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

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror and Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, “Jordanian Security and Prosperity: An Essential Aspect of Israeli Policy,” BESA Center, December 27, 2015.

Associated Press, “In Israel, Arab chefs carve out a distinct cuisine,” Ynet News, December 12, 2015.,7340,L-4738173,00.html

Dan Arbell, “Back together? Why Turkey-Israel relations may be thawing,” Brookings Institute, December 14, 2015.

Yuval Avivi, “Young Israelis do whatever it takes to buy a home,” al-Monitor, December 28, 2015.

Amiram Barkat, “Israeli public transport and water prices to fall 17%,” Globes, December 27, 2015.

Arielle Ben Solomon and Lidar Grave-Lazi, “Education council pushing for first state-funded Arab academic college in North,” Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2015.

Ron Ben-Yishai, “Saudi Arabia’s War of Independence (seeking to lead a moderate group of Moslem Nations),” Y-Net News, December 17, 2015.,7340,L-4740583,00.html

Vince Chadwick and Maïa De La Baume, “How one phrase divided the EU and Israel,” Politico, January 4, 2016.

Ruth Eglash, “These singing sisters are wildly popular in Yemen. And they’re Israeli Jews,” Washington Post, December 31, 2015.

Omer Einav, “Moderation and Radicalization in Lebanon,” INSS Insight, December 13, 2015.

Shlomi Eldar, “51 years after its founding, where is Fatah heading?” al-Monitor, December 30, 2015.

Oded Eran, “Active Israeli Policy in the Mediterranean Basin,” INSS Insight, December 6, 2015.

Mordechai Goldman, “Why have the ultra-Orthodox turned their back on Rivlin?” al-Monitor, December 28, 2015.

Yoael Guzansky, Zvi Magen and Oded Eran, “Russian Nuclear Diplomacy in the Middle East,” INSS Insight, December 29, 2015.

Eitan Haber, “(Sharon) the only leader who dared (to confront the radical settlers),” Y-Net News, December 28, 2015.,7340,L-4745160,00.html

Dana Kessler, “Matzo Balls on the Mediterranean,” Tablet Magazine, December 8, 2015.

Oren Kessler, “Freed Prisoner’s Plight Underscores Egypt’s Security Failings,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 14, 2015.

Adam Kitsch, “Amichai: the Tolerant Irony of Israel’s National Poet,” Tablet Magazine, December 21, 2015.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel to open world’s first aviation cyber innovation center,” Israel21c, December 24, 2015.

Hana Levi Julian, “1.7M Israeli Families Living Below Poverty Line,” Jewish Press, December 9, 2015.

Zvi Magen and Sarah Feinberg, “Putin-Netanyahu Meeting in Paris and its Implications,” Institute for Strategic Affairs, December 3, 2015.

Suzanne Maloney, “Toughness triangulated: Hillary Clinton’s policy on the Middle East,” Brookings Institute, December 12, 2015.

Hisham Melhem, “2015, a year of milestones of horrors in the Middle East,” al-Arabiya, December 26, 2015.

Mazal Mualem, “Likud’s first openly gay Knesset member finds mixed reception,” al-Monitor, December 30, 2015.

Jonathan Neumann, “Can a Dry Country Like Israel Quench the World’s Thirst?” Forward, December 26, 2015.

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “Burying Heads in Geneva Sands: Without Dismantling the Sectarian Crux of Assad’s Rule, Syria Peace Talks Are Unlikely to Usher in Stability,” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), December 2015.

Shlomo Pitrikovsky, “Statistics show Jewish, Arab fertility rates now even,” Arutz Sheva, December 31, 2015.

Viva Sarah Press, “2015 was red-hot year for Israeli high-tech scene,” Israel21c, December 31, 2015.

Eetta Prince-Gibson, “Israel’s Russians Show Pride by Openly Celebrating ‘Novy God’ on New Year’s Eve,” Forward, December 30, 2015.

Reuven Rivlin, “What Israel should do to lay the groundwork for peace,” The Washington Post, December 8, 2015.

Dennis Ross, “Nothing in the Middle East Happens by Accident—Except When It Does,” Mosaic, December 7, 2015.

Lawrence Rubin, “Why Israel outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement,” Brookings Institute, December 7, 2015.

Tzipi Shmilovitz, “Best new restaurant in US is Israeli,” Ynet News, December 29, 2015.,7340,L-4745785,00.html

Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham, “Does ISIS Pose a WMD Threat?” BESA Center, December 13, 2015.

Marc J. Sievers, “Riding the Egyptian-Israeli Roller Coaster, 2011-2015,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 2015.

Shimon Stein and Shlomo Brom, “No Fundamental Change Expected in the Fight Against the Islamic State – For Now,” INSS Insight, December 16, 2015.

Erez Striem, “The Reconfiguration of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt,” INSS Insight, December 22, 2015.

Merve Tahiroglu, “Thank Russia for Turkey-Israel Rapprochement,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 18, 2015.

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, “Quwat al-Jalil: A Pro-Assad Palestinian Syrian Militia,” Rubin Research Center, December 23, 2015.

Shibley Telhami, “How to (almost) eliminate the U.S. partisan divide on the Middle East,” Brookings Institute, December 17, 2015.

Benjamin Weinthal, “Analysis: Are EU Labels On Settlement Products Triggering Anti-Semitism?” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 8, 2015.

Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Israel’s inertia on the Palestinian conflict has a price: American support,” Brookings Institute, December 9, 2015.

Ehud Yaari, “Hamas and the Islamic State: Growing Cooperation in the Sinai,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 15, 2015.

Yori Yalon, “Taglit brings thousands of young Jews to Israel for winter,” Israel Hayom, December 23, 2015.

Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Brandon Friedman, “Tel Aviv Notes: The Sultan versus the Tsar and the Syrian War,” The Moshe Dayan Center, December 10, 2015.