Middle East

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Rashida Tlaib wasn’t being anti-Semitic, but…

May 14, 2019 6:07 pm

...she wasn’t telling the truth either

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The art of the bad deal

May 9, 2019 1:16 pm

Jared Kushner’s peace plan is either ‘transactional’ or ‘transformational’ – either way, no one is betting it will work

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Israel and the war of Eurovision

May 7, 2019 1:47 pm

Gaza plays a Game of Thrones

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The US and Yemen: stopping Iran or appeasing Saudi Arabia?

April 24, 2019 4:07 pm

The ‘America First’ president is putting Saudi interests first

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Who remembers the Armenians?

April 24, 2019 1:44 pm

Why does the US assist in Turkey’s denial of genocide?

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The folly of war with Iran

April 23, 2019 10:55 am

Conflict with the Middle Eastern nation may be a neocon dream, but it’s not what Trump was elected to execute

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After yet another election win, what’s next for Benjamin Netanyahu?

April 10, 2019 3:20 am

The real challenges to his administration will come not from the US, but from within

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What are Netanyahu’s chances in the Israeli elections?

April 9, 2019 9:37 am

Today Israelis will measure Bibi’s sins against his success at the helm

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Trump is right to brand the IRGC terrorists

April 8, 2019 3:50 pm

Only by recognizing the obvious can the US formulate policies that have a chance of succeeding

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Trump’s IRGC designation could be a pretext for war

April 8, 2019 2:55 pm

Stretching America’s AUMF could be next, if need be

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Donald Trump has been captured by the neocons

April 8, 2019 12:27 pm

Bolton and Pompeo are thirsting for a new crusade to vanquish the mullahs in Tehran

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Could Donald Trump unexpectedly triumph in his bid for peace in the Middle East?

April 4, 2019 2:50 am

Even if Netanyahu fails to win the election, Trump’s plan can still be implemented by a Gantz government

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The Lebanonization of America

March 24, 2019 1:27 pm

The left’s ambitious identity politics agenda could make the United States a lot more like Lebanon

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With Trump’s endorsement, Netanyahu may survive

March 22, 2019 4:01 pm

This election is not about policies or ideology. Just a referendum on Netanyahu’s remaining in power. And the Israeli public is split down the middle

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Trump’s Golan Heights stance is a big gift for Netanyahu – but the real beneficiary is Putin

March 22, 2019 11:53 am

What chance does Ukraine have of getting Crimea back if this is the precedent?

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Is the Middle East now calmer than the West?

March 21, 2019 4:28 pm

People always think that wherever they are is the center of the world, but I always feel that Jerusalem actually is

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‘The Islamic State will never die’

March 20, 2019 11:35 am

Their territory is gone but the jihadis are always with us

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How I learned to start worrying and fear the bomb

March 19, 2019 12:30 pm

Tensions between Russia and the US were on open display at ‘#NUKEFEST’

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What about ‘the Benjamins’ coming from the Gulf states?

March 11, 2019 10:20 pm

If Ilhan Omar is so concerned about lobbying money, she should turn her sights on the UAE and Qatar

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Bibi or not Bibi?

February 28, 2019 4:13 pm

Can Israel do without Netanyahu?

jared kushner

Kushner may not be Kissinger, but at least he’s not Kerry

February 28, 2019 11:09 am

The personal Middle East diplomacy of the president’s son-in-law may have helped move things forward for the first time in many years

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Bibi’s new alliance has caused an Israeli identity crisis

February 26, 2019 4:13 pm

By welcoming Otzma Yehudit, he has ceded the moral highground

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The collapse of Isis has sparked a new rift between Trump and Europe

February 22, 2019 6:55 am

Despite the vocal gusts blowing from the other side of the Atlantic, Europe is at a loss over what to do about the looming problem of returning jihadists

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Making gay rights great again

February 21, 2019 1:34 pm

The Trump administration takes the pink offensive to Iran — and beyond!

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Bibi blows up Israel’s Central European alliance

February 19, 2019 11:38 am

The Israeli premier clashes with Poland over the Holocaust