Israel opposes referendums on Ukraine

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem has announced that it will not recognize a hastily arranged vote in four areas of occupied Ukraine to join Russia. By Erin Viner “Israel recognizes…

Putin warns EU to prepare for freezing winter

Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to cut off all energy supplies to Europe if it imposes propsed limitations on gas imports from Moscow. By Erin Viner The West it…

Israel mourns Gorbachev passing

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR, Soviet Union), died at the age of 91. By Erin Viner Russian media reported that the late…

US, Iran tensions flare in Syria

The latest surge of hostilities between Washington and Tehran comes amid diplomatic efforts to revive the 2015 Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. By Erin Viner United States military…

US strikes IRGC sites in Syria

The airstrikes targeted facilities used by militias affiliated with Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in the large eastern city of Deir az-Zor.   By Erin Viner According to…

The Roots of Israel’s Diplomatic Revolution

– By Colonel (Ret.) Dr. Eran Lerman, Co-host TV7 Middle East Review, Powers-in-Play Panelist, JISS VP and Editor in Chief of the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune. The latest diplomatic moves demonstrate that…

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.…