There were many more illiterate Jews in the Tsarist empire than we tend to think there were.
Syria needs money its allies don’t have.
Moscow’s driving force is antagonism to America.
With RT and Sputnik, the Kremlin spreads its message in Arabic.
Vladimir Putin is now the undisputed broker of the future of Syria.
A counterweight to Russia, Iran, and Turkey.
After a decade of refusals, Beirut accepts military aid from Moscow.
Will the combination appeal to the dovish left?
Surface-to-air missiles and electronic warfare.
The mask slips.
But the IDF can handle more advanced missiles.
Russian parliamentarians demanded the bombing of Israeli air-force bases as retribution.
Jerusalem can’t afford a clash with Moscow.