Israel and the Middle East

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Why Palestinians Do Not Have a Parliament

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    Why Palestinians Do Not Have a Parliament By Khaled Abu Toameh Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. Parliaments, among the strongest manifestations of a democracy, represent the electorate, enact laws and oversee the government through hearings and inquiries. Apparently, this does not apply to the Palestinians, who, as a result of the power struggle between […]

    Israeli-Russian Relations: Where Are They Headed?

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      Israeli-Russian Relations: Where Are They Headed? By Joseph Puder At last Sunday’s Cabinet session, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. This would be the first meeting between these two “old friends” since the downing of the Russian spy plane last month, and the subsequent tension […]

      The Rise of the Russian-Turkish-Iranian Alliance

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        The Rise of the Russian-Turkish-Iranian Alliance By Britt Gillette In early September, Russia, Turkey, and Iran met in Tehran to discuss the future of Syria. It was just one of many meetings in the past several years between three of the most powerful nations in Middle Eastern politics. In a mid-September meeting, Russia and Turkey […]

        The Palestinian Battle against a Plan that Does Not Exist

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          The Palestinian Battle against a Plan that Does Not Exist By Khaled Abu Toameh Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. No Palestinian — or anyone else for that matter — has been made privy to US President Donald J. Trump’s long-awaited plan for peace in the Middle East, which has also been referred to as […]

          Syria Receives Anti-Aircraft System From Russia

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            Syria Receives Anti-Aircraft System From Russia By Ari Lieberman On July 30, 1970 during the height of the War of Attrition between Egypt and Israel, Israeli fighter jets –Mirages and F-4E Phantoms – tangled with Soviet-piloted MiG-21s over Egyptian airspace. In the four minute dogfight that ensued, the Israeli Air Force shot down five of […]

            How Iran Plans to Take Gaza

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              How Iran Plans to Take Gaza By Khaled Abu Toameh Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. If anyone was hoping that removing Hamas from power in the Gaza Strip would improve the situation there and boost the chances of peace between Palestinians and Israel, they are in for a big disappointment. Hamas, which violently seized […]

              The Murder Brought To You By the Two State Solution

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                The Murder Brought To You By the Two State Solution By Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. ”May Allah send the message I am longing for,” Ashraf Walid Suleiman wrote on his Facebook page. Then […]

                Germans Once Again Aiding a Genocidal Regime

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                  Germans Once Again Aiding a Genocidal Regime By Joseph Puder Germany’s current efforts to maintain its trade with Iran evokes memories of the early 1960’s, when West German scientists, many of whom worked for Hitler’s Third Reich, developed rockets for Egypt’s dictator Gamal Abdul Nasser, aiming to destroy the Jewish state. That was barely 18 […]

                  Israel’s Darkening Horizon

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                    Israel’s Darkening Horizon By Matt Ward Relations between Israel and Russia are on a knife edge. Events in the Middle East are moving at a very fast pace. With the downing of a Russian IL-20 reconnaissance plane on September 17th, it would seem that Russia, sensing an opportunity, is trying to both reset relations with […]

                    The Palestinians’ Three No’s: What They Mean

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                      The Palestinians’ Three No’s: What They Mean By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. What does Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that rules the Gaza Strip, mean when it says that it “won’t pay any political price” in return for a truce agreement with Israel? Answer: No to recognizing Israel, no to abandoning […]