Israel

Honor Taylor Force, End Pay-For-Slay

On March 8, 2016, 29-year-old American combat veteran Taylor Force was brutally murdered in a Tel Aviv stabbing spree that wounded 10 other people. The attacker, 22-year-old Bashar Masalha of the West Bank, was shot dead by Israeli police. A native...

Give UNIFIL Some Teeth

The U.N. Security Council recently renewed the mandate of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the international peacekeeping force that has been present in Lebanon since 1978. Under pressure from the United States, the Security Council...

The Best of Frenemies

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend," goes an ancient proverb. New common enemies in today’s Middle East might not turn old foes into friends, but they may at least create a détente, allowing adversaries to join together against larger threats. One...

Khaled Meshaal: In His Own Words

As the chief of Hamas’s political bureau, Khaled Meshaal is arguably the most powerful leader in the Hamas organization. Meshaal lives openly in Doha, Qatar, uninhibited by Israeli travel restrictions. Meshaal reportedly “sets the strategy…. [and...

Daily Dose

Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On April 18, 2016, a bomb exploded on board a Jerusalem bus, wounding 21 people in an attack later claimed by Hamas. On April 20, a 19-year-old Palestinian man wounded in the explosion died from his wounds. 

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