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Jan 17, 2015, 1:05 AM
The Islamic State’s Third Target
With reports indicating that Islamic State militants are managing to gain territory in Iraq and Syria in spite of US and coalition air strikes, the world is witnessing a nightmare scenario unfold across the Middle East: what if the...
Jul 22, 2014, 6:41 AM
The Intellectual Suicide of Israel’s Critics
As Israel's military campaign to destroy the internationally-recognized terrorist organization Hamas reaches its third week in Gaza, global protests against the nation fighting terrorism, Israel, are reaching fevered pitch. Particularly violent anti-Semitic riots in France highlight Israel's unavoidable lack of perceived legitimacy, in spite of Israel's...
Jan 20, 2014, 5:53 AM
Testing the Canada-Israel alliance
The inaugural visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Israel represents a significant moment for an Israeli government that is in vital need of dependable friends and reliable moral allies. Much has already been said about Prime Minister Harper's unequivocal and...
Oct 13, 2013, 1:11 AM
Religious Freedom on the Islamic Temple Mount
When I visited Israel for the first time in July of this year, a trip up to the Temple Mount topped my list of things to do. I wanted to see the most contested piece of real estate on...
Aug 22, 2013, 5:01 AM
Settling Israel’s Ancient West Bank Roots
The uproar emitted by the Palestinian Authority and the international community after Israel approved new housing blocks in East Jerusalem - on the eve of renewed peace talks - caused many people to seriously question the logic of the...
Aug 1, 2013, 8:38 PM
Fortress Israel: An Interview with Mark Regev, International Spokesman for Prime Minister Netanyahu
Jerusalem - With peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority underway after years of impasse, the eyes of the world are once again intensely fixated on the Holy Land. Though a degree of optimism is percolating at the...
Robert David Onley is a lawyer and freelance writer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is the Co-Founder of the Young Diplomats of Canada, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community in the Ottawa Hub. firstname.lastname@example.org