How President Biden Misunderstands the Gaza Conflict

At a press conference last week, Joe Biden expressed his unequivocal support for Israel and his plans to rebuild in Gaza after the fighting without allowing Hamas to rearm. But he also stressed the importance of a “two-state solution” and claimed that it is “essential” that Mahmoud Abbas “be recognized as the leader of the Palestinian people.” Elliott Abrams comments:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Joseph Biden, Mahmoud Abbas

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