Americans Battle the Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Daniel Pipes

When, in the midst of the 2014 Hamas-Israel war, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration briefly banned American carriers from flying to Israel, Sen. Ted Cruz (Republican of Texas) accused Barack Obama of using a federal regulatory agency "to launch an

Did Israel Weaken Hamas?

by Efraim Inbar

Following the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank and a continuous barrage of Hamas rockets on Israeli towns and villages, the government of Israel launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8, 2014, mostly in the form of

Rethinking Operation Protective Edge

by Eitan Shamir

On July 8, 2014, in response to a barrage of rockets and missiles on its population centers from the Gaza Strip, Israel launched heavy air and artillery strikes against the Islamist terror group Hamas that had ruled the area since 2007. As these failed

Can Saudi Arabia Feed Its People?

by Yossi Mann

In 2007, almost thirty years after setting out on an ambitious agricultural project, Saudi Arabia announced it would be phasing out government handouts to the agricutural sector, which would end in their entirety in 2016. Outsiders criticized the

Reviews

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

by Scott Anderson

T.E. Lawrence: Pro-Zionist or Pro-Arab? American novelist and foreign correspondent Anderson intertwines T.E. Lawrence's well-worn, but never boring, story with those of three other intriguing personalities—Curt Prüfer, a German Orientalist and spy;