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Category Archives: Middle East

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March 25, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s web of hate is spreading one of the worst forms of Islam – and this is where it leads

This article originally appeared in The Sun
Its roots lie in the Middle East and its web of hate spreads across the globe. But it is also here in Britain — and growing.
Since Wednesday’s carnage we have learned that 52-year-old Khalid …

Posted in Extremism, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, Saudi Arabia
March 24, 2017

Even if Isis is defeated in Syria and Iraq, its foreign reach has taken on a life of its own

This article originally appeared in the International Business Times 
Just after 2:30pm yesterday afternoon, a terrorist mowed down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge before jumping out near Parliament and stabbing a police officer to death. Three people were murdered, …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Syria, Terrorism & Security
March 2, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Forbidden Aid: The Case of Israeli Humanitarian Diplomacy in Syria’

By Sam Freedman
On Wednesday 1st March the Henry Jackson Society welcomed Dr Nir Boms, Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism, and Issam Zeitoun, an Independent Syrian Opposition figure. Dr Nir Boms started by outlining the current state …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Syria
March 1, 2017

Event: ‘Forbidden Aid: The Case of Israeli Humanitarian Diplomacy in Syria’

TIME: 15:00 – 16:00, 1st March 2017
VENUE: Tbc
SPEAKERS
Dr Nir Boms
Research Fellow, International Centre for Counter Terrorism
Issam Zeitoun
Independent Syrian Oppositionist
For a transcript of this event click here
In the past five years, Israel has managed an extraordinary effort that has provided over 12,000 tons of humanitarian aid …

Posted in Event, Israel, Syria, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 15, 2017

Event Transcript: ‘Israel and Palestine: After Obama, Waiting for Trump’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Israel, Palestine
February 9, 2017

Event: ‘Christianity in the Middle East: Hezbollah and Refugees’

TIME: 9th February, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE:
Committee Room Two, House of Lords
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER
Dr Naji Emile Hayek
Member of the Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement
For a summary of this event click here
Christians in Lebanon are living in fear and continuous struggle. …

Posted in Event, Lebanon, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
February 1, 2017

Event Summary: ‘Struggling Over Israel’s Soul’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 31st January the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Major General Elazar Stern MK, a Yesh Atid member of the Israeli Parliament, to speak on Israeli ethics, and to discuss whether Israel can maintain itself …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel
January 23, 2017

Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve relations with …

Posted in Publication, Turkey
December 23, 2016

Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction

A new report from The Henry Jackson Society, Turkey and The West in Syria: Course Correction, argues that Western policy towards Turkey must change in light of the nature of Turkish involvement in Syria. Having initially attempted to improve relations with …

Posted in Syria, Turkey
December 18, 2016

‘5 YEARS of attacks on Britain’ as ISIS and al-Qaida fired up from Aleppo

Originally published by the Daily Express
Fighting has ended in the besieged city reclaimed by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and ISIS militants face catastrophic defeat in Mosul.
But ideas that the wave of terror striking fear across Europe is about to come …

Posted in ISIS, News Coverage, Syria
December 17, 2016

Civilians fleeing Aleppo are already being recruited to join gangs of local jihadi extremists linked to al-Qaeda

Originally published by Daily Mail
Men fleeing Aleppo risk recruitment by jihadi groups operating in northern Syria, where an al-Qaeda-linked group has its main hub.
Civilians fleeing Aleppo are moving to Idlib province, where there are more than 50,000 rebel troops, including …

Posted in News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 8, 2016

Will Boris Johnson’s Saudi comments hurt the UK’s Gulf trade charm offensive?

Originally published by City A.M
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson‘s attack on Saudi Arabia runs the risk of harming UK efforts to build trading relations with Gulf states, experts say.
In remarks reported earlier this week, Johnson accused the Saudi regime of “twisting” …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom
December 7, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Gulf Foreign Aid and Military Intervention in a Time of Fiscal Austerity’

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Posted in Event Transcript, Middle East
December 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 29th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome an esteemed panel of speakers to discuss how best to defend the Balfour Declaration to detractors and apologists. The significance of this document could not have …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Spotlight
December 3, 2016

Syria rebels vow to adopt guerrilla tactics as Assad forces seize two thirds of east Aleppo

Originally published by the Telegraph.
Faced with almost certain defeat in the city of Aleppo, Syrian rebel groups have promised to continue their war by adopting the guerrilla tactics of assassinations, armed raids and roadside bombs.
The four-year battle for control of …

Posted in Middle East, News Coverage, Syria, Terrorism & Security
December 1, 2016

Event Summary: Curricula in the Middle East

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 28th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Marcus Sheff, to discuss curricula in the Middle East. Both speakers gave an insightful discussion on the importance of curricula, as textbooks …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Spotlight, Turkey

Event Summary: ‘The Middle East Predicament’

By Talia Jessener
On Thursday 24th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Schueftan, Director of Security Studies at the University of Haifa, to give his views on the predicament that is the Middle East.  However, perhaps …

Posted in Event Summaries, Middle East, Spotlight
November 29, 2016

Audio: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

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Posted in Event Audio, Israel, Middle East, Palestine

What can we expect after the fall of Aleppo?

Originally posted by TRT World
The pro-Assad coalition in Syria has conquered more than a third of the rebel-held enclave in eastern Aleppo City, the last urban stronghold of the mainstream armed opposition. Without significant external assistance, it is difficult to …

Posted in Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Russia, Syria

Event: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

DATE: Tuesday 29th November 2016,16:30 – 18:00,
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Greetings and opening remarks by Ambassador Mark Regev Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James
Panelists:
Ambassador Dore Gold, former Director General, …

Posted in Event, Israel, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 28, 2016

Audio: ‘Curricula in the Middle East’

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Posted in Event Audio, Middle East

Event: ‘Curricula in the Middle East’

TIME: Monday 28th November 2016,13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 19, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 1AA
SPEAKERS
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, Tel Aviv University
Marcus Sheff, CEO, IMPACT
For a summary of this event click here
For a full transcript of this …

Posted in Event, Middle East, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 25, 2016

Foreign fighters for statelets: From Kurdistan to the ‘Caliphate’

Originally posted by the New Arab
Much is made of the foreign fighters who flock to join the “caliphate” Islamic State (IS) claims to have established in Iraq and Syria.
Although many foreign fighters are from Middle Eastern and North African countries, …

Posted in Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, News Coverage, Syria
November 24, 2016

Event: ‘The Middle East Predicament’

Date: Thursday 24th November 2016, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Committee Room Three, Houses of Parliament, House of Lords, SW1A 0AA
Speaker: Dr Daniel Schueftan, Director of the National Security Studies Centre at the University of Haifa
For a summary of this event …

Posted in Event, Middle East, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
November 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Gulf Foreign Aid and Military Intervention in a Time of Fiscal Austerity’

By Talia Jessener
On Thursday 17th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome Dr Karen Young, a Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, to talk about recent changes to the power dynamic of the Gulf Region.  …

Posted in Event Summaries, Middle East
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