Israel

Israel is in a Political Crisis Amplified by Trump’s Defeat

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The year 2020 is winding down for the current Israeli political elite with events that are patently unpleasant. First, there is growing discontent in the country with Benjamin Netanyahu’s premiership. For the 22nd week, in different parts of the country protests have not subsided: on Saturday, November 14, at least 1,000 demonstrators came out to protest in Haifa, with…

Middle East in the Vortex of the US “Election”

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with the gumption natural to him, sent his “warm congratulations” to Joe Biden on his, as the Israeli World Israel News wrote, “alleged victory in the US elections,” despite the fact that President Donald Trump has not accepted the elections by democratic means. Similar loyal feelings towards the USA were expressed…

Israeli Trump Cards in Washington’s Game

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It is unlikely that anyone today would object to the assertion that the pro-Israeli lobby plays an important, and sometimes decisive, role in American election campaigns, in many decisions made by the US Congress and executive authorities, and constitutes an essential part of the American political machinery. The pro-Israel lobby in the United States is a unique…

Israel to Retain Military Supremacy in the Middle East

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While the Abraham Accords may have made Israel a friend of the UAE and Bahrain, kicking off a ‘peace process’ that may ultimately include other Gulf Arab states as well, a growing possibility of US physical retrenchment from the Middle East logically leaves Israel as the sole regional power, capable of militarily handling Iran, Turkey and Qatar—the chief rival bloc…

Washington is Using Israel to Reinforce its Politics of Confrontation

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It is commonly known that the United States has included the Middle East in the strategic areas of focus for its foreign policy due to economic, political, strategic military, demographic, and energy-related factors. Despite how the situation is changing, Israel has remained the main US partner and outpost in such an important region…

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

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Sundown on September 18th marked the start of Rosh Hashanah 5781, the new year according to the Hebrew calendar. According to Jewish tradition, the New Year predetermines people’s fates and the events that take place over the entire following year. Jewish people believe that many important events are associated with…

New Deal Makes Israel Indispensable to the Arab Middle East

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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

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“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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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…


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