Unveiling the Muslim Brotherhood’s Business and Funding Networks
The Muslim Brotherhood’s intricate economic and financial networks are integral to its transnational operations and the propagation of its ideology. Addressing the threat posed by these covert networks requires international cooperation: better regulation and monitoring of financial streams in the public and private sectors of countries involved.
Coronavirus in the Middle East: A Review and Assessment
This paper reviews the responses of Middle Eastern countries to the spread of the coronavirus and highlights diplomatic and defense implications stemming from the situation. The assessment of JISS fellows is that the coronavirus crisis will not fundamentally change power dynamics in the region or alter the prevailing ambitions and policies of key countries.
Truth-telling to advance peace
By changing the discourse about settlements, the Trump administration is laying the groundwork for realistic negotiation. Even if you think that Israeli settlement should be rolled-back in the context of a sensible peace arrangement, applying the demonizing epithet “illegal” makes for a destructive narrative that distances, not advances, peace.
Moving the markers
The Clinton-Obama parameters haven’t worked – not for 25 years of peacemaking efforts since Oslo. They have lead to deadlock and much suffering. Let’s give the Trump team credit for taking a fresh look at what is safe, wise, fair and realistic in today’s Israeli-Palestinian reality.
Winning hasbara strategies
The deep “psychological asymmetry” employed by Hamas and Fatah as a strategic weapon against Israel is working. How to handle this? Here are five strategies, including this: Don’t be embarrassed by Israel’s strength. Admit to it. Flaunt it. Better shock-and-awe than shrink-and-whimper.
Israel is worthy and winning
There are competing narratives about Israel: that it is flying-high, or that it is heading towards disaster. Wise and important actors around the world are coming to the conclusion that the first assertion is true. Israel is an anchor of sanity and a source of ingenuity in an unruly world. Israel’s strategy of vigilance, patience, and looking over the horizon for new partnerships is working.
Cleaning-up and sewing-up eastern Jerusalem
The application of de facto sovereignty and governance on the ground is the core of political action that can keep Jerusalem whole. The struggle for sovereignty in Jerusalem has transitioned from ‘Jerusalem on High’ – high-powered political summits, to ‘Jerusalem of Below’ – the conduct of decent daily life in the city for Arab and Jewish residents alike.
Game of sovereignty: Experts imagine the 'day after'
A special simulation game on sovereignty was played by experts of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, in cooperation with Israel Hayom. The exercise resulted in partial annexation.
JISS Poll: Israelis favor sovereignty in Jordan Valley, Judea and Samaria
A Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security poll shows that 60% of Israelis who have an opinion want Israeli law applied to the Jordan Valley, while 57% think it should apply also to settlements in Judea and Samaria. A JISS position paper recommends that Israel move ahead with Trump peace plan, in stages.
US envoy urges Germany not to celebrate Iran’s Holocaust-denying regime.
Dr. Yossi Mansharof: The German government’s planned participation in the 41st anniversary of the establishment of the Iranian Regime is a disgrace for Germany.
Is Netanyahu planning a preemptive attack against Hezbollah?
The JISS forecast for 2020 lit a fire under the Israeli defense establishment and also set in motion a tsunami of speculation about the possibility of a conflagration on Israel's northern front.
A thunderous quiet.
JISS: Prepare to take independent military action against Iran; and conversely, prepare for the opposite scenario: that there will be a rapprochement between Iran and the US and the nuclear talks will resume.
What Israel needs is strategic patience, there are no more existential threats.
On the new book by Dr. Uzi Rubin of JISS on missile defense, and Dr. Chuck Freilich's book on decision making.
How Israel's Conflict With Iran Will Be Different in 2020.
As Netanyahu's associates talk about an Iranian effort to deploy a ring of fire around Israel, a think tank is skeptical about the chances for a truce with Hamas
Experts at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS), a foreign affairs and defense think tank, gave The Jerusalem Post a first look at its forecast for the coming year. Israel, they say, must be ready to tackle Iran militarily on its own and fight a pre-emptive warfare with Hizballah.
Israeli, Moroccan Host Kushner for Peace Breakfast.
The breakfast was hosted by VP of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman and JISS global board member Ahmed Charai, a Moroccan businessman and writer.
"There is no good or bad terrorism. Iran cannot threaten Israel's destruction"
Sujan R. Chinoy, Director-General of the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, visited Israel under the auspices of JISS. He says he is optimistic about India’s relationship with Israel: "It is greater than any temporary political climate."
Think tank urges ‘national unity’ in face of Iran and other threats.
To meet the challenges ahead, Israel must focus on social cohesion, cultivate political allies and “manage” the conflict with the Palestinians, according to a new Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security report.
Defense and Security experts from the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security sit down with Israel Hayom and outline their new national security plan for Israel. They explain that while Hamas isn't worth a ground offensive, Israel must contain Hezbollah. And Iran? Iran is the biggest threat.
Iran is now manufacturing, upgrading missiles in Iraq, sources say.
Speaking at JISS, strategic affairs minister warns of scenario in which Iran is fighting Israel on multiple fronts, including in Judea and Samaria.
Defense minister accidentally reveals sensitive information.
Speaking at event hosted by Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman details IDF deployment in exact numbers, which are classified • As minister outranks military censor, it is unclear if he violated guidelines.
Poll: 91% of Israelis favor strikes on Iranian assets in Syria.
Some 77% of respondents believe Israel must pursue hard-line policies to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies poll finds. It also finds 57% are pleased with how PM Netanyahu is handling the Iranian threat.