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…

Don’t Panic About North Korea @slate

There are two reasons not to be so nervous about North Korea’s recent tests of missiles and nuclear explosives. First, nuclear deterrence—the theory that Country X won’t fire nukes at Country Y if Country Y has nukes it can fire back—works. In the annals of international relations, there are fewer theories that have a better…

the last men standing @thenation

James Comey was axed. Sean Spicer went down in a heap of ashes. Anthony Scaramucci crashed and burned instantaneously. Reince Priebus hung on for dear life but was finally canned. Seven months in, Steve Bannon got the old heave-ho and soon after, his minion, Sebastian Gorka, was unceremoniously shoved out the White House door. In…

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…

notizie del mondo di oggi – gli ospedali di Gaza

Little Baghdad’ in Gaza – bombs, fear and rage By Amira Hass, Haaretz Correspondent ( Last update – 13:52 28/12/2008 ) There are many corpses and wounded, every moment another casualty is added to the list of the dead, and there is no more room in the morgue. Relatives search among the bodies and the wounded in…