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  • June 24, 2015|Steven J. RosenMEF Wire

    The New Israeli Government

    Steven J. Rosen, Director of the Middle East Forum's Washington Project and former foreign policy director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), briefed the Middle East Forum in a conference call on June 24, 2015. Although the new

  • June 02, 2015|Steven J. RosenThe Washington Times

    Iranian Nukes, the Arab Gulf, and Obama's Seductive Summitry

    Originally published under the title "Obama's Seductive Gulf Summit." President Obama convened the May 13-14 Camp David summit with the Sunni Arab leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in pursuit of a grand bargain. If the Gulfies would mute

  • April 27, 2015|Steven J. RosenThe Washington Times

    Will Obama Pick Another Fight with Israel?

    Originally published under the title, "Picking Another Fight with Israel." The concessions that President Obama is making to Iran have alarmed not just the right in Israel but also the left, and forced pro-Israel Democrats to choose between...

  • March 15, 2015|Steven J. RosenJustice

    Why Has the U.S. Congress Done So Little About UNRWA?

    American defenders of Israel generally see the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as one of the worst UN agencies, an organization that harbors terrorists, teaches militant conflict with Israel and anti-Semitism in its schools, and

  • March 01, 2015|Steven J. RosenThe Washington Times

    The Real Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Lies Ahead

    The brouhaha over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech to Congress is diverting attention from more important U.S.-Israel controversies that will escalate soon after this comparatively minor contretemps fizzles out. At the U.N., the

  • January 07, 2015|Steven J. RosenThe Gatestone Institute

    Are Palestinian Offensives Inviting Israeli Reprisals?

    In response to Palestinian Authority [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas's latest diplomatic offensive at the United Nations and the International Criminal Court [ICC], Israel's security cabinet is to meet this week to decide on possible measures to take.

  • January 03, 2015|Steven J. RosenThe Gatestone Institute

    Could Obama Swing the Israeli Election?

    This is the first time since 2009 that the Obama Administration may think it has a credible opportunity to replace Benjamin Netanyahu with an Israeli government prepared to make more concessions to the Palestinians. The idea that Obama could have...

  • October 20, 2014|Steven J. RosenThe Gatestone Institute

    Will Mahmoud Abbas Reject Israeli Protection?

    Shortly after the death of Yasser Arafat on November 11, 2004, and the election of Mahmoud Abbas to the Palestinian Authority [PA] presidency in January 2005, the U.S. Department of State increased its security assistance to the PA and began to...

  • September 30, 2014|Steven J. RosenThe Gatestone Institute

    Why State Dept. Defends UNRWA's Artificial "Refugee" Designations

    Here is a paradox: UNRWA, the United Nations agency that manages the Palestinian refugee issue, follows rules that contradict United States law and policy, and its practices result in perpetuating and multiplying the refugee problem rather than

  • May 01, 2014|Steven J. RosenMEF Wire

    The Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal

    Steven J. Rosen, Director of the Middle East Forum's Washington Project, is the former foreign-policy director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Bringing three decades of foreign policy experience to his analysis of Middle...

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