Time for Conditioning Aid to Egypt

By James Colbert, March 22, 2012

Apparently, when it comes to Egypt, once burned does not make some American officials twice shy. The surprise of both the Arab Spring and President Mubarak’s rapid fall do not seem to have shaken their faith that a quick deal with Egypt’s military leadership, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), will benefit America. [...]

Share the Peace – Friend Me

By Jennifer Hanin, March 8, 2012

Sometimes it takes an unconventional approach to build better futures. Israeli President Shimon Peres is doing just that by outstretching the olive branch of peace to citizens across the world. Noticing how young people used the social revolution in the Middle East to springboard their calls for a better way of life, Peres is using [...]

Changing Fates Cloud The Outlook For The Middle East

By Gal Sitty, December 19, 2011

By Gal Sitty Egypt As Egypt falls further into chaos Islamists secure more gains in parliamentary elections. This time the Islamic bloc is claiming about 70% of the vote in the second round of elections, an increase from their achievements in the first round. This comes at a time when extreme violence has returned to Cairo’s [...]

The Unraveling Egyptian Democracy

By Gal Sitty, November 23, 2011

By Gal Sitty The renewed demonstrations in Tahrir Square in Cairo differ significantly from the earlier Arab Spring protests which led to the ouster of long time President Hosni Mubarak. Whereas in the past the movement was led mostly by secularists and liberals organizing in large part through the use of social media tools, the current protests are [...]

Jordan Hides Unrest By Diverting Attention To Israel

By Gal Sitty, November 2, 2011

By Gal Sitty As the Arab Spring continues to unfold in different ways across North Africa and the Middle East one thing that remains constant among every threatened regime is their use of anti-Israel rhetoric to try to divert attention away from their own crimes. Early on in each country’s popular uprisings the old regime tends [...]

Missing An Opportunity For Peace

By Gal Sitty, October 24, 2011

By Gal Sitty Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor addressed the Security Council today with regards to the Palestinian’s unilateral bid for statehood. The Council is set to vote  in November on whether to elevate the status of the Palestinian mission to the UN to a member state. The Ambassador’s main point to the Security Council was that [...]

Libyans Celebrate, Syrians Still Struggle

By Gal Sitty, October 20, 2011

By Gal Sitty While the death of deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi is a victory for peace and human rights, another tyrant in the Middle East continues to oppress his own people and perpetuate terror abroad. Both of these leaders mobilized their armies to attack hundreds of thousands of unarmed protesters who were asking for simple democratic [...]

Israeli Spring Blossoms While Arab Spring Turns Into Winter?

By Gal Sitty, October 10, 2011

By Gal Sitty In Libya and Tunisia, where the Arab Spring first planted its roots, real reforms and regime change not only took place but seems to have stayed. In Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain the story, while still unfolding, is looking ever more bleak. Yesterday, clashes in the now infamous Tahrir Square in central [...]

More Proof Iran is Losing its Stranglehold on Syria

By Jennifer Hanin, June 8, 2011

by Jennifer Hanin Ongoing Iranian provocation in the Middle East. Ahmadinejad’s incessant railing for the demise of Western democracies. Iran’s nuclear program progressing at lightning speed despite international sanctions. Lastly, Ahmadinejad’s umbilical cord of terror attached to Syria, Lebanon & Gaza shows signs of weakening. It couldn’t be any clearer that Ahmadinejad is losing his [...]