Is the Russia-Ukraine Dispute a Smoke Screen?

A very significant event occurred on Monday when Russian President Vladimir Putin officially recognized sovereign independence of Donetsk and Luhansk, two Ukrainian republics. Taken without a shot fired, Russia shrewdly established casus belli (reason for war), by setting up a strawman of Ukrainian resistance from those republics, only to "heroically" knock it down when Putin …

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Is the Netanyahu Era Coming to an End?

If you followed the painful 2-year election season in Israel, in which 4 elections failed to result in a ruling coalition, you may recall that, by and large, the issue was whether or not Netanyahu would retain the premiership. In the end, he didn't. In unfortunate ways, Israeli politics is as messed up as American …

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Trump Curses Netanyahu

As if things aren't bad enough on the foreign policy front as a result of incompetence in the current administration, incredibly sad news involving President Trump broke today. Israeli journalist, Barak Ravid, just broke news of Trump cursing former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In two interviews with Trump, in preparation for his book, Trump’s …

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Israel’s Government of Change

After 4 elections and $4.24 billion in 2 years, Israel finally seated their current "government of change" in April 2021. The mantra in Israel, was much as it was in America's 2020 election, was "Anyone but the incumbent!" The liberal left in Israel was just as adamantly opposed to Benjamin Netanyahu as the liberal left …

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