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Israel’s Pending Rafah Campaign Faces Immense Opposition

Israel is facing tremendous international pressure to cancel a pending military campaign in Rafah, a Hamas stronghold and the last city in the Gaza Strip yet to conquered and occupied by the Israeli army. Having stormed Gaza City and Khan Younis, and having bombed several Palestinian refugee camps in central Gaza, Israel appears to be […]

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Iran And Its Surrogates Working To Expel U.S. Forces From Mideast

It is questionable whether the latest U.S. retaliatory air and missile strikes against pro-Iranian militias in Iraq, Syria and Yemen will curb their aggression. Working in tandem with Iran, their wily puppet master, these surrogates remain undeterred and are hell-bent on launching fresh attacks against American military bases and ships, all in the hope of […]

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The Elusive Israel-Hamas Hostage Agreement

Benjamin Netanyahu has defiantly rejected a Hamas counter-proposal to end the current war in the Gaza Strip, dismissing it as “delusional” and “ludicrous” and claiming that “total victory” is “within reach” after four months of fighting. U.S. President Joe Biden appeared to agree with Netanyahu’s dismissive appraisal, saying that Hamas’ offer “seems to be a […]

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Israel And Egypt Squabble Over The Philadelphi Corridor

As the fourth month of the Israel-Hamas war fast approaches, the Israeli government is seriously considering the possibility of invading Rafah, the only city in the Gaza Strip that Israel’s ground forces have yet to reach and occupy. While the Israeli Air Force has bombed Hamas sites in Rafah, the most southerly city in Gaza, […]

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Murder, Lies And Truth

In the face of damning evidence that Hamas committed mass murder in southern Israel on October 7, Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, recently released a 16-page report denying that it deliberately targeted and killed civilians on that darkest of days. Our Narrative, Operation Al Aqsa Flood, released a few days ago in Arabic and […]

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The Middle East Is On Fire And Iran Is Mainly To Blame

The Middle East has been convulsed by unprecedented spasms of violence in the past few weeks, and to no one’s surprise, Iran and its proxies have been at the center of this ongoing turbulence. Amid the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip and a low-intensity war pitting Israel against Hezbollah in and around Lebanon, clashes […]

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U.S.-Israel Tensions Escalate

Israel and the United States are increasingly at odds over the direction of the current war in the Gaza Strip and what comes after it. These divisions emerged with a vengeance during U.S. Secretary of State Atony Blinken’s visit to Israel earlier this month, his fourth in a little more than three months. But they […]

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Israel Faces A Dilemma Regarding Palestinian Workers

As the war in the Gaza Strip drags on and approaches its fourth month, Israel faces an unsettling dilemma with major implications for its security. Should skilled and unskilled Palestinian workers from the West Bank and Gaza be allowed to resume their jobs in Israel following the mass murder of 1,200 Israelis and foreigners by […]

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U.S. Strikes Against The Houthis Expand The Israel-Hamas War

Since the eruption of the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip more than three months ago, the United States, Israel’s chief ally, has struggled to prevent it from spreading to the rest of the Middle East. To deter Iran and its proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen from intervening in the war Israel is […]

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Creating Post-October 7 “Facts On The Ground” In The West Bank

Jewish settlers in the West Bank have been quietly establishing “facts on the ground” since Hamas terrorists invaded southern Israel on October 7 and murdered 1,200 people in an unprecedented rampage which triggered the fifth war in the Gaza Strip in 15 years. Israel, meanwhile, has been conducting a counter-terrorism campaign in the West Bank […]