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League of Nations

Established in 1920, the League of Nations evolved out of the Paris Peace Conference. One of its objectives was to assist former territories evolve to self-government through Mandates. In the Middle East there were British Mandates for Palestine and Iraq  and a French Mandate for Syria/Lebanon. Annually the League reviewed the political status of each Mandate through reports […]

US Congressional Hearings and Testimony

In the public realm, testimony given in hearings before US Congressional Senate and House committees is among the best that can be obtained. Habitually the staffs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee recruit articulate and sensible practitioners and analysts. The aim is to provide legislators with informed and current […]

Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – Hamas principles for the liberation of Palestine and Jihad against Zionism – In their own words – Part III

Just as al-Qaeda seeks the total destruction of western democracies, Hamas seeks Israel’s total demise. Since its inception in 1988, Hamas has been crystal clear about its opposition to Zionism and Israel.

#17 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, July 2014

  Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/ Elliot Abrahms, “Why Did Hamas Provoke A War?” Center for Foreign Relations Blog. July 09, 2014. http://blogs.cfr.org/abrams/2014/07/09/why-did-hamas-provoke-a-war/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eabrams+%28Elliott+Abrams%3A+Pressure+Points%29 Yaacov Amidor, “The War with Hamas: Decision Time Approaching.” BESA Center. July 24, 2014. http://besacenter.org/uncategorized/war-hamas-decision-time-approaching/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=war-hamas-decision-time-approaching Benny Avni, […]

#16 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, June 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education Geoffrey Aronson, “Palestine at the Center of Israel-Turkey Trade.” Middle East Institute. June 24, 2014. http://www.mei.edu/content/article/palestine-center-israel-turkey-trade Guy Bechor, “Israel Needs Massive Fence on Eastern Border.” Ynet News. June 29, 2014. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4535034,00.html David Brog, “The End of Evangelical Support for Israel? The Jewish State’s International […]

Ken Stein: Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel – On Israel and Israel’s illegitimacy – In their own words -Part II

As it has in the past Hamas may accept a tahdi’a or calming down of tensions, or even a temporary truce or hudna, negotiated by a third party, but for it to accept Israel as a reality is totally contrary to its ideological outlook.

Ken Stein: Hamas Doctrine: Detest Israel-Part I

Hamas has opposed all agreements and cooperation which either the PLO or the Palestinian Authority have signed with Israel. “Hamas will never recognize Israel. This is a red line that cannot be crossed.

Ken Stein: Five years ago, the US and Israel agreed to stop the flow of arms to Hamas in Gaza

Should the United States become centrally or peripherally involved in monitoring a cease-fire and the movement of a cease-fire into a new status-quo for Gaza, the contents of this MOU could constitute a workable outline for helping enforce calm in Gaza and on its borders.

#15 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, May 2014

Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/   Adnan Abu Amer, “Hamas’ Abu Marzouk Says Recognizing Israel a ‘red Line’” Al-Monitor. May 13, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/05/interview-abu-marzouk-hamas-israel-fatah-reconciliation.html Stephen Blank, “Russian Strategy and Policy in the Middle East.” The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. 2014.http://www.israelcfr.com/documents/8-2/stephen-j-blank.pdf Shlomo Brom, […]

#14 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, April 2014

  Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/   Yaacov Amidror, “Israel Cannot Accept the Emerging Accord between the US and Iran.” Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. April 24, 2014. http://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/israel-accept-emerging-according-us-iran/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=israel-accept-emerging-according-us-iran Benedetta Berti and Shlomo Brom, “The Erosion of the Israel-Hamas Ceasefire in Gaza.” […]

#13 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, March 2014

  Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/   Adan Abu Amer, “Hamas, Jordan Probe Possibility of Better Ties.” Al-Monitor. March 31, 2014. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/03/jordan-hamas-palestine-relations-amman.html Ibrahim Al-Amin, “Gaza Violence: Questions to the Resistance and the Enemy.” Al-Akhbar English. March 15, 2014. http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/gaza-violence-questions-resistance-and-enemy Osama Al-Sharif, “Jordan’s Muslim […]

#12 Contemporary Readings and Analyses, February 2014

  Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education, https://israeled.org/israeli-history/   Kamel Abdallah, “Despite Election, Libya Unravels.” Al-Ahram. February 27, 2014. http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5561/19/Despite-elections,-Libya-unravels.aspx Dario Andrea Dessi, and Wolfgang Mühlberger. “Africa and the Mediterranean. Evolving Security Dynamics after the Arab Uprisings.” Insituto Affari Internazionali. February 28, 2014. http://www.iai.it/sites/default/files/Mediterranean-paper_25.pdf Benedetta […]