the submarine affair @thenewyorktimes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not a suspect in the so-called submarine affair, one of the corruption scandals rocking Israel. But with his personal lawyer, the man he appointed as national security adviser, and now his former chief of staff among the expanding parade of suspects, analysts and critics assert that if Mr. Netanyahu did…

Netanyahu’s No-State Solution @thenewyorktimes

The no-state solution advances. This is unsurprising. No democracy can be immune to running an undemocratic system of oppression for a half-century in territory under its control. Israel was conceived as a state of laws. If it is not, it betrays its 1948 founding charter. This commits the nascent state to “freedom, justice and peace…

Nobody believes in objectivity anymore @ buzzfeedNews

For years, Israel’s Hebrew-speaking media was dominated by a relatively centrist, liberal press. During war times it swung more to the right, during periods of peace more to the left. But now overtly right-wing media figures like Segal, as well as partisan outlets owned by United States billionaire and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, are increasingly…

EU Delays Summit With Israel @haaretz

EU delays summit with Israel over settlement buildup and land-grab law France, Sweden and Ireland’s opposition brings about postponement of summit, which would have signaled thaw in Israel, EU relations. U.S. official says. Washington will wait for Supreme Court ruling before responding to land-grab law. By Barak Ravid | Feb. 7, 2017 | 10:19 AM Following Israel’s…

The Syrian conflict from Israeli and Palestinian perspectives

Jerusalem’s view of the Syrian conflict has always taken a different angle from the global perspective due to the conflict’s geographical proximity to Israel and its consequences on the regional balance of powers. At the beginning of the war, Western diplomacy was largely focused on the possibility of regime change in Damascus in the aftermath…