On September 25, 2016, the soon-to-be leader of the free world met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Although I cannot yet tell you which it was, I do know that both U.S. presidential nominees conversed with the leader of the free Middle Eastern world about U.S.-Israeli relations. So, what would a Hillary Clinton or … Continue reading
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The Israeli Election: Netanyahu May be a Political Genius, but it Comes with a Cost
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s reelection last week has surprised many Israelis as well as the rest of the world. Almost every poll taken prior to the election showed Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party losing by around two to five seats to the center-left Zionist Union Party led by Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni. Many attribute … Continue reading
2013: A tough year for Iran- Part 2: The Nuclear Issue.
By: Ana Davila Controversial, intimidating, uncertain and defiant – Iran’s nuclear program is and has always been center of debate, alarm and suspicion in the international community. Today, the topic that had been on and off the table in the past years, stimulated by the “carrot and stick” approach of the West, is being reopened … Continue reading
Elections in Israel: What now?
Tuesday’s election in Israel confirmed what we already knew. Bibi Netanyahu is not as strong and as powerful as we had thought. Israelis still want a strong Israel, but with focus on domestic and not the international issues. The way Israel’s democratic system functions is through a coalition government. The President is the Head of … Continue reading
2013: A Tough Year for Iran Part 1 – Why the Syrian Crisis Matters
During the last decade the spectacular growth and development of Iran placed the Persian nation as a superpower in the Middle East and one of the most relevant actors on the international stage. However, 2012 was a challenging year for the country and 2013 promises to be even more turbulent. With an economic crisis developing, … Continue reading
War and Social Media in the West Bank: A Bridge Too Far
The decades-long struggle between Israel and Palestine is one of the most discussed and least understood conflicts in the world today. The irony (ironic in a sad, not a funny way) is that while Israelis are the most hated people group in the Middle East, Palestinians are the second most hated people group. The conflict … Continue reading
The erupting conflict between Israel and Gaza this week is nothing new- a very similar escalation in operations occurred just a few years ago, between the same two parties. In late December 2008, Israel invaded the Gaza strip in attempt to eliminate Hamas militants in an operation referred to by many, including Gazans themselves, as … Continue reading
For Israel, Nuclear Iran Not Biggest Concern
All we hear from Israel is everything Iran. Netanyahu, in a fiery speech, said in relation to Iran: “as Prime Minister of Israel, I will never let my people live under the shadow of annihilation.” Israelis have lots of important issues on their plate. In Israel there are numerous social cleavages and economic issues that … Continue reading
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