Reaction to the Steps Taken by Washington to Reconcile Israel and the Arabs

Sundown on September 18th marked the start of Rosh Hashanah 5781, the new year according to the Hebrew calendar. According…

New Deal Makes Israel Indispensable to the Arab Middle East


Whereas the recently announced UAE-Israeli deal may have significant relevance to the falling political fortunes of both Netanyahu and Donald Trump and their attempt to project this deal as a ‘success story’, there is much more to the deal that meets the eye. This is particularly pertinent with regards to the geo-politics…

Israel: COVID-19 Surge Puts Political Squeeze on Bibi


“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.” – Otto von Bismark, German Chancellor, 1871 -1890 July 10th found 10,000 protesters in Rabin Square angry over the delays in their promised coronavirus relief funding. Israel’s self-employed and small business owners seem to have found themselves…

“Greater Israel” and North Africa


In his diaries, the father of modern political Zionism, Theodor Herzl, wrote that the area of the Jewish State stretched from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates. The “Greater Israel” (or the “Yinon”) plan, first drafted more than a century ago, entails “weakening and eventually fracturing neighboring Arab states as part of a US-Israeli expansionist project, with the…

Israel and US are Staging a War while EU Stands By


On May 25, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his new government has six key goals, the main one being to implement what US President Donald Trump describes as “the deal of the century” — the annexation of parts of Samaria and the Jordan Valley. Netanyahu called implementing US President Donald Trump’s peace plan “a historic opportunity…

Is Israel Starting to Develop Closer Ties with Turkey Behind the Scenes?


It is no secret to anyone that President Donald Trump is unquestionably Benjamin Netanyahu’s most important diplomatic as well as strategic ally. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Israel on May 13 once again proved this to be the case. The US official and Benjamin Netanyahu’s new unity…

Why is Israel Bombing Syria?


The civil war in Syria has already lasted 9 years. After Washington actively intervened in the Syrian conflict in 2014 and created a so-called international coalition under its leadership to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS is a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), the time has come for the USA to finally taste defeat. Over the past 9 years, USA’s aggressive policy towards the Syrian…

Will Netanyahu Avoid Prosecution?


The political crisis continues, due to the fact that the two largest political parties in Israel being unable to reach an agreement on how to form a coalition government for the longest time. In spite the recent declaration made by Beni Ganz, leader of the Kahol Lavan and the current Prime Minister and leader of the Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu, that they are ready…

Bibi Beats Benny but is Three Seats Short of Finish Line


One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. ~ Carl Sagan. Update: Thursday morning brought bad news for Bibi. Avigdor Lieberman announced that he was adding his party’s votes to the Blue and White coalition to support a bill in the new Knesset to ban any MK who…

It is ‘Take No Prisoners’ Election Time in Israel Again


The knives have been sharpened for weeks and the Prime Minister contenders have finally brought them out as we go into the March 12th election countdown. Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party used his knife to slash one of his own wrists by making a huge blunder about claiming he would be able to form a new government with a “Jewish majority”. “We will form…

US Middle East “Peace Deal” Designed to Perpetuate Conflict


A deal that is entirely unacceptable to one of its principal parties isn’t a deal at all. In the case of the US-proposed “Middle East peace plan” – unsurprisingly endorsed by the US and Israel and few others – everything about it is designed to sabotage peace and perpetuate conflict – perhaps even expand it. The London Guardian in its article, “Palestinians cut…

Yet Another Israeli Provocation in the Middle Eastern Skies


While using a civilian airliner as cover, four Israeli F-16 fighters approached the outskirts of Damascus and launched an attack on local residential areas late night on February 6. There’s no disputing that by adopting such tactics the Israeli Air Force endangered the civilian aircraft – an Airbus A320 owned by the private Syrian Cham Wings Airlines…

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