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Mark Silverberg

UNHRC Report Ignores the Implications of the Gaza War

Hamas and Hezbollah have only one thing in mind – to gain global condemnation of Israel if and when it chooses to defend itself from missile attacks against its civilian population., 6/23/2015, 10:07 PM

Palestinian Statehood - Separating Fact from Fantasy

There never was a “peace process” except in the minds of the Western media and most Western leaders., 5/19/2015, 2:59 AM

Netanyahu’s Siren Call to Congress Must be Heeded

It seems Netanyahu’s crime is not so much a breach of diplomatic protocol, but rather, opposing the Administration’s position on making concessions to Iran. But don't the American citizens deserve a debate?, 2/24/2015, 10:05 PM

What al-Sisi Didn’t say at Al-Azhar University

Once Islam led the world in intellectual and cultural activity, as well as economic and military power. Then it closed its doors., 1/17/2015, 10:23 PM

Debunking the "Lone Wolf" Myth

The perpetrators of Arab/Muslim and Palestinian terrorism are not “lone wolves”, as they have been described, but by-products of a centuries-old intolerant ideology, supported today by educational and religious indoctrination, including UNWRA., 11/24/2014, 9:03 AM

Palestinian State Recognition: The Unfolding Disaster

The Swedish and British parliaments have endorsed a Hamas - and possibly ISIS - takeover of the "West Bank"., 10/18/2014, 11:28 PM

Geneva meets Jihad: The New Rules of War

Jews rejected child sacrifce 3500 years ago- now it's Hamas' turn, 8/11/2014, 4:23 AM

Palestinian Statehood Revisited

Are the Palestinian Arabs ready for statehood?, 7/6/2014, 7:30 AM

The Balkanization of Syria

The country isn’t going to become a stable, unified state again in the foreseeable future., 10/28/2013, 9:08 PM

The Turkish Betrayal: Global Implications

Why was the information leaked now?, 10/20/2013, 11:42 PM

When Fantasies Become Policies

Netanyahu agreed to negotiate with the PA because Israel remains a besieged country and dependent on American support. But he can't possibly believe in what he is doing., 8/1/2013, 4:50 PM

Jonathan Pollard: The Case for Commutation of Sentence

Pollard was indicted and convicted on only one charge - one count of passing classified information to an ally - without intent to harm the United States. , 3/27/2013, 12:52 AM

Abbas' Moment in the Sun

Abbas may have opened Pandora's Box by claiming a pyrrhic victory on “statehood” without understanding the consequences of his actions., 12/3/2012, 10:57 PM

A Leap of Faith - Hamas and Israel

While Hamas capacity to wage war has been seriously damaged ,its entire socio-political and educational system which is based upon this jihadist pathology remain intact and unaltered., 11/27/2012, 11:09 AM

Deciphering the "Red Line" Controversy

Destroying the Iranian reactors is not only in Israel’s interest; it is necessary in the interests of Western civilization., 9/26/2012, 9:06 PM

America's Middle East Delusions

From where did the Muslim Brotherhood credo come? Why did 75% of Egyptians vote for them? What can we expect in the Middle East and why have the US overtures to the Arab/Persian world failed so miserably? A thought-provoking and informative article., 7/27/2012, 7:16 AM

The Tyranny of Deceit

The bitter reality is that for Israel, international legal frameworks provide no protection and no hope for justice. Instead, these frameworks are used to exploit the rhetoric of human rights and morality to attack Israel. Read how., 2/20/2012, 1:10 AM

The Middle East Burns as Obama Fiddles

We hear "KIll the Jews", while Obama fiddles, quoting Martin Luther King - “There is something in the soul of men that cries out for freedom." The Arab Spring revisited., 11/27/2011, 8:45 AM

A Palestinian State-The Day After

Few states can claim to have failed before they are even declared, but the Palestinian Authority may be about to create one of them., 8/9/2011, 8:12 PM

The Cordoba Mosque Controversy

A thorough look at what this mosque really symbolizes. It does not represent "the audacity of hope" nor will it assist us in avoiding another "misunderstanding" similar to that which "caused" two passenger planes to hit the World Trade Center., 9/6/2010, 10:37 AM

The Roadmap to Extinction

On her recent sojourn to Jerusalem, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced her intention "to try to help the parties (Israelis and Palestinians) come together to look at how they can move through the Roadmap." Truth is, there's not a snowball's chance in Gaza she can do it., 2/6/2007, 11:25 PM

Iraq, Iran and the Strategy of Defeat

America is discovering that the road to victory in Iraq runs through Tehran and Damascus. It is also discovering that a military strategy based on a ?limited war? doctrine and confined to Iraq cannot defeat an Iranian enemy engaged in a broader war of conquest. , 1/28/2007, 4:44 PM

The End of Idealism

In the five years that have elapsed since the 9/11 tragedies, US foreign policy in the Arab Middle East has shifted from actively promoting democratic change to the previous policies of <I>realpolitik</I>, which are based more on political and material considerations than on ideological, moral, ethical or idealistic concerns., 11/6/2006, 10:00 AM

The Price of Democracy

Democracy carries with it consequences and, like freedom, it comes at a price., 5/30/2006, 11:31 PM

AIPAC and the First Amendment

On May 23rd, Americans will have a better idea whether policy analysts, lobbyists, journalists, members of the press, newspapers or any private American citizen who leaks classified national defense information will now become a criminal. , 5/21/2006, 11:12 PM

Lessons Not Learned

While Israelis are calling for a two-state solution through a "unilateral withdrawal", Hamas is calling for a Final Solution and an Islamic state by "vanquishing the Zionist enemy." , 4/24/2006, 7:21 PM

Time for a Reality Check

Just as Leon Uris's epic film on the birth of the State of Israel (<I>Exodus</I>) set the course for positive relations between America and Israel throughout the 1960s, so the films now being generated by Hollywood on Middle East events will have the exact opposite effect., 3/20/2006, 10:18 PM