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Did Israel Strike a Syrian Militia Base Near the Iraq Border?

Friday, September 20 | Airplanes, apparently unmanned, had attacked positions of Shiite militias in the Syrian city of Al-Bukhmal near the Iraq–Syria border on Wednesday afternoon, an Iraqi security official told Sky News late Wednesday. The source said five people were killed in the attack and another nine were wounded. The official added that militia

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A US–Israeli Defense Pact: How to Ensure That Its Advantages Outweigh Its Disadvantages

Friday, September 20 | The idea of a defense pact between Israel and the United States has already been considered several times in the past and rejected. Both sides are cautious about making undesirable commitments that would limit their freedom of action and require them to act militarily in contexts that are not viewed as

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France Sides with Iran’s Mullahs

Friday, September 20 | On August 25, in Biarritz, France, the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) reunited to discuss world problems. The situation in the Middle East was not on the agenda. French President Emmanuel Macron, the organizer of the summit this year, was about to force it in. He had decided to

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Israeli Elections: Political Deadlock, Simmering Stalemate and No Clear Winner

Thursday, 19 September 2019 | With some 95% of the votes in the Israeli elections tallied, the political deadlock between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and its main rival, former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party continues. Blue and White does, however, have a slight 2-seat advantage,

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Cautious Trump Says War with Iran Is Option after Saudi Strike

Thursday, 19 September 2019 | The United States is readying “very significant sanctions” on Iran after the latter launched a massive attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, according to US President Donald Trump, who further noted his country has more options for a response than just sanctions. “There are many options. And there’s the ultimate

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September Showers

There are basically two seasons in Israel: summer and winter, dry and wet. During the summer season, the weather forecasters don’t really have a very challenging job. Sun, sun and more sun. The only variation is the degree of heat. The dry season typically lasts from April to October. The first rain of the year

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Time for Israel to go green

Thursday, 19 September 2019 | On the eve of the elections, it was difficult to find a subject on which parties from all ends of the political spectrum could agree, but there was one: the national “Israel 2048—A Shared Future” initiative, which seeks to promote the establishment of new centers in the Negev and the

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Deadlock: As Results Come In, Israeli Elections Yield No Clear Winner

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | As the results of yesterday’s national election in Israel trickle in, the early vote tally shows a political deadlock between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and its main rival, the Blue and White party of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, with no clear winner

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Palestinian Minister of Culture Denies Jewish History in Israel

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | One of the central elements of the Palestinian narrative is the negation of the entire Jewish history in the Land of Israel in general and in Jerusalem in particular. Despite numerous sources and archaeological finds proving the opposite, the Palestinian Authority (PA) regularly repeats this claim because it is the

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A “Guide” to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by the United Church of Christ

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | Welcome to yet another skewed guide on the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. After a vote to support boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel in 2015, an organization affiliated with the UCC (United Church of Christ), the UCC Palestine Israel Network (UCCPIN), published a guide to Israel-Palestine affairs. Titled, “Promoting a Just

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