Israel keeps tabs on Putin-Assad alliance

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s backing of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reinforces the latter and might lead him to adopt a stronger approach vis-a-vis Israel.

Why is Netanyahu ignoring concerns of chemical workers?

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Threatened with losing their jobs, employees from Haifa Chemicals cannot get the attention of Israeli leaders, who are too concerned with the fight over Israel's Public Broadcasting Corporation.

Could 'regional deal' be behind Israel's government crisis?

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 | Akiva Eldar, Columnist

Following the annual Arab League meeting in Jordan this past weekend, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will bring up the issue of the Arab Peace Initiative in his upcoming meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Assassination of Hamas senior operative won't ensure Passover calm

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

While Israel tries to prevent attempts by Hamas and other groups to perpetrate attacks during the Passover period, officially Israel did not take responsibility for the killing of Hamas military branch senior operative Mazen Faqha.

Will Hamas respond to assassination of military leader?

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

Hamas is blaming Israel for the killing of military commander Mazen Faqha but is waiting on a commission of inquiry before announcing any response.

Trump’s envoy surprises Israelis, Palestinians

Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 | Uri Savir, Columnist

While the Israeli side was disappointed by the US demands to curb settlement construction, the Palestinian side was pleasantly surprised by the approach of President Donald Trump’s envoy Jason Greenblatt.

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