Jonathan Doc Habany
Morsi Extends an Olive Branch?
On Tuesday, the Israel-based newspaper Haaretz reported that newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sent a letter to his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres. The letter, dated July 15, came as a response to an early congratulation note sent by Peres for Morsi’s victory and another message conveying Israel’s blessings for the month of Ramadan. Morsi’s […]
Unity Coalition Collapses Over Tal Law
Seventy days after Kadima and Likud formed the largest coalition in Israeli history, the political marriage between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima party head Shaul Mofaz collapsed due to disagreements on how to replace Israel’s Tal Law, which exempts ultra-orthodox (haredi) Israelis and Arabs from military service. While two months ago a general election […]
Israel and Hezbollah: Preparing for War?
Following a long period of relative calm, the level of tension on Israel’s northern border is now at its highest since the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Although the past six years in the region have been among the quietest since the 1970s, the IDF considers the current situation a worrying silence. According to Israeli military […]