Hussein Ibish


How King Abdullah Set Stage for Saudi Reforms — and Opening to Israel

By Hussein Ibish

How King Abdullah Set Stage for Saudi Reforms — and Opening to Israel
King Abdullah was far from a revolutionary. With cautious steps, the late Saudi monarch set the stage for reforms in his insular kingdom — and ties with Israel, Hussein Ibish writes.Read More


Where's the Moral Clarity of #JeSuisCharlie When Free Speech Isn't Safe?

By Hussein Ibish

Where's the Moral Clarity of #JeSuisCharlie When Free Speech Isn't Safe?
The world spoke as one to defend freedom of expression after the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks — or did it? Hussein Ibish says Muslim and Western countries both fail to live up to their words.Read More


Crafty Electioneering

By Hussein Ibish

While the Forward’s unprecedented interview with Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook didn’t demonstrate any shift in Hamas’s policies, it provides some insight into Hamas’s internal politics.Read More


Two Narratives for Two Peoples

By Hussein Ibish

Two Narratives for Two Peoples
Many Jewish Israelis and their supporters have reacted with outrage to a New York Times Op-Ed on May 17 by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, particularly its invocation of the Palestinian historical narrative. Most troubling to them was Abbas’s description of how his family was “forced” to flee their home in what became Israel in 1948 — a word choice they feel implies that Abbas and his family were evicted by Jewish troops.Read More



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