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According to the report, President Trump is poised to announce the selection of David Schenker to serve as the State Department's Assistant Secretary ... If chosen, Schenker would replace Anne Patterson, a career State Department employee who once defended the Palestinian Authority policy of providing ...
"Palestinian leaders threaten to withdraw formal recognition of Israel" by Noga Tarnopolsky: "The PLO is examining whether you can rescind ... Adviser for Top Middle East job by John Hudson: The decision to hire David Schenker, a director at the pro-Israel Washington Institute For Near East Policy, would ...

The police are preparing for what the report called a "Palestinian reception party," which could include demonstrations and riots, the likes of which Israel has already experienced in recent days. Pence was slated to meet with the Palestinian leadership, but they announced their refusal to meet him following ...
... between going after Hezbollah networks in the U.S., putting the focus on this, it's all the kernels of the beginning of a broader strategy," said David Schenker, a former Defense Department official and senior fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. "The administration is bringing it out little by ...
David Schenker is Aufzien Fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. He briefed the Middle East Forum in a conference call on September 5, 2017.
But there's little need for that kind of show this time around, said David Schenker, director of the program on Arab politics at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. Cairo has no real peer threat in the region, but its borders with Libya and Sudan are increasingly causes for concern. Instead, battling ...

For years, the primary destabilization driver emanated from divisions between Jordan's Indigenous tribal-origin nationals--the so-called "East bankers"--and its West Banker, Palestinian-origin citizens. More recently, backlash against official corruption and frustration with the feeble economy have ...
An estimated 60 percent of the kingdom's citizens are of Palestinian origin--refugees (and their descendants) from the 1948 and 1967 wars with Israel. Although some institutional biases in employment and electoral politics persist, Palestinians have largely been integrated into Jordanian society. Several ...
And the Washington Institute's David Schenker, the Pentagon's former top policy aide on the Levant, said it may be difficult for Israel to provide even more support to bolster an already stalwart relationship. ... Israel's security services already claim to have discovered an ISIS cell of Palestinians inside Israel.
In October 1999, while researching a book on Palestinian politics, I had coffee with then Palestinian Minister of Labor Rafik Natsheh on the patio of the InterContinental Hotel in Amman, Jordan. A member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)'s Fatah Central Committee, Natsheh was a ...
In spite of recent polls indicating that ordinary Palestinians increasingly recognize that Israel is here to stay, the rejectionist Palestinian ...
David Schenker is Aufzien Fellow at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy. He briefed the Middle East Forum in a conference call on ...
Seventy years ago today, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) introduced a detailed proposal to the UN General ...
A five-year-old Palestinian boy died after ingesting poison at Gaza's increasingly polluted beaches. According to The Independent, "More than 110 million litres of sewage is spilling into Gaza's waters a day thanks to the coastal enclave's electricity crisis." Earlier this summer, Gaza sewage forced the ...
While the LAF is a "national institution" staffed by all Lebanon's confessions, the organization itself is beset by sectarianism. In the 1970s, when tasked to operate against Palestinian and Christian militias, the LAF fractured as Lebanon devolved into civil war. Today, the LAF remains institutionally incapable ...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party announced Saturday that the "campaign for Jerusalem has effectively begun, ...
Palestinians rioted across parts of East Jerusalem and the West Bank today following Israel's decision to install metal detectors at entrances to ...

In fact, this false equivalence became even more inaccurate with time, as Israel went from one success to another and the Palestinian Authority ...
Unlike past U.S. presidents' "inside out" approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict (i.e., resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would lead to ...
Since Israel's inception in 1948, the Arab-Palestinians mark Nakba Day. Nakba, the Arabic term for catastrophe, represents much more than ...
The meeting was hotly anticipated, and not without reason -- a president who ran on the idea of keeping Muslims out of the United States and vowed to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was to receive the king widely seen as the key moderating force in the Middle East. Wedged between Israel ...
A striking aspect of Palestinian culture is its resistance to the realities of the past. On September 22, 2016, Palestinian Authority (PA) president ...
Israel was locked into a decades-long grievance-based approach in its struggle with the Palestinian people. The memories of Oslo make it unlikely that major concessions are forthcoming. However, the Jewish State is under tremendous pressure from the UN, the EU and for the past eight years, the US, ...
For years, the primary destabilization driver emanated from divisions between Jordan's Indigenous tribal-origin nationals--the so-called "East bankers"--and its West Banker, Palestinian-origin citizens. More recently, backlash against official corruption and frustration with the feeble economy have ...
By David Schenker on February 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM ... And on January 22, the king discussed the issue with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman, where they "agreed to take a number of measures if the embassy is relocated," according to the Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA).
An estimated 60 percent of the kingdom's citizens are of Palestinian origin--refugees (and their descendants) from the 1948 and 1967 wars with Israel. Although some institutional biases in employment and electoral politics persist, Palestinians have largely been integrated into Jordanian society. Several ...
A five-year-old Palestinian boy died after ingesting poison at Gaza's increasingly ... See also this Cipher Brief interview with David Schenker on ...
... a deeper look at the problems with Lesch's 2005 and 2012 books, see David Schenker, "The New Arabists," Commentary, November 2012.
By David Schenker ... Indigenous tribal-origin nationals--the so-called "East bankers"--and its West Banker, Palestinian-origin citizens.
By David Schenker ... Indigenous tribal-origin nationals--the so-called "East bankers"--and its West Banker, Palestinian-origin citizens.
By David Schenker on February 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM ... And on January 22, the king discussed the issue with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ...
Israel's national water carrier will lay the groundwork next month for a pipeline that will double its annual supply to Jordan, whose limited water ...
By David Schenker ... An estimated 60 percent of the kingdom's citizens are of Palestinian origin--refugees (and their descendants) from the ...
In Jordan, times are tough. First, the Kingdom has had to contend with absorbing nearly a million Syrian refugees over the past four years, ...
By David Schenker on August 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM ... In the 1970s, when tasked to operate against Palestinian and Christian militias, the LAF fractured as ...
Ayman Safadi said he and his colleagues endorsed more than a dozen policy resolutions, including several on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that are to be adopted Wednesday by heads of state of the 22-member Arab League at their annual gathering. The ...
In large part that is because the kingdom's estimated 60 percent Palestinian-origin citizens have not participated in protests focusing on corruption, the anemic economy, or, even the fifteen-year, $10 billion natural gas contract signed with Israel ...
As Jordan specialist, David Schenker explains, given the effects of regional tumult on the Jordanian economy, the unemployment rate reached 15 percent with youth unemployment hitting 40 percent in 2016.
For example, the urban district of Zarqa, with 1.8 million people, including large numbers of Jordanians of Palestinian origin, gets 11 seats in parliament, the same number as the tribal Karak district, with just 300,000 residents, said Al-Nmour ...
For example, the urban district of Zarqa, with 1.8 million people, including large numbers of Jordanians of Palestinian origin, gets 11 seats in parliament, the same number as the tribal Karak district, with just 300,000 residents, said Al-Nmour ...
But it might be Trump," who would be far more unpredictable, said David Schenker, a Pentagon policy official in the George W. Bush administration who is now at the Washington Institute For Near East Policy.
U.S.-based analyst David Schenker said that while it's difficult to measure jihadi activity, the recent uptick "points to a threat that is not insignificant.
In Jordan, militant strongholds include poor urban areas, remote tribal towns and decades-old Palestinian refugee camps. In response to the rise of the Islamic State, Jordan toughened anti-terror laws, criminalizing ... Prison creates more bonds among ...
U.S.-based analyst David Schenker said that while it's difficult to measure jihadi activity, the recent uptick "points to a threat that is not insignificant.
U.S.-based analyst David Schenker said that while it's difficult to measure jihadi activity, the recent uptick "points to a threat that is not insignificant.
Amman, Jordan - Two dozen men charged with supporting the Islamic State group squeezed into a cage in Jordan's state security court.
The Washington Institute of near East Policy Studies published last week an article by one of its renowned scholars, David Schenker, in which he analyses the cat and mouse game between the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and successive ... When the ...
On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Barak echoed Prime Minister Netanyahu that the Arab-spring-turned-Islamic-winter proved the world that the conflict is not the core problem in the Middle East.


 

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