Monthly Archives: December 2014

Battlelines Emerge in Israel’s Election Campaign

PJmedia, 26/12 With the date of the elections set for March 17th, the campaigning season has begun in Israel. There was little public enthusiasm for the new polls. It is only 20 months since the last time Israelis turned out … Continue reading

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Islamic State forces Approach Israel-Syria Border

Jerusalem Post, 26/12 Islamic State has suffered severe losses as a result of coalition air strikes in the last months. Over 1,000 of its fighters have been killed, and Kurdish peshmerga forces have driven the jihadists back on a wide … Continue reading

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Iran and the Shia militias advance in Iraq

Tower Magazine, December, 2014. (Co-authored with Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi) The United States and its Western allies have recently undertaken airstrikes and other military measures against the Islamic State (I.S., also known as ISIS or ISIL) in Iraq. Contrary to … Continue reading

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