The End of Evangelical Support for Israel?
A decade ago, evangelical love for Israel seemed so solid that the only debate within the Jewish community was whether or not to "accept" it. These days, confronted with an evangelical-friendly, anti-Israel narrative, more Christians are turning against Israel.
Is the Turco-Iranian Friendship Real?
The 312-mile border between Turkey and Iran has been one of the most stable and peaceful in the volatile Middle East. But mostly out of sight have been indications of rivalry, distrust, and mutual sectarian suspicion between the two Muslim countries.
Erdoğan's Looming Downfall
The year 2013 was supposed to be momentous for Turkey's strongman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. But toward the end of the year, Erdoğan's hold on Turkey looked increasingly fragile, and many began asking how long he could stay in power.
The Palestinians' Real Enemies
The actual policies of the Arab states have shown far less concern for pan-Arab ideals, let alone for the well-being of the Palestinians, than for their own self-serving interests.
Jihadist Gang Graffiti
Islamists are using every genre of graffiti to spread the jihadist message. Like other gangs, they use spray paint to mark their territory, demonstrate their allegiance, advertise their gang's status and power, memorialize fallen members, and threaten enemies.
Holding back al-Qaeda
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit this week to an IDF field hospital where wounded Syrians are receiving treatment served to showcase the Israeli humanitarian effort to respond to the crisis facing Syrian civilians caught up in the ongoing conflict.
Israeli universities help shape a radical view where entrepreneurship is frowned upon. The ethos they espouse is diametrically opposed to the Zionist vision that touted hard work as the linchpin of a merit-based society.
Spotlight on Egypt's Relations with Russia and the U.S.
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