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    Hamas Prepares for the Next Round of War

    Yoni Ben Menachem Hamas has never for a moment given up its strategy of destroying Israel. Although the military balance of power is in Israel’s favor, Hamas is constantly improving its capabilities and building its military preparedness for the next round. The key question is who will deliver the preemptive strike in the next conflict. […] More

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    Debunking 11 More False Assumptions Regarding Israel

    Amb. Alan Baker |  JCPA Further to the recent publication of “Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel,” which addressed many of the widely-held and universally-disseminated false and mistaken assumptions regarding Israel, a number of additional false assumptions – some even more willful and malicious – are addressed. 1. “Israel is committing genocide, mass murder and ethnic […] More

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    Incentivizing Terrorism: Palestinian Authority Allocations to Terrorists and their Families

    Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser The Palestinian Authority’s annual budget lists hundreds of millions of dollars to fund terrorists in prison, so-called martyrs’ families. The Jerusalem Center’s Yossi Kuperwasser challenges the international donors to end this illegal and immoral practice. Fore more information see “Incentivizing Terrorism: Palestinian Authority Allocations to Terrorists and their Families” by Brig.-Gen. […] More

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    A Trumpian Israeli Initiative

    Caroline Glick | US President-elect Donald Trump won’t even take office for another month, but he has already killed the status quo. During the election, Trump trounced the untouchable consensus on NATO’s post-Cold War purpose. Questioning the purpose of an alliance formed to fight a war that ended 25 years ago is indisputably a […] More

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    The Secret War of Agence France Presse against Israel

    Yves Mamou | Gatestone Institute Biased information about Israel in the French press is not an episodic occurrence. It is a systematic one. The main engine of this biased information industry is blatantly the Agence France Presse. It is so thoroughly a “pro-Palestinian news agency” that this French institution does not see anything unethical about […] More

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    The Hostility and Hypocrisy of Left-Wing Israeli NGOs

    Noah Beck | IPT News Israeli human rights group B’Tselem recently appeared before a special session of the United Nations Security Council, excoriating Israeland pleading with the body to act against Israel’s settlements. In 1975, the UN famously declared that “Zionism is racism” and, four decades later, the organization continues to hound Israel. In each […] More

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    The Oslo Disaster

    BESA: Mideast Security and Policy Studies No. 123 Prof. Efraim Karsh, the incoming director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, skewers the Oslo diplomatic process as “the starkest strategic blunder in Israel’s history” and as “one of the worst calamities ever to have afflicted Israelis and Palestinians.” “Twenty three years after its euphoric launch […] More

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    Cyberspace, the Final Frontier

    Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror | BESA EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel’s young cyber industry is proving to be a remarkable success story. Between the National Cyber Bureau and the budding Cyber Defense Agency, Israel can protect its critical infrastructure and continue cementing its position as a global cybersecurity powerhouse. Sometimes dramatic advances are made in important fields far from the public […] More

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    Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel

    Editor’s Note: For thus says the LORD of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye. Zechariah 2:8 Amb. Alan Baker | Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Israel is inundated with one-sided international resolutions, declarations, “peace plans,” and advice […] More

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    Is Israel about to Sign a Terrible Deal?

    Shoshana Bryen | Gatestone Institute 100% of the money will be spent in the U.S., while Israel is presently able to spend 25% in Israel. This is a subsidy for U.S. defense industries and constrains Israel’s defense choices by forcing the IDF to exclude weapons from Europe and elsewhere. Without the ability to spend some […] More

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