The West

Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 31 – April 6, 2016)

ISIS’s series of failures in Syria and Iraq continues: the Syrian Army took over the city of Al-Qaryatayn, southeast of Homs. The takeover of the city (following the takeover of Palmyra) enabled the Syrian Army to open the Homs-Damascus highway and create territorial contiguity in its control area east of Homs. ISIS, which has failed
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Inculcating Hatred and Violence for Israel in the Palestinian Educational System: The Rudolf Walther School in Deir al-Balah, as a Case Study*

At the end of March 2016 the Hamas-affiliated Shihab News Agency issued a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them “the fundamental Palestinian national principles” even
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 24-30, 2016)

On March 27, 2016, the city of Palmyra, located in the heart of the Syrian desert, was taken over by the Syrian Army and the forces supporting it. The takeover of Palmyra is a military, political and image-related achievement of the Syrian Army and Russia. The Belgian government has carried out this week a series
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 17-23, 2016)

This week was marked by a series of attacks carried out by ISIS, demonstrating the operational capabilities of the terrorist and guerrilla infrastructure that ISIS has built outside the core area of its rule in Syria and Iraq. On Istiklal Street in the heart of Istanbul, a suicide bomber blew himself up among a group
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 10-16, 2016)

The ceasefire in Syria, which entered into effect on the night of February 26-27, was maintained in its third week with the familiar characteristics. On the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, and on the eve of the Geneva proximity talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a dramatic announcement on
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 3-9, 2016)

The ceasefire in Syria, which came into effect on the night of February 26-27, resulted in a significant decrease in the intensity of the clashes in the areas where it is applied. Under cover of the ceasefire and with Russian air support, the Syrian Army carried out an attack on the city of Palmyra (east
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