Israel and the Middle East
#33 Contemporary Readings, November 2015
Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education or

Saleh Al-Shayeji, “Israel is Not Our Enemy,” Translated by Kuwait Times from Al-Anbaa, MEMRI, November 30, 2015.

Adna Abu Amer, “How Palestinian Divisions affect the intifada,” Al Monitor, November 3, 2015.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, “Syria’s Unraveling Gives Way to New Regional Order,” BESA, November 1, 2015.

Henry J. Barkey, “Paris, and Turkish Policy in Syria,” The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015.

Dan Blumenthal, “Is China a Friend of Israel?” Mosaic Magazine, November 16, 2015.

Barry Davis, “Music: A Song for Two,” Jerusalem Post, November 14, 2015.

Akiva Eldar, “Pollard and Vanunu,” Al-Monitor, November 24, 2015.

Shlomi Eldar, “Palestinian Media Treads Fine Line Between Empathy, Support for Attacks,” Al-Monitor, November 20, 2015.

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.

Shmuel Even, “Abu Mazen’s Opposition to Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State: Strategic Implications,” INSS, Insight No. 762, November 4, 2015.

Abraham H. Foxman, “The American Jewish Community and Its Relationship to Israel, Then and Now,” INSS, Insight No. 771, November 25, 2015.

George Washington Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, “Paris Insights,” GWCCHC, November 2015.

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Paris Attacks Reflect Intelligence Failure—Not a Change in ISIS Strategy,” IDC Herzliya, Rubin Center, November 20, 2015.

James A. Jeffrey, “The U.S. must send ground forces to eliminate the Islamic State,” The Washington Post, November 16, 2015,

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.

Secretary of State John Kerry, “US Policy on Syria,” an address to the US Institute of Peace, Wilson Center, November 12, 2015.

Hardin Lang, Peter Juul, and Trevor Sutton, “Confronting the Terror Finance Challenge in Today’s Middle East, Center for American Progress,” November 2, 2015.

Robert S. Litwak, “US Strategy toward the Islamic State,” The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015,

David Makovsky, “Netanyahu Comes to Washington: A Recalibration if Not a Reset,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 5, 2015.

David Makovsky, “What Would Rabin Do?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 4, 2015.

Ariel Malkah Hendelman, “Tuned in and Turned up in Tel Aviv,” Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2015.

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,

Abdel Monem Said Aly and Shai Feldman, “Saving the Middle East,” Crown Center for Middle East Studies, November 2015,

Marina Ottaway, “Learning from Sykes-Picot,” Middle East Program, The Wilson Center, November 19, 2015,

Benjamin Netanyahu, “Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at the 37th Zionist Congress,” October 20, 2015.

David A. Patten, “Defeating ISIS, Rolling Back Iran,” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2015.

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.

Daniel Pipes, “Ending a Century of Palestinian Rejectionism,” The Washington Times, October 27, 2015.

Sever Plotzker, “What do they mean when they say ‘Haredim must share the burden?’” Institute for Israel Studies at University of Maryland, November, 2015.

Daniel Polisar, “Why Do Palestinians Believe What They Believe?” Mosaic Magazine, November 23, 2015.

David Pollock, “Compromise for Now, the End for Israel Later,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 19, 2015.

Paul Rivlin, “Climate Change Has Happened: The Middle East Climate Crisis,” The Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, October 22, 2015.

Yair Rosenberg, “European Union Issues Guidelines for Labeling Settlement Products,” Tablet Magazine, November 11, 2015.

David Samuels, “ Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next?” A Tablet Roundtable Discussion, Tablet, November19, 2015.

Uri Savir, “In Quest for Statehood, Palestinians Prepare Security Plans,” Al-Monitor, November 25, 2015.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Spyer, “Israel is Avoiding the Abyss, For Now,” The Australian, October 31, 2015.

The Tower Staff, “IAEA Chief: Questions About Iran’s Past Nuclear Work Remain Unresolved,” The Tower, November 27, 2015.

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,

Robin Wright, “Holy Terror: The Spread of Jihad’s Wrath,” The Wilson Center, November 17, 2015,

Talya Zax, “Why Israel Is One of the World’s Most Financially Literate Nations,” Forward, November 26, 2015.