Politics

FIVE ‘WHYS’ OF THE TRUMP VISIT TO ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

TRUMP VISIT TO ISRAEL

 

BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN 
The US President broke with convention on numerous occasions, but some things seem set in stone in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Why do people brag about a direct flight from Saudi Arabia to Israel?

The Left Leaves

from Peter Zeihan

A terror attack in the United Kingdom May 23 killed at least 22, and injured dozens more. As the attack targeted a youth pop concert, a high proportion of the deaths were among children and teenagers. United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May immediately cancelled all her ruling Tory Party’s campaign events -- national elections are June 8 -- so her government could focus on the crisis. The country’s other parties quickly followed suit.

Will Trump’s Middle East deal work?

Trump’s Middle East


Just prior to US President Donald Trump’s arrival in Jerusalem May 22, the virtual emergency sirens that had screamed in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office had toned down somewhat. The chances that Trump would present his diplomatic initiative here had lessened.

Macron’s Election and the Challenges He Faces

Macron’s Election


By Dr. Tsilla Hershco 
BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 473

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Emmanuel Macron’s election as France’s president by an impressive majority was met by widespread relief in most of the EU countries and in the western world. It would be a mistake, however, to ignore the deep divisions in French society that the election revealed.

How Kosovo Poisoned America's Relationship with Russia

F-117 Kosovo

Ted Galen Carpenter
Washington, DC perpetuated and deepened its Balkan blunder a few years after the Bosnia intervention when it intervened in Kosovo. Civil strife in Serbia’s restless, predominantly Albanian province, simmered and then flared in the mid-and late-1990s.

Preparing for War on Hizbullah

Hizbullah

The US and its Arab allies are drawing up plans to suffocate the movement financially as a prelude to eventual militarily action

By Abdel Bari Atwan

 "Information Clearing House" - The US-led war on the Islamic Sate group under the banner of fighting terrorism may be viewed by many, especially by Arab members of the coalition that is waging it, as legitimate. But in our view it increasingly looks like a cover or smokescreen aimed at paving the way, or bestowing legitimacy on, a different war: one aimed at eliminating resistance to Israel in the region, and specifically the Lebanese Hizbullah movement.

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