Israel’s Threats Could Push It into Unnecessary War with Iran

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by Shemuel Meir  Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu are striving together to cancel the JCPOA nuclear agreement with Iran. Even Netanyahu’s new mantra, that he only wants to “fix” the deal, is actually mean to bring about its cancelation in a… Continue Reading  

The Syrian Ceasefire in the Golan Is Good for Israel

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by Shemuel Meir  The dramatic announcement by presidents Trump and Putin of a ceasefire in “south-west Syria” earlier this month was greeted in Israel with skepticism. Official Israel wasn’t impressed with the agreement reached by the two superpowers to establish and enforce a… Continue Reading  

Iranian Missile Launch Shows Israeli Deterrence Is Working

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by Shemuel Meir An extraordinary strategic event took place last week in the Middle East, when Iran launched surface-to-surface missiles against targets in Syria. This was the first-ever missile strike directed by Iran at a country bordering on Israel. Amazingly, all… Continue Reading  

Israel Should Ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention

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by Shemuel Meir At the end of April 2017, the French foreign minister published a French intelligence report that concluded with a high degree of certainty that Assad used the deadly nerve gas sarin in the Syrian air force’s chemical weapons… Continue Reading  

The Real Impact of UN Resolution 2334 Has Yet to Come

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by Shemuel Meir UN Security Council resolution 2334 caught Prime Minister Netanyahu off guard. Out of the clear blue sky. From a territorial perspective, which is the heart of 2334, the Security Council resolution represents an escalation in the way the… Continue Reading