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Analysis: Resolving The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israeli-Palestinian conflict maps by Ari Rusila The Israeli-Palestinian peace process – or lack of that – is now at the  crossroads.  To start or not direct  negotiations, between Israel…


Added by Ari Rusila on November 17, 2015 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Sinai Option again

Post reports  that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was quoted on Monday [9th November 2015] as claiming that Israel and Hamas…


Added by Ari Rusila on November 11, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments

War of Maps: Israel vs Palestine

ISRvsPAL Maps can be a powerful tool in geopolitics and information war for example by de-legitimising some country or even wiping its existence from schoolbooks; at least conflicting maps can lead to confusion about situation on the ground, mistaken map can even create a security risk.

Few opposite examples related to…


Added by Ari Rusila on November 3, 2015 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Netanyahu, Mufti and Holocaust

In October 20th 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dropped a clanger in his speech to delegates at the 37th World Zionist Congress. According to Netanyahu, the Fuhrer changed his mind at the insistence of the Palestinian Arab leader at the time, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who argued that the expulsion of the Jews would result in their arrival en masse to Palestine, which at the time was under British Mandatory rule; instead,…


Added by Ari Rusila on October 25, 2015 at 4:27am — No Comments

Coexistence Challenged In Israel

'' WE NEVER TRUST AN ARAB EVER AFTER 40 YEARS DEAD IN HIS TOMB'' (Point of view in Jewish net forum)

Arab_population_israel_2000_en Following multiple, unexpected, terror attacks committed by mainstream Israeli-Arabs, some ethnic tensions are rising inside Israel. Some cities are distancing Israeli-Arabs from Jewish…


Added by Ari Rusila on October 19, 2015 at 12:13am — No Comments

Gaza Blockade - It's Egypt not Israel!

Longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have undermined the living conditions of 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza. Many of the current restrictions, originally imposed by Israel in the early 1990s, were intensified after June 2007, following the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the imposition of a sc blockade or siege. The situation has been compounded by the restrictions imposed since June 2013 by the Egyptian…


Added by Ari Rusila on October 3, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Constructive Unilateralism: Leftist Approach to Israel-Palestine Conflict

Throughout two decades of the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process,” direct negotiation has been perceived as the only paradigm that can lead to an agreement. But that paradigm has made direct negotiation as the goal in itself instead of the means to reach an agreement. Further, the failure to reach an agreement has given excuses to the rejectionists and extremists on both sides, allowing them to blame the other party for failure to progress, and destroying the…


Added by Ari Rusila on September 16, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

Comeback of South Stream?

grafik In my article Turkish, Greek And Tesla Streams Re-routing Energy Supply In Eastern Europe how new Turk(ish) Stream pipeline is re-routing the energy supply in whole Eastern Europe with Greek and Tesla [Balkan]…


Added by Ari Rusila on August 29, 2015 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Hamas and Israel on Verge of the Deal


“This agreement is no longer just rumors or blabber, but will be signed any minute,” (Walid Awadh, a member of the political office of the Palestinian People’s Party in Gaza)

Israel-Palestine roadmap to peace According to the …


Added by Ari Rusila on August 18, 2015 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Terrorism in Macedonia Wasn’t An Isolated Act!

_82888586_kumanovomacedonia0515 The weekend [9.-10. May 2015] violence in Macedonia (FYROM) [later in short only Macedonia] has sent a wave of anxiety across the Balkans raising concerns about presumed ethnic-Albanian unrest in the volatile region. Eight police officers were killed and 37 were injured in the gun battles, which began at dawn Saturday [9th May…


Added by Ari Rusila on May 12, 2015 at 9:20pm — No Comments

What’s Going On In Gaza (And Mideast Peace)

 “They [Hamas] claim that they protect those people, but by Allah, they have nothing to do with our Muslim people in Palestine.” (ISIS video after beheading Palestinians in Yarmouk)

Earlier in my article Gaza State Under Construction,…


Added by Ari Rusila on May 6, 2015 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Gaza State Under Construction, West Bank Remains Bystander

For several weeks or even three months now, official representatives of the Israeli government and defense establishment have been holding a real dialogue with the Islamic terrorist group – Hamas - in a bid to reach a long-term calm on the Gaza border. These secret talks have been “partly direct” and partly through Qatari and European mediators. (Source e.g. …


Added by Ari Rusila on May 1, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments

Iran Nuke Deal And Israel


israel_iran_nuclear After 18 months of negotiating, Iran has come to a preliminary agreement - on 2nd Apr. 2015 - with China, Russia, France, UK, US and Germany (P5+1) on Tehran’s nuclear program. Niw the framework agreement is made but the negotiations for a final deal will continue through June 30th…


Added by Ari Rusila on April 3, 2015 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Battlefield Yemen - Democracies In Action

“If there the offensive develops to be a ground invasion, the Yemenis will prove that their country is the invaders’ graveyard,” (Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi)

On Wednesday (25 Mar. 2015), Saudi Arabia announced a launch of a military operation against the Houthis, who currently control large parts of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa.…


Added by Ari Rusila on March 29, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

Knesset 2015: Forecast

1425070416233 On 17th March will Israel have voting for new Knesset and it seems to be creating very interesting scenarios for future.  Last polls show that now there is a real possibility to replace PM Netanyahu with centre-left option.  Centre-right Likud is losing elections to Zionist Union which is a new combination of Isaac Herzog's Labor party and Tzipi Livni's Hatnuah.  When PM Netanyahu made decision about early elections he or most analysts hardly were supposing so big change.  It…


Added by Ari Rusila on March 15, 2015 at 8:15pm — No Comments

From History: "Beilin - Abu Mazen Plan"


Image result for beilin abu mazen document In 1993,  under the direction of Yasser Arafat's deputy, Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) held secret negotiations with Israel's then–Deputy Foreign Minister, Yossi Beilin.  The negotiations gave birth to the "Beilin–Abu Mazen Understandings," (or Beilin-Abu Mazen plan or Beilin-Abu…


Added by Ari Rusila on March 8, 2015 at 7:41pm — No Comments

The Mass Exodus of Kosovo Albanians

"Kosovo, alles Scheiße. Serbien, auch Scheiße. Deutschland, das ist gut. Da kann man arbeiten, fünf Euro die Stunde, egal ob schwarz oder nicht, es ist besser." (Rexhep Kurteshi)

The greatest exodus from Kosovo since the 1998-99 war has started. More than 15 years after NATO bombing Kosovo is witnessing a…


Added by Ari Rusila on February 14, 2015 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Peculiarities of Operation Protective Edge

In Israeli-Palestinian conflict the policy “meet quiet with quiet” turned on July 2014 to violence leading to ongoing operation Protective Edge. Again one can see usual vicious cycle like few times before: Hamas terrorizes Israeli civilians with…


Added by Ari Rusila on July 22, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Instead Iran The Saudis Can Be The Next Nuclear Power

WMD logo While Iran nuke talks heat up in Geneva (Nov. 2013) and demolition of…


Added by Ari Rusila on November 10, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Morsi Out, Military In, Can Democracy Slip Too In Egypt

When Mubarak was ousted in Spring 2011 I concluded following scenario in my article…


Added by Ari Rusila on July 4, 2013 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

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