What’s Annexed on Netanyahu’s July Agenda?

July 02, 2020

Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst, dispenses with illusions in his reading of the likely historical consequences of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s move to annex up to 30% of the occupied West Bank. Israel is expected to unilaterally proceed with the announced...

Why Does Obama Reward Bibi’s Bad Behavior?

September 15, 2016

The US is doling out military aid to Israel because of a multidimensional relationship, turmoil in the Middle East and domestic support for a country perceived as an indispensable ally. On September 14, the United States decided to shower munificence on an inconvenient ally that delights in...

The World This Week: Turmoil in Jerusalem as Liberal Wins in Canada

October 24, 2015

In a week of much turmoil, Canadians voted for the son of a legendary prime minister because he is promising a more transparent, just and accountable society. This week, Boko Haram carried out two bomb attacks in northeastern Nigeria. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow to pay...

Viewing the Iran Deal From Israel

August 16, 2015

The struggle is on over the ratification of the Iran deal, and Israelis are speaking out. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Republicans are trying to create the impression that all Israelis are opposed to the deal with Iran, which is aimed at preventing it from achieving nuclear...

Israel and Palestine Play High Stakes Soccer

August 11, 2015

Israel’s backtracking on Netanyahu’s promises is likely to be seen by FIFA as one more example of Israeli intransigence. Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer, with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match that Israel is unlikely to win, and this could prove to produce a...

Iran is Not the Threat

July 22, 2015

The Israeli prime minister opposes the Iran deal because the Iranians support Hamas and Hezbollah, says Miko Peled. Binyamin Netanyahu’s name is in the headlines again—this time with the news of the Iran deal. He rejects the agreement, he called it a disastrous and historic mistake and he...

Palestinians Must Launch a Third Intifada, But Not Against Israel

May 02, 2015

After a failed statehood bid at the UN, the tragic Gaza debacle and Netanyahu’s re-election, what now for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza? First, there was the disastrous Gaza campaign launched last August by Hamas against Israel. That resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 Gazans...

As Israel Votes, Netanyahu Might Be Ousted

March 16, 2015

If Israel’s right-wing government hadn’t tried to shut Arab parties out of the Knesset, it might have been doing better in the election. In a last-minute bid to bolster support before Israel votes in a general election, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has categorically stated that while...

The World This Week: Double, Double Toil and Trouble

March 06, 2015

Internal dissent threatens the US more than Putin, Bibi, Iran or the Islamic State. In Macbeth, three witches conjure up trouble. For this week, replace the three witches with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime...

When Bibi Came to Town

March 05, 2015

Nearly 60 lawmakers did the right thing by skipping the Israeli prime minister’s speech on Iran. When Binyamin Netanyahu looked out over the joint session of Congress that had assembled to hear him speak on March 3, the Israeli prime minister almost caught a glimpse of something unusual: empty...

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