Shimon Moshehai
Shimon Moshehai

Shimon is a recent college graduate with a bachelors degree in Political Science from UCLA. His research interests are Middle East Politics, Religion, and International Relations.

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May 13, 2013

Gun Control Debate: Kutztown University Lifts Gun Ban, Other Schools Won't Follow

Kutztown amended its laws to authorize students and employees with permits to carry concealed guns. Given the nationwide push for more gun control, it's unlikely other schools will follow suit.

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May 2, 2013

Steve Smith Death Penalty: Let's Use Capital Punishment a Little More Sparingly

We must start to create a more reasonable approach in using the death penalty.
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May 1, 2013

Egypt News: Government Raises Suez Canal Fees By 5%

In a desperation move, Egypt has raised its rate to travel across the Suez Canal.
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April 29, 2013

U.S. Intervention Will Always Be a Losing Battle

There are constantly new conflicts and threats (large and small) emerging around the globe, but history has shown us that U.S. intervention usually ends in futility.
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April 25, 2013

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Peace Process Gets Big Boost From Key Compromise

The compromise made between Israel and the Palestinian Authority marks an important step towards real peace negotiations.
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April 24, 2013

Syrian Chemical Weapons: Ignoring Them Would Set Dangerous Precedent

Reports coming out of Israel support earlier reports made by Britain and France indicating the use of chemical warfare by the Assad Regime.

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April 20, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombs: How Much Economic Damage Did They Cause?

Though human cost is Paramount, Boston is starting to asses the economic impact of the Marathon bombings now that the agonizing manhunt is over.
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April 20, 2013

Where is Chechnya: In the North Caucasus — But Not All Chechens Are the Same

In dissecting the motives behind the Boston Marathon attacks, the United States must keep the crucial distinction between Chechen jihadists and Chechen separatists.
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April 19, 2013

War With Iran is Likely, and Israel Will Probably Start It

Iranian officials contend that Israel is unable to perform a solo attack on their country. However, any attack would likely be backed by America and be successful.
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April 18, 2013

Israel Hit By Rockets Launched From Sinai: Who's to Blame?

Two rockets were fired out of the Sinai peninsula Wednesday morning. Involvement has been linked to a radical Muslim group operating out of Gaza, yet not linked to Hamas or Egypt.
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April 17, 2013

Boston Marathon Attack is Daily Life For Many Israelis

Bostonians this week got a tragic taste of the life of an Israeli neighboring Gaza. How would Americans react if such occurrences happened constantly?

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April 16, 2013

Mohamed Morsi: His Egypt is Not a Threat to Israel

Many have criticized the United States for aiding Egypt, an enemy of Israel. However after looking at the actions of Morsi and Egypt, it is clear that they were only helping a friend.
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April 15, 2013

Boston Terrorist Attack: Marathon Explosions Were Coordinated Strikes On Americans

Two explosives detonated during the annual Boston Marathon, leaving two dead, dozens injured, and millions worried.
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April 15, 2013

Israeli Settlement Freeze: Official Says Netanyahu to Halt Expansions Beyond Green Line

An unnamed Israeli officials reveals that the Netanyahu government will initiate a de facto freeze on settlements.
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April 12, 2013

Salam Fayyad Resigns: Peace Process On Hold

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, one of the greatest advocates of Israel-Palestinian peace, has reportedly resigned. Hopes for a peaceful resolution have dimmed significantly.
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April 11, 2013

War With North Korea: Food Shortages At Root Of the Conflict

North Korea is currently experiencing a 207,000 ton food shortage. This hunger crisis helps fuels the rogue state's chaotic nature.

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April 10, 2013

Israeli Settlements: They're Not Helping Holocaust Survivors Or the Peace Process

A recent announcement by the Iraeli government details plans to build illegal settlements beyond the Green Line for Holocaust survivors. But how does putting them in danger help them?