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Israel must end the occupation to ensure its security

  • Israel gets nervous every time talk emerges about the revival of the Iran nuclear deal. However, whether the nuclear deal is revived or not, Israel should wake up to a new reality: Its technological edge is slowly fading. In addition to that, American public opinion is slowly changing. Therefor...
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Libyan chaos could have been averted if world listened to Jibril

  • Libya last week witnessed its worst fighting in two years, when forces aligned with Fathi Bashagha failed to take the capital and oust Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh. Analysts are warning of a renewed civil war, but isn’t the scene a case of deja vu? When a faction is not happy with the res...
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Erdogan, Kurds should talk to each other rather than Assad

  • Protests took place in the northwest of Syria after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusgolu last week declared that he had briefly met with his Syrian counterpart in Belgrade nine months ago and had discussed a possible reconciliation between the Assad regime and the opposition. Some oppositi...
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How US diplomacy can provide a solution in northeast Syria

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again raised the issue of an incursion into Syria. Such operations are a periodic assignment for the Turkish military. Every time they feel the heat of the Kurdish militants and every time they feel they can exert pressure, they conduct an incursi...
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Turkey should use its NATO leverage in a positive way

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Friday that he was sure Turkey’s objection to Finland and Sweden joining NATO will be solved during this month’s summit. To waive its objection, Turkey will not only ask for concessions from Stockholm and Helsinki, but also from the US regarding...
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Lebanese elite want to scapegoat military over boat tragedy

  • After tragedy rocked the city of Tripoli in north Lebanon on Saturday, when a boat carrying illegal immigrants sank close to the shore, leaving dozens dead or missing, the country’s political elite began to look for someone to blame. Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah immediately ca...
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Nervous Israel considers its next move

  • Israel’s outgoing air force chief Amikam Norkin said this month that Israel has lost its air supremacy over Lebanon after a drone was nearly shot down by Hezbollah a year ago. Tel Aviv has an understanding with Russia whereby the latter gives the former the freedom to operate in Syrian airspace...
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Why Lebanon’s elections may be canceled

  • Lebanon’s president, prime minister and parliament speaker on Thursday succeeded in putting together another scheme covered and polished by Lebanese law. President Michel Aoun has agreed to open an exceptional parliamentary session. This will effectively protect the politicians from being summo...
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Lebanese cling to slender hopes of a better 2022

  • Another year is ending in Lebanon with little sign of a breakthrough. The council of ministers cannot meet because of a block by Hezbollah and its ally the Amal Movement. All the indications are that the situation will go downhill from here. Elections due in May are unlikely to brin...
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Blast anniversary may unleash Lebanon’s anger

  • The countdown to Aug. 4, the anniversary of the port explosion that devastated Beirut and killed more than 200 people, has begun. In the immediate aftermath of the blast, everyone was busy with relief work, and the visit by French President Emmanuel Macron gave the Lebanese false hope that a ...
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