Analysis: Trump prepares to roll out “peace plan”

Israel’s prime minister and opposition leader met with Donald Trump today as the US administration began to roll out its controversial Middle East peace plan. Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz had separate White House meetings with the president, with the US reportedly not planning to announce full details of its plans until it has approval[…]

Analysis: Britain and Israel: the ever-strengthening relationship

The British ties with Israel are becoming wider and deeper, according to a new report from BICOM published this week. It details the burgeoning bilateral trade and economic, security and foreign policy, and cultural and scientific links between the two countries. It also notes that, while British public attitudes towards the Jewish state have remained largely[…]

Analysis: “The difference-maker in the 2020 election”? Labor and Meretz form poll pact

The Israeli Labor party and Meretz have announced a joint run in March’s general election. The deal agreed on Monday marks a landmark coming together of the Israeli left – although one driven by fear that they risked being shut out of the Knesset unless they teamed up. The move had been fiercely resisted by[…]

Analysis: Qassem Soleimani’s bloody legacy for Iran and the region

General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by the United States last week, has been described as the “single most powerful operative in the Middle East today”. His two-decade leadership of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp’s Quds Force has seen the Islamic Republic’s influence and power in the region seemingly expand – but at a cost of tens[…]

Analysis: Bibi indictment leads to political chaos

Israel is facing unprecedented political chaos after Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. The announcement from attorney general Avichai Mandelblit came less than 24 hours after opposition leader Benny Gantz gave up his efforts to form a government. Both he and Netanyahu have now failed to assemble[…]

Analysis: Iran faces protests at home and abroad

Mass protests swept Iran over the weekend after the regime abruptly cut fuel subsidies and raised petrol prices. Protests occurred in 100 cities and towns, including Tehran, Shiraz, Tabriz, Kermanshah and Sanandaj. Amnesty International says over 100 people have been killed in clashes between demonstrators and baton-wielding security forces. Unofficial reports from various sources cited by the[…]

Analysis: Israel under rocket attack after terror chief killed

More than 250 rockets have been launched at Israeli towns and cities by terrorist groups in Gaza over the past two day. The attacks followed an Israeli airstrike on Tuesday morning which targeted and killed the military commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Baha Abu al-Atta (pictured far right), Israel says, was responsible for multiple[…]