Palestine
Understanding Israel as Jewish Democratic State

Israel since its formation in 1948 continues to remain as one of the few democratic states in West Asian region. The state of Israel officially calls itself as a Jewish democratic state. The research seeks to explore the stated dual objectives i.e. J....

The Hamas Factor

Nearly a century old Palestinian movement has its own kaleidoscope of internal dynamic, competition for power and legitimacy even if the sole object of their attention remains the Jewish state of Israel. While Palestinians want their own free soverei....

Israel-Palestine Conflict 2021: The Ghost from the Past

“They [Hamas] attacked our capital. They launched missiles at our cities. They are paying, and will pay, a very heavy price for this. This is not yet over. We [Israel] will do everything to restore security to our cities and our people.....

Escalation between Iran and Israel

Join Amb. Anil Trigunayat and Hirak Jyoti Das unfold the ongoing escalation between Iran and Israel; the US role and the future of the JCPOA.....

Middle East and the Next US President -Worries Galore

U.S. has traditionally been the arbiter of the security in the Middle East. Of late, arguably there have been signs of U.S. distraction and disengagement as the geo-economics and geo-politics transform the power matrix especially towards the Indo-Pac....

The Israeli-UAE Deal

On 13th August 2020, President Trump announced that he had brokered a deal between Israel and the U.A.E to normalize relations. It is rather strange that a third country should be the first to announce a deal between two other countries. Obviously, T....

Mapping Israeli Sovereignty, Jewish Settlements, and a Future Palestinian State

July 1 has come and gone, and despite the hysteria in some circles, the world did not wake up this past Wednesday to find that Israel had become sovereign over large parts of Palestinian land. So what was all the hoopla about, and what lies ahead? ....

Refugees, not Settlements, are the Bigger Impediment to Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent comments that his new government, with support from the Trump Administration in the US will annex parts of the West Bank have, as expected, caused quite a flutter in the international community. Ma....

The West Bank Jitters

Last week in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s intent of formally annexing some parts of the disputed West Bank to their territory , King Abdullah II of Jordan warned the Israelis and the World especially the US that it will l....

Does The Trump Plan for Peace Make Sense?

Before answering the question, let us look at the highlights of the 180-page plan worked out over three years, between Israel and U.S., with marginal consultations with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and one or two others , but not with the Palestinians wh....

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