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Signs of the <i>Times</i> Signs of the Times
Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

A new report by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is the latest in a long line to allege anti-Israel bias at the New York Times.  But the newspaper isn't about to change.   
The Egyptian Jewish Remnant, Against Israel The Egyptian Jewish Remnant, Against Israel
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Joseph Mayton | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

CAIRO: At this upscale Cairo café, Sam and Amira, brother and sister, are the last two who would be seen as Jewish.
Munich Misremembered Munich Misremembered
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Daniel Gelernter | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Forty years ago, on September 5, 1972, eight Arab terrorists broke into the Israeli apartments at the Munich Olympic village, murdered two athletes, and took nine hostage.  After a day of failed negotiations, aborted rescue attempts, and a shootout, not a single hostage survived.
The Six-Day War: Day Six The Six-Day War: Day Six
Sunday, June 10, 2012 by | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

After five days spent battling Arab forces, Israel now faced a new opponent: time. With the Egyptians and Jordanians out of the war, and the Syrians having agreed to a ceasefire, the Security Council was becoming restless.
On the Eve of the Six-Day War On the Eve of the Six-Day War
Monday, June 4, 2012 by | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Forty-five years ago today, on June 4, 1967, Israel and the Jewish world were in suspense. Today, we recall the Six-Day War as a stunning martial victory by the Jewish state; but on the war's eve, this outcome was wholly unforeseeable. Indeed, the odds appeared firmly stacked against Israel.
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Bordering on Collapse Dore Gold, Israel Hayom. As a result of the Syrian civil war, Middle East borders that have lasted since the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916 are on the verge of erasure—and the vultures are already circling.
Whatever Happened to the Hittites? Trevor Bryce, Archaeology Odyssey. The Hittite Empire once stretched from the Aegean in the west to the Euphrates in the east.  But when invaders finally destroyed its capital, Hattusa, they found the city deserted.
Asking Hagel the Real Questions Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg. Chuck Hagel seems to believe that without the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Middle East would be a "placid lake"—a view "utterly discredited by events."
Modernity’s Price in the Middle East Bernard Lewis, Norman Podhoretz, Peter Robinson, National Review. "In the pre-modern Middle East,” says Lewis,” there were many institutions in which power arose not from above but from within.  All that was destroyed by modernization." (Video)
The Use and Misuse of American Influence Shoshana Bryen, Gatestone Institute. "It is a specifically American conceit that people in other countries and other societies want our social and governmental blueprint as well as our money, medicine, and weapons."
Obama's Foreign Policy Cliff Mark Landler, New York Times. With crises in Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Obama faces national security threats across the Middle East; but his top priority will be Iran's nuclear program. 
Israel's Shifting Demographics Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom. Israel's Jewish population surges and fertility rates across the Arab world collapse.  It seems Jews won't become a minority between the Jordan and the Mediterranean anytime soon. 
The Middle East’s “Big Men” Elliott Abrams, Commentary. "Some months after the invasion of Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein, I sat at lunch with the aging Hosni Mubarak . . ."
The Real Enemy Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, Arab News. “What was the real cost for not recognizing Israel in 1948 and why didn’t the Arab states spend their assets on education, health care, and the infrastructures instead of wars?”
A Good Friend is Hard to Find John Hannah, Foreign Policy. With America’s Muslim strategy literally crashing and burning on Arab streets, it is time to pay some attention to Iraqi Kurds who are actively seeking a U.S. alliance.