The UN’s Dubious Role in Keeping the Peace between Israel and Syria

July 27 2018

At the end of last month, the UN Security Council passed a little-remarked-upon resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force on the Golan Heights (UNDOF) for the duration of 2018 and instructing this force to resume those operations that had ceased with the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. UNDOF, created in 1974 to police the demilitarized zone separating Israel and Syria in the wake of the Yom Kippur war, presided over several decades of relative peace along the Golan, but largely ceased its activities due to the fighting in the area. Upon its return, writes Assaf Orion, it faces new challenges:

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More about: Golan Heights, Hizballah, Israeli Security, Syrian civil war, United Nations

When It Comes to the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, China Sides against Israel—and against the Jews

June 23 2021

In the rhetoric of Iran’s ayatollahs, the United States is the “Great Satan” while the Jewish state is the “Little Satan.” The Chinese Communist Party seems to have adopted a similar approach during the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas, writes Tuvia Gering:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, China, Israel-China relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict