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The future is green, we must embrace it

  • From each COP environmental summit to the next, the window of opportunity to save our planet from ecological catastrophe gets smaller and smaller. This, evidently, is not sufficient incentive for the world’s leaders to agree on any measures that are far-reaching enough to stop the rot. Instead,...
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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. From an Israeli per...
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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. The period between a Knesset dissolution and submitt...
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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. After nearly 18 months of neg...
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Far-right religious nationalists are edging closer to power in Israel

  • In Israel’s volatile political environment, debating and predicting the outcome of the November election is another way to pass the time during the hot summer days, when most people’s minds are on staying cool, navigating their way through an overcrowded airport for their first post-pandemic tr...
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Bennett’s appeal to ‘silent Zionist majority’ smacks of desperation

  • If a year in politics is a very long time, a year in Israeli politics is an eternity and this has been especially true for Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who this month completed his first year in office. All things considered, it is nothing short of a miracle that his government is still hol...
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Hard to see a realistic endgame to Iran-Israel brinkmanship

  • As is the case in the Israeli spy thriller TV series “Tehran,” which is currently in its second season, in real life Israel and Iran are heading for some sort of crescendo in their relations. One can hardly tell whether art is imitating life or life imitating art in this downward spiral toward ...
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What is behind the Israeli-Turkish rapprochement?

  • In stating that “There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends, only permanent interests,” the 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston epitomized his country’s pragmatism when it came to engaging in international affairs. There is much of this attitude to be seen in the ...
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The march that too many didn’t return from

  • In today’s fast-paced world affairs and news cycles, even harrowing events are quickly forgotten and consigned to history. B’tselem and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights have therefore done all of us who care about adhering and upholding human rights standards, especially in times of conf...
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Brussels and London remain tangled up in Brexit

  • Back in 2018, when Theresa May was still clinging to her job as UK prime minister, she unveiled plans to hold a celebration of the country’s departure from the EU. It was instantly dubbed the “Festival of Brexit.” Since then, it has been renamed “Unboxed: Creativity in the UK.” According to it...
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