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ARI’s Resources on Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East

Learn about ARI’s perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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In light of the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7, we are publishing a list of ARI’s resources on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Islamic terrorism, and the Middle East. We will be updating this post with new material.

Podcasts, interviews and lectures:

The Divestment Crusade Against Israel

Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discuss the ongoing anti-Israel campus protests and analyze the demand that universities divest from Israel.

The Outrageous Public Support for the Pro-Hamas Protests

Onkar Ghate and Ben Bayer discuss the protests on university campuses against Israel’s war of self-defense and what they say about the state of our culture.

Iran Attacks Israel

Elan Journo offers initial commentary on Iran’s strike on Israel, April 13, 2024.

A Post-mortem Analysis of Lex Fridman’s Hosted Israel–Palestine Debate by Elan Journo and Yaron Brook

Elan Journo joins Yaron Brook to dissect a debate on the Lex Fridman Podcast about the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

How Biden Subverts Israel’s War on Hamas

Elan Journo and Ziemowit Gowin discuss how the Biden administration’s altruistic foreign policy undermines Israel’s war of self-defense against Hamas.

The Good Empowering Evil: Israel, the U.S., and the West

Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discuss international reactions to several recent developments around the world that reveal the power of morality in human affairs.

The Real Scandal Underlying Campus Antisemitism

Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate discuss the recent congressional hearings of the presidents of America’s most prestigious universities about the explosion of campus protests

Elan Journo Discusses Morally Evaluating the Israel-Hamas War on University of Texas Podcast

Elan Journo, Greg Salmieri, and Gena Gorlin discuss the philosophic differences between the state of Israel and the Palestinian movements, and related topics.

What Antisemitism Is

Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo show how an Objectivist analysis explains the deeper root of antisemitism.

International Law vs. War

Onkar Ghate and Ziemowit Gowin discuss international laws of war.

The Morality of Self-Defense and Innocent Deaths in War

Ben Bayer and Ziemowit Gowin discuss the right to self-defense, deaths of innocents in war, and just war theory in the context of Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza.

Why Iran Fuels the Mideast War

Onkar Ghate, Elan Journo and Nikos Sotirakopoulos analyze Iran’s ideological aims and militant ambitions, in another episode of our mini-series on shedding light to the Middle East.

Global Protests: Anti-War or Pro-Hamas?

Why are so many people, especially university students, chanting the Palestinian battlecry “From the river to the sea”? What’s the deeper philosophic significance of these anti-Israel protests? Listen to Elan Journo, Onkar Ghate and Nikos Sotirakopoulos as they discuss these issues.

Did Israel Steal Palestinian Land?

In this video Elan Journo and Nikos Sotirakopoulos debunk one of the most widespread lies regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, and add the necessary historical and philosophical context.

How to Think about the Death of Innocents in War

Listen to Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discussing the issue of self-defense and the killing of innocents in war in a recent episode of New Ideal Live.

Ayn Rand on the Death of Innocents in War

Listen to Rand responding to questions about the killing of innocents in war, evaluating international law pertaining to war, and a nation’s right to self-defense.

READ ALSO:  The Perpetual War on Israel: 1948-2023

Civilization vs. Barbarism: Ongoing Analysis of the Hamas War on Israel

Elan Journo, Onkar Ghate, Nikos Sotirakopoulos, and Tal Tsfany discuss the recent developments in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

The Left’s Long War on Israel

Watch Nikos Sotirakopoulos’s OCON 2023 talk on the reasons behind the left’s opposition to Israel.

Elan Journo Analyzes the Hamas/Israel War in the Media

Listen to Elan Journo’s analysis of the Hamas attack on Israel in two recent interviews.

The Hamas War on Israel

Hours after Hamas launched its war against Israel on October 7, 2023, Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo presented a hard-hitting, uniquely Objectivist analysis of the situation in a special episode of ARI’s podcast, New Ideal Live.

The U.S.-Iran Prisoner Swap: Biden’s Policy of Delusion

New Ideal Live episode with Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate about Biden’s policy toward Iran.

The Perpetual War on Israel: 1948-2023

New Ideal Live episode with Elan Journo and Nikos Sotirakopoulos about the difficult history of Israel and its enemies.


Hamas and the Tyranny of Need

Peter Schwartz’s article about the fundamental cause of the suffering in Gaza.

We Ignore the Unconditional Right to Self-Defense at Our Peril

Ben Bayer’s recent article on what the right to self-defense means and how it should be relevant to Israel.

“End States Who Sponsor Terrorism”

Leonard Peikoff’s essay from 2001 on what it means to fight Islamic totalitarianism.

More University Donors Should ‘Go Galt’

Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo’s recent op-ed in which they explain that the moral corruption of academia goes deeper than the Hamas war on Israel.

‘Just War Theory’ vs. American Self-Defense

Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein’s article explaining why we should reject the “just” war theory and embrace the morality of victory.

After Israel’s ‘Pearl Harbor,’ Nothing Less Than Victory Against Hamas is Demanded

Elan Journo’s recent op-ed published in Orange County Register.

Hamas’s Savagery Reflects Its Nihilistic Goal

Elan Journo’s recent article about the real nature of the Palestinian cause.

Stop Ignoring Justice in the Israel–Hamas War

Elan Journo’s 2021 article on the justice in the war between Israel and Hamas.

Innocents in War?

Onkar Ghate’s article about the immorality of sacrificing for the sake of our enemies’ civilians.

How the International Laws of War Abet Hamas, Undercut Israel

Elan Journo’s 2014 article in which he argues that international law is rigged against free nations acting in self-defense.

Washington’s Pro-Hamas Foreign Policy

Elan Journo’s 2006 article explaining how American appeasement encouraged Hamas and weakened Israel.

The Perversity of U.S. Backing for the Gaza Retreat

Elan Journo’s 2005 article on Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza.


Ghate and Journo on What Went Wrong After 9/11

Read Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism, in which authors Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo evaluate the nature of the militant Islamic threat, the role of a proper foreign policy in defending citizens’ freedom, and the morality of a just war, among other issues. The second, updated edition is available on Amazon. You can also download the book the book for free by subscribing to our email list.

READ ALSO:  Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton Paved the Road to 9/11 (Part 1)

Free: Read the Introduction of What Justice Demands

Read a sample of Elan Journo’s book What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for free.

The Foreign Policy of Self-interest: A Moral Ideal for America

Read Peter Schwartz’s book about what it would mean to have a principled, rational foreign policy.


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