How I Stopped Ignoring NGO Monitor and Started Fighting Back

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by Michael Sfard Around a decade ago, a new Israeli organization appeared out of nowhere. It had a name that sounded like a piece of medical equipment: NGO Monitor. The organization was founded by a Bar Ilan professor named Gerald… Continue Reading  

Renewal of Turkey-Israel Relations Imminent

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by Robert Olson Turkey and Israel will likely normalize diplomatic relations in the next few months or sooner. The media in Turkey and Israel have reported that the two countries will soon exchange ambassadors—the point at which normalization would be… Continue Reading  

Deconstructing Netanyahu’s Spin about the Paris Peace Summit

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by Shemuel Meir It is difficult to ignore the unbridled joy that took over the Prime Minister’s Office as its spokespeople went out of their way to declare the Paris peace summit, which took place this past weekend, a failure.… Continue Reading  

The Contradictions of Elliott Abrams

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by Jim Lobe Elliott Abrams was an enthusiastic cheerleader for the “Arab Spring,” but he also loves the kingdom that has done (and spent) the most to suppress it. It’s the kind of contradiction that has often afflicted neoconservatives like… Continue Reading  

“Diamonds for Peanuts” and the Double Standard

by Marsha B. Cohen The New York Times’ op-ed page headlined “Hopes for Iran”, which offers half a dozen cautious-to-negative views on Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rouhani, unexpectedly links to a “Related Story” published last year: Should Israel Accept a Nuclear Ban?… Continue Reading