An Occupying Power Cannot Be A Beacon Of Democracy

This article was originally published in CNN Arabic As Israel celebrates its 75th anniversary, every Israeli should remember that the occupation stains the country’s independence day and that Israel is not and will not be a true democracy as long as it remains an occupying power I couldn’t applaud and admire enough the hundreds of…

April 30, 2023 Read more

The Saudis’ New Geostrategic Doctrine

The resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the Saudis’ diplomatic overtures toward Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, are part and parcel of the Saudis’ overall reassessment of their geostrategic interests, which rest on three distinctives goals: regional stability, exerting greater regional and international influence, and uninterrupted oil exports. These three fundamental goals…

April 9, 2023 Read more

Netanyahu’s Dismal Failure To Guard Israel-Arab Relations

This article was originally published in CNN Arabic Repulsive statements recently made by Israel’s finance minister demonstrate how corrupt and irresponsible the Netanyahu government is and the damage that it has inflicted on Israel. This damage will endure as long as this extremist nationalist and messianic government remains in power. The recent reprehensible statement made…

April 2, 2023 Read more

Netanyahu’s Reality Check Is Overdue

The brief indirect exchange of statements between President Biden and Prime Minister Netanyahu, in connection with the latter’s blind determination to execute a de facto coup d’état under the guise of judicial reforms, demonstrates how dangerously delusional Netanyahu has become. For Netanyahu to forget even for a brief moment how critical the US is to…

March 29, 2023 Read more

Is The New Agreement A Turning Point For Serbia And Kosovo?

The recent verbal agreement reached between Serbia and Kosovo in Ohrid, North Macedonia obviously represents a positive development in the process of normalization between the two countries. There are however many obstacles and a considerable number of ambiguities that will make it difficult to fully implement the EU-backed deal in spite of the fact that…

March 27, 2023 Read more

The Battle Over Israel’s Soul

Israel is facing the greatest danger since its inception—not from any regional adversarial power but from within, led by a largely corrupt cast of political characters and shepherded by a criminal who is willing to destroy the country only to escape justice It is unfathomable that Israel’s future is now hanging in the balance because…

March 22, 2023 Read more

Trump And Netanyahu Behind Prison Bars—A Satire

Trump and Netanyahu are behind bars reminiscing about their political misadventures and personal lives and how justice has finally caught up with them We are living in a time of extraordinary political chaos and instability here in the US and in Israel precipitated by two notorious culprits, Trump and Netanyahu. Thousands of cogent and analytical…

March 12, 2023 Read more

Israel And The Palestinians: The Way Back From The Dark Dead-End Alley

The following is the third installment in a series of three articles. The first addressed how Israel lost its way, the second dealt with how the Palestinians lost their way. This article offers a way out of their 75-year-old bloody and perilous conflict. It is time for Israel and the Palestinians to face the bittersweet…

February 28, 2023 Read more
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