Hamas Has Failed to Rally Palestinians and Israeli Arabs to Its Cause

To the surprise and consternation of many Israelis, the current war with Hamas has been accompanied by the rioting of Arab citizens. On Tuesday, just as the riots had started to wane, both Hamas and its rival Fatah called for an Arab “day of rage” and general strike. Oded Granot comments:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Arabs, Palestinians

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war