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Likud MKs urge ‘wait and see’ approach after exit polls show no clear path for majority
September 17, 2019
Sports and Culture Minister Miri Regev referenced 2009 as an example of how the political picture can change drastically.
Netanyahu’s pre-election promise to annex parts of Judea and Samaria create new reality
September 16, 2019
His announcement drew the expected condemnations from the left; on the right, some criticized the Israeli prime minister for waiting until now to implement this move.
Think tank urges ‘national unity’ in face of Iran and other threats
September 8, 2019
To meet the challenges ahead, Israel must focus on social cohesion, cultivate political allies and “manage” the conflict with the Palestinians, according to a new Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security report.
Facing tensions on multiple fronts, is Israel on the verge of an all-out war?
August 27, 2019
Speculation abounds as to whether Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s order to brief rival Benny Gantz on current security issues is a sign that the Jewish state is preparing for a major conflict on one or more fronts.
Will Israel launch a military ground operation in Gaza?
August 19, 2019
The question many are asking: Does Israel have the ability to tackle that right now, and if so, why hasn’t it taken this course of action?
Based in Lebanon but entrenched in Latin America, Hezbollah helps Iran spread global terrorism
August 1, 2019
The United States is conducting increased investigations and prosecutions against alleged Hezbollah facilitators across the continent; the effort has been welcomed by those who understand the gravity of threats posed there.
Does Bahrain expect returns on its now-public association with Israel?
July 29, 2019
“There’s a growing awareness among Gulf states that Israel will be a good partner and ally for them to bolster regional security against the persistent Iranian threat,” says Varsha Koduvayur, a senior research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C.
In the dangerous game Iran is playing in the Gulf, the next move is the West’s
July 26, 2019
Emily Landau, a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, warns that America must stand firm and “not relent,” saying the Trump administration needs to understand how the regime can “twist things, making it seem there are concessions when there are absolutely no concessions at all.”
Israeli experts debate how to approach an increasingly belligerent Iran
July 3, 2019
“The maximum pressure campaign is working,” said Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “It’s always good to weaken your enemy—not strengthen them.” The question is whether Tehran will test that theory.
Bahrain conference reveals ‘Palestinian Authority has no interest in peace’
June 26, 2019
The Bahrain economic conference, which seeks to be the first step in the Trump administration’s efforts to bring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, has been vilified by the Palestinians, who called the Trump plan “dead on arrival” and have boycotted the summit.
Ahead of Bahrain summit, Trump’s top Mideast envoy reveals insights in peace plan
June 20, 2019
“This is a very detailed peace vision. You cannot have a successful peace agreement without a successful economic plan. We are worried about the days, weeks, months and years after,” stated U.S. special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt.
Iranians view Trump as ‘tougher’ than Obama, but will it push them to more extreme actions?
June 12, 2019
While the hope is that Tehran will be deterred from its ongoing aggression, some are warning that war could still erupt. And where does that leave Israel?
Bahrain conundrum: Will the Trump administration succeed in its first phase of Arab-Israeli peacemaking?
June 5, 2019
The general feeling in the United States and Israel at this point is that this plan is “dead on arrival,” especially since the Palestinian leadership has already rejected it out of hand and refused to attend the summit in Bahrain. Nevertheless, “Phase 1” is in motion.
Why are Israelis headed back to the voting booths?
May 30, 2019
This has nothing to do with ultra-Orthodox conscription and everything to do with legislation over immunity, according to Jonathan Rynhold, deputy head of the department of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University.
Israel seeks strong deterrence as U.S. pushes back against Iran’s destabilizing behavior
May 10, 2019
As sanctions cripple the Iranian economy and the Trump administration ends oil waivers for certain countries, Tehran is lashing back, including with threats of closing the Strait of Hormuz.