A War of No Choice on Behalf of the Saudis
+) The pride that senior Israeli figures take in our
relations with corrupt Saudi Arabia is nauseating; at a time when the Palestinians are being
criticized, sometimes justifiably, for undemocratic actions, the Israelis are embracing the mother
of all injustice.
Rabin's legacy: The two-state solution will come, with obstacles and
(Uri Savir, Maariv
) What Yitzhak Rabin began, will continue on one day. There is
no control over a people that has survived history. It is precisely the heads of the former and
current defense establishment who understand this.
On the Margins of the Murder
(Amira Hass, Haaretz
) Mohammed Musa would not have been shot while giving his
sister a ride if it weren’t for the soldiers sent to guard an illegal outpost.
Stop the Evictions
) New eviction orders for Palestinians in Jordan
Valley 'only' affect 'unauthorized buildings,' but what are the shepherds in the designated area
supposed to do?
The affair of the employee and Sara Netanyahu: In a proper country, the prime minister would
(Dr. Revital Amiran, Maariv
) The lawsuit against the prime minister's wife raises
questions about the norms required of influential people, and in this case too, public pressure
must do its thing.
Saudi Arabia Has No Lebanon Endgame in Sight - and It’s Bound to
(Zvi Bar'el, Haaretz
+) The dish that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is
preparing in Lebanon with the Hariri brothers may wind up overcooked.
Why is Saudi Arabia so determined to destroy Hezbollah?
) The strongest Arab country today is leading the Sunni
battle against an Iranian takeover of the Middle East. Once the ‘black monster’ ISIS disappears
from the region, the ‘yellow monster’ Hezbollah will become the largest and most dangerous Islamic
terror organization in the world, receiving orders from Tehran—and this is something the Saudis
are unwilling to accept.
Hariri the pawn
(Oded Granot, Israel Hayom
) Recently resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri
may be a senior Sunni official in Lebanon, but he is just a minor figure in the bitter war
between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia's Leader Playing a High-stakes and Are Going Almost All
(Zvi Bar'el, Haaretz
) Wave of arrests meant to show country is taking on
corruption, but make investors wary
Why Saudi Arabia turned Hariri into its hostage
wording of the Lebanese prime minister’s resignation motives was intended for the American
president’s ears. The Saudi crown prince, who believes Trump is his ally, is sending his
mouthpieces to vilify Iran, smear Hezbollah and strengthen the dialogue with the US and with
Calculated or reckless? The Crown Prince is preparing the groundwork for his coronation as
(Yasir Ukbi, Maariv
) Behind the wave of purges carried out by Muhammad bin Salman
are his upcoming appointment and his desire to prevent a collective family revolt. But how is the
chain of events likely to affect the kingdom?
The quiet between the storms
Zisser, Israel Hayom
) Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran will continue
to deepen because the Saudis view the Iranian threat as an existential matter. These tensions,
however, will not necessarily translate into open war.
Despite Israeli Demands, Syria Cease-fire Deal Allows Iranian Forces Near Northern
(Amos Harel, Haaretz
+) Israeli defense figures are troubled by the fact that
Russia and the U.S. seem unwilling to take genuine measures to kick Iran out of southern
Shaping the northern front
(Yoav Limor, Israel Hayom
) Israel's goal is to influence the struggles in Syria
and Lebanon without being sucked in. As things stand, however, this seems to be an increasingly
The Most Important Thing Is Replacing Netanyahu's Government
+) Despite it all, Arabs should vote with the left or even
center, and not just with the Joint Arab List.
An Israeli minister's call to boycott Princeton's Jewish students is totally wrong – and
(Daniel Kurtzer, Haaretz
+) Princeton's Center for Jewish Life was wrong to cancel an
Israeli minister's visit. They apologized. When Israel works so hard against BDS, Michael Oren's
call for Israeli officials to boycott them in retaliation makes no sense. He hasn't
From Pre-state Israel to Myanmar: What Ethnic Cleansing?
+) Israel denies the tragedy in Myanmar because it is
incapable of acknowledging ethnic cleansing that recalls its own actions from 1948.
Do American Jews and Israel Really Need Each Other?
(Rabbi Leon A.
) The Federations' General Assembly will debate the growing
gulf between U.S. and Israeli Jews. But each offers the other an important corrective: Israelis'
growing parochialism needs restraining, and U.S. Jews need reminding America isn't their
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