The massive – but reversible – defeats of Iran and Turkey

By Caroline Glick—- With our attention focused on other things – Israel’s elections, the legal fraternity’s aggressive lawfare against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump’s peace plan, to name just a few – profound strategic shifts have upended the strategic balance in the Middle East. Israel’s two most formidable adversaries – Iran and Turkey…

Islamic renewal? Western challenge!

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Islamic traditionalists vs. Islamic reformers In 2020, a dramatic battle is raging between the traditional, imperialistic school of Islam, which insists on strict adherence to the Quran and Sharia (“divine laws”), on the one hand, and the modernist/reformist school of Islam, which wishes to adjust…

Islamists’ Response to Peace Plan

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Palestinian Authority, after rejecting US President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled plan for Mideast peace, “Peace to Prosperity,” as a “conspiracy” against Palestinians, is now trying to persuade the Israeli public that it is “still” interested in achieving peace with Israel. Earlier this month, PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced that…

The Business of Peace: Water for Gaza, Co-Working Jobs for Jews and Palestinians

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Times of Israel-— President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” has generated too many opinions to count. Politicians, media, and citizens argue while the United Nations has codified its Nazi-like listing of Jewish businesses to boycott. The truth about Israeli businesses is light years away from the UN’s lies and slander. Israel’s…