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#26 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, April 2015

May 1, 2015

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


Mustafa Akyol, “How the AKP Subdues Turkey’s Universities.” Al-Monitor. April 23, 2015.

Nasser Arrabyee, Al-Qaeda big winner in Yemen,” Al-Ahram Weekly, Issue No.1243, 23 April 2015.–in-Yemen%C2%A0.aspx

Asharq Al-Awsat Staff, “PLO Says against Syrian Army Drive to Regain Yarmouk Camp from Militants.” Asharq Al-Awsat. April 10, 2015.

Yehuda Ben Meir, “Israel: The 2015 Elections,” INSS Insight, March 29, 2015.

Carl Bildt, “Why Europe backs Obama over an Iran deal,” The Daily Star, April 17, 2015.

David Brinn, “A Summer of Musical Choice in Israel.” The Jerusalem Post. April 29, 2015.

The Crisis Group, “Yemen,” Middle East Briefing N°45. 27 March 2015.

Shlomi Eldar, “Arab Youth Use Social Media to Send Message of Peace to Israel.” Al-Monitor. April 29, 2015.

Oded Eran, “For now, President Obama Can Continue to Negotiate with Iran,” Institute for National Security Studies INSS Insight No. 686, April 19, 2015.

Oded Eran and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Turkey Navigates between East and West, Shiites and Sunnis, INSS Insight, No. 687, April 20, 2015. Institute for National Security Studies,

Udi Dekel and Zvi Magen, “Delivery of the S-300 Aerial Defense Systems to Iran: Signaling a Change in Russia’s Middle East Policy,” INSS Insight No. 688, April 26, 2015.

Jesse Ferris, “Egypt’s Vietnam  Lessons from the last time Cairo waged into war in Yemen,” Foreign Policy. April 3, 2015.

Linda Gradstein, “Israeli Company Develops Treatment for Radiation.” Ynet News. April 27, 2015.,7340,L-4651283,00.html

Maria Golla, “Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery: Social Transformation through Art.” Middle East Institute. April 27, 2015.

Shane Harris, “Dead Broke Libya Hires Million-Dollar American Lobbyist.” The Daily Beast. April 29, 2015.

Simon Henderson, “Saudi Arabia’s Inexperienced Youngster,” PolicyWatch 2412, April 21, 2015. Washington Institute for Near East Policy,”

Orr Hirschauge and Daisuke Wakabayashi, “Apple Buys Israeli Camera-Technology Company LinX.” Wall Street Journal. April 14, 2015.

David Ignatius, “The Middle East shows no signs of recovering soon,”  The Daily Star, April 18, 2015.

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “Is ISIS Islamic, and Other “Foolish” Debates.” MERIA. April 3, 2015.Http://

Ephraim Kam,”The Demand for Iranian Recognition of Israel,” Institute for National Security Studies, INSS Insight No. 683, April 13, 2015.

Oren Kessler, “When Israel Helped Yemen’s Shiites.” Politico. April 21, 2015.

Mehdi Khalaji, “The Classic Blood Libel Against Jews Goes Mainstream in Iran.” Washington Institute. April 21, 2015.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Israel Dominates Red Herring Top 100.” Israel 21c. April 27, 2015.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Non-Invasive Early Detection of Cancer” Israel 21c. April 26, 2015.

Rami G. Khouri, “Threats and responses in the GCC’s new militancy,” Agence Global, April 22, 2015.

Rami G. Khouri, “The perils of our hopeless Arab youth,” The Daily Star, April 18, 2015.

Zvi Magen, Sarah Fainberg, Ilan Shklarsky, “Toward a New Russian Initiative on the Israeli-Palestinian Issue?” INSS Insight, April 14, 2015.

Ghaith al-Omari, “Has the PA already collapsed?” April 07, 2015. The Hill,

Ghaith al-Omari, “Preserving Israeli-Palestinian Security Cooperation, “ April 10, 2015. Washington Institute for Near East Policy,

Naomi Pfefferman, “Festival Films Focus on How Israeli Food, Sports Create Cross-cultural Bonds | The Ticket.” Jewish Journal News. April 24, 2015.

Christopher Reuter, “The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State,” Spiegel ONLINE April 19, 2015.

Bruce Riedel, “Yemen’s War Shakes Up the Saudi Palace.” Brookings Institute. April 29, 2015.

Giovanni Rodriguez, “The Israel Tech Miracle: What Is The Role Of Government And Its Partners?” Forbes. April 8, 2015.

Anne Roiphe, “Is Zionism Racism?” Israel is not a normal state. Here’s why. Tablet. April 13, 2015.

Grant Rumley, “Hamas Triumphs in Election at Flagship West Bank University.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. April 23, 2015.

Jonathan Schanzer, “If a Palestinian Minister Falls and No One Is Around to Hear It….” Pundicity. April 2, 2015.

Marina Shalabi and Ian Duff, “Changing Iran Trends in the Worldwide Threat Assessment,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Policywatch 2410April 14, 2015.

Asher Susser, “Jordan Facing up to the ISIS Challenge: A Net Assessment,” April 21, 2015. Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University,

Takeyh, Ray. “The New Saudi Foreign Policy.” Council on Foreign Relations. April 17, 2015.

Times of Israel Staff, “Israel’s Aid Team to Nepal Larger than Any Other Country’s.” Times of Israel. April 29, 2015.

Sarah Viva Press, “Israeli App Offers Alternative to Hyperactivity Medications.” ISRAEL21c. April 08, 2015.

Jason Warsof, “The Begin Phenomenon,” Jerusalem Report, April 19, 2015.

Justus Reid Weiner, “Israel and the Gaza Strip: Why Economic Sanctions Are Not Collective Punishment.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. April 2015.

Amos Yadlin, “Possible Scenarios and Strategic Options vis-à-vis Iran,” INSS Insight No. 689, April 27, 2015.

Anthony C. Zinni, “Rebuilding the U.S.-Egyptian Strategic Relationship.” Middle East Institute. April 16, 2015. Http://

#25 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, March 2015

March 31, 2015

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


Danny Adeno Abebe, “Israel Fear for Safety of Yemen’s Remaining Few Jews.” YNet. March 26, 2015.,7340,L-4641205,00.html

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “Archive of Jabhat al-Nusra Billboards and Murals.” Rubin Center: Research in International Affairs.March 24, 2015.

Asharq Al-Awsat Staff, “Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology.” Asharq Al-Awsat. March 24, 2015.

Asharq Al-Awsat Staff, “Saudi airstrikes target rebel bases in Yemen.” Asharq Al-Awsat. March 26, 2015.

Associated Press, “Yehuda Avner, Israeli diplomat and prime minister aide, dies.” Middle East Institute. March 25, 2015.

Samer Atallah, “Great Expectations: The Egypt Economic Conference.” Middle East Institute. March 11, 2015.

Olena Bagno-Moldavsky. “The Jewish Diaspora and the Russo-Ukrainian Crisis ‘Russie.Nei.Visions,’” IFRI. March 2015.

Ron Ben-Yishai, “The US Dropped the Ball on Yemen,” YNET News. March 26, 2015.,7340,L-4641278,00.html

Yaacov Benmeleh, “Shekel Weakens as Israeli Government to Central Bank Buy Dollars.” Bloomberg Business. March 25, 2014.

Ronen Bergman, “Interview (about the Middle East) with General David Petreaus,” Ynet News. March 9, 2015,,7340,L-4635109,00.html

Matthew RJ Brodsky, “Lessons from Israel’s Elections.” The World Post. March 27, 2015.

Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, “Update on Iran Negotiations,” Testimony Before House Foreign Affairs Website. March 19, 2015.

Naomi Chazan, “Making Sense of the Israeli Elections,” Fathom. Winter-2015.

Cole Bunzel and William McCants, “Experts weigh in (part 1): How does ISIS approach Islamic scripture?” Brookings. March 24, 2015.

Daniel L. Byman and Jennifer R.William, “AQ vs. IS and the battle for the soul of jihad.” Brookings. March 24, 2015.

Naomi Chazan, “Making Sense of the Israeli Elections.” Fathom Journal. Winter, 2015.

Ran Dagoni, “US fails to renew emergency oil supply pact with Israel,” Globes. March 16, 2015.

Alan Dershowitz, “Guess who’s not speaking at J Street Conference,” Jerusalem Post. March 20, 2015.

Oded Eran, ” Prime Minister Netanyahu in the US Congress: Did the Ends Justify the Means?” Institute for National Security Studies. March 4, 2015.

Oded Eran, “A New Government in Israel: Circumventing the Expected.” Institute for National Security Studies. March 24, 2015.

Alex Fishman, “ US Foreign policy detached from reality [after Iran negotiations].” Y-Net, March 30, 2015,,7340,L-4642147,00.html

Jacob Heilbrunn, “Republicans’ Israel Problem.” The National Interest. March 25, 2015.

Olli Heinonen, “Iran’s Nuclear Breakout Time: A Fact Sheet,”, Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 28, 2015.

Simon Henderson, “Saudi Arabia’s Big Gamble, Foreign Policy. March 26, 2015.

Efraim Inbar, “Security Challenges of the New Israeli Government.” BESA Center. March 19, 2015.

Avi Issacharoff, “Hamas digs new terror tunnels up to, but not across, border.” Times of Israel. March 25, 2015.

Justin Julil, “Dead Sea sinkholes growing at alarming rate.” Times of Israel. March 21, 2015.

Tara Kangarlou, “Imprisoned IS members open up to Lebanese social workers,” Al-Monitor. March 10, 2015.

Debra Kamin, “In Israel, Opera Echoes From Rocks and Ruins.” New York Times. March 18, 2015.

Michael Knights, “Assisting the Arab Military Intervention in Yemen,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 27, 2015.

Abigail K. Leichman, “No Longer Taboo: Haredim Enter High Tech.” Israel 21c. March 5, 2015.

Thomas Lippman, “Saudi Arabia’s High-Stakes Gamble,” Middle East Institute. March 27, 2015.

Michael Margolit, Meet Israel’s New Lawmakers,” Ynet News. March 20, 2015.,7340,L-4639073,00.html

Chris Matthews, “Israel’s other war: Income inequality and rising prices.” Fortune. March 25, 2015.

Anat Meidan, “Inside the failure of the Zionist Union Campaign.” Ynet. March 21, 2015.,7340,L-4639291,00.html

Ahmed Melhelm, “The deepening rift between Fatah and Hamas,” al-Monitor. March 20, 2015.

Kobi Michael and Udi Dekel, “Recalculating the Gaza Route: Reconstruction of an Autonomous Area with Protected Zones.”Institute for National Security Studies. March 9, 2015.

Cheisi Mueller, “Anglo-Iranian Treaty Negotiations: Reza Shah, Teymurtash and the British Government, 1927–32.” Francis and Taylor Online. March 16, 2015.

Jacques Neriah, “The Libyan Quagmire.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. March 25, 2015.

Alisa Odenheimer, “Taming Israel’s Housing Prices to Test Rising Star Kahlon.” Bloomberg Business. March 24, 2014.

Orit Perlov, “Israel, Hamas and Hizbollah on a Collision Course: Undesirable yet Inevitable.” Institute for National Security Studies. March 16, 2015.

Itamar Radai, “Muslim and Druze in Israel: National and Sectarian Identities in Conflict.” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. March 10, 2015.

Paul Rivlin, “The Blame Game, Part 2.” The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. March 19, 2015.

Ceng Sagnic and Ofra Bengio, “Kurdistan in a ‘War Game:’ Inching towards Independence.” Rudaw. March 18, 2015.

Jonathan Schanzer, “Why the Media Always Get Israeli Elections Wrong.” Politico. March 18, 2015.

Michael Segall, “A Bad Agreement with Iran Will Undermine Middle East Stability.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. March 2, 2015.

Michael Segall, “Iran’s Defiance: Flaunting a Cruise Missile with 2,500 Km. Range.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. March 10, 2015.

David Shamah, “China giant Alibaba teams up with Israeli VC for investments.” Times of Israel. March 23, 2015.

David Shamah, “Tim Cook: Apple’s Herzliya R&D center second-largest in world.” Times of Israel. February 27, 2015.

Ari Shavit, “Is Israel Losing its Soul?” Politico Magazine. March 20, 2015.

Michael Singh, “What Congress’s Iran Letter Signals About Obama’s Diplomacy,” Wall Street Journal. March 12, 2015,

Yiftah Shapir and Yoel Guzansky, “A Bridge over the Mediterranean: The French-Egyptian Arms Deal.” Institute for National Security Studies. March 12, 2015.

Adam J. Szubin, Acting Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, US Department of Treasury, “Negotiations with Iran: Blocking or Paving Tehran’s Path to Nuclear Weapons,” Testimony Before House Foreign Affairs Website, March 19, 2015.

Sharon Udasin, “CA congressman submits bipartisan request for US-Israeli energy cooperation funds.” Jerusalem Post. March 26, 2015.

Alex Vatanka, “Does Iran Have a ‘Bridge’ to Central Asia?” Middle East Institute. March 20, 2015.

Justus Reid Weiner, “Israel and the Gaza Strip: Why Economic Sanctions are not Collective Punishment.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. 2015.

Sharon Wrobel, “Immigration seen fueling Israeli housing boom.” Bloomberg. March 15, 2015.

Sadegh Zibakalam, “Why Iran’s Hardliners Fear a Deal: A nuclear pact means our regime will have to surrender its No.1 justification for its actions: anti-Americanism.” Politico. March 25, 2015.


#24 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, February 2015

March 19, 2015

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


AFP, “Boutique Revolution Puts Israeli Wines on World Map.” YNetNews. January 25, 2015.,7340,L-4617935,00.html

Agence France Presse, “Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea.” Middle East Institute. Feb. 26, 2015.

Asharq Al-Awsat Staff, “Egypt bombs ISIS targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded.” Asharq Al-Awsat. Feb. 18, 2015.

Ofra Bengio, “Suraqiland and the Shifting Paradigms in the Middle East.” The Jerusalem Post. February 28.2015.

Michael Doran, “Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy.” Mosaic Magazine. Feb. 2, 2015.

Dore Gold, “Anatomy of a Bad Iran Deal: A Preliminary Assessment.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. February 12, 2015.

Shmuel Even, “Developments in the Global Oil Market: Strategic Significance.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. Feb. 8, 2015.

Andrew Harrod, “Diplomat Debunks Obama’s Yemen ‘Success’ Story.” Front Page Magazine. Feb. 16, 2015.

Jacky Hugi, “Why did Israel decide to support Syrian rebels?” Almonitor: The Pulse of the Middle East. Feb. 26, 2015.

Efraim Inbar, “Obama’s Iran Policy and Israel’s Elections.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Feb. 16, 2015.

Martin Indyk, “A Return to the Middle Eastern Great Game (Part Two).” Brookings Institute – Saban Center. February 18, 2015.

Neriah Jacques “Egyptian President Sisi Calls for Reform of Islam.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. February 15, 2015.

KRG Cabinet, “PM Barzani and Turkish Prime Minister Discuss Bilateral Relations between Erbil and Ankara.” Kurdistan Regional Government. February 21, 2015.

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Program.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Feb. 26, 2015.

Anat Kurz, and Shlomo Brom, “Strategic Survey for Israel: 2014-2015.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. February 2015.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “NY, Shanghai woo Israeli Startups.” Israel21c. Feb. 19, 2015.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Your Ultimate Guide to the Top 30 Events in Israel in 2015.” Israel21c. Feb. 5, 2015.

Mel Levine and Oded Eran, “What Netanyahu Can Do To Save U.S.-Israel Ties.” Politico Magazine. Feb. 16, 2015.

Christina Lin, “ISIS Caliphate Meets China’s Silk Road Economic Belt.” Rubin Center: Research in International Affairs. Feb. 22, 2015.

Arafat Madabish, “Yemen’s Houthis buying off local tribes: sources.” Asharq Al-Awsat. Feb. 18, 2015.

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, “Yemen Blues: The Disintegration of the Republic Seems Close.” Dayan Center. February 09, 2015.

Aaron D. Miller, “Is Obama’s Special Relationship with Bibi Broken?” Foreign February 26, 2015.

Yair Naveh, “Deterrence against Non-State Actors: Thoughts following Operation Protective Edge.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. Feb. 11, 2015.

Mark Perry, “George W. Bush Is Intervening in Iraq- Again.” Politico Magazine. Feb. 12, 2015.

Jennifer Potvin, “Brookings scholars weigh in on impacts of falling oil prices.” Brookings. Feb. 23, 2015.

Gil Ronen, “Eight-Way Election Debate Provides High Drama.” Arutz Sheva: Feb. 27, 2015.

Natan B. Sachs, and Tim Boersma, “The energy island: Israel deals with its natural gas discoveries.” Brookings. Feb 2015.

Louise Sarant, “The Rise of Solar Energy in Egypt.” Middle East Institute. Feb. 18, 2015.

Jonathan Schanzer, “Washington’s Bad Military Bets in the Middle East.” Huffington Post Blog. Feb. 23, 2015.

Yoram Schweitzer, “Egypt’s War in the Sinai Peninsula: A Struggle that Goes beyond Egypt.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. Feb. 3, 2015.

Zaki Shalom, “The Iranian Nuclear Crisis and the U.S. Administration: The Dilemma of Sanctions in Light of the Effort to Promote an Agreement.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. Feb. 1, 2015.

Shabtai Shavit, “A Regional Political Solution against the Backdrop of the Upcoming Elections – Transcript .” International Institue for Counter-Terrorism. March 2, 2015.

Gilead Sher and Liran Ofek, “An Integrated Political Strategy: Regional, Bilateral, and Independent.” Institute for Nation Security Studies. February 13, 2015.

Steven Simon, “Egypt’s Security Challenge: ISIS, Sinai, and the Libyan Border.” Middle East Institute. Feb. 19, 2015.

Jonathan Spyer, “The Islamic State vs. The Kurdish YPG in Northern Central Syria: An Eyewitness Account.” Rubin Center: Research in International Affairs. Feb. 23, 2015.

Anthony Tommasini, “Review: New York Philharmonic Explores Israeli Musical Identity.” New York Times. February 10, 2015.

Alex Vatanka, “An Iran-Russia Axis? Some in Tehran Aren’t So Sure.” Middle East Institute. Feb. 13, 2015.

Bernard Wasserstein, “The Paranoid Style in Israeli Politics.” The National Interest. February 23, 2015.

Khaled Yacoub Oweis, “The Last Bastion of the Syrian Revolt: Southern Syria Offers Non-military Venues to Strengthen the Moderates.” Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. February 2015.

Ynet News Staff, “A Beginner’s Guide to Israel’s Elections.” YNetNews. Feb. 5, 2015.,7340,L-4623499,00.html

#23 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, January 2015

February 3, 2015

Contemporary Readings and Analyses, January 2015

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

Aaron David Miller, “Why the Diplomatic Intifada Will Fail.” Politico. January 04, 2015.

Tariq Alhomayed, “Nasrallah’s Next Move.” Asharq Al-Awsat. January 21, 2015.

Abdulrahaman Al-Rashid, “The Future of Saudi Foreign Policy.” Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. January 29, 2015.

Abdulrahaman Al-Rashid, “How did we end up cheering for Israel?” Asharq Al-Awsat. January 21, 2015.

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Land of Sinai: New Islamic State (IS).” Gloria Center. January 17, 2015.

Bernard Avishai, “Kerry’s Miscalculation on the U.N. Palestine Resolutions.” The New Yorker. December 31, 2014.

AFP, “Boutique Revolution puts Israeli Wines on World Map.” Daily Mail UK. January 16, 2015.

AFP, “Survivors Return to Auschwitz Amid Warnings of Resurgent Anti-Semitism.” The Times of Israel. January 29, 2015.

Pnina Sharvit Baruch, “The ICC Decision to Open a Preliminary Examination: Cause for Concern, not for Panic.” INSS INsight. January 19, 2015.

Ben Caspit, “Hezbollah’s Tactical Shift Against Israel.” Al-Monitor. January 29, 2015.

Ben Cohen, “Angry Scenes as Argentine Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman is Buried Alongside AMIA Victims in Buenos Aires Jewish Cemetery.” The Algemeiner. January 29, 2015.

Omer Einav, “The Attack in the Golan Heights: Is an Israel-“Axis” Conflict Expected?” INSS Insight. January 27, 2015.

Judah Engelmayer, “Shlomo Carlebach musical has the soul to heal frayed race relations.”   January 6, 2015.

Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Netanyahu Disaster.” The Atlantic. January 27, 2015.

Mark A. Heller, “Islam and Terrorism: A Futile Debate.” INSS. January 28, 2015.

Efraim Inbar, “Turkey: America’s Unacknowledged Problem.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 4, 2015.

Tal Keinan, “For Jews in France, 2015 Isn’t the 1930s: The existence of the State of Israel is a reason to stay in Europe, not flee it.” The Scroll. January 26, 2015.

Abigail Klein Leichman, “Cleaning up Negev Oil Spill with New Tech.” Israel 21c. January 12, 2015.

Matthew Levitt, “Imad Mughniyeh and Hezbollah’s Shadow War: A Washington Institute Backgrounder.” Washington Institute. January 30, 2015.

Thomas W. Lippman, “Saudi Arabia’s Seamless Succession.” Middle East Institute. January 28, 2015.

David Mack, “Cold Lessons from the Balmy Euphoria of the ‘Arab Spring.’” Middle East Institute. January 7, 2015.

Arye Mekel, “The New Greek Government: Israel has Reason for Concern.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 28, 2015.

Katrina Montgomery, and Salman Sheikh, “Syria Is a Broken, Fragmented, Divided State.” Brookings Institute. January 6, 2015.

Reuters. “SNL-like Show in Israel Eases Election Tension.” Ynet News. January 28, 2015.,7340,L-4620017,00.html

Paul Rivlin, “Money Makes the World Go Round: A Middle East Round-Up.” Dayan Center. September 28, 2014.

Dennis Ross, Eric Edelman, and Ray Takeyh, “Time to Take It to Iran: The stalemate over nukes, and now a Tehran-backed coup in Yemen, show that Obama isn’t tough enough.” Politico Magazine. January 23, 2015.

Dennis Ross, David Makovsky, and Ghaith Al-Omari, “Reports from across the Green Line: Politics and Policy in Israel and the West Bank.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. January 29, 2015.

Viva-Sarah Press, “12 Top Israeli Bands to Watch in 2015.” Israel21c. January 01, 2015.

Viva-Sarah Press, “Israeli Startups Set Record in 2014.” Israel21c. January 01, 2015.

Itamar Rabinovich, “Israel and the Changing Middle East.” Brookings Institute. January 29, 2015.

Grant Rumley, “In Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas VS Mohammad Dahlan.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. January 02, 2015.

Natan B. Sachs, “Israeli Elections: Labor’s Challenge.” Brookings Institute. January 16, 2015.

Jonathan Schanzer, and Mark Dubowitz, “Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Iran.” The National Interest. January 27, 2015.

Yoram Schweitzer, and Einat Yogev, “Suicide Attacks in 2014: The Global Picture.” INSS Insight. January 6, 2015.

Zaki Shalom, “Will the United States Attempt to Renew the Political Process after the Israeli Elections?” INSS Insight. January 1, 2015.

David Shamah, “Israeli Start-ups Focus on IPOs in 2014 Exits.” Times of Israel. January 06, 2015.

Nadine Sika, “Egypt’s Upcoming Parliamentary Elections.” Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. January 2015.

Jonathan Spyer, “Game not Over: The Quneitra Attack in Context.” Global Research in International Affairs Center. January 23, 2015.

Andrew J. Tabler, “‘Uncoordinated De-Confliction’ in Syria: A Recipe to Contain, Not Defeat ISIS.” The Washington Institute. January 26, 2015.

Behnam Ben Taleblu, “Iran’s Greatest Fear: “American Islam”.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. January 01, 2015.

Joshua Teitelbaum, “Saudi Succession: The Sudayris Return.” The Begin-Sadat Center. January 26, 2015.

Eric Trager, “Why Egyptians Don’t Want Another Revolution.” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. January 26, 2015.

Jim Zanotti, “Israel: Background and U.S. Relations.” Congressional Research Service. December 8, 2014.

#22 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, December 2014

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


Ayman Jawad Al Tamimi, and Jonathan Spyer, “Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq.” GLORIA Center. December 13, 2014.

Sultan Barakat, “Pivots and Peace-Making in Qatar’s Regional Policy.” Brookings Institute. December 29, 2014.

Zvi Bare’el, “A Virtual Stroll Through the Alleyways of the Middle East.” Israel CFR. 2014.

Naftali Bennet, “Stormy Seas: The United States and Israel in a Tumultuous Middle East.” Brookings Institute. December 06, 2014.

Nicky Blackburn, “The Top Stories of 2014.” Israel21c. December 24, 2014.

Harel Chorev, “The Road to Operation Protective Edge: Gaps in Strategic Perception.” Israel CFR. 2014.

Roger Cohen, “Why Israeli-Palestinian Peace Failed.” NY Times. December 23, 2014.

Dan Diker, “Unmasking BDS: Radical Roots, Extremist Ends.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 2014.

Ruth Eglash, and Carol Morello, “Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Moves to Join International Criminal Court.” Washington Post. December 31, 2014.

Ahmed Eleiba, “Cartography of Terror.” Al-Ahram Weekly. December 18, 2014.

Alex Fishman, “Military Intelligence Foresees Threats to Israel in 2015.” Ynet News. December 28, 2014.,7340,L-4608294,00.html

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck, “The Islamic State: The Fear of Decline?” Carnegie Middle East Center. December 15, 2014.

Yoel Guzansky, and Yiftah S. Shapir, “Iran Goes Ballistic.” Middle East Forum. Winter 2014.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan Halevi, “How the Islamic State (ISIL) Threatens Canada and the West.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 10, 2014.

Liam Hoare, “What Israel’s Upcoming Election Means For LGBT Voters.” Slate Magazine. December 30, 2014.

Pinhas Inbari, “Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood Have Their Sights on the West Bank and Jordan.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. December 23, 2014.

Martin Indyk, “Why They Mattered: Ariel Sharon.” Politico. December 29, 2014.

Ofer Kenig, “The Firing of Ministers in Israel: A Historical Overview.” Israel Democracy Institute. December 14, 2014.

Lina Khatib, “An Arab World Without Politics.” Politico. December 24, 2014.

Matthias Kuntzel, “Obama’s New Iran Policy: Is America Drifting toward Appeasement?” Israel CFR. 2014.

Daniel Kurtzer, “The Middle East Peace Process Deep in a Hole.” The American Interest. December 12, 2014.

Zvi Magen, and Sarah Fainberg, “The Economic Crisis in Russia and Its Political Contexts.” INSS Insight. December 25, 2014.

The Middle East Institute, “Obama’s Legacy in the Middle East.” Middle East Institute. October 2014.

Gamal Nkrumah, “Islamist Wars in Africa.” Al-Ahram Weekly. December 18, 2014.

Yehoshua Oz, “23 Knesset Seats Is Not a Victory.” Israel Democracy Institute. December 28, 2014.

Joel D. Parker, “An Alliance between Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Islamic State on the Lebanese-Syrian Frontier?” Tel Aviv Notes. December 10, 2014.

Itamar Radai, Meir Elran, and Nadia Hilou, “The Disturbances of November 2014 from the Perspective of the Arabs in Israel.” INSS Insight. December 9, 2014.

Raialyoum Staff, “Saudi Arabia Using OPEC as Oil Weapon Against Russia and Iran.” Raialyoum. December 15, 2014.

Elie Rekhess, “Between Alienated [Arab] Elites and the Developing [Arab] Middle Class.” INSS Insight. December 2014.

Paul Rivlin, “Oil Prices Crash: The Trillion Dollar Question.” Dayan Center. December 21, 2014.

Yezid Sayigh, “The Assad Regime’s Political “Achilles’ Heel”.” Carnegie Middle East Center. December 11, 2014.

Jonathan Schanzer, “After U.N. Defeat, Palestinian Unilateralism Seen as ‘Losing Its Luster’.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. December 31, 2014.

David Schenker, “Jordan’s King Abdullah Comes to Washington.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 04, 2014.

Yoram Schweitzer, and Benedetta Berti, “Hizbollah Closes a Breach of Its Outer Shield: The Threat to Israel.” INSS Insight. December 28, 2014.

Dan Shapiro, “US Standing in the World.” Israel.USembassy. December 09, 2014.

Gilad Sher, and Keren Aviram, “A Veritable Battlefield: The Palestinians’ Legal Warfare Strategy.” INSS Insight. December 31, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “Battlelines Emerge in Israel’s Election Campaign.” GLORIA Center. December 27, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “New Challenges and New Alliances in the Middle East.” Israel CFR. 2014.

Shimon Stein, and Shlomo Brom, “The Palestinian Bid at the Security Council: International and Domestic Ramifications for Israel.” INSS Insight. December 22, 2014.

Jeffrey White, “Coping With Success Against ISIS.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 29, 2014.

Ynet Staff, “Israeli Film Nominated for Golden Globe.” Ynet News. December 12, 2014.,7340,L-4602749,00.html

Rueven Ziegler, “Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three.” Israel Democracy Institute. December 11, 2014.

Neri Zilber, “Gaza’s Explosion Waiting to Happen.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. December 21, 2014.

#21 Contemporary Readings and Analyses – November 2014

December 8, 2014

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

Sadik J. Al Azm, “Syria in Revolt: Understanding the Unthinkable War.” Tel Aviv Notes. November 26, 2014.

Yaacov Amidror, “Between a Hollow Success and a Legacy of Failure.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. December 1, 2014.

Kristine Anderson, “After the Elections: Tunisia’s Political Future.” The Brookings Institution. November 26, 2014.

Muriel Asseburg, “The EU in the Middle East and North Africa. Helpless Bystander Rather Than Effective Democracy Promoter or Stabilizing Force.” German Institute for International and Security Affairs, November 2014.

Yehuda Blanga, “Should Washington Withhold Aid to Egypt?: Responding to Cairo’s New Leadership.” Middle East Forum. 2014.

Daniel Byman, and Bilal Y. Saab, ” Hezbollah in a Time of Transition.” The Brookings Institution. November 2014.

Gregg Carlstrom, “The Age of the Lone Wolf Intifada: There’s a Palestinian Uprising Going On, but It Won’t Be like Any We’ve Ever Had.” POLITICO Magazine. November 20, 2014.

Ben Caspit, “Israeli Security Officials View Abbas as Key to Stability.” Al-Monitor. November 13, 2014.

Patrick Clawson, and Mehdi Khalaji, “What Difference Would an Iran Deal Make?” Washington Institute for Near East – Policy Watch. November 25, 2014.

Patrick Clawson, “Potential Economic Impact of an Iran Deal.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. November 2014.

Ben Cohen, “How Anti-Semitism Became a Social Movement.” Mosaic Magazine. October 20, 2014.

Udi Dekel, “Terrorism in the Jerusalem Synagogue: From National Struggle to Religious War?” INSS. November 25, 2014.

Oded Eran, “The United States Congressional Elections: The Significance for Israel.” INSS. November 9, 2014.

Yoram Ettinger, “Israel’s Defiant Economy.” Algemeiner. November 28, 2014.

Sarah Feuer, “Tunisians Elect a President.” Washington Institute for Near East – Policy Watch. November 21, 2014.

Gavriel Fiske, “Can Musical Harmony Rise above the Wreckage of Israel-Turkey Ties?” The Times of Israel. November 30, 2014.

Renee Ghert-Zand, “Orthodox Jews Convene to Stop Domestic and Sexual Abuse.” The Times of Israel. December 02, 2014.

Caroline Glick, “Column One: Responding to the Slaughter.” Jerusalem Post. November 20, 2014.

Daniel Gordis, “Can a ‘Jewish State’ Be a Democracy?” BloombergView. November 26, 2014.

Haviv Gur, “An Idiot’s Guide to the Nation-state Controversy.” The Times of Israel. December 1, 2014.

Yoel Guzansky, and Sami Kronenfeld, “Yemen on the Verge of the Abyss.” INSS. November 6, 2014.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, “Http://” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. November 30, 2014.

Israel Democracy Institute. “The Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society The Eli Hurvitz Conference on Econo.” Israel Democracy Institute. November 3-4, 2014.

Hillal Khashan, “Arab Uprisings May Doom Middle East Christians​.” Middle East Forum. Fall 2014.

International Monetary Fund, “West Bank and Gaza, Interim Report.” International Monetary Fund. September 12, 2014.

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, “The Islamic State and Jabhat Al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance?” Gloria Center. November 14, 2014.

Brian M. Jenkins, “When Jihadis Come Marching Home: The Terrorist Threat Posed by Westerners Returning from Syria and Iraq.” Rand Corporation. 2014.

Nikolay Kozhanov, “Russia, Iran, and the Nuclear Negotiations in Vienna.” Carnegie Moscow Center. November 27, 2014.

Anat Kurz, and Shlomo Brom. “The Lessons of Operation Protective Edge.” The Lessons of Operation Protective Edge. July 2014.

Ammon Lord, “Civilizations Die by Suicide, Not Murder – Mida.” RSS. November 25, 2014.

Zvi Magen, “Between Crises: If and When Russia Fights ISIS.” INSS. November 11, 2014.

Michael Makovsky, and William Kristol, “No Deal.” Weekly Standard. December 08, 2014.

Clifford D. May, “Slaughter in the Synagogue.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. November 26, 2014.

Kobi Michael, “Demilitarization of the Gaza Strip: Realistic Goal or Pipe Dream?” INSS – “The Lessons of Operation Protective Edge” November 25, 2014.

Karl P. Mueller, “NATO’s Campaign in Libya Offers Salient Lessons for the Air War Against ISIL.” NATO’s Campaign in Libya Offers Salient Lessons for the Air War Against ISIL. November 25, 2014.

Bruce Riedel, “Reversing the Revolution: Mubarak’s Court Case Vindicates the Saudi Strategy on Egypt.” The Brookings Institution. November 30, 2014.

Larry Rohter, “From Mali to Israel, a Musical Bridge.” The New York Times. November 17, 2014.

Claudia Rosett, “Iran Nuclear Talks and North Korean Flashbacks.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. November 7, 2014.

Karim Sadjadpour, “The Risk of Premature Sanctions.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. November 20, 2014.

Hriday Ch. Sarma, “Political Engagement and Defense Diplomacy Between India and Israel Post-9/11 and Beyond.” GLORIA Center. September 28, 2014.

Jonathan Schanzer, and Merve Tahiroglu. “Bordering on Terrorism: Turkey’s Syria Policy and the Rise of the Islamic State.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. November 2014.

Charles Schmitz, “The Houthis’ Rise and Obama’s Legacy in Yemen.” Middle East Institute. November 04, 2014.

Yoram Schweitzer, “Baghdadi’s Gamble.” INSS. December 1, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “Iran-Backed Shia Rebels Push Forward in Yemen.” Middle East Forum. November 05, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “The Shia-Sunni War Reaches Lebanon.” Middle East Forum. October 17, 2014.

The Tower Staff. “Hezbollah Changes Battle Tactics to Fight Syrian Rebels – The Tower.” The Tower. November 26, 2014.

Joyce Van De Bildt, “Egypt’s ‘Trial Of Two Regimes:’ Transitional Justice Or Politics As Usual?” Dayan Center. (November 10, 2014).

Marvin Weinbaum, “Obama’s Legacy in Afghanistan.” Middle East Institute. November 05, 2014.

Tamara Wittes, Natan B. Sachs, and Khaled Elgindy, “Violence in Jerusalem and the Future of the Two-State Solution.” The Brookings Institution. November 18, 2014.

Prof. Ephraim Yaar, and Prof. Tamar Hermann. “Peace Index October 2014.” Israel Democracy Institute. October 2014.

Amos Yadlin, “Kicking the Can Down the Road: Another Extension of the P5+1 Talks.” INSS. November 26, 2014.

Richard Youngs, “Making a Palestinian State a Reality.” Carnegie Europe. November 27, 2014.

Ronen Zeidel, “Iraq’s New Government.” Dayan Center. (October 26, 2014).

#20 Contemporary Readings and Analyses- October 2014

November 24, 2014

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

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education,

Dan Arbell, “The U.S.-Turkey-Israel Triangle.” Brookings Institute. October 2014.

Burak Bekdil. “Turkey’s Love Affair with Hamas.” Middle East Forum. October 19, 2014.

Nathan J. Brown, and Katie Bentivoglio, “Egypt’s Resurgent Authoritarianism: It’s a Way of Life.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. October 9, 2014.

Chérine Chams El Dine, “Fragile Alliances in Egypt’s Post-Revolutionary Order.” Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. October 2014.

Udi Etsion. “Israeli Innovation Helps Combat Ebola.” Ynet News. October 27, 2014.,7340,L-4584736,00.html

Dore Gold, “Defensible Borders in the Age of IS.” Mosaic Magazine. October 22, 2014.

Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here.” The Atlantic. October 28, 2014.

Jeffrey M. Green, “What Happens When Agnon and Appelfeld Speak Like Faulkner and Hemingway?” Tablet Magazine. September 30, 2014.

Michel Gurfinkiel, “The Ferment That Feeds Anti-Semitism in France.” Mosaic Magazine.  Oct. 12, 2014.

Emily Harris. “Israel’s Solar-Powered ‘Trees:’ For Smartphones And Community.” NPR. October 25, 2014.

David Horowitz, ” Obama and Netanyahu: A Fractured Alliance Becomes Open Conflict.” Times of Israel. October 29, 2014.

Efraim Inbar, “Israel’s Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean.” Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2014, Volume 21, No. 4.

Efraim Inbar, “Iran Remains the Threat in the Middle East | Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies.” BESA Center. October 19, 2014.

Ephraim Kam, “The Rise of the Islamic State: The Strategic Surprise.” INSS. October 13, 2014.

Dalia Kaye, “Not To Worry, Israel.” Rand. October 23, 2014.

Andrew Liepman, Bryan Nichiporuk, and Jason Killmeyer. “Alternative Futures for Syria Regional Implications and Challenges for the United States.” Rand. 2014.

Charles Lister, “Cutting off ISIS’ Cash Flow.” Brookings Institute. October 24, 2014.

Christine Magee, “Israeli Startup Scene Thriving Despite Conflict.” Tech Crunch. October 7, 2014.

Jessica T. Mathews, “Is There an Answer for Syria?” Carnegie Endowment. October 9, 2014.

Kobi Michael, “The Arab Peace Initiative: Reversing the Direction.” INSS. Oct. 8, 2014.

Middle East Monitor Staff, “Israeli Economy Expected to Generate $59 Billion After Making Peace Deal with Arabs.” Middle East Monitor – Memo. September 30, 2014.

Iris Mohr, “Israeli Song Artist David Broza Brings Peace to the Big Screen.” The Jerusalem Post. October 26, 2014.

Dr. Alexander Murinson, “The Ties Between Israel and Azerbaijan.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. BESA Center. October 26, 2014.

Robert W. Nicholson, “Evangelicals and Israel.” Mosaic Magazine. October 6, 2014.

Orit Perlov, “If Assad Stays, ISIS Stays: The Coalition Airstrikes as Reflected in the Syrian Discourse on Social Media.” INSS Insight. October 23, 2014.

Marc Pierini, “The European Union Must Face the Islamic State,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. October 2, 2014,

Lori Plotkin Boghardt, “Qatar Is a US Ally: The Also Knowingly Abet Terrorism. What’s Going On?” New Republic. October 6, 2014.

Politico Staff, “Is America’s Military Too Small for Obama’s New War on Terror?” POLITICO Magazine. October 13, 2014.

Dan Ponianchnik, “Will Jordan Remain Stable?” Iqtisadi: Vol. 4 no.10. October 26, 2014.

Kenneth M. Pollock, “Building a Better Syrian Opposition Army: How and Why.” Brookings Institute. October 2014.

John Rodriguez, “Is Egypt Repeating Iraq’s Mistakes?” Georgetown Security Studies Review. September 24, 2014.

Grant Rumley. “Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Help from Hamas.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. October 21, 2014.

Robert Satloff, “Israel’s Situation, in One Word.” Mosaic Magazine. September 7, 2014.

Jonathan Schanzer, “Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?” POLITICO Magazine. Oct. 9, 2014.

David Schenker, “The Next Front Line in the Islamic State Onslaught,” Wall Street Journal. October 5, 2014,

David Schenker, “There’s a Worrisome Amount of Support in Jordan for the Islamic State.” New Republic. October 20, 2014.

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. “United States Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State In Iraq and the Levant.” United States Strategy To Defeat The Islamic State In Iraq and the Levant. September 17, 2014.

Yoram Schweitzer, “Jihadi War in Sinai.” INSS. September 28, 2014.

Lt. Col (ret.) Michael Segall, “The Long Road to Choosing a New Leader in Iran.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. October 30, 2014.

Günter Seufert, “Erdoğan’s “New Turkey”” Stiftung Wissenschaft Und Politik. October 2014.

Zaki Shalom, “President Obama at the General Assembly: Sobriety, Continuity, and Renewal.” INSS Insight. October 1, 2014.

David A. Shlapak and David R. Frelinger. “Destroy ISIL’s Heavy Weapons and Vehicles: Level the Playing Field.” Rand. October 20, 2014.

Nadav Shragai, “Open Your Eyes: Intifada.” Israel Hayom. October 23, 2014.

Gabi Siboni,. “Considering a New Strategic Course.” INSS Insight. October 15, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “MERIA Special Report: Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani?” MERIA Journal. October 12, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer. “The Jihadi Connection between Sinai, Gaza and Islamic State.” November 1, 2014.

Jessica Steinberg, “Paul Anka Scheduled for October Gig.” The Times of Israel. September 15, 2014.

Shimon Stein and Shlomo Brom, “Why Should We Fear the Recognition of a Palestinian State?” INSS. October 22, 2014.

Gadi Taub, “In Defence of Zionism.” Fathom Journal. October 2014.

The Tower Staff, “Israel Expects Diplomatic, Economic Gains From New Gas Fields.” The Tower. October 16, 2014.

The Tower Staff, “Analysis: 20 Years of Israeli-Jordan Peace Have Benefited Both Nations.” The Tower. October 26, 2014.

The Tower Staff, “Israel Upping Presence in West Africa to Fight Ebola.” The Tower. October 5, 2014.

David Andrew Weinberg. “UK Blacklists Qatari for Terror Finance, Pledges Closer U.S. Coordination.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. October 21, 2014 .

Paul Wolfowitz, Jessica Matthews, and Dennis Ross. “A Moving Target: The Art and Science of Middle East Policy Planning”, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 6, 2014,

Ehud Yaari, “Tough Dilemma in Southern Syria.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. October 6, 2014,

#19 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, September 2014

November 4, 2014

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

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education,

As’ad Abu Khalil, “Why the US War on ISIS Will Fail.” Al-Akhbar (Beirut). September 09, 2014.

Yaacov Amidror, “We Have to Be Prepared (with Hamas).” BESA Center. September 15, 2014.

Nader Bakkar, “Egypt’s Options in Dealing with the Libyan Crisis (Part I).” Ahram Online. September 08, 2014.

Idan Bari, “The Yezidis: Traumatic Memory and Betrayal.” Tel Aviv Notes. September 10, 2014.

Dan Ben-David, “Gaping Gaps: Income Inequality in Israel.” Taub Center for Social Policy Studies. September 02, 2014.

Soner Cagapty, “Revealing Trends in Turkey’s Presidential Elections.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 2014.

James M. Dorsey, “Islamic State: Ideological Challenge to Saudi Arabia.” Huffington Post. September 03, 2014.

Eric Edelman, Dennis Ross, and Ray Takeyh. “Iran Remains Our Biggest Challenge.” Washington Post. September 19, 2014.

Editorial – The Daily Star. “A [Arab] League of Their Own.” The Daily Star. September 08, 2014.

Omer Einav, “From Gaza to Lebanon: Following Operation Protective Edge.” INSS Insight. September 22, 2014.

Oded Eran, “The United States Returns to Iraq.” INSS Insight. September 15, 2015.

Mark Ginsberg, “A Different Sort of Dangerous: The New Jihadi Threat from Syria.” Time of Israel. September 01, 2014.

Dilay Gundogan, and Emmanuelle Baillon. “Rise of Islamic Education System Unnerves Secular Turks.” Front Page Magazine. September 17, 2014.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, “Mahmoud Abbas Justifies Palestinian Terror in His UN General Assembly Speech.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. September 30, 2014.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, “Hamas Policy after Operation Protective Edge.” Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. September 28, 2014.

Raymond Ibrahim, “Islamic State Atrocities the Product of  ‘Grievances’?” Front Page Magazine. September 17, 2014.

Israel Democracy Index. “September 2014 Peace Index.” Israel Democracy Index. September 23, 2014. ,

Rami G. Khoury, “Shameful Hamas-Fatah Behavior Must Stop.” The Daily Star. September 20, 2014.

Tal Koren, and Gabi Siboni. “Cyberspace in the Service of ISIS.” INSS Insight. September 04, 2014.

Matthew Levitt, and Lori Plotkin-Boghardt. “Funding ISIS (an Infographic).” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. September 12, 2014.

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, “ISIS: Apocalypse Now?” Dayan Center. September 22, 2014.

Hisham Melhem, “The Barbarians Within Our Gates, Arab Civilization Has Collapsed. It Won?t Recover in My Lifetime.” Politico. September 18, 2014.

Aaron David Miller, “The Coalition of Convenience US Needs to Take a Cold, Hard Look at the Ulterior Motives of Its Partners in the War against the Islamic State.” Foreign Policy. September 18, 2014.

Abdel Monheim Said, “Pure Terrorism.” Al-Ahram Weekly. September 04, 2014.

Pew Research Center, “More Express Sympathy for Israel than the Palestinians.” Pew Research Center. August 2014.

Barak Ravid, “Foreign Ministry Proposes International Force in Gaza, Favors EU Troops.” September 07, 2014.

Paul Rivlin, “Money Makes the World Go Round: A Middle East.” Dayan Center – Iqtisadi. September 28, 2014.

Dennis Ross, “A Strategy for Beating the Islamic State: How to Build a Regional Coalition of the Willing against the Terrorist Group.” Politico. September 02, 2014.

Robert Satloff, and Ehud Yaari. “Gaza and Beyond: The Arab-Israeli Arena in the Wake of the Hamas War.” The Washington Institute for Near East Peace. September 11, 2014.

Jonathan Schanzer, “Promoting Peace? Reexamining U.S. Aid to the Palestinian Authority.” September 14, 2014.

Yoram Schweitzer, “Jihadi War in Sinai.” INSS Insight. September 28, 2014.

Yuval Shany, Amichai Cohen, and Tal Mimran. “ISIS: Is the Islamic State Really a State?” Israel Democracy Institute. September 15, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “Despite Setbacks, Islamic State Faces No Danger to Its Existence.” The Jerusalem Post. September 04, 2014.

Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, “Back to Basics: Material Hardship in Israel.” Taub Center for Social Policy Studies. September 02, 2014.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, “Qatar and the Arab Spring: Policy Drivers and Regional Implications.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. September 24, 2014.

Frederic Wehrey, “Ending Libya?s Civil War: Reconciling Politics, Rebuilding Security.” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. September 24, 2014.

Alexander Whitcomb, “Kurds in New Government Reject Plan.” Rudaw. September 10, 2014.

Amos Yadlin, “Dealing with Hamas? Military Force Reconstruction.” INSS Insight. September 11, 2014.

Murat Yetkin, “Turkey Joins Anti-ISIL Coalition, Opens ?ncirlik for Logistics Ops.” Hurrieyet, Daily News (Istanbul). September 10, 2014.

Farah Yousef, “Autumn 2014: A View from Amman.” INSS Insight. September 23, 2014.



#18 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, August 2014

September 12, 2014

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

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education,

Yaakov Amirdror,  “Winning Counterinsurgency War: The Israel Experience.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 23, 2014.

Ofra Bengio, “Meet the Kurds, a Historically Oppressed People Who Will Get Their Own State While Hamas Fires Rockets, and ISIS Beheads Unbelievers, the Kurds Build the Second Non-Arab State in the Middle East.” Tablet Magazine. August 14, 2014.

Liora Bowers, ““ Family Structure and Well-Being Across Israel’s Diverse Population.” Taub Center for Social Studies in Israel. August 20, 2014.

Irwin Cotler, “The Road Not Taken.” The Times of Israel. August 09, 2014.

David Daoud, “Lebanon and the ISIS Threat.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. August 28, 2014.

David Daoud, “Lebanon and the ISIS Threat.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. August 28, 2014.

Udi Dekel, “Is Israel Facing a War of Attrition against Hamas?” INSS Insight. August 13, 2014.

Michael Doran, “What Was He (Kerry) Thinking?” Mosaic Magazine. August 06, 2014.

Michael Eisenstadt and Robert Satloff, “Toward an Enduring Ceasefire: Preventing the Rocket Rearmament of Gaza Terrorist Groups.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. August 21, 2014.

Oded Eran, “Another Casualty of the Third Gaza War: US-Israel Relations.” INSS Insight. September 01, 2014.

Oded Eran, “A Multilateral Arrangement Is Preferable to a Unilateral Move.” INSS Insight. August 05, 2014.

Matti Friedman, “An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth.” Tablet Magazine. August 26, 2014.

Yaron Friedman, “Why Are Saudis Pushing for Peace with Israel?” Ynet News. August 03, 2014.,7340,L-4552821,00.html

Adam Garfinkle, “The Ironies of a Palestinian State.” The American Interest. August 06, 2014.

Dore Gold, “Israel’s Doctrine of Proportionality in Gaza.” LA Times. August 01, 2014.

Jeffrey Goldberg, “Europe’s Slow Surrender to Intolerance.” Bloomberg Review. August 22, 2014.

Jeffrey Herf, “Why They Fight: Hamas’ Too-Little-Known Facist Charter.” The American Interest. August 01, 2014.

Pinhas Inbari, “The Gaza Water Crisis.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 14, 2014.

Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry,  “Conduct of Operations in Limited Scale Conflicts.” BESA Center. August 31, 2014.

Alexander H. Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky, “Give Palestine—Not the U.N.—the Money, Responsibility, and Glory – What the UNRWA Representative in D.C. Misunderstands about Our Argument.” MEforum. August 29, 2014.

Efraim Karsh, “It’s Anti-Semitism, Stupid.” MEforum. August 11, 2014.

Tamer Khorma, “The Myth of the Jordanian Monarchy’s Resilience to the Arab Spring – Lack of Genuine Political Reform Undermines Social Base of Monarchy.” Stiftung Fur Wissenschaft Und Politik. July 2014.

Yonit Levi and Udi Segal, “US and Israel: Things Aren’t Really That Bad — Yet.” The Times of Israel. August 13, 2014.

Yonit Levi and Udi Segal, “US and Israel: Things Aren’t Really That Bad.” The Times of Israel. August 13, 2014.

Matthew J. Levitt, “Gaza Is Not about to Become an Islamic State.” New Republic. August 07, 2014.

Irwin J. Mansdorf, “Unseen Scars of War: Psychological Consequences of the Hamas Attacks on the Israeli Civilian Population.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. July 20, 2014.

Abdel Moneim Said, “Let’s Be Frank about Hamas and Gaza.” Ahram Weekly. August 07, 2014.—–.aspx

Zoya Nisanov, “The Middle Class in Israel.” Taub Center for Social Studies in Israel. July 28, 2014.

Orit Perlov, “Abdel Fattah El-Sisi: A Chronicle of Foretold Failure? Egyptians Discourse on the Social Networks.” INSS Insight. August 11, 2014.

Paul Rivlin, “Economics and the Gaza War.” The Moshe Dayan Center. August 31, 2014.

Jonathan Rosenbloom, “Thing Again: The Solution Is in the Semantics.” Jerusalem Post. August 07, 2014.

Yoram Schweitzer, “After Operation Protective Edge: Hamas’ Sense of What It Achieved.” INSS Insight. August 07, 2014.

Michael Segall, “Across Time and Death: Iran and the ISIS Challenge.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. August 18, 2014.

Max Singer, “A Middle Way for the Gaza Fight.” BESA Center. August 11, 2014.

Robert Spencer, “Australia Muslim Named Commander of Islamic State Unit.” Jihad Watch. August 31, 2014.

Ken Stein, “Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – Part I Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – Part I “On Opposing Agreements, Negotiations, or Recognition of Israel”” Times of Israel. August 03, 2014.

Ken Stein, “Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – Part II “On Israel and Israel’s Illegitimacy”.” The Times of Israel. August 04, 2014.

Ken Stein, “Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – Part III “Hamas-principles for the Liberation of Palestine and Jihad against Zionism.” The Times of Israel. August 06, 2014.

Jeffrey White, “Examining the Conduct of IDF Operations in Gaza.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. March 27, 2014.

Heiko Wimmen, “Divisive Rule Sectarianism and Power Maintenance in the Arab Spring: Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria.” Stiftung Fur Wissenschaft Und Politik. March 04, 2014.

Eyal Zisser, “Hamas Lost Big.” Israel Hayom. August 03, 2014.


#17 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, July 2014

August 5, 2014


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

Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education,

Elliot Abrahms, “Why Did Hamas Provoke A War?” Center for Foreign Relations Blog. July 09, 2014.

Yaacov Amidor, “The War with Hamas: Decision Time Approaching.” BESA Center. July 24, 2014.

Benny Avni, “Kerry’s Ceasefire Pivot Angers Egypt, Israel—Even the Palestinian Authority.” News Week. July 28, 2014.

Ofra Bengio, “Surprising Ties Between Israel and the Kurds.” Middle East Quarterly, Summer. Summer 2014.

Ron Ben-Yishai, “Talking and Shooting in Gaza.” Ynet News. July 16, 2014.,7340,L-4544353,00.html

Shoshana Bryen, “How Does Israel End Up the Bad Guy.” Jewish Policy Center. July 10, 2014.

Soner Cagaptay and Ege Cansu Sacikara, “Turks in Europe and Kurds in Turkey Could Elect Erdogan.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 23, 2014.

Soner Cagaptay, “The Future of Turkish Democracy – Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.” House Foreign Affairs Committee. July 15, 2014.

Soner Cagaptay, “Yesterday’s Enemies, Tomorrow’s Friends.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 09, 2014.

Harel Chorev, “Hamas–Charting a New Strategic Course of Action.” European Israel Press Association. July 10, 2014.

Patrick Clawson, “Iran Can Afford to Say No to a Nuclear Deal.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 17, 2014.

Steven A. Cook, “The Last Great Myth About Egypt.” Foreign Policy. July 21, 2014.

Udi Dekel and Shlomo Brom, “The Second Stage of Operation Protective Edge: A Limited Ground Maneuver.” INSS Insight. July 21, 2014.

Udi Dekel. “Israel-Hamas: Conditions for a Stable Ceasefire.” INSS Insight. July 17, 2014.

Michael Doran, “Misidentifying the Conflict in Iraq and Syria.” Brookings Institute. July 10, 2014.

Michael Doran, “Obama and the Syria Two-Step.” Brookings Institute. July 09, 2014.

Eric Edelman and Dennis Ross, “Improving the Prospects for an Acceptable Final Deal with Iran.” JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Task Force. July 2014.

Giora Eiland, “History Unlikely to Repeat Itself.” Ynet News. July 09, 2014.,7340,L-4539706,00.html

Meir Eliran and Alex Altshuler, “Operation Protective Edge: Lessons from the Civilian (Israeli) Front – Interim Summary.” INSS Insight. July 31, 2014.

Shai Feldman, “Five Early Lessons from the Israel-Hamas War.” Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University. July 14, 2014.

Professor Hillel Frisch, “Hit Hamas Hard to Create a Different Balance Against Islamic Terrorism.” BESA Center. July 19, 2014.

Jeffrey Goldberg, “What Exactly Is Hamas Trying to Prove?” The Atlantic. July 13, 2014.

David P. Goldman, “The One-State Solution Is on Our Doorstep.” Tablet Magazine. July 14, 2014.

Michael Gurfinkiel, “You Only Live Twice.” Mosaic Magazine. August 2014.

Yoel Guzanksy and Gallia Lindenstrauss, “Operation Protective Edge and a Fragile Regional Area.” INSS Insight. July 24, 2014.

Peter Harling, “Taking Iraq Apart.” Le Monde Diplomatique. July 2014.

Fuad Hussein and Falah Mustafa Bakir, “Iraq’s Crisis and the KRG.” Policy Watch. July 11, 2014.

Avi Issacharoff, “Gaza Underground, the Threat Israel Chose to Ignore.” The Times of Israel. July 25, 2014.

Efraim Karsh, “The Myth of Palestinian Centrality.” MEforum. July 07, 2014.

Efraim Karsh, “The Uses of Lydda.” Mosaic Magazine. July 2014.

Tamer Khorma, “The Myth of the Jordanian Monarchy’s Resilience to the Arab Spring.” German Institute for International and Security Affairs. July 2014.

Sami Kleib, “Baghdad Attacks Gulf Leaders in Taped Sermon, World Powers Mull Response to ISIS Threat.” Al-Akhbar English. July 07, 2014.

Martin Kramer, “What Happened at Lydda.” Mosaic Magazine. July 2014.

Clifford May, “Murder and Revenge in Jerusalem.” Washington Times. July 09, 2014.

Aaron David Miller, “Stay Home and Stay Out of This Fight.” Foreign Policy. July 08, 2014.

Abdel Moneim Said, “Winning the War on Terrorism.” Al-Ahram On-line. July 17, 2014.

Morris, Benny. “Zionism’s Black Boxes.” Mosaic Magazine. July 2014.

Lt. (ret.) Dr. Jacque Neriah,  “Egypt, Israel and Hamas — the Impossible Equation.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. July 27, 2014.

Michael Oren, “Israel Must Be Permitted to Crush Hamas.” Washington Post. July 24, 2014.

David D. Patrick, “Arab Leaders Viewing Hamas as Worse than Israel, Stay Silent, New York Times.” New York Times. July 30, 2014.

Orit Perlov, “Operation Protective Edge: Trends in Public Opinion in Social Media in Gaza and Egypt.” Institute for National Security Studies. July 23, 2014.

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, “Concerns About Islamic Extremism on the Rise in the Middle East—Negative Opinions of Al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah.” Pew Global. July 01, 2014.

Steven Plaut, “The Myth of Ethnic Inequality in Israel.” Middle East Quarterly, Summer. Summer 2014.

David Pollock, “Gaza Public Rejects Hamas, Wants Ceasefire.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 15, 2014.

David Pollock, “PA and Other Arab Reactions to the Gaza Crisis.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 09, 2014.

Dennis Ross, “How to Think about the New Middle East.” Politico. July 30, 2014.

Jonathan Spyer, “The Fire This Time.” MEforum. July 10, 2014.

Jeffrey White and Neri Zilber, “Boots on the Ground: Israel Enters Gaza.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. July 18, 2014.

Amos Yadin, “A Unilateral Move: Preferable to a Bad Agreement with a Terrorist Organization.” INSS Insight. August 03, 2014.

Ronen Zeidel, “How ISIS Controls the Occupied Areas in Iraq.” Tel Aviv Notes. July 11, 2014.


#16 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, June 2014

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Geoffrey Aronson, “Palestine at the Center of Israel-Turkey Trade.” Middle East Institute. June 24, 2014.

Guy Bechor, “Israel Needs Massive Fence on Eastern Border.” Ynet News. June 29, 2014.,7340,L-4535034,00.html

David Brog, “The End of Evangelical Support for Israel? The Jewish State’s International Standing.” Middle East Quarterly, Spring. 2014.

Shlomo Brom and Yoram Schweitzer, “The Palestinian Unity Government.” INSS Insight. June 11, 2014.

Amnon Cavari, “American Public Support for Israel: Assessing the Cracks in a Unique Bond.” Herziliya Conference. June 2014.

Crisis Group, “The Next Round in Gaza.” Crisis Group – Middle East Report No. 149. March 25, 2014.

Amitai Etzion, “The United States’ Retreat From the Middle East and Pivot to the Far East Is Likely to Intensify.” Herziliya Conference. June 2014.

Freddy Eytan, “Europe’s Complacency in the Face of Extremism and Anti-Semitism.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. May 28, 2014.

Matti Friedman, “Mizrahi Nation.” Mosaic Magazine. June 2014.

Hillel Frisch, “The Flimsy Palestinian “Unity” Government.” BESA Center. June 26, 2014.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Jonathan Schanzer, “When America’s Enemies Are Also Its Friends.” The National Interest. June 16, 2014.

Ziad Ghosn, “The Role of Oil and Gas in the Syrian Conflict.” Al-Akhbar English. June 25, 2014.

Pinhas Inbari, “Efforts to Establish a Palestinian Unity Government.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. June 01, 2014.

Pinhas Inbari, “ISIS: Iran’s Instrument for Regional Hegemony.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. June 19, 2014.

The Israel Democracy Institute, “The Presidential Elections in Israel.” The Israel Democracy Institute. May/June 2014.

Jewish Policy Center, “Jewish and Democratic Perspectives from World Jewry.” Jewish Policy Center. May 2014.

Ephraim Kam, “The Turbulence in Iraq: The Iranian Angle.” INSS Insight. June 26, 2014.

Efraim Karsh, “Palestinian Leaders Don’t Want an Independent State.” Middle East Quarterly, Summer. 2014.

Susanne Koelbl, “‘Syria Will Become Another Somalia’, Spiegel ON Line International, Interview with UN Peace Envoy Brahimi.” Spiegel Online International. June 07, 2014.

Mordechai Kremnizter and Amir Fuchs, “Basic Law: Nation State? Only a Constitution Can Guarantee Israel’s National Character.” The Israel Democracy Institute. June 10, 2014.

Richard Landes, “Why the Arab World Is Lost in an Emotional Nakba, and How We Keep It There.” Tablet Magazine. June 24, 2014.

Leslie Lebl, “The Islamist Threat to European Security.” Middle East Quarterly, Summer. 2014.

Noam Lemelshtrich Latar, “The Legitimacy of Israel – Can Nation Branding Affect Change?” Herziliya Conference. June 2014.

Matthew Levitt and Nadav Pollak, “Hizbollah in Iraq: A Little Help Can Go a Long Way.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. June 25, 2014.

Daniel Mandel, “Obama’s Outrageous Decision to Fund Hamas-Aligned Palestinian Regime.” The Algemeiner. June 08, 2014.

Shavia Matias, “BDS – A Strategic Threat or an Irritating Nuisance.” Herziliya Conference. June 2014.

Kobi Michael and Udi Dekel, “ISIS Success in Iraq and Syria: Strategic Ramifications.” INSS Insight. June 24, 2014.

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, “Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative.” Pew Global. June 18, 2014.

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, “Mounting Pessimism about Two-State Israeli-Palestinian Solution.” Pew Global. June 25, 2014.

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, “Public Divided over Whether Israel, Independent Palestinian State Can Coexist- More Continue to Sympathize with Israel over Palestinians.” Pew Global. April 29, 2014.

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, “Syria’s Neighbors Want Assad to Step Down, But No Appetite for Aid to Rebels.” Pew Global. June 16, 2014.

Steven Plau, “The Myth of Ethnic Inequality in Israel.” Middle East Quarterly, Summer. 2014.

Reuven Rivlin, “The ‘Extra Soul’ of Israeli Democracy- The Presidency: Constitutional Significance.” The Times of Israel. June 08, 2014.

Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall and Brig.-Gen, (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira. “Iran Launches “Hizbullah Syria to Open a New Front Against Israel on the Golan Heights.” Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs. June 03, 2014. ,

Pnina Sharvit Baruch, “The Fight against Hamas: The Legal Angle.” INSS Insight. June 27, 2014.

Dan Shechtman, “The Presidency in Israel as a Unique Challenge.” The Israel Democracy Institute. April 25, 2014.

Meir Sheetrit, “A Socially-Oriented [Israeli] President.” The Times of Israel. June 08, 2014.

Guido Steinberg, “Leading the Counter-Revolution Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring.” German Institute for International and Security Affairs. June 2014.

Naama Teschner, “The Impact of Legislation on Gender Equality-Implementation and Comparative Analysis.” Knesset Website. December 2013.

Ehud Yaari, “Hamas Opts for the Hezbollah Model.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. June 03, 2014.

Neri Zilber, “Hamas on the Ropes.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. June 26, 2014.

#15 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, May 2014

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Adnan Abu Amer, “Hamas’ Abu Marzouk Says Recognizing Israel a ‘red Line'” Al-Monitor. May 13, 2014.

Stephen Blank, “Russian Strategy and Policy in the Middle East.” The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. 2014.

Shlomo Brom, “The Failed-Israeli Palestinian Negotiations, and What Lies Ahead.” INSS Insight. May 25, 2014.

Shoshana Bryen, “Hamas Tells Israel, ‘No Hope'” American Thinker. May 08, 2014.

Michael Doran, “Why the Peace Process Will Continue – For the Obama Administration, It’s a Means toward a Different End.” Mosaic Magazine. May 18, 2014

Elie El Hadj, “The Shi’i Crescent’s Push for Regional Hegemony and the Sunni Reaction.” Gloria Center. April 08, 2014.,%20No.%201%20(Spring%202014)

Oded Eran, “The European Union: Has the Countdown Begun?” INSS Insight. May 29, 2014.

Oded Eran, “The Palestinian-Jordanian-Israeli Triangle.” INSS Insight. May 09, 2014.

Rachel Kantz Feder, “”The Civil State” in Political Discourse after the Arab Spring.” The Moshe Dayan Center. May 26, 2014.

Jeffrey Goldberg, “Netanyahu Says Obama Got Syria Right.” Bloomberg Review. May 22, 2014.

Eitan Haber, “Netanyahu vs. Rivlin: Likud ‘princes’ War.” Ynet News. May 21, 2014.,7340,L-4522108,00.html

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi, “Palestinian Reconciliation and the Rising Power of Hamas and Islamic Jihad: An Iranian Windfall.” JCPA. May 14, 2014.

Jamil Hilal, “What’s Stopping the Third Intifada.” Ma’an News Agency. May 21, 2014.

House of Representatives, Committee of Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, Hearing. “The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the Peace Process: What’s Next?” House Foreign Affairs. May 08, 2014.

Efraim Inbar, “Doing Nothing Is a Good Option,[Failure of Palestinian-Israeli Talks].” BESA Center. May 15, 2014.

Israel Democracy Institute, “The Peace Index – April 2014.” Israel Democracy Institute. April 2014.

Israel Democracy Institute. “The Presidential Elections in Israel.” Israel Democracy Institute.

Robert Kagan, “Superpowers Don’t Get to Retire What Our Tired Country Still Owes the World.” New Republic. May 26, 2014.

Emily B. Landau, and Azriel Bermant. “The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime at a Crossroads.” INSS Insight. May 2014.

Matthew Levitt, and Neri Zilber. “Palestinian Reconciliation: Devil in the Details?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 28, 2014.

James Loeffler, “The Death of Jewish Culture –Not so Long Ago, Jewish Culture Seemed to Flourish in America; but Now All Signs Point in the opposite Direction. What Happened?” Mosaic Magazine. May 2014.

Clare M. Lopez, “Arc of Instability or Shiite Crescent?” InFocus Quarterly. May 2014.

John McCain, “Speech on the Syrian Crisis.” European Union Institute for Security Studies, Washington Forum. May 23, 2014.

Kobi Michael, and Udi Dekel. “The Palestinian Reconciliation Agreement: Tactical Relief or Strategic Opportunity?” INSS Insight. May 14, 2014.

Aaron David Miller, “John Kerry’s Three Delusions about Mideast Peace.” Washington Post. May 25, 2014.

Nicola Nasser, “Israel’s Asian Pivot a Cost to Arabs.” Al-Ahram On-line. May 15, 2014.’s-Asian-pivot-a-cost-to-Arabs.aspx

Smadar Perry, “Israel Better off with Arab Tyrants.” Ynet News. May 21, 2014.,7340,L-4523716,00.html

Harold Rhode, “Identity and Loyalty in Islam and the Middle East.” InFocus Quarterly. May 2014.

Paul Rivlin, “The Syrian War: 10 More Years?” The Moshe Dayan Center. April 2014.

Paul Rivlin, “Tunisia: What Ben Ali Stole.” The Moshe Dayan Center. May 25, 2014.

Asaf Romirowsky, “The Evenhandedness Trap (Palestinian-Israeli Talks).” Ynet News. April 25, 2014.

Jacob Rosen, “Clues to Understanding the Civil War in Syria.” The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. 2014.

Dennis Ross, “Open a Middle Road to Mideast Peace.” New York Times. May 22, 2014.

Jonathan Ruhe, “When Proxies Fail, Force Must Prevail US-Iran Relations.” Fletcher Security Review. May 23, 2014.!ruhe/cprl

Yezid Sayigh, “From Arab Spring to Presidential Spring.” Carnegie Middle East Center. May 28, 2014.

Jonathan Schanzer, “Hamas Participation In Palestinian Government Likely Won’t Trigger Cut-Off.” Foundation for Defense of Democracies. June 02, 2014.

Jonathan Schanzer, “The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the Peace Process: What’s Next.” House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East. May 08, 2014.

Gabriel Scheinmann, “The End of the Modern Middle East?” Jewish Policy Center. May 2014.

Adam Shay, “The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel.” JCPA.

Jonathan Spyer, “Palestinian Magical Thinking.” Gloria Center. May 10, 2014.

Ehud Yaari, and Michael Morell. “Israel vs. Al-Qaeda: Emerging Challenges on Two Fronts.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 09, 2014.

Ehud Yaari, “The Riddle of Succession in the Palestinian Authority.” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 14, 2014.

Aaron Y. Zelin, “Shabab Al-Tawhid: The Rebranding of Ansar Al-Sharia in Tunisia?” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. May 09, 2014.