‘Entry of radical Islamist forces into northern Syria is disturbing,’ says ex-Israeli intelligence official

By Yaakov Lapin, JNS— Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Turkish invasion on Oct. 10, stating that Israel “warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies,” and that “Israel is prepared to…

Reasons Why Peaceful Resolutions for the Arab-Israeli Conflict Always Fail

By Tawfik Hamid, Gatestone Institute— We must salute Jared Kushner’s attempt to bring a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. That said, the Palestinians’ unsurprising rejection of the peace offer requires some scrutiny, especially the true causes of the perennial failure to achieve lasting peace. Without understanding them, every attempt to solve this conflict, every…

What the war over Jerusalem is really about

By Daniel Greenfield— Hamas has announced that President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has opened the “gates of hell.” Its Muslim Brotherhood parent has declared America an “enemy state.” The Arab League boss warned that the Jerusalem move “will fuel extremism and result in violence.” The Jordanian Foreign Minister claimed that…