Elor Azaria and the Army of the Periphery

by Edo Konrad An Israeli military court handed down a guilty verdict Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of Elor Azaria, an IDF soldier who shot and killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in March of last year. The high-profile trial polarized the country,… Continue Reading

Netanyahu at the UN: Frozen Bodies, Blatant Lies, and Imaginary Children

by Samah Salaime “Ahmed was the victim of a horrible terrorist act perpetrated by Jews… No words can bring comfort to this boy or to his family. Still, as I stood by his bedside I told his uncle, ‘This is… Continue Reading

Regional Impact of Russia’s Drawdown from Syria

by Mark N. Katz Just as it does for the Bashar al-Assad regime and its internal opponents, Russia’s announced drawdown of forces from Syria raises uncertainties for regional powers with stakes in the ongoing conflict there. Some in Saudi Arabia… Continue Reading