• Followers of Israeli politics are acquainted with the roller-coaster ride that comes with their system of many parties and the ultimate emergence of c...
    A New President in Israel
    By Robert Wise
    August 07th, 2014

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  • Here we are! Our great national holiday and the big firecrackers are going off around the world – not in your backyard. The Iraqi Army on Saturday c...
    JULY 4TH! Fireworks Display A...
    By Robert Wise
    July 17th, 2014

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  • For some unknown reason, no one is reporting on Egypt these days! To bring you up-to-date, the former general Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi won the election ...
    Update on Egypt
    By Robert Wise
    July 24th, 2014

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  • Israeli envoy to the United Nations Abba Ebon once said, “the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” His haunting pronouncement ...
    Renewed Fighting in Israel
    By Robert Wise
    July 31st, 2014

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  • With pressure mounting from the United States and the United Nations, the war between Israel and Hamas isn’t slowing down. In fact, Prime Minister N...
    Another Look at the Current Ho...
    By Robert Wise
    October 09th, 2014

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  • 2014 is starting to feel like 1914. (the start of World War I). The smell of smoke is in the air wherever we look from the China Sea to the Ukraine to...
    Probing the Current Israeli - ...
    By Robert Wise
    August 21st, 2014

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  • No. The current warfare with Israel began because Hamas kept firing rockets into Israel and dug tunnels under the border to infiltrate Israel with ni...
    Will Hamas Stop Fighting?
    By Robert Wise
    August 28th, 2014

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  • Everyone is sickened by the death of women and children in Gaza’s death toll of over 1,830 Palestinians in the military skirmish. The 64 Israeli cas...
    The New Status Quo in Isreal a...
    By Robert Wise
    October 02nd, 2014

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  • Some months back I warned about the racial objectives of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he betrayed Israel’s Mossad agents and app...
    The Holy War Goes On
    By Robert Wise
    August 14th, 2014

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  • The Western world has an important stake in understanding how terrorists operate and where they are going. The threats from ISIS to attack America onl...
    Taking a Deeper Look at Hamas ...
    By Robert Wise
    September 18th, 2014

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  • The Israeli-Hamas conflict is winding down and we’re talking about the next war? Sounds like media commentators in America speculating about the nex...
    The Politics of War
    By Robert Wise
    September 25th, 2014

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  • September’s here and you get this day off to have time to sit back and reflect on the summer and the Fall ahead. Sip a nice cool glass of ice tea, p...
    Reminiscing on Labor Day
    By Robert Wise
    September 04th, 2014

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  • Like it or not, the American public must take a second and more penetrating look at the crisis that has evolved in Iraq. While it is true President Ob...
    A Deeper Look at ISIS
    By Robert Wise
    September 11th, 2014

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  • Recently, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations made startling statements about what lies behind much of the terrorism in the Middle East. Ambas...
    The Continuing Impact of Terro...
    By Robert Wise
    October 16th, 2014

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  • Continuing the last week’s blog search for insight into the inner working of Islamist extremists, I recognize at the outset that we have to scratch ...
    Searching Behind the Terrorist...
    By Robert Wise
    October 23rd, 2014

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  • For the 12th time in 50 days a cease-fire was brokered by Egypt and the fighting in Gaza stopped. The attack tunnels were now a pile of dust. Starting...
    Where Does Israel Go Next?
    By Robert Wise
    October 30th, 2014

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  • A interesting twist in the Middle East conflict unfolded in late August. The Palestinian Authority (PLO) President Mahmoud Abbas explained that Egypt...
    Egypt's Gift Sheds Light on Isr...
    By Robert Wise
    November 06th, 2014

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  • Customarily, these blogs are about aspects of Middle Eastern countries and the current military struggles. I attempt to place the region in a balanc...
    Mission Interrupted
    By Robert Wise
    November 13th, 2014

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  •  Westerners have a hard time accepting fighting and killing for religious reasons. The concept is completely foreign to our way of life. You can thin...
    The Pain of Religious War
    By Robert Wise
    November 20th, 2014

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  • The Palestinian struggle for independence has not gone well. The debacle in Gaza with Hamas getting smashed only added to the lingering frustrations...
    Palestinian Frustrations
    By Robert Wise
    November 27th, 2014

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  • A number of interesting insights came across my path this past week that I thought you might find interesting. First, for my Middle-east readers I w...
    A Little Unexpected Perspectiv...
    By Robert Wise
    December 25th, 2014

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  • Since the emergence of ISIS (now called the Islamic State), there has not been much good news coming out of the war in Syria that has spilled over i...
    Some Good News in the War on T...
    By Robert Wise
    December 11th, 2014

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  • It’s been a tough week in the Middle East. The murder of four Jewish worshippers in a synagogue at the hands of knife swinging, cleaver cutting, p...
    The Issue is Sovereignty; Not ...
    By Robert Wise
    December 18th, 2014

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  • Negotiations affecting the Middle East are currently going on at several different levels. The recent conflict in Gaza has had repercussions at nego...
    The Negotiating Table
    By Robert Wise
    December 04th, 2014

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  • Oh, in case you missed it. The Egyptian judges dropped all charges against former President Hosni Mubark. My, my, who would have thought of such a thi...
    A Few Items Worth Noting
    By Robert Wise
    January 08th, 2015

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  • The hot debate in the USA at this moment is over allegations that the CIA tortured prisoners and lied to Congress and the President. The Democrats hav...
    Too Much Talk, Not Enough Acti...
    By Robert Wise
    January 15th, 2015

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  • “Where goest thou?” The famous quote from the first century inquired about the Apostle Peter’s awareness of his destiny. An attempt to grasp ...
    QUO VADIS?
    By Robert Wise
    January 01st, 2015

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  • Now that the New Year has begun, predictions become more tenuous. However, the possibilities of a nuclear settlement with Iran remains paramount and...
    2015: The Year the West and Ir...
    By Robert Wise
    January 22nd, 2015

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  • With a new year only a few days fresh, the media will begin their prognostications for what’s coming down the track in the coming year. Probably m...
    Looking Ahead in 2015
    By Robert Wise
    January 29th, 2015

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  • The headlines are ablaze with the story of the Islamic terrorists attacks in France. The Middle East war has boiled over and the French are not taki...
    A Potpourri You Should Know Ab...
    By Robert Wise
    February 12th, 2015

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  • The past weeks have exploded with jihadist terrorists spreading terror in Paris and across Europe. However, a second look suggests, the Al-Qada and ...
    Terrorist Gone Berserk
    By Robert Wise
    February 19th, 2015

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  • Nina Shea, director of Washington based Hudson Institute Center for Religious Freedom, recently noted that the goal of Islamic extremists to achieve...
    Religious Cleansing and Christ...
    By Robert Wise
    February 26th, 2015

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  • Across the world, Jews and Gentiles paused last Tuesday to observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th year date of the liberation ...
    Holocaust Remembrance
    By Robert Wise
    February 05th, 2015

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  •             Of course, the terrorist spill over in France and Belgium continues to create concern. The beheading of a Japanese journalist on ...
    Making Sense Out of Terrorism ...
    By Robert Wise
    March 05th, 2015

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  • You may have picked up from the media that Israel made an air strike on Hezbollah in Syria that killed senior Hezbollah officials, six Iranians, and...
    Heads Up! More is Coming
    By Robert Wise
    March 12th, 2015

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  • An attack on a free speech event and a synagogue in Denmark was apparently motivated by the horrific attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris t...
    The Spillover from Middle East...
    By Robert Wise
    March 19th, 2015

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