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14.11.2019

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Israeli security and political coordination with Hamas has served mutual interests for many years. Now Hamas is hoping to stay out of the current fighting in order to potentially expand its political power in the West Bank. By Menachem Klein The new round of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza gives… »

24.10.2019

Could the secular society be able to impose itself on the military-theocracy prevailing in Israel?

Could the secular society be able to impose itself on the military-theocracy prevailing in Israel?

The Israeli society of the 21st century (80% Jews compared to 20% Arab population), would be a melting pot of races, customs, languages and values that would only have in common their Jewish origin and in which there would be a silent slight of hand of an ultra orthodox minority… »

23.09.2019

Benny Gantz Declares Victory, Rejects Overture from Netanyahu

Benny Gantz Declares Victory, Rejects Overture from Netanyahu

In news from the Middle East, Israel’s former army chief Benny Gantz has declared victory over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Monday’s election. With 99% of the vote counted, Gantz’s Blue and White party has two more parliamentary seats than Netanyahu’s Likud party. Gantz has vowed to form what… »

20.09.2019

Israel’s Elections: Winners and Losers – Attempts at Government Formation

Israel’s Elections: Winners and Losers – Attempts at Government Formation

By Christina Christoforou – Livani Israel’s national elections were held for the second time this year on September 17, as Prime Minister Netanyahu was unable to form a government last April. Turnout was 63.7%, 2.4 points higher than in the April elections, according to the Central Election Commission. These… »

27.07.2019

The “Deal of the Century” and the reactions of the Palestinian authorities

The “Deal of the Century” and the reactions of the Palestinian authorities

On 25 and 26 June, a conference was held in Manama, Bahrain, at which the economic component of the “Deal of the Century”, entitled “Peace for Prosperity”, was officially presented as a proposal for a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict. The “Deal of the Century,” which the U.S. »

15.07.2019

100,000 Israelis Take to the Streets in Defense of Democracy

100,000 Israelis Take to the Streets in Defense of Democracy

By Hillel Schenker On Saturday night, May 29th, I was one of an estimated 100,000 Israelis who responded to the call to demonstrate in defense of the Israeli democracy that is being steadily undermined by the right-wing government. Despite the disappointing results of the elections, it was a first… »

12.07.2019

An Iranian and an Israeli talking about nuclear weapons

An Iranian and an Israeli talking about nuclear weapons

This unremarkable title for an evening event last Wednesday at the Framed.berlin cultural centre did, in fact, draw attention. Discussion events are not necessarily a big crowd-puller nowadays and most people prefer to look away rather than listen when it comes to nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, about 80… »

17.06.2019

‘Blatant Theft’: Netanyahu Unveils Illegal Settlement Named ‘Trump Heights’ in Occupied Syrian Territory

‘Blatant Theft’: Netanyahu Unveils Illegal Settlement Named ‘Trump Heights’ in Occupied Syrian Territory

“Trump Heights is such a great name for the colony built on theft, since Trump’s whole life has been about being wealthy and powerful enough to escape the consequences of his crimes.” by Jake Johnson staff writer for Common Dreams In what critics denounced as an obscene celebration of… »

05.05.2019

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

According to the BBC “Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip have stepped up their attacks on each other, in some of the most intense exchanges in recent years. Palestinian militants have fired more than 450 rockets into Israeli territory since Saturday. Israel says many were intercepted but… »

15.03.2019

Brief Notes on Anti-Semitism

Brief Notes on Anti-Semitism

By Roberto Savio There is a huge debate on anti-Semitism. I think we need to make a systematic analysis that makes the problem simple and clear. Obviously, the subject is very complex and produces so many urges that any attempt of schematization is inevitably incomplete. However, outlining some broad traits… »

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