Anti-Houthi demonstrations in Taiz, Yemen, 2014

Yemen’s Future: Partition, Hezbollisation or Talibanisation?

May 5, 2023 | Oved Lobel

It remains possible that the current talks with the Houthis will lead nowhere and the Saudis remain half-heartedly engaged in the conflict. All public information to date, however, suggests imminent Saudi capitulation and disengagement is much more likely. If so, this would, one way or another, inevitably result in Yemen quickly becoming a theocratic clone of Iran as well as a strategically invaluable military base for the IRGC.


No increased Iranian cyberthreat to Israel

May 3, 2023 | Oved Lobel

Iran for the time being remains, as AIJAC assessed in April 2022, more of a cybernuisance and is still incapable of posing a serious threat.

China Iran

China won’t and can’t help Israel with Iran

April 28, 2023

Parade Of IRGC Tank Transporters

Iran’s ongoing strategic success across a mercurial Middle East

April 20, 2023

Screenshot from a video of the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on April 15, 2023 (Credit: Twitter)

Local reports on Holy Sepulchre flare-up omit key information

April 19, 2023

Hamas delegation meeting with Hezbollah in Lebanon

Recent rocket attacks represent the IRGC’s Palestinian face

April 11, 2023

Screenshot from a tiktok video showing Palestinian Islamic Jihad rockets being launched at Israel from amidst civilians in a heavily populated area of Gaza

“Shield and Arrow”: Yet another Gaza conflict

Israelis celebrating Independence Day (Yom  Ha'atzmaut) in Tel Aviv (Photo: Shutterstock, Orlov Sergei)

Reflections on Israel’s 75th Birthday

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu announces a pause in his Government's judicial reform plans in a televised address on Monday, March 27  (Image: Youtube screenshot)

Israel’s controversial judicial reforms put on hold

Senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commanders attend a meeting with Iran’s Supreme Leader in Tehran, Iran (Image via Iran’s Supreme Leader’s website)

Essay: A New Multifront Strategy?

May 25, 2023 | Oved Lobel

Israel now faces an era of multifront war with the IRGC and its front groups, proxies and client states – a network known collectively as the “Resistance Axis” – due to a “convergence of the arenas” overseen by Iran.

Erdogan vs. Kilicdaroglu: The former looks all but guaranteed to win a second round on May 29 (Image: Tolga Ildun/ Shutterstock)

What does Turkey’s election mean for Israel?

May 25, 2023 | Shimon Sherman

Besides economics, Turkey’s elections also have major implications for the country’s foreign policy, including Turkey’s relationship with Israel.

Netanyahu (right), with Defence Minister Gallant (top left), IDF Chief of Staff Halevi (bottom left) and other security officials (Image: GPO/ Flickr)

Israeli politics after “Shield and Arrow”

May 25, 2023 | David Makovsky

Given general public support for short, focused military operations, the bump experienced by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is unsurprising. Yet the Israeli leader needed any help he could get following the uproar over his Government’s controversial proposed judicial overhaul.

Biblio File: A Bob One Way

May 25, 2023

A scene from the movie BlacKkKlansman, which recalls an era of Blacks and Jews making common cause

Europa Europa: Antisemitism is its own thing

May 25, 2023

A celebration of the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer in Teheran (Photo courtesy of Beni Sabti)

Persian Paradise Lost

May 25, 2023

Image: Shutterstock

Media Microscope: Cheers and Jeers for Israel’s 75th

May 25, 2023

Dirani during the 2023 Quds day event in Sydney (Source: Screenshot, Syrian website)

“Quds day” becomes Antisemitism Day

May 25, 2023

Pro-Palestinian sentiment on the streets of Kuala Lumpur (Image: Twitter)

Asia Watch: Hot button issues

May 25, 2023

The UN’s obsession with the Palestinian cause now extends to not one but two special days a year (Image: Twitter)

The UN’s “Nakba” misrepresentations

May 24, 2023

Image: Shutterstock

Noted and Quoted – June 2023

May 24, 2023


The Last Word: Machine Learning vs. Online Hate?

May 24, 2023