What’s in Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’? The Answers Are in Plain Sight

There are mounting signals that Donald Trump’s much-delayed Middle East peace plan – billed as the “deal of the century” – is about to be unveiled. Even though Trump’s officials have given away nothing publicly, the plan’s contours are already evident, according to analysts. They note that Israel has already started implementing the deal – …

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Return of the Orb: Why are Netanyahu and Macron Clasping Glowing Globe?

Orb memes and supernatural conspiracies are back with a vengeance after Benjamin Netanyahu and Emmanuel Macron were pictured grasping a strange glowing sphere between them. The bizarre moment comes a year after an uncannily similar photo, featuring US President Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, sparked witchcraft conspiracies across social …

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Trumpism Folds into Netanyahu-ism, or ‘Neo-Americanism’

The 8 May US Presidential declaration (on exiting JCPOA) requires of us fundamentally to revise our understanding of Trumpism. At the outset to his term of office, Trumpism was widely understood to be based on three key pillars: That the costs incurred by the US in upholding the full panoply of Empire (i.e. policing the …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, toast during a reception after the Victory Parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2018. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik via AP)

Is Netanyahu Playing a Geopolitical Chess Game to Drive a Wedge Between Russia and Syria?

A string of events, beginning with the exchange of missiles between Israeli and Syrian forcesThursday, 10 May, has brought the relationship between Russia and Syria under new scrutiny, leading some to suggest that Syria’s greatest ally may be faltering in its resolve to protect the government of Bashar al-Assad from regime change. On Wednesday, just …

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L), his wife Sara Netanyahu (L), Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (3rd L), US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (C), US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (R) and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (2nd R) attend the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May, 2018 (AFP)

Gaza Massacre: This Alliance of Israeli and American Extremism will Spark Cycle of Revenge

Words are almost impossible to describe the surrealism of Monday's developments in Jerusalem and Gaza. On the one hand, US President Donald Trump, speaking by video from the White House, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner led the American dedication of the "new" American embassy in the holy city. They were accompanied by two Christian …

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A Short Flight to Armageddon: Trump & Netanyahu Bringing Us Closer to End of Times

The biblical town of Armageddon is but a few miles as the bullets fly from the site of the latest Gaza massacre which has taken us further down the road to the end of times. Its proximate cause was the latest Man-Child effort of Donald J Trump, this time to relocate the US embassy in …

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