October 31, 2015. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/israel-is-avoiding-the-abyss-for-now/story-e6frg6z6-1227588801326

The Tower Staff, “IAEA Chief: Questions About Iran’s Past Nuclear Work Remain Unresolved,” The Tower, November 27, 2015. http://www.thetower.org/2618-iaea-chief-questions-about-irans-past-nuclear-work-remain-unresolved/

Washington Institute Staff, “The Paris Response: Answering Urgent Questions in the Anti-ISIS Fight,” Multiple Authors, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 19, 2015, http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/the-paris-response-answering-urgent-questions-in-the-anti-isis-fight

Robin Wright, “Holy Terror: The Spread of Jihad’s Wrath,” The Wilson Center, November 17, 2015, https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/holy-terror-the-spread-jihads-wrath

Talya Zax, “Why Israel Is One of the World’s Most Financially Literate Nations,” Forward, November 26, 2015. http://forward.com/culture/325460/why-israel-is-one-of-the-worlds-most-financially-literate-nations/