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Aug 14, 2020, 11:56 PM
The circle of peace
In a surprise move, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) established full normalization of relations on Thursday, August 13, 2020, in what some have called an historic peace deal. Though Israel was never at war with the UAE,...
Jul 15, 2020, 11:01 PM
Remembering the past/Building new bridges – Israel & Albania
The recent inauguration of the Holocaust Memorial in Tirana, Albania drew acclaim from Jewish leaders in Israel and abroad. This memorial represents an advancement in the already warm relations between Israel and Albania. At a time when anti-Semitism is...
Jun 26, 2020, 2:05 PM
THE DAY AFTER: The Current Impasse of the Trump Peace Plan
No one wants to take responsibility for “the day after” Israel exerts its authority over 30% of land in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), and the Jordan Valley. Will Israel be able to endure what may happen diplomatically,...
Jan 26, 2020, 1:11 PM
ISRAEL: A Beacon to the Nations — Part 2
We are in the beginning of a new decade, and the reality is that by the end of this decade there will be very few survivors alive to give a first-hand testimony of the horrors of the Holocaust. Their...
Jan 25, 2020, 12:20 AM
Israel: A Beacon to the Nations — Part 1
World leaders, royals, heads of state and their delegations, visited Israel for the fifth World Holocaust Forum, Thursday, January 23, 2020, marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Stated as the largest gathering of global leaders in Israel’s modern history, it...
May 17, 2019, 6:51 AM
Storm Clouds on the Horizon — Iranian Aggression in the Middle East
A Saudi-led coalition has reportedly carried out air strikes against residents in Sanaa, Yemen, possibly in retaliation for Iran using Houthi rebels in Yemen to attack Saudi oil facilities and oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Tensions remain high in...
Dec 1, 2018, 2:55 PM
Changing of the guard in southern Syria: Latest threat to Israel
Developing reports indicate that Israeli planes attacked Iranian targets in Syria on Thursday night, allegedly near areas with a heavy Hezbollah presence close to the Golan Heights, and that Syria retaliated. During the past few months, there have been fewer...
Oct 31, 2018, 9:46 PM
A rising power: Putin’s eyes on the Middle East
The recent summit in Istanbul, where Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, and French President Emmanuel Macron held hands, was more than a gathering to focus on the settlement of the on-going Syrian...
Jul 18, 2018, 10:58 PM
Montenegro’s foreign minister on an official visit to Israel
Recently I interviewed the new Foreign Minister of Montenegro, Prof. Dr. Srdjan Darmanovic, who is on a state visit to Israel. He has been Montenegro’s Foreign Minister since late November 2016. Darmanovic was the Founding Father and the First...
Dec 26, 2017, 9:51 PM
Israel Advances Relations with Bosnia-Herzegovina through a New Honorary Consul
Israel’s Foreign Ministry celebrated the recent appointment of Alexander Nikolić as Honorary Consul of Bosnia-Herzegovina. This follows a gala diplomatic reception at the Bosnia-Herzegovina Embassy in Tel Aviv last month, in which several attended from the diplomatic community. Israel’s...
Carrie Hart is a news analyst reporting on political, diplomatic, military and social issues as they relate to Israel, the Middle East, and the international community.