The real Hamas

The real Hamas

By Bassam Tawil / Gatestone Institute What does Hamas mean when it says that it “accepts” an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem without recognizing Israel’s right to exist? Is this a sign of moderation and pragmatism on the part of the extremist Islamic terror movement? Or is it just […]

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

By Thomas Quiggin / Gatestone Institute Muslims living in the United States likely have little to fear from the Trump Administration and the 115th Congress. By contrast, Islamists living in the United States have grounds to be worried. A bill introduced by Senator Ted Cruz to have the Muslim Brotherhood designated as a terrorist group […]

Venezuela, Iran, USA and narco-terrorism

Venezuela, Iran, USA and narco-terrorism

By Susan Warner / Gatestone Institute Amidst the unspeakable economic distress facing residents of Venezuela today, security experts have identified yet another major cause for concern emanating from this once prosperous, oil-rich nation: Iran is moving in, partnering with Venezuela’s prosperous drug traders and creating a foothold there, as well as in other “friendly” Latin […]

Egypt’s crucial role in the Middle East

Egypt’s crucial role in the Middle East

By Bassam Tawil / Gatestone Institute The presence of the Egyptian foreign minister in Israel last month came as a surprise to many. Critical Egyptian public opinion and the Egyptian media indicate that, in the years since the Israeli-Egyptian peace was signed, the formal agreement has yet to trickle into public consciousness and that there […]

Palestinian leaders promise a new year of violence and death

Palestinian leaders promise a new year of violence and death

By Khaled Abu Toameh / Gatestone Institute After failing to offer their people any hope for the future, Fatah and Hamas are now telling Palestinians that they should expect more violence and bloodshed during in 2016. In separate messages to the Palestinians on New Year’s Eve, the two rival Palestinian parties pledged to pursue, and […]