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Ignoring Syria in Favor of Everything Else

July 24, 2014 The responses to what I write about the Hamas war fall into several categories. My least favorite sort of response is the kind that invokes Hitler in some way. Here is an e-mail that is representative: “I hope Hitler kills you and your family.” (Yes, it was written in the ...

Why Hamas Chooses Rockets Over Nation Building

July 14, 2014 Mahmoud Abbas, the sometimes moderate, often ineffectual leader of the Palestinian Authority, just asked his rivals in Hamas a question that other bewildered people are also asking: “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?” The Gaza-based Hamas has recently fired more than 500 rockets at Israeli towns and ...

The New Map of the Middle East

June 19, 2014 Editor's Note: Defense One welcome's Jeffrey Goldberg back to the Atlantic Media family. So as I was saying…. First, a bit of housekeeping. I’m back at The Atlantic full-time. I’m going to be working mainly on stories for the magazine (I’m thinking of writing something on the case for reparations, ...

7 reasons why Israel should not attack Iran's nuclear facilities

August 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On his Twitter feed, Oren Kessler reports that news analysts on Israel's Channel 2 are in agreement that an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities seems to be imminent. Ari Shavit, of Haaretz, is reporting that an unnamed senior Israeli security official he interviewed who is identified in a headline ...