Israel’s Arabs: Marginalized, Angry and Defiant

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by Emile Nakhleh The recent killing of an Arab youth by the police in the Israeli Arab village of Kufr Kanna, outside Nazareth, the on-going bloody violence in Jerusalem, and the growing tensions between the Israeli security services and the… Continue Reading  

Fear and Loathing in America

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by James A. Russell A variety of recent opinion polls indicate that a significant portion of the American public remains deeply fearful of international terrorism. Many Americans even feel less safe now than they did before the 9/11 attacks. A… Continue Reading  

Jerusalem of Tarnished Gold

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by Mitchell Plitnick Take a particularly provocative and grandstanding Israeli government and shift its focus from Hamas and Gaza to Jerusalem and you have a most explosive recipe. That potion is being stirred now, and the results could shake up the… Continue Reading  

Goldberg Sees Crisis in US-Israel Ties, Blames Bibi

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by Jim Lobe While everyone ritually insists that the bonds between Israel and the United States are “unbreakable,” yesterday’s analysis by Jeffrey Goldberg, “The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here,” argues that they’re currently under unprecedented strain and that the fault… Continue Reading  

The Collapse of Order in the Middle East

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by Chas Freeman* Will Rogers once observed that “when you get into trouble 5,000 miles from home, you’ve got to have been looking for it.”  It’s a good deal more than 5.000 miles to Baghdad or Damascus from here.  And,… Continue Reading