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Iranian Kittens in Cyberspace

November 25, 2021 | Oved Lobel

In May 2020, Yigal Unna, head of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate, declared that “Cyber winter is coming and coming faster than even I suspected” after an Iranian cyberattack against water infrastructure in Israel; in July 2021, he announced “Cyber winter is here.”

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Bennett-Lapid Gov’t passes budget, boosts Arab and Druze sectors

November 5, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro

Israel’s first budget in three years received final Knesset approval on Friday…

Israel's Supreme Court offers a compromise on August 2, 2021 which was ultimately rejected.

PA apparently seeks to get Palestinian residents evicted in Sheikh Jarrah

November 4, 2021

The six designated NGOs (L to R, top to bottom): the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC); Addameer Prisoner Support Association; Defense for Children International–Palestine (DCI-P); the Union of Agriculture Work Committees (UAWC); the Bisan Centre for Research and Development; al-Haq

There is ample evidence banned Palestinian NGOs are PFLP-affiliated

October 26, 2021

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Some points everyone should understand about John Lyons’ new booklet, “Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism’s Toughest Assignment”

October 25, 2021

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From football to Facebook: European antisemitism strategy impresses

October 12, 2021

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The latest on Iran’s regional aggressions

The six designated NGOs (L to R, top to bottom): the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC); Addameer Prisoner Support Association; Defense for Children International–Palestine (DCI-P); the Union of Agriculture Work Committees (UAWC); the Bisan Centre for Research and Development; al-Haq

Israel bans six groups for terror links/ Iran talks to resume?

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Iran – On the Nuclear Threshold?

Reason to smile: Despite his crimes, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is now being welcomed back into the Arab fold (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The road back to Damascus

November 25, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El

A decade after Syria’s suspension from the Arab League, signs are mounting that Arab leaders are increasingly accepting Assad’s survival and re-legitimising his rule – a policy shift that is sending tremors across the region, from Ankara to Teheran. 

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been a
repeated target of attacks by Iranian-sponsored militias – and has become even more of a target in the wake of Iraq’s elections on Oct. 10 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The Harrowing of Mustafa Kadhimi

November 25, 2021 | Michael Knights

Iraq’s premier Mustafa al-Kadhimi certainly makes no pretensions to be anything more than a man trying his best, but he too is being harrowed as Iraq passes through its customary trial of elections, horse-trading, and government formation.

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Deconstruction Zone: Sheikh Jarrah shows why Palestinians remain stateless

November 25, 2021 | Mitchell Bard

Many critics of Israel have joined Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in denouncing Israel because courts have determined that a group of Palestinian families is illegally living in homes owned by Jews in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem.

Permits for Palestinian workers in Israel are set to increase (Credit: Abu Adel/ Shutterstock)

Behind the News – December 2021

Nov 25, 2021

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Noted and Quoted – December 2021

Nov 24, 2021

Despite Indonesia’s hopes for ASEAN action on Myanmar, other members have been reluctant to commit (Source: ASEAN)

Indonesian foreign policy encounters some harsh realities

Nov 24, 2021

Looking back on the Gaza conflict last May allows readers to see some aspects of it that were largely obscured at the time (Credit: Shutterstock)

Biblio File: A War Revisited

Nov 24, 2021

93-year-old Holocaust survivor Emil Farkas giving testimony (Screenshot)

The Last Word: In remembrance of baby Erika 

Nov 24, 2021

Sara and Rodrigo Duterte (Official photo)

Asia Watch: The Southern question

Nov 24, 2021

Another dangerous Holocaust-distorting trope increasingly common among anti-vaxxers – the use of yellow Stars of David (Source: Instagram)

A Pandemic of Holocaust Distortion

Nov 24, 2021

The gates of Hell are surrounded by kebab shops and clothing stores (Credit: Shutterstock)

Europa Europa: A Terrible Ordinariness

Nov 23, 2021

Despite claims to the contrary, the Taliban seems fundamentally incapable of containing, much less eliminating, ISKP (Source: Twitter)

The Rise and Rise of the Islamic State’s Khorasan Province

Nov 23, 2021