Yossi Mekelberg

Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations and an associate fellow of the MENA Program at Chatham House. He is a regular contributor to the international written and electronic media.

Twitter: @YMekelberg

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Is the Syrian triangle approaching a perfect storm?

Israel is operating militarily in Syria with increasing frequency and boldness in its ongoing efforts to contain Iranian entrenchment there and prevent Tehran from using the country as a route for transferring advanced weapons and ammunition to its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah.

September 24, 2022

Dividing lines drawn as Israeli election campaign starts for real

One of the landmarks in every election in Israel — and they happen to be rather frequent — is the parties finalizing their slates and submitting them to the Central Election Committee, a ritual that has become almost annual in recent years.

September 22, 2022

Is militancy the last resort of the oppressed?

Ronen Bar, who heads Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, is regarded as a level-headed official and not one inclined to hyperbole: Therefore, his warning of the deteriorating situation in the West Bank must be taken seriously.

September 17, 2022

Israel increasingly resorting to administrative detention of Palestinians

Last week, Khalil Awawdeh, a 40-year-old Palestinian father of four from the occupied West Bank, ended a six-month hunger strike after Israeli authorities agreed to have him released from administrative arrest.

September 06, 2022

Israel faces a major nuclear deal dilemma

Slowly and surely, but hardly with certainty or a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, the US and Iran are edging ever closer toward a possible agreement on a new version of the 2015 nuclear deal, more formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

September 03, 2022

The message behind Liz Cheney’s loss in Wyoming

For a politician, a concession speech is the beginning of a grieving period and an acknowledgment that their career in politics is either on hold or, more often than not, over.

August 27, 2022