A 1985 document from an Israeli think tank sounded a stark warning about the economic and demographic time bomb that was ticking in the Gaza Strip — if anyone wanted to hear it.
One can learn a lot about the liberal circles that have emerged from the revolutions in the Arab world from a cultural journal that began publication just before the uprisings started.
As defense minister, Barak surely realizes that if the 1990-92 crisis was the lowest point in our relations with the Americans since the 1956 Sinai Campaign, the situation today is much worse.
Iranian opposition leader not troubled by devout nature of his people, but decries loss of human rights.
People on the street have no reliable info, unsurprisingly their impression is based merely on gut feeling.
Engineers are characterized by a greater intolerance of uncertainty, a quality evident among extremists.
Thirty years ago, Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said published his highly influential book 'Orientalism' in which he accused Middle Eastern studies of being nothing more than a tool in the hands of imperialism.
It is clear to the United States that the response on the North Korea issue is a presentation of objectives regarding Iran as well, for good or ill.
The committee, Marcus says, will be harsh in its judgment of the prime minister for "the rashness and lack of judgment that characterized Ehud Olmert."
This is the real story of Annapolis: a story of fierce personal emotions, disappointment, affront and desperation.
The Baath slogan "Syria as the focus of Arabism" has been painted by Assad with Muslim colors. Will this bolster his weakened legitimacy? Time will tell.
And over all these problems hovers a dark cloud, the Iranian menace controlled by a "Safawiyya regime," a blunt hint to the Safavid Dynasty that forcibly converted the previously Sunni Iran into a Shi'ite nation.
This last Jewish year saw a number of our country's leaders under suspicion and investigation and a few more indicted or convicted.
Ze'ev Schiff was a critical patriot who saw the social strength of a country under siege, imposed on the bases of truth and transparency. A man of the world and a son rooted in the country in which he grew up. What a shame he is gone.
In the Middle East as a whole, the discovery of the scope of the underground tunnel network in southern Lebanon and the pace of Hezbollah's rocket stockpiling have shaken the very foundations of the leaderships in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf Emirates.
Inspired by the "caveat emptor" principle of Roman law, which sounds a note of caution for potential buyers, media consumers should heed the unwritten warning, "Reader beware."
What are the roots of France's Muslim anti-Semitism, and how much danger are the country's Jews really facing? Ben Simon's new book reports from the field.
Carrying out the disengagement is in Israel's interest because of the mess that the Jewish settlement policy in Gaza has brought it. In this context, Egypt is taking limited steps, which are dictated by interests of its own, while at the same time not decreasing the severity of the anti-Semitic attacks in its media.
If the United States has failed in its crusade to bring democracy to our region, it's only because it has ignored the lessons of the process of democratization in 19th century Europe.