Israeli Post-Election Countdown – Can Bibi Survive?
“Just societies cannot be run by big money or armed forces with their too narrow agendas. Limitless desire for wealth and blind ambition must be watched and contained as potential public dangers.” – Plato Israel’s election is not really over until a new government is formed. Without a new government, it will be faced with […]
Can the Middle East Survive With Israel Gone?
Israel is dying. It has nothing to do with Hamas or Hezbollah, no rain of missiles will destroy Israel. Israel is in a cycle of self-destruction that began in the 1990s with the advent of the Likudist party. As Israel’s population increased and became increasingly radicalized with Jewish population no longer of young idealists but […]
The Israeli Election that Almost Never Was
The dust from the Israeli election is beginning to settle after the preliminary count, showing Benny Gantz with 32 seats and Netanyahu with 31. The close race was expected, but the big surprise was that the United Arab Party received 13 seats, two more than expected, and became the third largest party in the Knesset. […]
Demonstrative Strengthening of US-Israel Ties Harms Arab Interests
With the next US presidential election approaching, Donald Trump twitted that he had a conversations with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the possibility of striking a defence pact between Washington and Tel-Aviv. Thus, the head of the American state hasn’t just directly affected the internal political situation in Israel at the height of Netanyahu’s agitation […]
Both Israel and Hezbollah Imagined a Horrid Black Hole and Stopped…
There are rare moments in history, when even the most determined enemies can suddenly recognize the futility of battle. Sometimes, just for a moment or two. Sometimes, for longer. Such moments of sanity may save thousands, even millions human lives. And, such moments are not expressions of weakness or cowardice; on the contrary; they are […]
US Direction in Middle East Subject to More and More Criticism
In recent time, U.S. actions in the Middle East have been subject to more and more criticism in European as well as Asian capitals. Clearly, Washington’s pro-Israeli course has resulted in growing disapproval in Arab nations. It is well-known that in December 2017, Donald Trump announced U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel […]
It is Indifference of the Israelis that is Killing People
In the past, whenever I went to (or more precisely, ‘through’) Israel, it was for some antagonistic purpose: to write about the brutal suppression of the intifada in Gaza or Hebron, to comment on the insanity of the land grab around Bethlehem, or to report from the eerie and de-populated Golan Heights, which Israel occupies […]
What does Trump’s Facilitation of Israeli Occupation of Golan Heights Mean?
On March 25, the US president, while he was enjoying his moment of triumph over the alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 elections, signed a document that recognised Israeli sovereignty over what has always been a Syrian territory. In doing so, the US has not only affirmed that it cares least about the international […]
Golan Heights, Kosovo and Crimea: A Case Study in Hypocrisy and Double Standards
The recent announcement by United States President Donald Trump that the US will recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights draws attention yet again to the double standards applied by NATO and its satraps including Australia to the issues of territorial integrity, the right to self-determination, and international law. Three cases illustrate the duplicity and […]
The Netanyahu Problem
A series of scandals have come together, mostly around Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and threaten the world. While under criminal indictment in Israel, Netanyahu is running for re-election, telling the people of Israel that he has the full backing of American and Russian leaders. More than that, his claims intimate that both Trump and Putin […]
Social Credit Systems and Basic Human Rights
As many know, China has instituted a system of official “social credit” monitoring which is supposed to come online by 2020. Every man, woman and child in China would have a magic number, based on key behaviors, personal finances, health and education levels, social and political compliance and how many other secret factors, we will […]
Israel’s Undeclared Air War on Iran in Syria
Until few weeks ago, there was an undeclared war that Israel had waged on Iran in Syria to force Iranian presence out the country. While the war was officially ‘undeclared’, various pronouncements by the top-rank Israeli officials confirmed that there was a war going-on in Syria. However, a number of statements made by Israeli officials […]