US President Donald Trump’s declaration, which recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, enjoyed consensus on the part of the Israeli political stage. On the other hand, the next Israeli step after the declaration was a bone of contention.
The latest statements made by Avi Gabbai, new head of the Israeli Labor Party, sparked a vigorous debate within the Israeli political arena, the Labor Party and the "Zionist camp" opposition union in terms of its political orientation and electoral strategy.
This paper provides an analysis of Israel’s vision of the latest Palestinian reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas. According to the reconciliation agreement, the government of the Palestinian Authority (PA) will take over its tasks. The PA will regain control over the Gaza Strip after 10 years of the internal Palestinian political split.
Abstract This paper provides an analysis of the Israeli vision and moves in relation to the future of the Syrian scene and its impact on Israeli interests from the perspective of Israel itself. The paper argues that the hopes Israel had pinned on the new Trump administration were disappointing. Russia has remained the key player the Syrian scene. Moreover, Trump embraced the Russian position. Israel realises that guaranteeing Israeli interests is based on cooperation with Russia, rather than reliance on the USA alone. The
Abstract This paper provides an analysis of Israel’s reactions to the events during and following Palestinian mass protests in Jerusalem. These were triggered after Israel had decided to install metal detectors at gates to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in response to the operation carried out by three young men from the 1948 territory. The paper analyses Israel’s reactions in terms of dealing with Palestinians inside the Green Line, who contributed significantly to the success of the popular protests in Jerusalem. The paper also looks into Israel’s reactions to the issue of Jerusalem and provides an assessment of the personality of the right wing’s leader and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during this crisis.