Amotz Asa-El

Jerusalem today is a sprawling metropolis of 126 sq. km. and nearly a million residents (Image: Pinterest)

Capital growth

June 1, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett is scrambling to save his fraying coalition, but may well hold on for some time (Source: Flickr)

Israel’s improbable Coalition on a knife’s edge

May 3, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli PM Bennett with Russian President Putin: Bennett has parlayed Israel’s strong relationships with both Moscow and Kyiv into a mediating role (Image: IGPO/Flickr)

Israel and Ukraine: A cautious approach

March 29, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli PM Bennett with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts: Energy cooperation has brought Israeli ties with these countries to new heights (Credit: IGPO/ Flickr)

Israeli gas fuels energetic diplomacy

March 2, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu: Said to be considering their options (Credit: IGPO/ Ashernet)

A Bibi plea bargain?

February 3, 2022 | Amotz Asa-El

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz arrives for a meeting with his Moroccan counterpart in Rabat (Credit: Ariel Hermoni/ Israel Defense Ministry)

Rabat season

December 15, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El

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

Israel’s Ideologically diverse government cannot reach agreement on relations with the PA – but can do a lot in Israeli Arab communities and with regional Arab nations (Credit: Israel GPO/Flickr)

Israel’s odd coalition and the Arab world

October 26, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El

Regional capitals have been seeing signs of a US trend toward military disengagement from the Mideast since at least 2010 (Source: US Army/Flickr)

The Middle East adjusts to US retreat

September 17, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El

Gold medal gymnast Artem Dolgopyat (Source: Twitter)

Olympian Heights 

August 24, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El

Known for being sympathetic and affable, Rivlin visited more than 250 bereaved families (Credit: Ashernet/Haim Zach/GPO)

Presidents without Precedent

July 26, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El

Bennett, seen here with other party leaders, is expected to lead in a more collegial style compared to Netanyahu, who increasingly had come to act as a political soloist (Source: Facebook)

Like No Other

June 28, 2021 | Amotz Asa-El