Israel


The Middle East’s Quadrille Dances Around Palestinian Hopes

Once more, the turbulent Middle East appears to be on the cusp of a major geopolitical realignment. The rising pace of the region’s interstate quadrille (an 18th & 19th century dance which involves repeated changing of partners) is seeing the development of strange bedfellows. In particular, many observers remark that […]


Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital: The Spread Of Fire And Fury Continues

President Donald Trump’s decision last week recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked global outrage. The Arab world quite naturally condemned the controversial move. A statement by the 22 members of the Arab League, described the decision as “dangerous and unacceptable” and a “flagrant attack on a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian […]


Rockets Fired, Airstrikes Launched As Palestinians Protest US Decision To Move Embassy

Protests and exchanges of violence have intensified between Palestinians, antagonized by the US’ latest political blunder, and Israeli military and security forces operating in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip since December 8. At the time of writing, dozens of people have reportedly been injured on both sides and tensions […]


Trump Recognises Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

Last Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced the U.S.’ formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and the ensuing plan to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. From the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Trump explained the reasoning behind this as “nothing more or less than […]


Trump’s Highly Political Decision On Jerusalem Must Become A Call For International Action On Behalf Of Palestinians

Palestinians have taken to the streets in large numbers to protest the recent decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets were used to clear protestors from the […]


Trump Misses Deadline Over US Embassy Relocation To Jerusalem Amid Growing Opposition

US President Donald Trump is due to decide whether to sign a legal waiver delaying plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem—something that successive administrations have done at regular intervals for more than two decades. By law, US presidents are required to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem. The original […]