An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet. © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Will Continue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israeli forces will continue airstrikes in Syria if they deem it necessary. “If there is feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint – we attack and so it will continue,” Netanyahu said during a visit to China, adding that he … Continue reading Netanyahu to Putin: Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Will Continue

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Villages in north-eastern Syria liberated from ISIL © Sputnik/ Valery Melnikov

The ‘Birth Pangs’ of a New Middle East, Remixed

You all remember former US Secretary of State Condi Rice's notorious 2006 prediction about "birth pangs of a New Middle East." True to the George "Dubya" Bush/Cheney regime, Condi got it all spectacularly wrong, not only about Lebanon and Israel but also Iraq, Syria and the House of Saud. The Obama administration duly maintained a … Continue reading The ‘Birth Pangs’ of a New Middle East, Remixed

Israeli Media Blames Putin for Syria’s Decision to Defend Itself Against Israeli Airstrikes

"The serious exchange of missile fire between Israel and Syria early Friday morning reflects the Assad regime’s attempts to change the unofficial rules of the game." So begins a column published in Israel's Haaretz. The newspaper is of course referring to the Israeli jets that "breached Syrian air space early in the morning and attacked a … Continue reading Israeli Media Blames Putin for Syria’s Decision to Defend Itself Against Israeli Airstrikes

Putin Bored by Netanyahu’s Bible Stories, Invites Israeli PM to Join Real World

It seems that we missed a crucial exchange from yesterday's Sore Loser Summit in Moscow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Moscow on Thursday to complain to Putin about big, bad Iran and how tragic it is that Tehran destroyed legions of "moderate" rebels and ISIS fanatics in Syria. Here's Netanyahu, tissue in hand, … Continue reading Putin Bored by Netanyahu’s Bible Stories, Invites Israeli PM to Join Real World

sraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Singapore last month to promote Israel as a tolerant country. Roslan Rahman / AFP

Israel: Where Vision and Reality Violently Diverge

Dustin Pfundheller, 30, an American dentist living in Singapore, was set to become the youngest person to visit every country in the world while in a full-time job. His globetrotting has taken him to 192 of the 193 recognised states, bringing his medical skills to the world’s remotest places. But in January he was barred … Continue reading Israel: Where Vision and Reality Violently Diverge

New Military Alliance to Be Formed in Middle East

Combining available information to get the whole picture, one can see the situation in the Middle East changing drastically, especially as the US strategy is reviewed and new alliances are formed. The Trump administration is in talks with Middle East allies about forming a military alliance that would share intelligence with Israel to help counter … Continue reading New Military Alliance to Be Formed in Middle East

Arab States Considering Alliance with Israel to Curb Iranian Influence

The Trump administration is in discussions about the formation of a regional Arab security alliance with Israel as a counterbalance to Iran's influence in the Middle East, according to Arab officials. The alliance would include Egypt and Jordan, both of whom recognise and have peace treaties with Israel, as well as Saudi Arabia and the … Continue reading Arab States Considering Alliance with Israel to Curb Iranian Influence

Israeli security forces hold a position during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers following a demonstration demanding that Israeli authorities return the bodies of Palestinians killed during attacks on Israel, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Jan. 26, 2017

Trump Says Palestinian Statehood Isn’t Necessary for Peace. Netanyahu Calls Him the Greatest.

President Trump wiped away 15 years of U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a White House press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday afternoon, explaining his view that statehood for Palestinians is not necessary for peace. “So I’m looking at two-state and one-state and I like the one that both parties like,” Trump said as … Continue reading Trump Says Palestinian Statehood Isn’t Necessary for Peace. Netanyahu Calls Him the Greatest.