China’s “New Silk Road” is Beijing’s latest project aimed at creating a belt of railroads, highways, pipelines and broadband communications stretching through China to the West. Israel’s geographical position makes it possible for it to play a bridgehead role in the project.
The main challenge facing the government of Alexis Tsipras is finding an economic compromise with the EU in a manner which will satisfy the Greek public. If Tsipras succeeds, he’ll be free to consider other foreign policy issues. Then, Israel may have room for concern.
Putin is recreating a Russian national identity for a disoriented and traumatized Russian people.
Unlike many previous chiefs-of-staff for Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF), whose appointments were shadowed by controversies, the nomination this past week of Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot as the 21st commander of the IDF has been widely welcomed.
If a “permanent agreement” with Iran fails to guarantee the bare minimum safeguards against Iran’s nuclearization that Israel feels is necessary, the relationship between the U.S. and Israel will truly be put to the test.
The disproportionate dispensation of international aid to the Palestinians is discriminatory and biased.