Ben Caspit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes part in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not shown) at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, March 21, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Etienne Oliveau)

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Why Netanyahu won’t attend this year's AIPAC conference

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is afraid that US President Donald Trump is determined to close "the ultimate deal" between Israel and the Palestinians, and that he will not let anyone stand in his way to such a deal.

Is Assad shifting strategy on Israel?

Monday, Mar. 20, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Contrary to Israel’s typical low profile on operations in Syrian skies, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned that if Damascus fires any more missiles against IDF jets, Israel will destroy its air defense system.

Is Israel prepared for Hezbollah's rearming?

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

With Hezbollah significantly upgrading its military capabilities, Israel is preparing itself for a third Lebanon war.

Is Trump planning a two-state regional conference?

Monday, Mar. 13, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

In order to “close a deal’’ between Israel and the Palestinians, President Donald Trump wants to convene a regional two-state conference later in the year.

Will Trump split the Israeli right?

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | Ben Caspit, Columnist

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman are using their US allies as strategic assets in their battles against Education Minister Naftali Bennett.

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Ben Caspit is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse. He is also a senior columnist and political analyst for Israeli newspapers and has a daily radio show and regular TV shows on politics and Israel. On Twitter: @BenCaspit

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