Tag Archives: Israel

The Israeli Debate over Syria

Tablet Magazine, 14/5: The civil war in Syria has led to a keen debate among the professional echelon tasked with advising policymakers in Israel. This debate has been reflected in a more subdued public conversation and occasionally in spectacular events—like … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the elections in Israel

With the vote-counting nearly completed, it is already possible to draw a number of conclusions regarding the 2013 Knesset elections in Israel Firstly, the long-standing division of Israeli parties into ‘left’ and right’ wing blocs does not fully capture the … Continue reading

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Hamas’s Mis-Calculation

Weekly Standard Blog, 18/11. The crisis now under way in Gaza represents the moment in which the wave of Sunni Islamism that has been achieving triumph after triumph in the region since early 2011 finally crashes up against the Jewish … Continue reading

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Storm clouds over the eastern Mediterranean

Jerusalem Post 28/09/2011 Early this week, the US-based Noble Energy Company began exploratory drilling for offshore gas deposits off the coast of Cyprus. They did so with the agreement of the Nicosia authorities, in an area indisputably located within Cypriot … Continue reading

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Smoke, Mirrors and Fire in Lebanon

04/06/2009 This week, nine more Lebanese citizens were arraigned on charges of espionage and collaboration with Israel. This brings the total of people charged in connection with the alleged Israeli “spy ring” in Lebanon to 35. Around 100 people have … Continue reading

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No Change

01/02/2008 The response of Israeli officials to the latest events in Gaza may in essence be divided into two halves. The initial response was one of frustration at Egyptian unwillingness to restore order on the international border. The subsequent sense … Continue reading

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Day Jobs for Terrorists

05/12/2007 For Israelis the United Nations is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they are fully aware of the anti-Israel sentiment that the United Nations perpetuates, but on the other hand they want to be part of it and … Continue reading

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