How the Abraham Accords Can Help Provide Coronavirus Vaccines for Palestinians

March 5 2021

Despite the loud complaints from the usual circles, the Oslo treaty makes clear that the Palestinian Authority (PA), not Israel, is responsible for overseeing the provision of healthcare in the areas under its control. The PA, for its part, confirmed this by rejecting an Israeli offer to provide it with the coronavirus vaccine. Yet it is in Israel’s interest to see that the pandemic comes to an end in the West Bank and Gaza. Michael Koplow argues that its recent peace agreements with Arab nations provide an ideal pathway for doing so:

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More about: Abraham Accords, Coronavirus, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Oslo Accords

Israel’s Naval Shadow War with Iran Comes Out into the Open

April 9 2021

Wednesday night, Israeli planes struck a weapons depot outside Damascus, reportedly killing three pro-Iran fighters. While such attacks have become both routine and widely known, the IDF has also been fighting the Islamic Republic at sea, a fact only recently brought to public attention because of an explosion on an Iranian military vessel on Tuesday. Ron Ben Yishai explains:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy, US-Israel relations