Israel

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…

Israel: The New Rules of the Game

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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

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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…

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

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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…


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