A Gaza Family's Deja Vu
November 20, 2012
In the Shati refugee camp, there is one question in the back of everyone’s mind: Is it happening again?
The Long Road to a Moderate Hamas
November 18, 2012
Yes, Hamas can change and evolve. In some ways, it already has.
War, and Israel’s Quixotic Search For Normalcy
November 16, 2012
The latest eruption in Gaza has returned Israel to the exceptional reality of old.
In Defense of Israeli Forces’ Social Media Propaganda
November 16, 2012
The Gaza battle has produced the first war on social media. Propaganda today is more immediate but only as effective as what it tries to justify.
Islamophobia Strikes Late in Michigan Congressional Race
November 01, 2012
A Muslim doctor's GOP opponent releases a dirty ad in the campaign's final days.
The Novel That Frightened Hamas and the Arab League
October 19, 2012
Reading the controversial novels of Algerian writer Boualem Sansal.
How a Salafi Preacher Came for my Soul
October 05, 2012
The far-reaching ambitions of Egypt’s rising Islamists.
Gaza Prepares to Declare Independence (From Palestine)
September 10, 2012
It’s no secret that Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist faction that controls Gaza, has long considered exchanging its underground smuggling tunnels to Egypt for a policy of above-board trade. What has only recently begun to register is that Hamas may be contemplating a bolder political gambit still: Cutting its financial ties to both Israel and the Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank, in preparations for declaring full independence on behalf of Gaza. Al-Hayat first reported the story on July 22.
The Fate of Syria is in the Hands of … Palestinians?
July 29, 2012
For decades, the Assad regime in Syria was the most ardent regional champion of the Palestinian cause. When the country went to war with Israel in 1948, 1967, and 1973, it claimed to do so on behalf of Palestine. Hafez al-Assad stood steadfastly against the Oslo Accords, refusing to support the compromise that the Palestinians were themselves prepared to make. And since coming to power in 2000, Bashar al-Assad has been a crucial patron of numerous Palestinian terrorist groups, just like his father before him.