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A most discreet intervention

Jerusalem Post, 30/5 Israel offering limited assistance to rebels in southern Syria Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2011, Israeli officials have observed events to the north with caution and concern.  The concern has derived from … Continue reading

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Sisi wages ‘war by other means.’

  Since the coup of July 3, 2013, Egypt’s de facto ruler General Abd al Fattah al-Sisi has pursued a clear and uncompromising policy toward the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s Islamists.  Sisi has blocked any return to politics for the … Continue reading

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Israel-Syria Border Escalation

Jerusalem Post, 21/3   This week’s events on the Israel-Syrian border are testimony to the extent to  which the effective disintegration of the Syrian state is producing a new  security reality in the North. Once, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s  regime … Continue reading

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Not Quiet on the Northern Front

New York Daily News, 11/3.  (Co-authored with Benjamin Weinthal)   The disintegration of the Syrian state into warring enclaves is bringing with  it new challenges and threats for Israel. Alarm bells have now been sounded on  Israel’’ shared northern border … Continue reading

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Israel and Saudi Arabia – alliance of interests

PJMedia, 24/10 Recent remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have fuelled renewed speculation of behind the scenes links between Israel and the Gulf monarchies. Netanyahu, speaking at the UN, said that “The dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran and the … Continue reading

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Bloomberg interview on prospects for Iran negotiations

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Israel’s Summer is not quite over

Tablet, 29/8 The late summer quiet in Israel is no longer reassuring. The apparently imminent US attack on Syria has people on edge. There is a late rush to renew gas masks. The comments by a junior Syrian minister threatening … Continue reading

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