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08/14/2018 - 8:31pm

JINSA President & CEO Dr. Michael Makovsky Joins the Phil Valentine Show to Discuss Sanctions on Iran.

08/14/2018 - 8:24pm

For months now, recurring clashes between Israel and Hamas in Gaza have featured a mix of old and new. Always seeking innovative ways to target Israel, Hamas has debuted new tactics like indiscriminate airborne incendiaries and interspersing terror cells in crowds of civilians attempting to infiltrate Israel. But the purpose of such tactics follows a dangerous, underappreciated pattern of terrorist groups intentionally trying to delegitimize Israel's lawful self-defense.

08/06/2018 - 8:58pm

JINSA National Leadership toured the U.S. Navy's Mayport and NAS JAX bases in Jacksonville, Florida. The delegation was led by VADM (ret.) Carol Pottenger, a 2016 JINSA General and Admiral Program Participant and a member of JINSA's Board of Advisors.

07/31/2018 - 8:51pm

From time to time, reports emerge that Israel has attacked various targets in Syria. In most cases, Israel does not take responsibility for these attacks. The question I address here is: What is the logic guiding Israel's actions in Syria, which have been going on for several years, and how far is Israel willing to go?

07/30/2018 - 8:47pm

Reports of Islamic State's demise are premature. While its core territory in Syria and Iraq is nearly gone, it maintains at least eight branches operating from Nigeria to Pakistan. Of these, the group's presence in Egypt's strategic Sinai Peninsula is arguably most worrisome, as sustained operations from there could undermine Egypt's internal security, threaten regional allies such as Israel and Jordan, and disrupt shipping through the Suez Canal.

07/27/2018 - 4:23pm

Rising tensions in Gaza and Syria make it seem only a matter of when, not if major hostilities will renew between Israel and one or more of its neighbors. In any conflict, Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran know their most potent weapon is to intentionally and illegally put civilians in harm's way, and then conduct an information campaign hypocritically blaming Israel for the ensuing casualties.

07/15/2018 - 9:00pm

Amid the specter of a possible Israeli strike against Iran, a top U.S. official and his Russian counterpart met one-on-one to address the Iranian threat. The year was 2010, and then Defense Secretary Robert Gates pressured his Russian counterpart to rescind military assistance to Tehran, specifically the promised delivery of the advanced S-300 air defense system. Ultimately, the Russians agreed to postpone their deal with Iran, essentially selling out their client.

06/25/2018 - 9:05pm

Biggest winner, of course, is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who defied considerable conventional wisdom and crushed the apparently overblown hopes of his detractors, by cruising to a first-round victory that will allow him to enjoy the powers of the super-Presidency he designed.

06/07/2018 - 9:04pm

Last month the Durham City Council voted unanimously to ban its local police force from exchange programs with their Israeli counterparts. This decision, resulting from successful disinformation by the anti-Israel organization Jewish Voice for Peace, will deprive that city's law enforcement community of valuable learning opportunities that help keep Americans safe. Repeating this mistake would only needlessly put more Americans' lives at risk.

06/06/2018 - 8:55pm

Following recent clashes at the Gaza-Israel border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has broken his tenuous two-year cease-fire with Israel and returned to spewing invective at the Jewish state. But Erdogan has growing problems of his own as Turkey's economy and regional ambitions flounder. America and Israel should contain Erdogan's dangerous behavior while engaging with the broad cross-section of Turkish society that opposes the president's direction for their country.

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