Newsletter June 2016

: Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi and commander of the Mosul task force General Najm al-Jubburi. Credit: Iraqi News

Credit: Iraqi News

ISIS Loses its Grip on Iraq
Prof. Amatzia Baram

With ISIS in retreat in Iraq and Syria, Baghdad’s main test will be the liberation of Mosul and at what cost…
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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visits Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March Credit: Kobi Gideon / GPO

Credit: Kobi Gideon / GPO

The Pitfalls and Opportunities of the French Initiative
Dr. Emmanuel Navon

Despite an insipid ending to the French-initiated international conference on the Middle East, which took place in Paris on June 3, Israel needs to take a proactive stance regarding the peace process…
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Avigdor Liberman takes over at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, May 31; Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot is on his left. Credit: ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE MINISTRY


Liberman and the Palestinians
Interview with Palestinian Affairs expert Khaled Abu Toameh

The general feeling among most Palestinians is that there would be no real changes in Israel government policy toward them and the so-called peace process…
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Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer is the son of Maronite Lebanese immigrants; he assumed the presidency May 12 following the suspension of Dilma Rousseff (right) during her impeachment trial. Credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Turcos – the Arabs of Latin America
Dr. Michael Ehrlich

The relationship between the Latin American Arab communities and their countries of origin were and remain complex. Many of them consider themselves as ethnic Syrians and Lebanese, but they hardly identify themselves with the present states of Syria and Lebanon…
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