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Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

Sudden, shocking, disturbing, and largely self-propelled trends in America and Europe are doing more damage to Western democracy today than Soviet armies or nuclear missiles ever did during the Cold War By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981), originally published March 17th, 2016, on LinkedIn Pulse Clockwise: Photo/Agencies, Cheryl Evans/The Republic, AP AMMAN — Roughly a quarter-century ago, the world seemed poised for a triumph of democracy and human rights unprecedented...


Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy (Sensibly): Part I

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 Originally ...


For the Sake of Peace — the Vatican and Palestine

... independent state. The Vatican has always consistently supported the right of the Palestinian people to create their own state. Even before United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 was issued to terminate the British mandate for administration of Palestine and to create independent Arab and Jewish States on its territory, Pope Pius XII established the Pontifical Mission for Palestine in order to promote relations with the Palestinians. The Mission did not have a diplomatic status but became an ...


Elections in Israel, Iran Issue, Palestinian State: What Is Obama’s Biggest Headache?

... Herzog and Tzipi Livni. After the Likud victory, Netanyahu received a mandate to form a government within 40 days. The Israeli government is more likely than not to be right-wing, which means it will be still more difficult to achieve a compromise with Palestine and Israel’s position vis-á-vis Iran will harden. This is a serious challenge for Obama because balancing between Iran, Israel and Palestine is, by definition, an impossible task. The interviewer was Maria Gurova, editor of the ...


Israel's Election, Netanyahu, Gaza, & the Struggle for Israel's Soul

... years. As for the Gaza Strip, If Netanyahu and his allies have their way and prevail in today's elections, its current setup and relationship with Israel could be a glimpse into the future of the West Bank, the territory with majorities of Palestine's land and people. Israel occupied Gaza in 1967 during the Six-Day War, and a level of hubris emerged within Israel that enabled it to believe it could occupy the West Bank and Gaza with its many Palestinian Arabs, and not just occupy,...


The Ferguson Intifada, or Why African-Americans are America’s Palestinians

... Israelis, this might seem incomprehensible. What could African-Americans and Palestinians have in common with each other? Well, despite all the differences, quite a lot actually. America in particular can very much look at the situation in Israel/Palestine as a cautionary tale. And the sad reality of all of this is that this whole incident of young Michael Brown being killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, and its aftermath is but one single brick in a Berlin Wall of America’s ...


Iran’s Regional Policy: A Fresh Start?

... Iranian troops are fighting the opposition in Syrian territory [9] . Sources also indicate Iranian weapons supplies to the Syrian army [10] . Notably, Saudi Arabia was a key opponent to Iran’s invitation to the Montreux forum [11] . Iran and Palestine: Together Again Another indicator Iran’s renewed vigor on the international stage seems to be its restored relationship with the Palestine national movement. Ties with the Hamas and the Palestine Islamic Jihad were fractured after the ...


All Quiet on the Palestine-Israel Front

... Zeitawi N. The Village of Deir Yassin , Destroyed Village Series, Berzeit University Press, 1988. – Р. 57; Tveit O. K. Anna's House. The American Colony in Jerusalem . Rimal Publications. РР. - 380-381; The New York Times, 13.05.1948. 4 . New Palestine Party: Visit of Menachem Begin and Aims of Political Movement Discussed . The New York Times, 12/04/1948. 5 . Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel) is described by the Old Testament as the territory granted by the Lord to Abraham and his descendants,...


Dangerous Escalation in Jerusalem: Who Could Win?

By Naser AL-Tamimi , Ph.D. in international relations, UK-based Middle East analyst, independent political consultant and journalist, Al Arabiya news regular contributor. The tension in Jerusalem, if it remains unchanged, may lead to serious security deterioration and possibly to an outbreak of a third Palestinian uprising or Intifada. Yoram Cohen, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief, recently captured the gravity of the situation when he warned members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) against...


Moscow treads lightly in Gaza

... Arab and Islamic world has expressed outrage at Israel’s actions in Gaza, commentators in the media point out that most Arab governments are taking a more cautious stance. The official Russian response to the steep escalation of the situation in Palestine stands between neutral and a somewhat half-hearted wait-and-see. In a July 18 interview with Russia 24, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared that President Vladimir Putin, in a recent conversation with US President Barack Obama and Israeli ...


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