Middle East

Will the “Winds of Change” Sweep Netanyahu Off his Political Olympus?


Despite the issue, one seemingly resolved for good, in Israel with the swearing-in of the country’s new government without Benjamin Netanyahu, the political battles among these “hot-headed Israeli boys” just do not stop. According to journalists from Zman Yisrael, in May Benjamin Netanyahu examined…

Can the Change Coalition end Bibi’s Reign?


When I was trying to keep up with Israeli political news over the last month, the last thing I expected to see was a coalition of factions who beforehand would have had nothing to do with each other politically, other than being determined opponents. The only likely political glue I could see that would account for the miracle was their shared hatred of Netanyahu to the point…

The Afghanistan Fiasco Caught Up With the US in Iraq


As various foreign media reports on recent developments in Iraq around the presence of US bases and US military contingents indicate, opposition towards them grows almost daily. In January 2020, the Iraqi parliament adopted a resolution calling for the withdrawal of foreign armies and, above all, the US military contingent from the territory of the republic…

Long-suffering Yemen: Where is the Way Out?


Yemen is currently experiencing an externally imposed civil war and is facing starvation, poverty, various disasters, and the dreaded COVID-19 epidemic. For years, the Saudi-led coalition, with strong US support, has been waging war against Yemen to impose its policies and bring its proxies to power. As the world’s media have repeatedly reported, airstrikes have primarily…

Israel: The New Rules of the Game


A momentous event has finally taken place in Israel, hopefully bringing about a change in its internal and external course that has been unshakeable for years. Isaac Herzog, former leader of the Labor Party and previous head of the Jewish Agency, was elected head of Israel for the next seven years. The Knesset voted to elect him as the country…

The Wind of Change Reached Israel


At last, the wind of political change is blowing over Israel. However, everyone is still wondering how intense this wind will be and in which direction it will blow. First, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, “Sokhnut” Isaac Herzog who deals with repatriation to Israel and aid for the repatriates was elected the 11th President of the State of Israel in a secret ballot…

Could Army Building Save Turkey from a Crisis?


Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP), led by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has seen a significant loss of voter support over the past three years since the 2018 parliamentary elections, according to a Turkish sociological company. Currently, only 34.1% of Turkish voters would potentially give it their votes if elections were held soon…

Search for an Alternative to the Suez Canal is becoming Increasingly Relevant


On May 28, the administration of the Suez Canal once again had to take emergency measures to unblock this highly congested global transportation artery. The 353-meter-long container ship Maersk Emerald ran aground due to engine problems. And although, as stated on the Facebook page of the Suez Canal Authority, they “promptly dealt…

A Decade On: West’s War on Syria Continues


As Syrian elections approached, the US, France, and Germany  worked together to undermine them.  This was not because they truly believed the elections weren’t “free and fair,” but simply because there is no possibility for their client regime of choice to come to power. This is despite these same Western nations – hand-in-hand – lecturing the world about “democracy…

Why is the UN Silent over Washington’s Plundering of Syria?


On Sunday, May 23, another American convoy of 86 trucks and many armored personnel carriers drove from Iraqi Kurdistan Territory to the northeastern province of Syria, Hasakah. The US vehicles passed through the US-controlled illegal border crossing of al-Walid and headed towards the Harab al-Jir military base…

Why Joe Biden Wouldn’t Change the US-Israel Ties


Despite the fact that it took Joe Biden a few weeks to call the prime minister of the largest recipient of the US military aid, Israel, it remains that the US state remains committed to its policy of protecting, aiding and financing the Israeli state in the Middle East. Yet, the fact that Biden took more than a month to call presents a stark contrast to the way Donald Trump took only two days…

The US is Exacerbating the Rift between Turkey and Greece in NATO


The conflicts between individual NATO members are becoming more and more difficult for the alliance to sweep under the carpet – especially one of its most noticeable “cracks”, which exists between Greece and Turkey. Against the background of deteriorating relations with Ankara, the White House has already stopped even trying to hide that…

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