Israel and the Middle East
Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education
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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.  http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/9583/

Associated Press, “In Israel, Arab chefs carve out a distinct cuisine,” Ynet News, December 12, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4738173,00.html

Dan Arbell, “Back together? Why Turkey-Israel relations may be thawing,” Brookings Institute, December 14, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/14-turkey-israel-thawing-relations-arbell

Yuval Avivi, “Young Israelis do whatever it takes to buy a home,” al-Monitor, December 28, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/housing-prices-finance-ministry-lapid-apartment-young-couple.html

Amiram Barkat, “Israeli public transport and water prices to fall 17%,” Globes, December 27, 2015. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israeli-public-transport-and-water-prices-to-fall-17-1001091346

Arielle Ben Solomon and Lidar Grave-Lazi, “Education council pushing for first state-funded Arab academic college in North,” Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2015. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Education-council-pushing-for-first-state-funded-Arab-academic-college-in-North-437987

Ron Ben-Yishai, “Saudi Arabia’s War of Independence (seeking to lead a moderate group of Moslem Nations),” Y-Net News, December 17, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4740583,00.html

Vince Chadwick and Maïa De La Baume, “How one phrase divided the EU and Israel,” Politico, January 4, 2016. http://www.politico.eu/article/best-before-1967-how-the-eu-labeled-israels-occupied-territories-food-labels-european-commission/

Ruth Eglash, “These singing sisters are wildly popular in Yemen. And they’re Israeli Jews,” Washington Post, December 31, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/these-singing-sisters-are-wildly-popular-in-yemen-and-theyre-israeli-jews/2015/12/30/88f66dfa-a419-11e5-8318-bd8caed8c588_story.html

Omer Einav, “Moderation and Radicalization in Lebanon,” INSS Insight, December 13, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11089

Shlomi Eldar, “51 years after its founding, where is Fatah heading?” al-Monitor, December 30, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/fatah-existence-51-rift-israel-two-state-solution-intifada.html

Oded Eran, “Active Israeli Policy in the Mediterranean Basin,” INSS Insight, December 6, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11045

Mordechai Goldman, “Why have the ultra-Orthodox turned their back on Rivlin?” al-Monitor, December 28, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/president-reuven-rivlin-ultra-orthodox-knesset-reform.html

Yoael Guzansky, Zvi Magen and Oded Eran, “Russian Nuclear Diplomacy in the Middle East,” INSS Insight, December 29, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11195

Eitan Haber, “(Sharon) the only leader who dared (to confront the radical settlers),” Y-Net News, December 28, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4745160,00.html

Dana Kessler, “Matzo Balls on the Mediterranean,” Tablet Magazine, December 8, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/195628/keton-tel-aviv-restaurant

Oren Kessler, “Freed Prisoner’s Plight Underscores Egypt’s Security Failings,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 14, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/oren-kessler-freed-prisoners-plight-underscores-egypts-security-failings/

Adam Kitsch, “Amichai: the Tolerant Irony of Israel’s National Poet,” Tablet Magazine, December 21, 2015. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/195955/amichai-israels-national-poet

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel to open world’s first aviation cyber innovation center,” Israel21c, December 24, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/israel-hosts-first-ever-aviation-cyber-innovation-center/

Hana Levi Julian, “1.7M Israeli Families Living Below Poverty Line,” Jewish Press, December 9, 2015. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/1-7m-israeli-families-living-below-poverty-line/2015/12/09/

Zvi Magen and Sarah Feinberg, “Putin-Netanyahu Meeting in Paris and its Implications,” Institute for Strategic Affairs, December 3, 2015. http://valdaiclub.com/news/Putin-Netanyahu+Meeting+in+Paris/

Suzanne Maloney, “Toughness triangulated: Hillary Clinton’s policy on the Middle East,” Brookings Institute, December 12, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/12-hillary-clinton-trump-terrorism-tough-triangulate-maloney

Hisham Melhem, “2015, a year of milestones of horrors in the Middle East,” al-Arabiya, December 26, 2015. https://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2015/12/26/2015-a-year-of-milestones-of-horrors-in-the-Middle-East-.html

Mazal Mualem, “Likud’s first openly gay Knesset member finds mixed reception,” al-Monitor, December 30, 2015. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/12/amir-ohana-ceremony-knesset-gay-community-ultra-orthodox.html

Jonathan Neumann, “Can a Dry Country Like Israel Quench the World’s Thirst?” Forward, December 26, 2015. http://forward.com/culture/327841/can-a-dry-country-like-israel-quench-the-worlds-thirst/

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. http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/comments/2015C52_ows.pdf

Shlomo Pitrikovsky, “Statistics show Jewish, Arab fertility rates now even,” Arutz Sheva, December 31, 2015. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/205754#.Vov2PTbmzUA

Viva Sarah Press, “2015 was red-hot year for Israeli high-tech scene,” Israel21c, December 31, 2015. http://www.israel21c.org/2015-was-red-hot-year-for-israeli-high-tech-scene/

Eetta Prince-Gibson, “Israel’s Russians Show Pride by Openly Celebrating ‘Novy God’ on New Year’s Eve,” Forward, December 30, 2015. http://forward.com/news/israel/328328/russians-come-out-in-open-to-celebrate-novi-god-on-new-years-in-israel/

Reuven Rivlin, “What Israel should do to lay the groundwork for peace,” The Washington Post, December 8, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-israel-should-do-to-lay-the-groundwork-for-peace/2015/12/08/58c71fb6-9d12-11e5-8728-1af6af208198_story.html

Dennis Ross, “Nothing in the Middle East Happens by Accident—Except When It Does,” Mosaic, December 7, 2015. http://mosaicmagazine.com/response/2015/12/nothing-in-the-middle-east-happens-by-accident-except-when-it-does/

Lawrence Rubin, “Why Israel outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement,” Brookings Institute, December 7, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/07-why-israel-outlawed-northern-branch-islamic-movement-rubin

Tzipi Shmilovitz, “Best new restaurant in US is Israeli,” Ynet News, December 29, 2015. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4745785,00.html

Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham, “Does ISIS Pose a WMD Threat?” BESA Center, December 13, 2015. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/9562/

Marc J. Sievers, “Riding the Egyptian-Israeli Roller Coaster, 2011-2015,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/riding-the-egyptian-israeli-roller-coaster

Shimon Stein and Shlomo Brom, “No Fundamental Change Expected in the Fight Against the Islamic State – For Now,” INSS Insight, December 16, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11115

Erez Striem, “The Reconfiguration of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt,” INSS Insight, December 22, 2015. http://www.inss.org.il/index.aspx?id=4538&articleid=11150

Merve Tahiroglu, “Thank Russia for Turkey-Israel Rapprochement,” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 18, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/merve-tahiroglu-thank-russia-for-turkey-israel-rapprochement/

Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, “Quwat al-Jalil: A Pro-Assad Palestinian Syrian Militia,” Rubin Research Center, December 23, 2015. http://www.rubincenter.org/2015/12/quwat-al-jalil-a-pro-assad-palestinian-syrian-militia/

Shibley Telhami, “How to (almost) eliminate the U.S. partisan divide on the Middle East,” Brookings Institute, December 17, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/17-middle-east-partisan-divide-telhami

Benjamin Weinthal, “Analysis: Are EU Labels On Settlement Products Triggering Anti-Semitism?” Foundation for Defense of Democracies, December 8, 2015. http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/benjamin-weinthal-analysis-are-eu-labels-on-settlement-products-triggering-anti-semitism/

Tamara Cofman Wittes, “Israel’s inertia on the Palestinian conflict has a price: American support,” Brookings Institute, December 9, 2015. http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2015/12/09-israeli-inertia-has-a-price-wittes

Ehud Yaari, “Hamas and the Islamic State: Growing Cooperation in the Sinai,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 15, 2015. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/hamas-and-the-islamic-state-growing-cooperation-in-the-sinai

Yori Yalon, “Taglit brings thousands of young Jews to Israel for winter,” Israel Hayom, December 23, 2015. http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=30631

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. http://dayan.org/content/tel-aviv-notes-sultan-versus-tsar-and-syrian-war