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IS LEBANON AHEAD OF THE ‘IDENTITY GAME’?

It seems that Lebanon has (again) ended a political gridlock. This time it was a gridlock to end its two and a half year search ...

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BEHIND THE RUSSIAN-ISRAELI DETENTE

Israel can be criticized for many things, such as its lackadaisical attempts at negotiating for a two-state solution along the 1967 borders and its questionable ...

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IDENTITIES OF CONFLICT: THE JEWS OF LEBANON

Imagine the United States was at war with Israel. As an American Jew, this would no doubt be a paradoxical matter. An improbable scenario, but ...

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BETWEEN HAMAS AND A HARD PLACE: ISRAEL’S DEADLY DILEMMA

TEL AVIV — As we here mourn the mounting death toll — and sprint for cover when the sirens sound — we’re all engaging in ...

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THE SEVEN LOST YEARS OF PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

TEL AVIV — As the war rages on and the civilian casualties mount, those of us living here are often haunted by thoughts of opportunities ...

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ISRAEL IS TAKING A DEADLY GAMBLE IN GAZA

Israel has expanded its military operation in Gaza and has begun a ground invasion for the second time in five years. This will be a ...

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HOW HAMAS FELL INTO THE ARAFAT TRAP

The current war of attrition between Hamas and Israel proved one thing to the average citizen of the region beyond all doubt: Hamas is weak. ...

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RIOTS, NOT GAZA, ARE ISRAEL’S REAL PROBLEM

TEL AVIV — The recent events in Israel, the dramatic July 2 killing by (at least) 3 Israeli extremists of a Palestinian teenager — thought ...

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