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Antisemitism: Obsession or Logic? Antisemitism: Obsession or Logic?
Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Robert Wistrich’s new book, From Ambivalence to Betrayal:The Left, the Jews, and Israel, does much to demonstrate that anti-Semitism was and is a fixture of the Left—but stops short of that conclusion.
America and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Romance America and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Romance
Thursday, December 20, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

One of the most consistent and depressing aspects of U.S.-Middle Eastern relations is the determination of our intellectuals and officials to defend Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
Chemical Warfare in the Middle East: A Brief History Chemical Warfare in the Middle East: A Brief History
Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

At this time of Hanukkah’s memories of Syrian tyrants past, the Syrian tyrant present, Bashar al-Assad, has reportedly assembled chemical weapons for use against the rebellion.
Until a Hundred Twenty Until a Hundred Twenty
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Hillel Fradkin | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Bernard Lewis has published many books on the history of the Middle East and Islam. On these subjects he is, simply, the pre-eminent authority. At 96, he has now published yet another book: a memoir.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Patient Jihad The Muslim Brotherhood’s Patient Jihad
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Mohamed Morsi’s recent election as president of Egypt has proved a matter of concern.  A candidate from the radical Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, many fear that Morsi’s victory will threaten Egyptian-Israeli peace.
Frail Reeds? Frail Reeds?
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by Elliot Jager | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Observing Egypt's current upheaval, a writer for the Hebrew daily Makor Rishon has ventured the thought that whatever happens there, and no matter who takes power, "the lesson for Israel is clear: Arab regimes cannot be trusted."
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Iran and the Brotherhood Eric Trager, Washington Institute. Iran is becoming increasingly unpopular in the Arab world—except among Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
Dangerous Liaisons Meredith Tax, Dissent. Burgeoning alliances between the far Left and the theocratic Muslim Right represent "betrayals of basic socialist principle" that have "undermined struggles for secular democracy."
Morsi: Hamas' Best Friend? Benedetta Berti, Fathom. Mohamed Morsi is more hostile to Israel, and closer to Hamas, than Mubarak.  Still, the relationship between Egypt and Gaza is more complex than it seems.
Out of the Frying Pan Jonathan Spyer, Fathom. With Sunni Islamists increasingly dominating the Free Syrian Army, Israel may soon face a new Syrian regime allied with Hamas and Egypt—and no less hostile than Assad.
No End to Elections , BBC. Hours after polls closed in Israel, Jordan is holding its first parliamentary elections under a reformed electoral system—in the hope of preventing another Islamist revolution. 
A Stiff-Necked People Ehud Barak, Prospect. "Israelis are a stiff-necked people," admits Ehud Barak in a farewell to electoral politics.  But that is what it takes to survive in a tough neighborhood.
The Rise of Sinai’s Bedouin Nicolas Pelham, New York Review of Books. When attackers in the Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on Israel’s border, Egypt blamed Hamas.  But Israelis privately say the planners of the attack were Sinai’s resurgent Bedouin.
The Age of Islamism Hussein Agha, Robert Malley, New York Review of Books. Far from being a democratic revolution, the fall of autocracies across the Arab world represents Islamism’s final victory over Arab nationalism—and the beginning of a project to restore the caliphate.
Iran's Conditional Friends Ehud Eilam, BESA Perspectives. Although the conventional wisdom assumes that Iran could count on the support of Hamas and Hizballah in the event of a war against Israel, current realities suggest otherwise. (PDF)
From the Front Lines Jonathan Spyer, World Affairs. "It is quite possible that the Syrian insurgents may choose to strike back at Hezbollah in Lebanon itself at some stage . . . Hezbollah and the FSA are already at war." (Interview by Michael J. Totten)