Category: Middle East Forum

Ending Hamas’s Forever War

 Hamas fighters march triumphantly through the streets of Gaza on May 22, 2021. (Xinhua) The U.S. retreat from Afghanistan has many experts and commentators scratching their heads over this move and the destruction of the hope that the West could leave

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Lessons for Israel from the Taliban Victory

The scenes of a Taliban victory in Afghanistan have resonated very differently in various parts of the world and hold many lessons, especially for Israel. Some in the West have seen a failure of American foreign policy in the region,

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Only Israel Can Crown Hamas Victor

Probably more than any conflict in recent memory, Operation Guardian of the Walls was a war over the “victory” narrative. Both sides, Hamas and Israel, ended the war claiming that it had won this round and defeated its enemy. Nonetheless,

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A Coalition for Israeli Victory

Israel has seen many firsts in recent years on the domestic political front. However, something overlooked is the fact that for the first time in the country’s history, there is a prime minister and leader of the opposition who are

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It’s Time to End the Small Palestinian Victories

“Victory belongs to the most persevering,” said Napoleon Bonaparte. Bonaparte, who knew something of victory, is saying that victory is rarely overnight or quick, but takes time and patience. Unfortunately for the State of Israel, its opponents are demonstrating that

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Could Ra’am be a Middle East Game Changer?

Israelis across the nation tuned in on April 1 to hear Mansour Abbas, head of the Arab Islamist Ra’am Party, give a live televised address. After breaking from the Arab Joint List and declaring its willingness to support whichever of

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