Israel’s recent double strike on Syrian weapons storage facilities has, once again, raised the issue of the validity of preemptive strikes. Israel has used this tactic on more than a number of previous occasions, has already struck Syria already a few times this year.
The group known as “Women of the Wall” have elevated themselves onto the front pages of the Israeli press in recent times. They have clashed with police in Jerusalem over their desire to have the right to pray at the Kotel, the Western Wall, in their own way and style. For them, their way and […]
The Marvi Marmara incident from 2010 has dominated the relations between Israel and Turkey over the past three years. Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers were attacked by the activists after the soldiers boarded the ship in an attempt to redirect its passage away from its intended destination of Gaza, and towards Israel’s Ashdod port.
US President Barack Obama has concluded his trip to Israel after an intensive few days in the Holy Land. Prior to this visit, Obama was perceived by a majority of the Israeli public as being unsympathetic and unhelpful to Israel’s cause in the international community.
The world has been observing the events in Syria, particularly over the period of the civil war that has raged there for the past two years. Syria has long presented a threat to the international community because of two main factors. The first factor is its substantial arsenal of conventional, biological and chemical weapons which President Bashar al-Assad appears to have no reluctance to use.
The polls have now closed in the election for the 19th Knesset, and predictions of a low voter turnout have proved to be incorrect. Even though it was claimed that the election campaign failed to capture the imagination of the electorate, initial information is that this is the highest voter turnout since the 1999 election. […]