Netanyahu Is in Trouble, But Who will Replace Him?

It looks like the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long history of skirting corruption scandals may be running out of time. For decades, Netanyahu has been accused and investigated for various shady schemes. Twenty years ago, police even declared him so implicated that they recommended he be charged. But like the cat with nine lives, …

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Putin’s Phone Call to Netanyahu Put an End to Israel’s Strikes on Syria

Russia's public response to massive Israeli strikes on Syria last Saturday including on T4 airbase where Russian troops are perhaps still stationed was rather subdued. The Ministry of Defence said nothing at all and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only offered the terse statement that "creation of threats for Russian military personnel in Syria is …

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Poland Defends Its National Dignity in the Face of Israeli & Ukrainian Intimidation

Poland passed an internationally “contentious” draft law banning the phrase “Polish death camps”, the Bandera ideology, and the denial of wartime Ukrainian fascist crimes. Israel and Ukraine reacted with fury at the decision and harshly criticized Poland for what they each claimed for their own respective reasons was “historical revisionism”. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu forcefully …

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Miscalculations in Israel Could Pave Way to Wider War

Last week, Israeli political leaders were rolling with guffaws and ribbing each other in delight as Vice-President Mike Pence proved that, as a Christian Zionist, he was more Zionist than the Zionists in the Knesset (minus, of course, its evicted Arab members – see here). But one might wonder what the more sober Israeli security echelon figures …

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Let’s Keep Donald Trump: True Believer Mike Pence Could Be a Whole Lot Worse

When President Donald Trump traveled to Davos last week, the second foreign head of government he met with was Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. When the expected groveling before Bibi was concluded the rest of the world learned that Trump is right on board the Netanyahu bandwagon when it comes to making sure that the Palestinians somehow …

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US Vice President Mike Pence meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (unseen) at the Presidential Palace in the capital Cairo on January 20, 2018 (AFP)

Mike Pence’s Middle East Tour: Speaking to Israel’s Hard Right Only

US Vice President Mike Pence will soon complete his four-day trip to the Middle East after visiting Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Pence, a devout evangelical Christian, was refused a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and a visit to Jesus' birthplace in Bethlehem. After US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of …

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A Palestinian with blood on his hands reacts as a wounded demonstrator is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops, near the border with Israel in the east Gaza Strip on January 19. Mohammed Salem / Reuters

Why Is the Israeli Army Suddenly Concerned About Gaza?

More than 10 years ago Israel tightened its grip on Gaza, enforcing a blockade on goods coming in and out of the tiny coastal enclave that left much of the two million-strong population there unemployed, impoverished and hopeless. Since then, Israel has launched three separate major military assaults that have destroyed Gaza’s infrastructure, killed many …

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu writes a message in the visitor's book at Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India on January 17 [Reuters/Amit Dave]

Netanyahu in India: What Was Swept Under the Carpet

If you believed that the Indian people universally welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, then you were misled. The corporate media - both in India and in Israel - concentrated on the press releases from the offices of the prime ministers and bought hook, line and sinker into their well-orchestrated propaganda. There were …

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