MENA Books and Reports

Israel’s Courts and Israeli Democracy: A Special Analysis by David Wurmser

Adding to Israel’s recent indecisive Knesset elections has been more political chaos caused by judicial activism and major shifts in Israeli culture. In this occasional paper, Dr. David Wurmser, Director of the Center’s Project on Global Anti-Semitism and the U.S.-Israel Relationship, provides an in-depth analysis of this situation and what it means for Israel’s future.

Imagining a path to beyond the clerical regime in Iran

For years we have been scrambling to contain or frustrate Iran’s ambitions and weapons aspirations. Perhaps we can continue to push the can down the road, but at some point, either Iran’s regime will have a nuclear weapon, or this regime will no longer be. So, the real question thus becomes not whether the regime – which plays by no rules or law – can be contained, but whether it will survive.

The “Deal of the Century:” The First Viable Middle East Peace Plan

Lost among all the news about impeachment was the initial leaking of the “Deal of the Century,” the US plan for resolving the Arab-Israeli dispute once and for all.  The plan was formally unveiled today by the Trump administration.