The US Democratic Party: Not yet a lost cause for Israel – but warning signs require paying close attention
Despite Republican efforts to ‘own’ Israel as a partisan cause, most Democrats remain supportive – a position vital to Israel’s military and diplomatic national security needs.
Iran’s strategic plan for an economic-social takeover of Middle Eastern countries
The US and the West should immediately rethink their policy vis-à-vis Iran, with its campaign to take over the cultural, economic, and social spheres of countries such as Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon while linking up with Russia and China.
Duping the World: Qatar’s Media Manipulations
The Kingdom of Qatar, a repressive, discriminatory regime at home, promotes a cynical media policy abroad that lavishes support on a conservative, religiously-oriented Al Jazeera Arabic while simultaneously supporting a “progressive” media site AJ+ in English and other languages. Its themes contradict the regime’s nature and harsh domestic policies, as the recent criticism of Qatar came to bear during the recent soccer World Cup held there. Virulent hatred for Israel and a solid anti-US bias are the only common denominator between the two media sites.
Iran’s UAVs join Russia’s war against Ukraine
Iran has become a significant supplier of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) to Russia for its war in Ukraine. Iran’s agreement to violate the unofficial arms embargo that the world imposes on Russia has political and military significance to Israel that may be reflected in limiting Israel’s freedom of action in Syria. In the short time since their introduction on Ukraine’s battlefields, the Iranian UAVs proved their lethality and the difficulty in defending against them. Undoubtedly, Iran’s armed forces will gain valuable lessons from the operation of its UAVs in a high-intensity war. Israel must follow the developments closely.
Will the Rocket Threat from Jenin Match the Threat from Gaza?
What are the prospects that the terrorist organizations in Northern Samaria will acquire missile capabilities equal to those of Hamas and Palestinian Jihad in Gaza? Israel needs to prepare for what may soon transpire inside Palestinian cities.
Israel’s Priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean:The Tango with Turkey Has Limits
The first foreign minister to visit Greece after the swearing-in of Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ new government was Israel’s Eli Cohen – a sign that both countries see the importance of their relationship and the new alignment of forces in the Eastern Mediterranean. While new avenues of dialogue are opening between Jerusalem and Ankara – including a planned visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, officially confirmed by Erdogan – Israel’s priorities should remain firm. Pressure to agree to a gas pipeline to Turkey should be resisted. Regarding national security, the partnership with Greece and Cyprus is a game changer, giving Israel