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An anti-Israel rally in Tehran, Nov. 24.

America Needs a Middle East Strategy

Nearly two months into Israel’s ground campaign, all eyes are on the Gaza Strip. Yet divisions over Gaza point to a disconnect between U.S. policy and strategic reality. The Middle East is headed toward a major war, for which the U.S. needs a strategy well beyond Gaza. Since late November, […]

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Palestinian supporters gather for a protest at Columbia University, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, in New York. As the Israel-Hamas war rages in Gaza, there’s a bitter battle for public opinion flaring in the U.S., with angry rallies and disruptive protests at prominent venues in several major cities. Among the catalysts are Palestinian and Jewish-led…

Pro-Terrorist Cash Is Funding US Higher Ed, and Taxpayers Should Be Upset About It

Over the last seven weeks, anti-American, anti-Israel and antisemitic activity has consumed higher education. College administrations, flush with foreign cash and taxpayer dollars, continue to give Hamas sympathizers free rein. In response, many families have begun to reconsider where they should send their donations or even whether they should send their children to such schools. Universities must stop hiding behind the

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An Extended Ceasefire Would Help Hamas but Hurt Israelis and Gazans Alike

Pressure for an extended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is building in the United States. Congresswoman Becca Balint (D-Vt.) has expressed in a newspaper op-ed the same idea which polls show growing in support — that both Israelis and Gazans have suffered enough and what is needed is “an immediate break

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Don’t Look to the Palestinian Authority for Good Governance

The Oct. 7 terrorist massacre in southern Israel made it all too clear that Hamas must go. But after it is gone, who will take the helm in Gaza? Secretary of State Antony Blinken commented that Gaza’s administration “must include Palestinian-led governance and Gaza unified with the West Bank under the Palestinian

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Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei meeting with newly Parliament members

Why It’s Obvious Iran Approved Hamas’s Attack

Shortly after Hamas’s assault on Israel, The Wall Street Journal, relying on Hamas sources, reported that the Islamic Republic of Iran had green-lit the Oct. 7 attack. U.S. government officials said they don’t have evidence of Iran’s involvement, and Tehran itself claims that Hamas is an independent actor. But American and

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The Merkava IV tank makes its introduction to the 7th Armored Brigade.

Israeli Victory Is Critical to U.S. Interests

The outbreak of war in the Middle East means the Biden administration has to manage a complex strategic crisis. American objectives must be to ensure Israeli freedom of action for the next six months while deterring any Russian responses in the Middle East and beyond. A burst of U.S. support

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Smoke billowed over residential Israeli areas as sirens sounded overhead amid Hamas rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Assault Shows Terrorists Can’t be Managed

The main lesson for Israel from the hideous Hamas attacks suffered over the weekend is a simple one: Terrorists can’t be managed. For decades, Israel worked with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) by combining incentives on the one hand with controlled military responses on the other. Major attacks, including

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Iron Dome 2021

If a Chinese Spy Balloon Flew over Israel

Consider this: if China sent one of its high-tech surveillance balloons over Israel, what would happen? The answer: Israel would have sounded air raid sirens telling its citizens to go into shelters. It would then fire an air defense missile to take the balloon down. No hand-wringing. No waiting. No lies. Just eliminate the threat.

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Destruction in Kyiv

Israel’s Strategic Interest in Ukraine Is Changing Because of Iran

Despite frequent appeals and complaints from Ukrainian leaders, Israel has refused requests to provide weapons to Ukraine. Ukraine is now suffering barrages of cruise missiles and suicide drones hitting targets across Ukraine, weapons that are destroying Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. Israel knows and is deeply concerned that Iran is allegedly supplying

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