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Ephraim Yaar and Tamar Herman: Peace Index-2006

The following selection is by Professors Ephraim Yaar and Tamar Hermann. The Peace Index is a project at the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University. The purpose of the Center, established in 1992, is to promote…

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Deborah Lipstadt: Education is Key To Counter Holocaust Deniers

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the Mel Gibson of the Middle East. Just when the Sturm und Drang about “The Passion of the Christ” was beginning to fade and the buzz about Gibson’s new film was growing, the filmmaker launched…

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Ethan Bronner: Jews, Arabs and Jimmy Carter

This is a strange little book about the Arab-Israeli conflict from a major public figure. It is premised on the notion that Americans too often get only one side of the story, one uncritically sympathetic to Israel, so someone with…

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Hillel Frisch- The Palestinians and the Second Lebanese War

http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa/perspectives24.html Introduction Many commentators have suggested that Israel’s questionable military performance in the second Lebanese war and the resulting increase in Hizballah’s power and prestige have impacted negatively on Israel’s ability to deal with the Palestinians. This article demonstrates the…

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On Jimmy Carter’s False Apartheid Analogy

http://hnn.us/articles/32916.htm l Mr. Troy is Professor of History at McGill University and the author, most recently, of Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady. He is a member of HNN’s Advisory Board. Jimmy Carter has appeared on “Meet the Press,” Larry…

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Carol Saivetz, Harvard University: Moscow’s Iranian Politicies: Opportunities and Dangers Now Available Through Brandeis Middle East Brief Series

Below please find the link to the fifteenth Middle East Brief: “Moscow’s Iranian Policies: Opportunities and Dangers,” by Dr. Carol Saivetz. Saivetz is a Research Associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies and a Visiting Scholar at MIT’s…

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A Disproportionate Response? The Case of Israel and Hizballah

Hizballah is perhaps the most capable guerilla organization in the world today. This is due to its high level of training, Shiite religious indoctrination and dedication, sophisticated weaponry, strong financial and military support, and years of experience and preparation. Israel’s…

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