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Dr Adnan Abu Amer

 

Items by Dr Adnan Abu Amer

  • The Shuafat shooting has destroyed Israel’s deterrence factor

    The Shuafat shooting near the city of Jerusalem left an Israeli soldier dead and another wounded when an armed Palestinian stormed a military checkpoint and opened fire while soldiers were apparently dumbfounded and unable to respond. The attack has implications on the political, military and security levels in response...

  • The virtual world is a new arena for Palestine-Israel confrontations

    While Israeli aggression against Palestinians is escalating, and the Palestinian response is to attack the occupation army, Israel is complaining about what it describes as biased media coverage by the world’s leading television networks and newspapers. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll has told the editors of major foreign...

  • Israel is watching Europe’s shift to the right with interest

    Israelis are watching political developments in Europe with interest, particularly in Sweden and Italy, amid fears that the Jewish communities there may soon face problems. Italy, for example, is expected to have a right-wing government involving Georgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party and Matteo Salvini’s party, the League (formerly...

  • More and more Israelis accept the legitimacy of Palestinian resistance

    As resistance operations in the occupied West Bank escalate, Israel’s occupation army continues to mobilise against Palestinian “terrorist attacks”. However, there are now Israeli voices which reject such a description; they are saying that there is a guerrilla war going on. The difference is clear, but it’s still not...

  • On Oslo’s 29th anniversary, only Israelis have benefited from the accords

    On 13 September, 1993, Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation signed the Oslo Accords, which set a historical precedent in Palestinian recognition of the occupation state, giving it a measure of legitimacy in a concession that Israelis had never imagined could happen. Not in their wildest dreams could they...

  • Racist Israel exaggerates the ‘threat’ of Palestinian population growth

    Racist Israel continues to promote the perceived threat of Palestinian population growth, the so-called “demographic time bomb”. Every time this issue comes up, Professor Arnon Soffer — the “Arab counter” — is called upon to comment. Soffer incites against the Palestinians and exaggerates the threat that they pose through...

  • Israel is worried about a possible clash with Washington over the Iran nuclear deal

    As the countdown begins for the signing of a nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, a number of disputes have surfaced between Israel and the US about the deal. There is also criticism within Israel of the government’s political and military approach towards the agreement. The occupation state...

  • Doubts about the stability of normalisation between Israel and Turkiye 

    As soon as Turkiye and Israel announced the return to full diplomatic relations following 20 years of tensions, Israelis began looking into causes of what they described as a sudden shift in Turkish relations with Tel Aviv. They’re trying to anticipate the future of this development which coincides with many regional...

  • Why Israel is concerned about the latest aggression against Gaza

    After the end of the latest Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, which lasted just under sixty hours, criticism of political and military decision-makers began to surface within the occupation state. The most important aspect of this criticism was that the bombardment will not prevent the two sides...

  • Rising hate is fragmenting Israeli communities

    As campaigns get underway ahead of Israel’s November general election, it is expected that internal Israeli disputes and divisions will increase. Recent polls have confirmed that rates of hate and enmities have moved from leaders of the parties and parliamentary blocs to the Israeli public. Hate Index, which maps divisions...

  • Israel fears a nightmare scenario as the crisis with Russia escalates

    Israel is convinced that Moscow’s threat to close down the Jewish Agency in Russia is retaliation for the Zionist state’s positions on the war in Ukraine. In fact, Israel now fears that the crisis with Russia will escalate further, which has prompted officials in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs...

  • Israelis commemorate the anniversary of the second Lebanon War, amid fears of a third

    The Israeli occupation army and Lebanon’s Hezbollah fought a fierce war in July-August 2006 that lasted 34 days and killed 165 Israeli soldiers and settlers. The memory of the war still gives Israelis nightmares, and has left some serious mental scars, even after all these years, arguably as serious...

  • The US needs the Middle East’s help to achieve global stability

    Political circles in the region, both Israeli and Arab, are preparing for US President Joe Biden’s visit. President Biden’s schedule is expected to include announcing Israeli-Saudi normalisation, a request for the latter to pump more oil into the global market and the establishment of a military NATO-like alliance to...

  • Bennett's resignation reveals his internal and external failures

    Naftali Bennett’s resignation as Israeli prime minister and his withdrawal from politics altogether is a major issue in political and party terms. It has an impact on the internal affairs of the country as well as international relations. It will also affect the result of the General Election in...

  • Israeli settlers are acting in advance of Biden's visit and another election

    As soon as it was announced that Israel is heading for yet another General Election, and the visit of US President Joe Biden to the region next month was confirmed, it was obvious that Israel’s illegal settlers are going to take advantage of events to strengthen their presence in...

  • Israel-Russia relations are in decline

    A decline in relations between Israel and Russia has been noticeable recently after a few developments that cast a shadow on both countries. These include Israel’s bombing of Damascus International Airport and its continued siding with the West over Ukraine, as well as its agreement with the EU to...

  • Do Israelis believe that they have lost America's support?

    An increasingly fragmented society in America, especially acrimonious between politicians and activists, has raised fears among Israelis about the number of left-leaning members of the House of Representatives and Senate. Political and societal disputes are expected to increase in frequency and intensity as November’s mid-term elections approach. Such polarisation does...

  • The failure of the two-state solution pushes Israel to present new options

    The lack of a political horizon between Palestinians and Israelis due to settlement policies is resulting in the failure of the two-state solution, which has been the basis for the settlement process since the Madrid Conference in 1991. Recent discussions describe it as a non-viable solution that needs to...

  • The assassination of a senior Iranian officer makes an Israel-Iran confrontation more likely

    Although Israel’s Mossad spy agency did not announce its responsibility for the assassination of Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, a colonel in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the killing received a lot of coverage in the Israeli media. This gave the clear impression that it was indeed an Israeli operation,...

  • After one year in power, Israel gov’t may be forced out

    Israeli Knesset’s summer sessions began a few days ago and so did internal debate over the future of the government and its fate, amid the opposition’s threats to topple it. This has raised more internal disputes within the government and created additional obstacles towards its stability, which may pave...

  • Israel’s assassination of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was not the first, nor will it be the last

    Israeli occupation’s assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian journalist working at Al-Jazeera News Channel, was not spontaneous or arbitrary, or an exception to the norms. This assassination is a rather deliberate and approved approach since the beginning of the conflict. The occupation has always regarded the camera, pen,...

  • Israel fears of a new political assassination

    Israeli security authorities opened an investigation into Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his family’s receiving two death threats. The threats were sent in an envelope, also containing a bullet. Security officials are trying to find out who sent those letters to Bennett’s house in Ra’nana, and are not allowing...

  • Israel fears Al-Aqsa events will affect normalisation deals 

    After Israeli occupation forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque once again during Ramadan, several Arab and Islamic states condemned its actions. This angered Israel as it fears the effect this will have on the normalisation deals it signed with a number of Muslim states in 2020, and the outcome of efforts...

  • Israel is facing more threats but is less prepared for them

    While the occupying state is concerned about the escalating security tensions, its security and military experts say that it has a big problem, being completely devoid of strategic depth as a small country with many apparent weaknesses. This makes it vulnerable to military harassment, especially on ideological backgrounds. Such...