Analysis & Commentary

17th July 2014 - Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

US, NATO Charge Russian Weapons Flooding Eastern Ukraine

Boris Zilberman

Western military officials are sounding new alarms over the increasing amount of heavy and sophisticated weaponry ending up in the hands of Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.

17th July 2014 - Quoted by Foreign Policy

What We Know So Far About the Passenger Jet Shot Down in Ukraine

Patrick Megahan

Crucially, the Ukrainian armed forces also have the Buk missile system, which gives Russia and its proxies a measure of plausible deniability if it is confirmed that a Buk was...

16th July 2014 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

John Kerry’s Routine Wears Thin

Mark Dubowitz

Even for him, Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks in Vienna on Tuesday were remarkably silly.

16th July 2014 - Quoted by David Zucchino & Ralph Vartabedian - The Chicago Tribune

Hamas Drone Injects New Element into Arab-Israeli Conflict

Jonathan Schanzer

The exchange of rocket fire from Palestinian militants and Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip took a new turn this week when the military wing of Hamas said it had launched drones into Israel -- one of them downed by an Israeli Patriot missile.

15th July 2014 - Cited by Benjamin Weinthal - The National Review Online

Hamas’s Asymmetric War Against Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas today refused an Egyptian-backed ceasefire to end its war against the Jewish state.

15th July 2014 - Mentioned by Ben Cohen - Commentary Magazine

A Maoist in Gaza

Benjamin Weinthal

Despite the flurry of reports from Gaza today, very few news outlets picked up on Hamas’s declaration that it had closed the Erez border crossing into Israel, citing “Israeli shelling” as the reason for doing so.

15th July 2014 - Quoted by Laurence Norman - The Wall Street Journal

Tangible Progress Made in Iran Nuclear Talks, Kerry Says

Mark Dubowitz

Nuclear talks between Iran and six powers were set to extend past the July 20 target date as Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif cited significant progress Tuesday, while saying much work remains.

14th July 2014 - Quoted by Marti Noticias

Tras visitar Cuba, otro barco norcoreano bajo lupa norteamericana

Claudia Rosett

Del 1 al 9 de julio no existe señalización sobre la ubicación del barco norcoreano Mu Du Bong, que estaba en aguas cubanas.

14th July 2014 - Quoted by Armin Rosen - Business Insider

The Most Extreme Faction Of Al Qaeda Is Winning, And It’s Leading To The Destruction Of Iraq

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has now controlled much of Iraq for over a month.

14th July 2014 - Quoted by Eli Lake - The Daily Beast

Thank Obama For Iran’s Growing Economy

Mark Dubowitz

The White House eased pressure on Tehran to get a preliminary nuclear deal. But Iran’s economy has bounced back fast, undercutting Western leverage as the talks’ deadline looms.

11th July 2014 - Quoted by Oren Dorell & Mariam Hamed - USA Today

Israel Vows To Continue Airstrikes Despite Growing Pressure

Tony Badran

As the Palestinian death toll rose, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Friday to continue to target members of Hamas with air strikes in Gaza until rockets the militant group has been firing into Israel from the southern border halt.

11th July 2014 - Quoted by Seth Mandel - Commentary Magazine

Israel and Its Arabs: Rockets, Riots, and the Dream of Coexistence

Jonathan Schanzer

One age-old critique of Israeli deterrence, self-defense, and unwillingness to give away the store in negotiations with the Palestinians was psychological: didn’t Israeli leaders realize, it was asked (rhetorically), how they were radicalizing a new generation of Palestinian youth, who...

10th July 2014 - Quoted by Alastair Jamieson - NBC News

Hamas Firing China-Designed, Syria-Made M-302 Rockets: Israel

Patrick Megahan

Smuggled Syrian-made rockets based on a Chinese design have boosted Hamas' 10,000-strong arsenal which is dominated by crude homemade devices, officials and experts say.

10th July 2014 - Mentioned by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Hamas Orders Civilians to Die in Israeli Airstrikes

Oren Adaki

Order comes down to ignore warnings from Israel, stay inside.

10th July 2014 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Israeli Ambassador: Hamas Using Iranian Rockets to Attack Israel

Jonathan Schanzer

The terror group Hamas has begun deploying against Israel advanced long-range missiles provided to the militant group by Iran, forcing the Israeli military to specifically target these weapons caches in air strikes, according to Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

9th July 2014 - Quoted by Sean Savage - JNS

In Gaza, Israel Faces New Jihadist Threats On Top Of A Wounded Hamas

Jonathan Schanzer

With the launch of the Israeli army’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, much of the public’s attention has appropriately focused on Hamas, and more recently the escalation of rocket fire on Israel.

9th July 2014 - Cited by Simon Engler - Foreign Policy

Hamas’s New Rocket Is Inaccurate. It’s Also a Serious Upgrade.

Late on Tuesday, a rocket landed near the Israeli city of Hadera, nearly 70 miles north of its Gaza Strip launch site.

9th July 2014 - Quoted by Brasil247

Base US27 na Libia Campo Militar Norte Americano Vira Refúgio De Grupo Terrorista

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Um campo de treinamento militar próximo a Trípoli, capital da Líbia, inicialmente destinado à formação de soldados governamentais líbios em técnicas de combate ao terrorismo, tornou-se refúgio de um grupo terrorista ligado à Al-Qaeda.

9th July 2014 - Quoted by Jeff Seldin - Voice of America

US Defense Secretary Calls ISIL Imminent Threat

Tony Badran

The top U.S. defense official says the world should not underestimate the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

8th July 2014 - Quoted by Michael K. Lavers - The Washington Blade

State Dept. Dodges Questions on Saudi LGBT Rights Record

Oren Adaki, David Andrew Weinberg

A State Department spokesperson on Monday declined to say whether Secretary of State John Kerry specifically discussed Saudi Arabia’s LGBT rights record during his meeting with the country’s king late last month.


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