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The ISG Unplugged Categories: Iraq, Middle East, United States     Author: Eliot Cohen

The theory of the thing is very peculiar indeed. You are in the middle of a war - a hard war, a war that is going badly. If the government has bogged down, if the people inside have gone stale, you would say that the sound thing ... would be, first, to fire a bunch of officials (generals as well as

Editorial: The ISG?s Unrealism Categories: Iraq, Middle East, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The bipartisan Iraq Survey Group (ISG) report to US President Bush set out the grim reality of the situation in Iraq and made some plausible, even if predictable and contested, recommendations about military strategy there. However it also includes two recommendations about wider Middle Eastern poli

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The Last Word: Enemies of the State Categories: Antisemitism     Author: Jeremy Jones

It is, unfortunately, not historically uncommon. A small Jewish community has developed a network of institutions providing a full and meaningful Jewish life, while being well-integrated and accepted into the broader society.

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The Legacy of Londonistan Categories: Europe, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: Douglas Davis

Five years ago, at the time of 9/11, British intelligence agents were identifying 250 "primary"? terrorist suspects a year in Britain. Two years later, the figure had doubled to 500. Last month, the head of MI5, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, said her intelligence agency was currently monitoring 1,60

Going Ballistic Categories: International Security, Iraq, Israel, Middle East     Author: External author

Although there have been limited missile sales by Russia and the Ukraine (to Iran), Pakistan (to Saudi Arabia) and China (to Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia), by far, the biggest supplier of missile technology to the Middle East is North Korea.

Editorial: First Things First Categories: Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Outgoing British PM Tony Blair has been very compelling in explaining the reality of Islamist extremist terrorism and the need to counter its totalitarian ideology at its place of origin in the Middle East. He has also been a sincere friend of Israel.

UN Resolution 181 - 1947 Categories: Documents, Israel, Palestinians    

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 called for the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state. It was approved on November 29, 1947 with 33 votes in favor, 13 against, 10 abstentions and one absent.

British Mandate in Palestine - 1922 Categories: Documents, Israel, Palestinians    

The mandates for Palestine and Syria came into force simultaneously on September 29, 1922. In this document, the League of Nations recognized the "historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine" and the "grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country."

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