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Sep 12, 2013, 8:45 PM
Anthony Bourdain: Attitudes Unknown
Tony, before anything gets dicey, I just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan. I love the shows, I really do. I love the attitude, the swag, and man, l'chaim to your complete disregard for the taboo on...
Sep 1, 2013, 5:38 PM
The Stakes For Syria
There is a reason why only the most skilled diplomats get things done. International norms and relations are never as black and white as they may seem on the surface. In today's interdependent world, not even the color red...
Aug 27, 2013, 8:07 AM
Sunflowers and Death Camps
Last Tuesday German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the first high level visit to a Concentration Camp as Head of State, since the last SS Commandant turned to flee the advancing Allied Forces in 1945. Merkel had a very comforting...
Jul 16, 2013, 10:48 AM
The greatest condemnation ever issued
A confusing conversation with a French official on Tisha B'Av a few years ago provided some brief comic relief during a particularly difficult period for Israel
Nov 18, 2012, 10:20 PM
Why I Support Assassination
Forgive me if I don't shed the same tears for Yehiya Abiya and Ahmed Jabari as I did for Yitzhak Rabin. The IDF and the Shin Bet crossed two high profile names off their hit-lists, having assassinated Hamas' top...
Nov 4, 2012, 4:03 AM
Learning from Rabin
Looking back to this day Seventeen years ago offers a depressingly familiar picture. It was a time where Israel faced one of the worst leadership crises in decades. Security was irregular, the economy untrustworthy, and the Jewish state's national-identity...
Oct 18, 2012, 6:15 PM
The setting could not have been more revealing. It was almost too poetic, too perfect, to have been hand-crafted by anyone other then that rascal fate. As the Holy day came to a close, the congregants of one particular...
Aug 30, 2012, 5:43 PM
La Bonne Foi – An Unlikely Savior for Syria?
From the Sahel to Saudi, Beirut to Baghdad, there have been two lasting footprints in the sand. Both heavily invested and persistent in their staying power. The first belongs to a brusque, blue collar Pittsburgh Steel tough boot, unapologetically...
Aug 5, 2012, 8:28 PM
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Love, love, love, love, love There's nothing you can do that can't be done. There's nothing you can sing that can't be sung. Nothing you can say but you Learn how to play the game. It's easy. Love may be all you need,...
Jul 30, 2012, 7:08 PM
The Trouble With Turkey, a Disproportionate Response.
There were two meetings of import this past week, both symbolic and telling as to where things are headed in the region. One was in Anakra, the other in Jerusalem. In the Turkish capital, Prime Minister Erdogan together with...
Yaniv Salama-Scheer is a Canadian-born journalist who has reported on the Middle East from Israel and the region for The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel