Elecciones en Israel: ¿existe vida después de Netanyahu?

Hace tres meses Binyamin Netanyahu intentó convocar elecciones legislativas anticipadas, henchido de orgullo por la ‘Ley Nacional’ que pretendía ver aprobada y convencido de que sus ciudadanos reconocerían los esfuerzos que el Primer Ministro estaba llevando a cabo en pos de su bienestar y paz futuros, libres de árabes e incluso palestinos incómodos. Hoy por hoy, Bibi …

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WMD: double standards anyone?

One of the unforeseen consequences of the much bragged about Russia & U.S. backed deal on Syrian Weapons of Mass Destruction has been casting light on one key stakeholder which nonetheless was trying to remain on the sidelines as of lately, Israel. Indeed, Assad´s regime immediate reaction after relinquishing and accepting to give up its …

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China seeks a greater role in the Middle East

Apparently, China is hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for separate talks, showing a desire for a greater role in the region. The two leaders are due in Shanghai but will not coincide, as Netanyahu is due there on Wednesday, following Abbas’ departure a day earlier. China was looking …

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Elections in Israel: the outcome. What might the Palestinian territories expect?

The introduction on the elections can be found here.According to most forecasts, incumbent Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's alliance won the parliamentary elections, and its leader duly claimed (a humbling) victory. But, as almost no one predicted, the process leading to the formation of a new government has not been as smooth as he would have …

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Elections in Israel: will anything change?

Israel will hold elections today, 22 January 2013, and the country has been preparing for it over the last weeks (some maliciously mutter the 8 day war with Gaza was just a campaign act for the incumbent Government), after an early vote was called, mainly because of an increased worrying budget deficit and the consequent …

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A Jordanian-Palestinian confederation?

I had saved this article because the headline had very much caught my attention. Apparently, in a controversial recent meeting between Netanyahu and the King of Jordan, both leaders mentioned the possibility of building a confederation between the West Bank and Jordan, that would find its origins in the British-dominated protectorate of Transjordan created in 1921, …

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