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Israel Continues a Difficult Relationship With its Neighbours

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The state of Israel has long suffered a difficult relationship with its Arab neighbours and a look at its history provides a clue as to the reason why. The Balfour declaration of 1917 marks a significant turning point. The declaration favoured the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. That declaration was made without reference…

Is Israel Preparing for a Military Strike against Iran?

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There have been increasingly problematic reports about Israel’s preparations to launch a military strike against Iran in recent days. It is well known that Israel considers Iran’s nuclear program to be the “number one” issue. Despite Iran’s repeated claims that developing a nuclear bomb is not part of its plans, tensions between the countries continue to escalate…

Is the “Shadow War” between Iran and Israel Spiraling?

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On July 29, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO, a unit of the British Navy), there was an attack in the Arabian Sea on the oil tanker Mercer Street, associated with Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, killing two crew members, one British and one Romanian. The incident occurred northeast of Masirah Island of Oman about 300 kilometers southeast…

Women in the Israeli Army

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The image of the fierce woman warrior has stirred minds since ancient times. Women warriors participated in the Trojan War on the side of Troy. According to Herodotus, the Greeks captured a band of Amazons and sent them home in three ships. According to another legend, Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons, owned a golden belt, which Hercules himself went after – it was his ninth feat, described…

For Now, the Mossad is Outplaying Tehran

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The multiple secret operations carried out by the Israeli special services in recent years against Iran are legitimately indicative of the vulnerabilities inherent in the Iranian strategic infrastructure. And, given the many years of confrontation between Israel and Iran in the area of covert operations, this vulnerability is currently taking on a special…

Jerusalem Conflict: Identity Theft On Top Of Everything Else

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As many previous colleagues have discovered, writing about Israel is a thankless task best avoided, especially by a self-hating Jew. Before people even read a given article, they have made up their own minds about Israel and cross-checked their views against others they hold to see if they are ideologically sound…

Tensions Escalate around Israel due to the Ongoing Dispute over the Golan Heights

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The announcement by a US State Department spokesman, prompted by the American Washington Free Beacon information portal, that under the leadership of Joe Biden, the American authorities will be more cautious than under Trump, and shall tackle the issue of land ownership in the Golan Heights, once again stirred up the military-political…

Thoughts on the Future Relations between the US and Israel

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It will probably not come as a surprise to anyone that, following the change of administration in the White House, relations between the US and Israel have taken a turn for the worse. Similarly, it  is no secret that this factor greatly contributed to political downfall of Benjamin Netanyahu, who the Israelis felt had been in power for long…

An Israeli Court Starts Hearing Evidence against Netanyahu

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For the first time in 12 years, Israel has a new prime minister, marking the end of Benjamin Netanyahu’s reign. Over his years in power, Netanyahu’s reputation has been greatly eroded: he is called the “minister of crime”, and is accused of mishandling the crisis caused by the coronavirus and the economic consequences that ensued. Late in the evening on June 12…

Israel: New Trends or Old Conflict?

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It’s finally happening. Naftali Bennett was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Israel on June 13. The new government was approved by 60 votes in favor, 59 against, and one abstention.  The vote followed four hours of speeches by party leaders and the election of Mickey Levy as Speaker of the Knesset. Israel will now be governed by an eight-party coalition…

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

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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?

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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…


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