Category Archives: US-Israel Relations

Walking between the raindrops

Last week, a Syrian-operated Russian antiaircraft system shot down a Russian plane while shooting at Israeli jets that had bombed a target in Syria. 15 Russians were on the plane, and none survived. That is really all I know about … Continue reading

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What drives anti-Israel politics?

Erdoğan and his party obtained a solid victory in the election this week, guaranteeing that relations between Turkey and Israel will get even worse. This is because the Turkish president has a history of anti-Israel rhetoric and actions whenever he … Continue reading

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Why war between Israel and Iran is unlikely today

Si vis pacem, para bellum (if you want peace, prepare for war) – Vegetius, c. 450 CE I’ve said that I am expecting a hot war soon. But recent developments are changing my mind. The strategy of deterrence and interdiction … Continue reading

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Truth serum for the Palestinians

It is almost as if the Trump Administration has administered a truth serum to the Palestinian leadership with its statements on Jerusalem. When Trump declared on December 7 that the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinians … Continue reading

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The Trump Declaration

Some thoughts on President Trump’s historic (yes, it is) declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel: 1) Some commentators minimize its importance. There seem to be two kinds of minimizers: friendly and unfriendly. Friendly minimizers say … Continue reading

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