Analysis: Kushner’s Middle East foray

The bland statements issued from Jerusalem, Ramallah and Washington last week gave no hint to the success of otherwise of the US’ latest attempt to push a peace initiative in the Middle East. Following talks last week in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Israel and Palestine by the administration’s special envoy, Jason Greenblatt[…]

Analysis: Hamas’ never-ending war

This month sees two significant and related anniversaries. Twelve years ago this week Israel began its unilateral pull out from the Gaza Strip, while 26 August marks the third anniversary of the end of Operation Protective Edge, the 50-day bloody conflict waged by the Jewish state to stop Hamas’ rocket attacks. The Gaza withdrawal and[…]

Analysis: The end of the road for Bibi?

Benjamin Netanyahu’s long domination of Israeli politics may finally be drawing to a close as a series of corruption scandals threaten to consume his premiership. The peril facing the prime minister mounted last week as police revealed that he is a suspect in two bribery and breach of trust investigations. Netanyahu has been under investigation for several[…]

Analysis: Israel’s Syria aid effort revealed

The full extent of a massive humanitarian effort by Israel to assist thousands of Syrians on its northern border has been revealed. Over the past six years, Israel has studiously avoided being dragged into the brutal civil war, while keeping a watchful eye on Iranian expansionism into the conflict-ravaged country and launching occasional strikes aimed[…]