A Syrian Rocket That Landed in the Negev Should Remind the U.S. of the Dangers Posed by Iran

April 23 2021

Early yesterday morning, Bashar al-Assad’s forces launched a surface-to-air missile at an Israeli jet, apparently as it returned from striking Iranian military installations in Syria. While the missile failed to hit its target, Israeli defenses missed theirs, and it landed harmlessly in the northern Negev, setting off air-raid sirens near the nuclear reactor in Dimona. The IDF retaliated by striking Syrian anti-aircraft batteries. To Bobby Ghosh, the incident should be a wake-up call to the Biden administration:

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More about: Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, Syria, U.S. Foreign policy

 

How Israel Can Readjust Its Diplomacy for a Changing Europe

In recent years, Jerusalem has developed good relations with a group of Central European countries that have proved far more sympathetic than those of the West, and whose governments have sometimes stopped the European Union from issuing anti-Israel statements. But Europe, both East and West, is now in a state of political flux, and this approach may soon be obsolete. Emmanuel Navon proposes a new direction for Jewish state that capitalizes on its economic ties with Western Europe. Take, for instance, post-Angela Merkel Germany:

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More about: Emmanuel Macron, Europe and Israel, European Union, Germany, Israel diplomacy