Netanyahu: What’s Annexed on His Agenda?

September 02, 2019

With elections looming again after the failure of Benjamin Netanyahu to form a majority coalition, The Times of Israel reports on the prime minister’s latest promise intended to seduce extreme right-wing Zionist nationalists: “ith the help of God we will apply Jewish sovereignty to all...

Trump Proclaims Who Owns What in the Middle East

March 29, 2019

With his magnified power over the rules and laws that govern international relations, Donald Trump offers Israel the deed to the Golan Heights. As the world awaits  the “deal of the century” for the Middle East, US President Donald Trump continues to take bold steps likely to prevent any...

Trump Is Wrong on the Golan Heights

March 28, 2019

If Israel is to survive in the region, it will need to eventually reach a peace agreement with the Syrians and the Palestinians. Like on many other international issues, US President Donald Trump is simply wrong when it comes to how to deal with the issue of the Golan Heights. On March 21, he...

The Yom Kippur War: 40 Years Later

October 07, 2013

The Yom Kippur War ended the Israeli attitude of disrespect towards Arab capabilities. Mark Twain, ever a source of infinite wisdom, once remarked that "God created war, so that Americans will learn geography" — whereas wars for Israel were about survival, saving the home, and...

Is Hamas Finished?

October 01, 2013

Hamas seems to be in real trouble at the moment. The party-militia Hamas, a distant offshoot in Palestinian Gaza of the Muslim Brotherhood, has seldom been on the sunny side of the street. But a combination of difficult political choices has left it more isolated and more broke than...

Is Chaos in Syria the Way Out?

November 18, 2012

Assad is well aware that his crimes have put him beyond reconciliation, as the regional spillover from the Syrian Civil War promises to be significant. Earlier this week, Israel’s military reported "direct hits" on targets in Syria after a series of mortar shells hit an open...