Israeli Arabs in Search of Identity

The Balad Party – inherently – cannot identify with the Jewish State, despite its having members sitting in the Knesset. Originally Published on Israel National News: Monday, August 25, 2014 7:02 AM   When Israel’s Jewish majority sees the Arab MK’s, especially those from the Balad Party, travelling to Qatar, many of them are furious. […]

Has Qatar Surrendered?

A Lebanon-based media network report in Arabic seems to point that way.       Much has been written in the past year about the part Qatar plays in the conflict over the status and role of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement that presents a non-tribal Islamist alternative to tribal loyalties and ideological parties in […]

What is Going to Become of Gaza?

Pipe-dreams that have no connection with reality are not going to come true.       What is going to happen in Gaza? The question worrying everyone who has an interest in Israel’s security is how Operation Protective Edge will end and what the near and distant future of Gaza will be. The media are […]

Why Hamas is Still Holding Out

There are six differences between Israel and Hamas that have a role to play in addition to the bravery and initiative of the IDF.     Before the start of Operation Protective Edge, an entire bevy of so-called “experts” appeared on Israeli media informing us of the weak state of Hamas, how its oxygen supply […]

On Rape, the Culture of Shame – and Radio Interviews

How objective information provided by an expert in a radio interview was skewed by those wishing to use it for political ends.   Before I write anything at all,I wish to make it clear  that I, Dr. Mordecai Kedar of the Department of Arabic at Bar Ilan University, am an avowed feminist – a fact […]

Gaza, A Tragedy of Errors

Every organization, like every group, has goals and objectives, and every group organizes its objectives according to its own priorities, with these objectives and their order of importance serving to reflect the group’s culture. Different groups have different objectives and different priorities, and it is the interaction between groups that exposes the objectives of each […]