Reconstruction Czar's Arrogance Deconstructs Kan

The resignation of Ryu Matsumoto has further undermined the position of Japanese Prime Minister Naoto KanAryeh Ben Hayim, 7/5/2011, 8:12 PM

Shades of Bollywood: Temple Yields Treasure

An Aladdin's cave of treasure has been found in an Indian temple touching off a debate on what to do with it.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 7/5/2011, 5:51 PM

Analysis: Obama's Afghanistan Withdrawal Speech - Text & Subtext

INN's political analyst says Barack Obama's speech on Afghanistan moved back the goal posts to justify an American retreatDr. Amiel Ungar, 6/23/2011, 10:28 AM

Mississippi Floods Lash Louisiana and Mississippi

The devastating Mississippi floods are prompting terrible decisions, with small towns sacrificed to preserve the cities.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 5/17/2011, 2:42 PM

King Abdullah of Jordan Lauds Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation

Jordan's King Abdullah has tried to rebut the main Israeli contentions during his Washington visit while portraying himself as a peace facilitator.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 5/17/2011, 1:59 PM

EU Announces Initial Sanctions Against Syria

The EU published a sanctions list against Syrian officials instrumental in violent repression.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 5/10/2011, 3:19 PM

Memphis Spared Mississippi Flood Waters as Defenses Hold

The devastating Mississippi floods have apparently spared Memphis and are headed for Louisiana.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 5/10/2011, 12:52 PM

Egyptians Plan March to Gaza and Additional Anti-Israel Action

As part of the worsening anti-Israel climate in Egypt and Egyptian group plans to march to "Palestine" on May 15 to protest Israel's establishment.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 5/10/2011, 12:05 PM

Bin Laden Killing Prompts Extra Vigilance

Bin Laden's liquidation is prompting Western governments to warn citizens of possible rise in terror acts.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 5/3/2011, 10:15 PM

Victorious Conservatives Face New Opposition

Canadian Elections: Conservatives, headed by pro-Israel Stephen Harper, captured the parliamentary majority that has eluded them since 1988.Amiel Ungar, 5/3/2011, 1:47 PM

Syria a Bigger Headache for Turkey than Libya

Because of a shared border and the Kurdish population Turkey may be forced to get involved in Syria.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 4/26/2011, 4:10 PM

Iran Joins Assad's Accusations against Israel, US

Iran rebuffs charges of complicity in Syrian repression and replays regime's accusations against Israel and USAryeh Ben Hayim, 4/26/2011, 1:29 PM

Analysis: Libya is A Brave Face on a Farce

Qaddafi's undisturbed open jeep ride through Libya demonstrates the problems of intervention without a plan. Dr. Amiel Ungar, 4/15/2011, 2:57 PM

Fukushima Upgraded to Chernobyl Status

Japanese authorities raise rating of disaster from 5 to 7 due to worry over radiation effects on health and environment.Gil Ronen, 4/12/2011, 10:23 AM

NATO Complains of Qaddafi's Human Shields

NATO faces a stalemate in Libya because Qaddafi exploits its self imposed limitations by using civilian shields. Israel knows that dilemma well.Amiel Ungar, 4/8/2011, 1:33 PM

Singer with No Experience Elected to Head Problem Strewn Haiti

Haiti gave over two thirds of the vote to a singer with no political experience whatsoever culminating an election process begun in November.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 4/7/2011, 8:36 AM

Britain Confronts the Wages of Its Arms Sales to Libya

Britain is scrambling to undo some of the arms sales to Arab autocrats now that the weapons are being used to suppress coalition-backed forces.Aryeh Ben Haim, 4/5/2011, 4:00 PM

Fukushima Plant Leaking Radiation Into Sea

TEPCO officials say a leak at the No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking radiation into the sea.Gabe Kahn., 4/3/2011, 9:30 AM

Libyan Diplomacy in UK Confronts Rebel Retreat

Although the London Conference views Qaddafi's departure as inevitable, on the battle front the rebels are on the run. NATO bombs Tripoli.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/29/2011, 8:21 PM

Analysis: Obama Speech on Libya Policy Avoids Both Extremes

Barack Obama sought to position himself at the center in the debate on Libya. He will now be hostage to future events in Libya and elsewhere.Amiel Ungar, 3/29/2011, 8:05 PM

Syria Imposes No-Film Zone

Syria is imposing difficulties on press coverage of disturbances. Missing reporters freed.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/29/2011, 3:14 PM

Shimon Peres Pushes Scientific Cooperation in Switzerland

Shimon Peres talked science and regional politics in his two day visit to SwitzerlandAryeh Ben Hayim, 3/29/2011, 2:38 PM

Magnitude 6.8 Quake in Burma Kills 75+, Injures 90+

Over 75 killed and 90 injured in magnitude 6.8 Burma quake; more than 130 buildings collapse.Gabe Kahn., 3/25/2011, 12:40 PM

Assad Regime Attempts to Dampen Down the Demonstrations

Syrians mix intimidation with signs of flexibility to deflate demonstrations.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/22/2011, 6:31 PM

F-15 Crash in Libya Ascribed to Malfunction

The US was fortunate that the crew of the F-15 is safe. In previous US engagements captured pilots were grist for the enemy propaganda mill.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/22/2011, 4:36 PM

Shades of Schadenfreude in China's Coverage of Japan Disaster

Frequently pilloried for their neglect of safety and environmental concerns, Chinese authorities are only too happy to highlight Japanese problems.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/22/2011, 3:56 PM

Yemen's Saleh Threatens 'Bloody' Civil War

President Saleh of Yemen promised to leave office within the year. The last one to try offering that was Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/22/2011, 3:29 PM

First Members of IDF Medical Team Land in Japan

Small Homefront Command team arrived Monday in Japan, ahead of a full-scale medical delegation and thousands of necessary items.Gil Ronen, 3/21/2011, 5:28 PM

Analysis: What's Behind the Obama Reversal on Libya

After weeks of pouring cold water on a No-Fly zone, the Obama Administration became a believer.Dr. Amiel Ungar, 3/18/2011, 2:44 PM

Japan's Emperor Akihito Prays For His Nation

In a rare television address, Japan's emperor prays for his nation and safety of his people in the wake of the disaster which struck Japan.Gabe Kahn., 3/18/2011, 12:15 AM

Change in British Law a Victory for Free Speech Worldwide

A change in British libel laws will correct a situation where draconian libel laws led to silence.Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld won the battle for everyone.Amiel Ungar, 3/16/2011, 9:55 PM

The Bar to Western Intervention in Libya Keeps Getting Higher

After having encouraged the Libyan insurgents the West is pulling the plug on them. Obama "believes in organic revolution."Amiel Ungar, 3/16/2011, 7:19 AM

Tactical Retreat or Insurgent Collapse in Libya?

Qaddafi, left for dead merely weeks ago, may be on the verge of military victory.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/15/2011, 4:16 PM

Japanese Leaders Balance between Candor and Appeals for Calm

The Japanese radiation situation is still uncertain with conflicting descriptions. Other nations begin precautionary measures.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/15/2011, 2:24 PM

Israeli Insurers and Diamantaires Feel Japanese Fallout

Like most participants in the global economy Israel will suffer general and particular losses from the Japanese disaster.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 3/15/2011, 1:55 PM

Kuwaiti Paper: Mubarak's Son Linked to Terror Attacks

Son of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak directly tied to terror attacks on Sharm el Sheikh on 23 July 2005, Kuwaiti paper reports.Gabe Kahn., 3/9/2011, 8:33 PM

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi Faces an April Trial

An Italian magistrate has ruled that Silvio Berlusconi must stand trial in April for moral turpitude and misuse of authority.Amiel Ungar, 2/15/2011, 4:14 PM

British Admissions Show UK's Labor Party as Libya's Lobbyist

The recently released documents on the Al-Megrahi Lockerbie affair have fueled calls for an independent inquiry.Amiel Ungar, 2/9/2011, 10:32 AM

Clinton in Qatar: Stop Corruption or Extremists Will Take Over

The Obama administration had abandoned the Bush emphasis on world democracy. Hillary Clinton returned to it in Qatar, demanded change.Amiel Ungar, 1/13/2011, 9:11 PM

Grand Theft Jihad: The Symbiosis Between Criminality and Terror

The trial of eight people accused of armed robbery to finance Jihad has opened in Paris.Dr. Amiel Ungar, 1/5/2011, 1:41 PM

The Snowstorm Crosses the Atlantic, But Not the Mediterannean

After watching Europe cope with snow and massive travel dislocations, America's East Coast found itself in a similar predicament. Amiel Ungar, 12/28/2010, 7:17 PM