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Jul 11, 2014, 3:50 PM
Lost in the Crossfire, the Cry of the Bereaved
“May God console you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem” The sirens are blaring again. Hamas rockets are raining down on Israel. The ground operation in Gaza is impending. The escalation no one seems to want appears almost...
May 28, 2013, 11:33 PM
In DC, The Talmud Finds a New Home
In the heart of America’s capital city, something special is happening in Jewish life. Just one block away from the White House, for the past three months a devoted group of young professional Jewish men of a variety of...
Feb 21, 2013, 7:15 PM
Reexamining nonviolence in a new Middle East
Two years after Egyptians took to the streets and took down Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, protests have once again exploded across the country. The violent clashes in Port Said, Cairo, and elsewhere have underscored the outrage so many Egyptians...
Dec 26, 2012, 4:44 PM
The unilateral disengagement of the American titans of peace
Exhausted, resigned, disillusioned, two-staters are pivoting away from the Middle East
Apr 29, 2012, 10:29 PM
Beyond Anti-Semitism: Why Bob Simon (and his international activist equivalents) always comes back to Israel
I asked once this one clichéd question that always comes to mind – ‘So why Israel of all places? Why not Syria? Egypt? Russia or China?’ One of them put on a serious face. 'Are you insane?' he asked me....
Apr 16, 2012, 9:32 PM
What Gunter Grass talks about when Gunter Grass talks about Israel
West Berlin, June 3, 1967. A renowned leftist German writer sits before a group of students at Berlin’s Free University, speaking. The students share the writer’s political ilk, but are of a different generation. The writer, middle-aged and already...
Mar 18, 2012, 6:37 PM
On the Push to Move America’s Red Lines on Iran, Issues of Definition and Enforcement
A few days ago I co-published a new piece (along with Jaclyn Tandler, Junior Nuclear Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) in Diplomatic Courier, which you can find here. It's called "On Nuclear Capability: Drawing Red Lines...
Mar 5, 2012, 4:19 AM
David Makovsky, Elliott Abrams, Aaron David Miller: three views on President Obama’s AIPAC speech
David Makovsky, Elliott Abrams, and Aaron David Miller. Three top-tier Middle East experts. Three distinct backgrounds and perspectives on Middle East Policy. And unsurprisingly given their backgrounds, three very different verdicts on President Obama’s speech today, and its implications...
Mar 4, 2012, 8:37 PM
Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) on Pres. Obama and PM Netanyahu
I just wrapped up a brief conversation with Congressman Eliot Engel, a Democratic Representative from New York who has a long history of support for Israel. Congressman Engel appeared very pleased with President Obama’s speech and was “especially happy...
Mar 4, 2012, 8:12 PM
President Obama’s speech: a rare moment of unity
For a moment, the diverse crowd at the AIPAC convention united behind the President
Mark is a non-resident research fellow at the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.