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#1 Contemporary Readings and Analyses January 2013

January 20, 2013


Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education,


Shmuel Bar, “Syria-What Next?” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2012), pp. 9-14.

Soner Cagaptay, Hale Arifagaoglu, Eva Outzen, and Bilge Menekse, “Turkey’s New Political Landscape: Implications of the 2011 Elections, The Washington Institute, October 2011

Efraim Inbar, “Israel’s National Security Amidst Unrest in the Arab World,” Washington Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 3, Summer 2012,

David Makovsky, “The Israeli Election: Implications for US Policy,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, January 18, 2013, Policy Watch 2017,

David Makovsky, “Middle East Peace through Partition, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 2, March/April 2001, pp. 28-44

Liad Porat, “The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its True Intentions Toward Israel,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Perspectives 192, December 10, 2012,

Daniel Pipes, “Peace Process or War Process: Israel and its Enemies,” The Middle East Quarterly, Vol. 16, No.4, Fall 2009, pp. 37-42.

Jonathan Rynhold, “The Obama Doctrine for the Middle East and its Consequences,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, May 23, 2011,

Shmuel Sandler and Efraim Inbar, “The Fading Left and Israel’s Flourishing Democracy,” The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Perspectives 178, August 16, 2012,

Steven L. Spiegel, “The American-Israeli Relationship: Past and Future,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. II, no.3, (2008), pp. 15-27,

Asher Susser, “The Decline of the Arabs,” The Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2003, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 3-15

Kenneth.W. Stein, U.S.-Israeli Relations 1947-2010: The View from Washington” in Alfred Wittstock (ed.) The World Facing Israel – Israel Facing the World Images and Politics (BerliFrank and Timme, 2011), pp. 159-175.

Robert S. Wistrich “Post Mubarak Egypt: the Dark Side of Islamic Utopia,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2012), pp. 23-32.

***While the readings are recommended, we do not necessarily agree with each author’s view.

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