U.S. War With Iran Would Embroil Israel, Too

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The latest U.S. saber-rattling may be mostly theater, but Israel is braced for the worst. Israel is poised for war with Iran.  Photographer: JIM WATSON/AFP A powerful American fleet is now steaming toward Iranian waters. The U.S. has publicly deployed nuclear-capable … Read More

Israeli-Gulf Relations: Will the Détente Deepen or Dry Up?

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Photo: Israel Prime Minister Office Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks together with Sultan Qaboos bin Said in this undated handout provided by the Israel Prime Minister Office, in Oman. Israel GPO/Handout via REUTERS On April 25, the Israeli Ministry … Read More

Israel Deployed ‘New Missile’ Against Iranian Target

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Rampage missile fired from F-16 fighter jet developed by IMI Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries Days after Israel’s air strikes on the Masyaf (Misyaf) missile plant in Hama Province, Syria, Israeli media have reported that a highly advanced “new missile” … Read More

There Is No End in Sight for Turmoil in the Middle East

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to Gilbert Achcar, professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. The Middle East and North Africa continues to reverberate from the … Read More

Long-term risks in Israel’s short-term conflict avoidance in Gaza

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Israel’s strategy of management and conflict avoidance threatens to lead to its encirclement. Palestinians protest next to the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, as it is seen from its Israeli side March 30, 2019. (photo credit: AMIR … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 12 April 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, It’s a rare day when even the mainstream news contains something to celebrate. The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister of Israel definitely falls into that category. The previous election saw the former president send his … Read More

Israel’s coming election will give the winner control over a booming economy

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KEY POINTS Polls show Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud holds a narrow lead over Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party. While security is the biggest issue, handling a host of economic challenges is a main campaign theme. Growth, housing and tech are … Read More

Netanyahu Calls on Putin to Pressure Iran Out of Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, April 4, 2019. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin … Read More

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