Iran has Driven Israel and the Gulf Arab States Together

Published in the Washington Post. Quietly since 2002, several Sunni Arab rulers have shifted away from their long-standing hostility toward Israel to focus on the threat posed by Iran. They have acted in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative, also known as the Saudi peace plan, which called on the Arab League to terminate belligerency … More Iran has Driven Israel and the Gulf Arab States Together

The Pervasiveness of anti-Semitism in Jordanian Media

Published in Foreign Policy Research Institute. The Kingdom of Jordan relies on American support to prevent terrorist infiltration from Islamic State and other Salafi-Jihadist threats; alleviate the economic burden strained by a massive influx of Syrian refugees; and achieve a diplomatic solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The U.S. perceives Jordan as a strategic partner—an island of … More The Pervasiveness of anti-Semitism in Jordanian Media

Nasser’s Peace Reviewed in the Times of Israel

Published in The Times of Israel by Sheldon Kirshner, a Toronto-based journalist. Egypt’s crushing defeat at the hands of Israel in the Six Day War created a crisis of confidence in the Egyptian government. Bouncing back from the depths of despair, President Gamal Abdel Nasser reacted to Israel’s victory by political and military means. In Nasser’s Peace: … More Nasser’s Peace Reviewed in the Times of Israel

What Readers are Saying about Nasser’s Peace

Gamal Abdel Nasser was arguably one of the most influential Arab leaders in history. As President of Egypt from 1956 to 1970, he could have achieved a peace agreement with Israel, yet he preferred to maintain his unique leadership role by affirming pan-Arab nationalism and championing the liberation of Palestine, a common euphemism for the … More What Readers are Saying about Nasser’s Peace

A Humiliated Arab World Turns to Islamism

Published in the Jewish Chronicle. During the 1950s and 60s, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser guided and shaped Arab public opinion. Nasser emerged as the undisputed leader of the Arab world by championing pan-Arabism — a secular ideology that advocated Arab unity and freedom from Western influence. It also championed the liberation of Palestine, a euphemism … More A Humiliated Arab World Turns to Islamism

Nasser’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War

Published in BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 472. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Egypt under Gamal Abdel Nasser once shaped and guided Arab public opinion. Cairo was the capital of the Middle East, and Nasser’s secular pan-Arab ideology challenged the West, Israel, and other Arab states. Nasser’s Egypt showed how a developing country with a large population could persevere … More Nasser’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War