The rapidly escalating conflict that has recently exploded between Israel and Palestine caught many extra-regional observers by surprise, even though many in West Asia had been expecting something of the sort for quite a while already. The hybrid military-political movement Hamas accused Israel of violating the Palestinians’ ...
- 19.05.2021 18:33:21
On January 25, Graeco-Turkish talks begin, at which Turkish claims to Greek island territories will be high on the agenda. Before we briefly consider the Israeli position, herewith a spot of recent history.AP Photo / Turkish PresidencyScorned countries sometimes seek out other scorned countries, for reasons of self-interest. Thus Germany, humiliated after the First World War, co-operated with the Soviet ...
- 21.01.2021 12:34:42
... Fakhrizadeh's assassination in several ways, but now Iranian officials say he was murdered with the help of a remotely operated machine gun in the middle of the road. has gone.Arash Khamooshi / The New York Times However, Iran still maintains its stand that Israel is behind his murder. He was murdered on 27 November. Iran's reasoning behind this is very simple that Israel is one of the few countries which has enough reason and ability to carry out such attacks on Iran's soil. But even more general consensus ...
- 15.01.2021 20:33:19
The White House has just released a plan for the whole area (by whatever name) between Egypt and Lebanon. Courtesy of D. Trump, and supported by both Israeli PM-pretenders — the proposed map (see figure 1, below) is very interesting. Picture 1: White House Peace Plan for Israel with non-Israeli patches inside As everybody can see, Israel will now de-facto annex the whole area — lock, stock and ...
- 31.01.2020 20:08:50
... conducted against the Assad government directly by troops on the ground, but an American withdrawal would certainly help to clarify a complex battlespace, and certainly removes the Assad regime's strongest opponent. Iran Both the United States and Israel have explicitly stated their desire to counter Iran and have done so via airstrikes against Iranian-allied groups. In a rare admission, Israel recently acknowledged Israeli airstrikes purportedly targeting weapons catches near the Damascus airport....
- 05.03.2019 23:48:19
While the United States and the Soviet Union orchestrated the November 1947 partition resolution underpinning Israel’s establishment,  Czechoslovakia provided the nascent Jewish state with vital war material for rebuffing the Arab attempt to destroy it at birth. So vital was it that David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, commented, “Without ...
- 05.12.2018 14:56:44
... the Czech Republic’s Miloš Zeman, who, in the tradition of the country’s founder, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, has become not just a strong voice for his people but a true friend of the Jews. Czech President Miloš Zeman’s historic speech to the Israeli Knesset on November 26, 2018, in which he stressed that his country is not only Israel’s best friend in Europe but one of its best friends in the world, came on the heels of an important report released by the American Jewish Distribution Committee ...
- 03.12.2018 10:58:40
... government) and Yemen (through the Houthis); is in control of Lebanon (through Hezbollah); seeks control of Syria; is undermining Sunni regimes in the region, such as those in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia; and is supporting Hamas and Islamic Jihad in their war on Israel. The Sunni jihadists strive to establish an Islamic caliphate, whether sooner, using the Islamic State (ISIS) model of announcing the caliphate and setting up a civilian system to administer the territories it conquers while continuing the military ...
- 25.12.2017 17:50:06
... negotiated between the US and Russia on July 8 will almost certainly break down in the coming months absent such progress. Understanding that it is merely a respite from conflict even as Iran uses it to strengthen its military presence in Syria, Israel has refused to accept the terms of the ceasefire. Accordingly, on September 7 Israeli aircraft reportedly bombed a Syrian military facility linked to the production of chemical weapons and precision missiles. Israel has conducted around 100 strikes ...
- 20.09.2017 14:26:15
Every once in a while we read an article that we really want to share with other readers. Twice now it has happened with something published by the BESA Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel. (For disclosure, our Institute of Post Communist Studies and Terrorism (jvlv.net) has also produced articles for BESA.) Most recently, BESA ran an article, “ Israel is Real,” that has created a stir by dealing with historical criticism from ...
- 11.09.2017 12:41:46
... Arab writer even hailed Saudi-US ties as one that “shaped the wider world” and although the wider world would undeniably agree with that reality, it would nevertheless consign such ties to the very negative end of the global affairs spectrum. The Israeli press celebrated Trump’s royal treatment in Riyadh and observed how the president and select members of his cabinet danced with swords in a ceremony that must have nauseated the families of 9/11 victims. Syrians, Yemenis and Christian minorities ...
- 24.05.2017 11:29:23
... policy ... an unchecked Iran has the potential to follow the same path as North Korea and take the world along with it. The United States is keen to avoid a second piece of evidence that strategic patience is a failed approach,"
Alliance of GCC and Israel
It is not just the US policy which India has to contend with it is the alliance between GCC countries and Israel. While Saudi Arabia has remained at loggerheads with Israel, recently both are part of the Anti-Iran alliance. Israel, Turkey and Saudi ...
- 02.05.2017 14:22:56
... Britain’s public may still vote to leave the EU in a matter of months. The United Kingdom itself only recently narrowly avoided disintegration by secession from it by Scotland, a possibility which, it was just announced, will be pursued again.
Even in Israel, considered a bastion of Western democracy in the Middle East, the public and government are becoming increasingly okay with the erosion of democratic values and a deeply undemocratic military occupation of the West Bank as the Israeli-Palestinian ...
- 17.04.2016 14:28:00
... following: fight against "Islamic State", nuclear program in Iran and closure of the civil war in Syria, by way of removal of B. Asad from power. It may seem that on the background of a struggle with conflicts and crisis, the USA has distanced from Israel, the main ally in the Middle East. What is the current status of the relations between USA and Israel? What place does Israel take in the USA foreign policy strategy in the Middle East?
The USA was one of the first countries, which has recognized ...
- 05.02.2016 14:39:00
A Sensible Grading of Obama’s Middle East Strategy, As Opposed to Republican Nonsense: Part I: Introduction, Muslim World Reset, Iraq, Israel/Palestine
If you can’t understand that Obama’s overall Middle East strategy is starting to work, you don’t know what you’re talking about
By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) May 21st, 2015
- 07.06.2015 22:25:00
The only alternatives to this deal are the destructive status quo of continued stalemate and standoff that destabilizes the whole region or even more open military conflict that endangers everyone in the region (including Israel). Ignore the naysayers and give this deal a chance.
by Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @bfry1981), April 4, 2015 (updated April 5th)
Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse here and also published by Stupid Party Math v....
- 29.05.2015 19:32:00
Or, how answering "Who controls Gaza?" can tell you a lot about why Israel's election is so important.
While this was written the day of Israel's election, the analysis still rings true and, sadly, Israel has chosen Netanyhu and chosen to be the Israel that denies its actions and responsibilities in ...
- 28.03.2015 19:37:00
If white Americans and Israeli Jews want African-Americans and Palestinians to cease with the ruckus, they must make their own societies and governments cease systematically bringing the ruckus to these darker-skinned neighbors of theirs.
By Brian E. Frydenborg, originally ...
- 02.02.2015 16:14:00
... watching the news broadcasts on the 18th morning at 1.30am. My 82 year old mother woke-up at this time after hearing the TV. She became extremely distraught after watching the news. We had a discussion and she said “Eugene – they, the USA and ISRAEL, did this to distract the World from the Bombing and Invasion of GAZA, Palestine by the Regime of Israel. She said, you were abroad and just returned last night, you did not see that our Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia, announced again full support ...
- 24.07.2014 11:19:00
... assassinated by Islamic Jihad in 1981, the same year that the Reagan administration in Washington concluded the world’s largest arms deal with Saudi Arabia (including five AWACS electronic intelligence aircraft sold over the objection of the vaunted Israel lobby). The irregular military operation known as “Charlie Wilson’s War” empowered the Mujaheddin and Al Qaeda to push Soviet forces out of Afghanistan creating an opportunity for Usama bin Laden to master irregular warfare. Washington’s ...
- 14.07.2014 04:38:00