Israel

The Beginning of Normalization of Israel’s Relations with the Arab World

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Since the end of 2020, four Middle Eastern countries — the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan —…

Israel and Iran Tensions Spiraling into a Direct Confrontation

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Against the background of a possible return of the United States to a “nuclear deal” with Iran, Tel Aviv has recently demonstrably intensified the actions of its intelligence services to undermine Tehran’s nuclear program and damage not only this industry, but the Islamic Republic as a whole. And at the same time, Israeli officials make no secret…

Israel: The Latest Election Ends in Stalemate

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The outcomes of the legislative election held on March 23 showed that there was an even worse political gridlock in Israel than before, as a clear winner who could have put an end to Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule failed to emerge after the fourth election in two years. According to the latest available data, the right-wing bloc backing the current Prime Minister and leader of Likud…

Israel and its Armed Forces are Hot Topics of Discussion Nowadays

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The nation of Israel, one of the key hot spots in the Middle East, has willingly or unwillingly become a party to most conflicts in the region. Since its establishment, the Jewish sate has been continuously boosting its military preparedness and upgrading equipment of its forces. Starting in the 1970s, Israel’s defense industry has been…

Israeli Elections are Weeks Away – Will Anything Change?

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Tolstoy The clock is ticking away on the temporary Prime Minister marriage between Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, which has not turned out to be a honeymoon for Mr. Gantz. Netanyahu, the well-seasoned politician who can think several moves ahead in political chess…

How Israel is Shaping Biden’s Iran Policy

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While Joe Biden the candidate wanted to quickly normalise relations with Iran and re-enter the JCPOA, Joe Biden the president has, as the developments that have happened so far, deviated from his stated course of action. To a large extent, Biden has appropriated Trump’s “maximum pressure” strategy and has refused to lift sanctions on Iran and simply make the US a part…

America is Not Back Yet, at Least when it Comes to Palestine!

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Speaking about the state of Israel these days, it’s hard to argue that the persecuted have become the persecutors, and “two wrongs don’t make a right.” The flames of anti-Semitism are increasing, and this fire is fuelled by both left and right. For instance, Georgia’s Republican House of Representatives member…

Israel’s Place in Biden’s Agenda

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A new old ritual seems to be taking shape in the new President Joe Biden’s White House, beginning with Jen Psaki’s failed briefings, the “what-if” war games, and discussions in the Oval Office about how to talk to a particular US ally or adversary.  Many times since he took office, President Joe Biden has dialed one world leader or another after reinstating the old rule, which has been a longstanding White…

The Greater Danger of Israeli Provocations in Syria

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Continued airstrikes carried out by Israeli warplanes in Syria presents – at face value – an obvious and persistent threat to Syria. In a wider context, the threat runs much deeper and extends to Syria’s allies in Tehran. Israel has been an eager participant in the US-led proxy war on Syria beginning in 2011. It has provided safe-haven and support for Western-backed militants…

America’s Engine of Progress Steamrolls Western Sahara

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In December of 2020, the White House announced the Israel–Morocco normalization agreement. In January USAID announced Morocco is being designated an economic hub under its Prosper Africa Initiative. According to this deal, Morocco is to get $100 million per year for five years to promote two-way trade between Morocco and the US, and to strengthen strategic…

Washington’s Game of Chess in the Middle East and How It Will Play Out

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Although the legacy of foreign policy has not been easy for Biden, there is no doubt that the problems of the Middle East, one way or another, will remain at the top of his agenda, and there’s many reasons for that. First of all, it is a very strategically advantageous region for manipulating the whole world through energy prices…

The US and Israel Playing their Cards in the Middle East

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Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, now 97 years old and having long lost his sense of the reality of international affairs, recently unleashed a new idea, menacingly declaring that a return to the “spirit” of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal would lead to weapons spread throughout the Middle East. These comments came during an interview with Dennis Ross…


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