Israel Should Incorporate Parts of Judea and Samaria

The new Israeli government is committed – under the right conditions – to incorporate parts of Judea and Samaria into Israel proper. This most likely means that the Netanyahu government will wait and see if a Republican president is elected in the United States in November 2024 before deciding on applying Israeli sovereignty to partsContinue reading “Israel Should Incorporate Parts of Judea and Samaria”

Ben-Gvir’s Visit from an Arab Perspective

Why the diplomatic uproar about Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir’s visit to the Temple Mount? From the Arab perspective, Ben-Gvir’s visit is just the first step towards building the Third Temple and so the Arab nations are desperately trying to stop his visits. However, they do believe that the building of the Third TempleContinue reading “Ben-Gvir’s Visit from an Arab Perspective”

Not for Sentimental or Religious Reasons

Israeli state strategists have treated the issue of the Temple Mount as a mere sentimental and religious one. This has also been the line promoted by national-religious advocates of reappropriation of Jewish heritage and Jewish rights on the Mount. For Palestinian strategists in contrast is this a matter of immense strategic importance. For Palestinian strategistsContinue reading “Not for Sentimental or Religious Reasons”

The New Israeli Government Represents an Opportunity for Peace

The Biden administration often repeats its commitment to resolving the Palestinian issue through an infamously failed formula which was always dead on arrival due to being founded on outright false premises constituting on the American side simply wishful thinking and refusal to learn from recent Israeli history. What is peculiar is that the Biden administrationContinue reading “The New Israeli Government Represents an Opportunity for Peace”

Inside the Mind of Mansour Abbas

Mansour Abbas, the chairman of Ra’am (United Arab List), an Israeli Islamist political party representing the southern wing of the Israeli branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has so far been very successful in charming Jewish Israel. The Quran requires that Muslims tell sweet words to Jews and Christians and Member of Knesset Mansour Abbas surelyContinue reading “Inside the Mind of Mansour Abbas”

The US Needs to Provide Incentives to Saudi Arabia

In 2021 Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman al-Saud made a generous offer to US National Security Advisory Jake Sullivan. MBS offered to normalize relations with Israel in return for a list of demands for so-called “incentives” (i.e. security guarantees and weapons sales). The Americans not only inexplicably turned down the generous offer but apparently rudelyContinue reading “The US Needs to Provide Incentives to Saudi Arabia”

The Strategy of Mansour Abbas

The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by Egyptian school teacher Hassan al-Banna to establish a worldwide caliphate run under an Islamist version of sharia law. The global Muslim Brotherhood has three pillars. 1) The original underground fraternal organization as organized into national branches. 2) The front organizations including NGOs, mosques and political partiesContinue reading “The Strategy of Mansour Abbas”

China or Russia cannot Substitute America’s Role in Islamdom

Why did the Biden administration discontinue the Trump administration policy of intending to devolve most of America’s superpower duties in Islamdom to Israel? There is only one answer: Suspicion that Israel will realign with China. The US nightmare scenario is that Washington would hand over most of its superpower duties in Islamdom to Jerusalem andContinue reading “China or Russia cannot Substitute America’s Role in Islamdom”

The Palestinian Narrative is not Legitimate

It has often been claimed that peace requires accepting that there are two competing narratives, one Israeli and one Palestinian, but is this really true? What has not been considered is that the Palestinian narrative is Anti-Zionist, meaning opposed to peace with Israel. Therefore legitimizing the Palestinian narrative as an obstacle to peace makes peaceContinue reading “The Palestinian Narrative is not Legitimate”

Do Biden and Blinken Want to Bring Down the Israeli Government?

President Joe Biden is well known for his long-standing opposition to the indigenous reclamation project in Judea and Samaria, yet one must surely ask whether he wants to bring down the Israeli coalition government? Does he not understand that the coalition government depends on its three rightwing political parties which conditioned their participation in theContinue reading “Do Biden and Blinken Want to Bring Down the Israeli Government?”

Israel’s Theocratic Threat

Israel is under severe theocratic threat. Israel’s Jewish Talibans oppose liberal democracy, modernity, gender equality and LGBTQI emancipation. Using their position in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, have Israel’s theocratic parties perpetuated religious coercion that are leftovers from the Ottoman Millet system, with a view towards eventually transforming Israel into a theocratic state. The domestic struggleContinue reading “Israel’s Theocratic Threat”

Israel Expects Two-Front War

A joint IDF-SDF campaign in Syria and Lebanon leading to the establishment of an Aramean Christian state and the Israeli annexation of Median Jewish (Alawite and Druze) regions of Syria and Lebanon would lead to the addition of 4 million Jewish citizens to the State of Israel, something which means that Israel would demographically affordContinue reading “Israel Expects Two-Front War”

A Race Against Time

Before the JCPOA era did Israel have a ready offensive military program to strike the Iranian nuclear weapons program but with the JCPOA in 2015 was it rescinded. Now Israel is investing billions of shekels in new offensive military capabilities and is training a new generation of fighter pilots for the mission. Yet at theContinue reading “A Race Against Time”

The Emerging Paradigm Shift on Iran

The recent UN General Assembly speech by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was very different from those of his predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu who used to devote his entire UNGA speeches to the question of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. While Bennett spoke briefly about the Iranian nuclear weapons program was this not the sole topic inContinue reading “The Emerging Paradigm Shift on Iran”