Yossi Mekelberg is professor of international relations at Regent’s University London, where he is head of the International Relations and Social Sciences Program. He is also an associate fellow of the MENA Program at Chatham House. He is a regular contributor to the international written and electronic media.
The 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, which it was hoped would be the beginning of the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will be marked later this year. It will be marked more than celebrated.
The interrogator O’Brien, an agent of the totalitarian state who is one of the main characters in George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” declares at one point: “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
As has become customary in Israel, the High Court of Justice remains the last bastion of the country’s conscience and serves as its moral compass. Last week, it temporarily halted the deportation of African asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda.
It is rare for leaders, as successful as they might be, to leave office at the height of their power. When the next German election takes place, the name of the country’s current chancellor, Angela Merkel, is not likely to appear on the ballot papers.
In recent months, the only questions the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been happy to be asked by people in uniform are the ones at the airport on his way out of the country, such as “Are these your bags?” or “Did you pack your suitcase yourself?” To be asked if anyone gave him something wo
The capture in Syria of two of Britain’s most wanted terrorists, Alexanda Kotey and El-Shafee Elsheikh, the last remaining members of a notorious Daesh cell, and who were dubbed “The Beatles” by their hostages because of their English accents, prompted a public debate about whether they should be