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The June 1967 War: Actions with Unfinished Consequences

Ken Stein - February 13, 2017

Coming up, fifty years after the June 1967 War. How many times have I taught the causes and effects, or written about the War?  Hundreds of times in forty years.  For years I used the premise that once Egypt put massive amounts of troops in Sinai and blockaded the Straits of Tiran at the entry […]

Separation of Forces Agreement Between Israel and Egypt and MOU Between US and Israel

Ken Stein - January 18, 2017

Following the October 1973 War, Egypt and Israel negotiated a separation of forces agreement, known as Sinai I.

Kerry’s Frustration about Arab-Israeli Negotiations

Ken Stein - January 11, 2017

In the aftermath of UNSC Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement construction, Secretary of State John Kerry publicly blamed Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank for being the major barrier to a two-state solution to resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

From Truman to Obama: The Past, Present, and Future of US-Israel Relations

Ken Stein - August 17, 2016

On August 15, 2016, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion with former Ambassador Dennis Ross for the Foundation of Defense of Democracies (FDD) in Washington, DC.

Palestinian Authority to Sue British Government Over Balfour Declaration

Ken Stein - August 4, 2016

For almost 100 years, the Declaration has represented, for the Palestinians, the political beginning of Palestine falling out of their influence and into the control of the budding Zionist movement.

Articles and Books on BDS and Anti-Semitism on US Campuses

Ken Stein - July 18, 2016

There are many publications that appear in national and international outlets and think-tanks that deal with BDS and antisemitism on campus.

Ken Stein: A View from Brussels

Ken Stein - June 1, 2016

Last week, I was privileged to speak to a group of European Jews at the Centre Communautaire laic Juif in Brussels, Belgium. I spoke about what can be learned from the successes of Begin, Sadat and Carter in the 1970s.

Antisemitic Activity in 2015 at US Colleges and Universities

Ken Stein - March 25, 2016

The report, clearly a snap shot, conveys a picture of anti-Semitic activities on US campuses. A strong correlation is found between the occurrence of BDS activity and the occurrence of anti-Semitic expression where incidents were reported.

Presidential Promises and Platitudes

Ken Stein - March 5, 2016

In 2008 and again in 2012, President Barack Obama made lofty promises and gallant assessments about Iran and the Middle East respectively. His remarks to the annual AIPAC conference four years ago about Israel and Iran have proved to be out and out fictions. Who will hold the 45th President accountable for promises made but not kept?

American Jewish party preferences and Jewish voting percentages for presidents over time

Ken Stein - February 1, 2016

Candidates that speak forcefully about a strong US-Israeli relationship and a need to provide Israel with a qualitative military advantage over any array of adversaries, secure the attention of American Jewish voters who put Israel at the top of their list in determining who should receive their vote in congressional and presidential election contests.

Interview with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Discussing Lebanon, Syria, & Palestinian Track

Ken Stein - November 8, 2015

(November 1, 1995) Interview with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by anchorman Ehud Yaari, Kol Yisra’el party affairs correspondent Yaron Dekel, and YEDI’OT AHARONOT political correspondent Shimon Schiffer

Stopping an Ominous Iran

Ken Stein - September 1, 2015

In the interest of securing any deal rather than the right deal – politics over principle – the president and the diplomats he sent to negotiate seem to have forgotten or perhaps never learned why Iran must not get a nuclear weapon.

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