The Israeli Government Is Changing, but Some Things Remain the Same

The Israeli Government Is Changing, but Some Things Remain the Same

However, there is growing sentiment even in Congress and the Zionist controlled media that “what is wrong is wrong,” Phil Giraldi writes. Israel is undergoing a change of management, with reliably hardline Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu being replaced by extreme nationalist Naftali Bennett. Bennett has at intervals favored the disenfranchisement of non-Jewish Israeli citizens and…

Interpreting the UAE/Israel Agreement on Suspending Annexation

Interpreting the UAE/Israel Agreement on Suspending Annexation

Any comment on regional implications of the Agreement is, of course, highly speculative as the real reasons for such an initiative are rarely disclosed by those with the power of decision. In this case the uncertainties are magnified by some central ambiguities in the language of the text, especially the word ‘suspend’ in relation to…

How the Israel-UAE Deal Puts the Bogus Peace Industry Back in Business

How the Israel-UAE Deal Puts the Bogus Peace Industry Back in Business

If there is one conclusion to draw from the agreement this week between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – with Israel temporarily “suspending” its threat to illegally annex parts of the West Bank in return for “full normalisation” with the Gulf state – it is this: the peace industry is back in business. But this…

Is Israel, UAE Deal a Pact of Political Desperation?

Is Israel, UAE Deal a Pact of Political Desperation?

Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. The controversial peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has two fathers already – US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump’s son-in-law and adviser on the Middle East, Jared Kushner, slyly claims to be a third father.  Trump and…

Liberal Zionism Begins to Make the Journey Towards a One-State Solution

Liberal Zionism Begins to Make the Journey Towards a One-State Solution

Peter Beinart, an influential liberal commentator on Israel and Zionism, poked a very large stick into a hornets’ nest this month by admitting he had finally abandoned his long-cherished commitment to a two-state solution.  Variously described as the “pope of liberal Zionism” and a “bellwether for the American Jewish community”, Beinart broke ranks in two…

Forging Greater Israel: Annexation by Any Other Name

Forging Greater Israel: Annexation by Any Other Name

July 1st came and went and Netanyahu made no formal statement regarding annexation. That left many journalists, politicians, activists, and others feeling abandoned to speculation. Declarations of support or opposition went forward accompanied by an air of uncertainty and the frustration of trying to second guess the objectives of those whose actions would determine the…