The conflict enters a new phase.
For Israel, more Russian influence in the Middle East is a danger—even if it helps a mutual ally.
So far, America has pushed back.
Putin wants to be the Middle East’s indispensable intermediary.
Azerbaijan is an important ally against Iran.
Confronting the West.
Problems for Putin.
What it means for Israel.
Why the laser focus on Israel, especially when more serious cases are ignored?
Jerusalem cannot afford to rely on American power.
Thanks to Israel, the cost of the Iranian presence in Syria has been rising steadily.
It is cultivating relations with both Hamas and Fatah.