Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro meets Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in 2016

Iran riding the tide of Latin America’s “Pink Wave”

August 1, 2022 | Oved Lobel

The current wave of left-wing governments sweeping Latin America bodes extremely ill for the Jewish citizens of these countries as well as for both the US and Israel politically and security-wise. Reducing Venezuela’s isolation automatically translates into more Iranian power on the continent.

Hezbollah's arch terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, assassinated by Israel and US in 2008

Israel successfully neutralising Iran’s global terrorism apparatus

July 20, 2022 | Oved Lobel

While Israel can’t bring back the AMIA or Burgas victims, it has effectively ensured that such transnational attacks against Israelis and Jews remain, for the time being, extremely unlikely, with only one such successful attack in over two decades – all while striking blow after blow against this terrorist network.

Iran’s material support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine must have consequences

July 14, 2022

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Understanding the security threat from violent extremists

July 8, 2022

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Stockholm syndrome: Yemen’s disastrous ceasefire

June 29, 2022

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Backgrounder: The Temple Mount “Status Quo”

June 29, 2022

Palestinians rally in Rafah to commemorate murdered PA critic Nizar Banat, beaten to death by PA security forces in June 2021 (Photo: Anas-Mohammed, Shutterstock).

Deteriorating Palestinian human rights under PA and Hamas

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) receiving US President Joe Biden, at al-Salman Palace in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on Friday, July 15, 2022. (Image: Saudi press Agency/UPI/Alamy Live News)

Assessing Biden’s Mideast trip

US President Joe Biden greeted by Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Yair Lapid upon his arrival in Israel (Image: Flickr)

US President Biden in Israel

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the 7th summit in Astana format for talks on the Syrian war at a three-way summit overshadowed by fallout from his country's war on Ukraine. Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022. (Image: SalamPix/ABACAPRESS.COM/AAP)

Countering the emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran alliance 

August 5, 2022 | Amir Avivi

Less than a week after US President Joe Biden left the Middle East following a visit that focused on the informal Israeli-Sunni Arab alliance in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin boarded a plane to Iran, the leader of the opposing Shi’ite axis. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined the summit in Teheran.

Joko Widodo with Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv: Indonesia's national interests extend well beyond Asia (Screenshot)

Asia Watch: Indonesia and the Ukraine crisis

August 5, 2022 | Giora Eliraz

Outsiders might wonder how it happened that the President of the faraway Indonesian archipelago ended up getting involved in such a mission on European terrain. But a wider view of Indonesian history and foreign policy suggests this should not really be a surprise.

Truman with Weizmann – the story of Truman’s role in Israel’s birth is different than the traditional myths (Image: Truman Library)

Bilio File: Busting myths

August 4, 2022 | Lahav Harkov

Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal columnist and foreign affairs professor at Bard College, sets out to examine the US-Israel relationship in his new book… reaching some surprising conclusions.

Supporting UNRWA is not only unhelpful to peace hopes, but a mis-allocation of funds when Ukraine’s refugees are sorely in need (Image: Shutterstock)

A Biden error on refugees

Aug 4, 2022

Boris is going, but in policy terms, will his departure really make a difference? (Image: Twitter)

Europa Europa: Post-Brexit, Post-Boris Britain

Aug 4, 2022

In Israel during 2001 and 2002, everyday activities such as sitting at a café, riding a bus or walking through an outdoor market became imbued with a real sense of danger (Image: Isranet)

Essay: Storm damage

Aug 4, 2022

Mohammad Seif al-Dawla: Regularly featured in Farah News (Screenshot)

Farah News: Hate springs eternal

Aug 3, 2022

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Noted and Quoted – August 2022

Aug 3, 2022

The Israel-Lebanon maritime border dispute (Map courtesy of Alma Research and Education Centre)

Hezbollah’s calculated gamble over gas rights

Aug 3, 2022

For one year, Israel’s eight party “rainbow coalition” worked in surprisingly effective harmony (Image: Flickr)

Election #5 in Israel: A preview

Aug 3, 2022

A widely-used definition of antisemitism is provoking some very unsavoury claims (Image: Twitter)

The Last Word: Defying definition

Aug 3, 2022

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Deconstruction Zone: Forget the JCPOA, what about the NPT?

Aug 3, 2022