Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah’s Golan grab

An Iraqi Shiite militia is on its way to reinforce Hizballah’s advance on the Golan. Israel after two counter-strikes is warned off by Moscow. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

TURKEY’S HOLY WAR

In Islamic eschatology the Mahdi (‘messiah’) plays a prominent role. For the Iranian Shia he is already born and has hidden down a well for over a millennium, waiting for the right time to emerge. Turkish Sunnis already have a candidate, breathing fire and brimstone and ready to purge the world. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Russia Turning Syria into a Major Naval Base for Nuclear Warships (and Israel Is...

The Soviet Union is gone, and so is Syria as a unified nation. But Russia is back, and it’s building up Tartus again as a naval base that can handle Russia’s largest nuclear-powered ships. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

TRUMP’S NEGOTIATOR GREENBLATT TRIES TO REACH WHAT NO ENVOY HAS BEFORE

Despite his atypical background, Greenblatt enters the job with some fixed opinions and a vision for what America’s role should be in any peace talks. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Trump’s envoy to Abu Mazen (Abbas): CRACK DOWN ON TERROR

Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt handed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), when he visited in Ramallah on Tuesday, March 14. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Are Collapsing Pensions “About To Bring Hell To America”?

With tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities, the weight of an avalanche remains dangling over our heads. An aging population is cashing in on needed retirement benefits while the younger generations must support multiples that are unsustainable financially. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

TRUMP EMBRACES THE PLO FANTASY

According to media reports, Trump told Abbas – whose legal term in office ended eight years ago – that he views him as a legitimate leader. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

LIBERMAN SUGGESTS NEW PEACE PUSH AFOOT, CALLS FOR POPULATION SWAPS

"It cannot be that a hegemonic Palestinian state will be established, without a single Jew - 100% Palestinian, and Israel will be a bi-national state with 22% Palestinians. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Trump mulls Middle East peace conference

After Friday's phone call between United States President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the White House now says that a Middle East peace conference is a real possibility. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...