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Verification Requirements For Nuclear Agreement With Iran*

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Nuclear Verification Capabilities: Independent Task Force Of Federation Of American Scientists. Introduction  The preamble of the Joint Plan of Action (JPA)1 announced in November 2013 by Iran and the P5+12 states that the goal of the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program “is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that…

Weekly Briefing – September 14-20, 2014

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Immoral Equivalent – Daphne Netanyahu – There is a reason that criminal law – not just in Israel but the world over – does not define a criminal offense solely by the damage it caused. Judging the morality or immorality of war according to the number of people killed is......

The Muslim Brotherhood: Is Wagdi Ghoneim, the New Qaradawi Waiting in the Wings?

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Yusuf Qaradawi, the octogenarian and putative senior cleric of the international Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimun), has reached an age where he is not now expected to play a significant role in what has become a cloudy Ikhwan future. Among those waiting in the wings is Wagdi Abd al-Hamid Mohamed Ghoneim. ......

The Middle East ‘Black Revolution’

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

In the Fall of 2010, liberals in many Middle Eastern countries wanted a ”Color Revolution,” like other countries had in the previous decade. Yet, in the Fall of 2014, the dominant color that splashes all over is black. The black color of the growing jihadist movement, the ISIL. But in the......

Qatar, cold shoulders for Kerry, and a mysterious offer*

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Recent developments in the region hold out both promise and threats for Israel. A trio of new developments are worthy of notice and all affect Israel directly or indirectly: As a first result of the Saudi crackdown on Qatar, a dozen major Muslim Brotherhood (MB) officials were “invited” to leave the emirate......

Immoral Equivalent

Monday, September 15th, 2014

There is a reason that criminal law – not just in Israel but the world over – does not define a criminal offense solely by the damage it caused. Judging the morality or immorality of war according to the number of people killed is not just another passing leftist cliché......

The Presence of Evil

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Perhaps the most horrendous aspect of the ghastly decapitation of innocents by the ISIL jihadists is that it is a part of their successful appeal to a growing part of the Muslim world. Apparently the media-astute leaders of the movement understand the psychology of power better than those in the......

Weekly Briefing – September 6-12, 2014

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The Jihadist Plague on the March – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Al Qaeda’s attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, on September 11, 2001, signaled the beginning of the spreading of the global jihadist plague. The deliberate dismissal of growing jihadist movements the world over has been aided and......

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