Finland, Sweden apply for NATO membership

The decision by the Nordic countries was sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  By Erin Viner "I warmly welcome requests by Finland and Sweden to join NATO. You are our…

Finland to join NATO, condemns Russia

The major policy shift was triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. By Erin Viner "Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay," Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna…

Israel considers military aid to Ukraine

Jerusalem's leaders are increasingly inclined to bolster civilian aid to Ukraine - including first-time military assistance, amid increasing evidence of Russian atrocities against civilians in the wartorn East European nation.…

The Implications of the Ukraine War for Israel

For Israel, this is evidence that its self-reliance doctrine must be nourished with no illusions about foreign support in times of crisis. Moreover, Turkey probably sees NATO more positively since…

Israel to supply helmets, vests to Ukraine

The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMoD) announced that the provision of the protective gear comes “in light of the request made by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.” By Erin Viner…

Israel supports suspension of Russia from UNHRC

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) suspended Russia from its Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over reports of "gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights" in Ukraine, in a…

US: only minor gaps on Iran nuclear deal

Just a small number of outstanding issues remain in the nuclear talks with Iran, said the US State Department, while calling on the Islamic Republic to make necessary decisions to…