Netanyahu says Palestinians must ‘consent’ to Israeli security control

The Israeli prime minister also discussed Palestinian citizenship and his critics on the right in an interview with Israel Hayom.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | mai 28, 2020
al-monitor Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement before entering the courtroom where he is facing a trial for alleged corruption crimes, in Jerusalem, May 24, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Pool via REUTERS.

Intel: Trump administration pursues new Saudi arms deal despite investigation

The Donald Trump administration is doubling down with a new arms deal for Saudi Arabia despite an investigation into last year’s $8 billion emergency weapons sale to Riyadh, a key Senate Democrat revealed in a CNN op-ed Wednesday.

Bryant Harris | Military Industry | mai 27, 2020

Intel: Trump administration defended Iran nuclear waivers as 'restrictions,' then ended them

The Donald Trump administration ended sanctions waivers on Iranian nuclear facilities today — a mere two months after characterizing them as “restrictions” on Iran’s nuclear program.

Bryant Harris | Iran-US tensions | mai 27, 2020

Is Turkey on moderation path in its foreign policy?

Conciliatory messages coming out of Ankara recently may appear as an effort to moderate Turkish foreign policy vis-a-vis the United States, Europe and Israel, but they are likely to be just maneuvering to weather the many stalemates in Turkey's foreign ties.

Fehim Tastekin | Defense/Security cooperation | mai 23, 2020

Intel: Palestinian Authority to suspend cooperation with CIA over US support for Israeli annexation

The secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, says his government has suspended its contacts with the CIA over the Trump administration’s support for Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank.

Jared Szuba | Defense/Security cooperation | mai 21, 2020