This week the European Union issued a sharp rebuke against the Israeli government’s approval of the construction of nearly 2,000 settler units in the Occupied Territories.
Israeli Palestinian Conflict
The failure of Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White’s Benny Gantz to form a governing coalition may have condemned Israel to a third parliamentary election in one year. Unwilling to separate himself from right-wing coalition allies, Mr. Netanyahu has made Mr.
The U.S. withdrawal from Kurdish-controlled Syrian territory continues to impact U.S. allies in the region, as they come to terms with the possibility that the Trump administration may not always be there for them.
The problem with the concept of national security — a modern version of the notion of “raison d’état” — is that it is an invitation to lawlessness.
James Barr is acquiring an enviable reputation for an ability to pen narrative histories aimed at a popular audience that address the West’s involvement in shaping the politics of the Middle East during the 20th century.
Days before parliamentary elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu has declared that under his government the Israeli government would not relinquish control of the Jordan Valley and other parts of Palestinian territory in the West Bank.
Cross-border clashes over the weekend between Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hezbollah threaten to undo the uneasy peace along the Israel-Lebanon border. Both sides have declared that the fighting had reached their respective objectives, while avoiding any casualties.
With a little more than a month to go ahead of the September 17 parliamentary elections, Israeli politicians are continuing to rally their bases while reaching out to potential allies.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu announced last week that Israeli voters would be going to the polls for a second time this year. The announcement followed Mr. Netanyahu’s failure to secure the support of a majority of the parliament for a new term.