Inertia means stability and lack of movement. But sometimes things move very quickly, and do so repeatedly so as to seem rigid to the lazy eye. For example, the Palestinian situation seems frozen, although it has been moving with great speed. It has gone down a virtual black hole, which swallows it in a deliberate [Read more]
<i>The incoming American president, Donald Trump, intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from its current location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The consequences of this could be fatal, according to writer Björn Brenner, researcher of the Middle East at the Swedish National Defense College. </i>
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In Friedman, Trump has nominated a person who represents the opposite of the positions of the West's Middle East policies.
The Kremlin could not have hoped for a better candidate.
The United States is seeking to amend the terms of the memorandum of understanding for U.S. military aid to Israel in the next decade. With the nearing of a final settlement deal in the latest round of negotiations, Washington is aiming for the cancellation of an article that allows Israel to pump millions of dollars [Read more]
We will see a Trump policy which combines incendiary statements and the preservation of American interests in the region.
This “historic reform” doesn't really take on the powerful interest groups, and threatens to blow up in the hands of consumers and taxpayers.
We're left wondering what would have happened had the affair not involved the sole Democratic candidate in the running for the presidency.