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The Response to Iran: Not Only With Fire

In addition to tactical warfare, the Israeli campaign against Iran should include a threat in the form of a geographic toll, including the doubling Israeli population in the Golan and strengthening Kurdish autonomy in Syria. (Published in ‘Makor Rishon’) The exchange of blows between Israel and Iran on the Syrian front caused a late awakening of the political and media system in Israel. In a historical delay, Israel must answer

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Strengthen the Kurds in Syria

No-fly zone is vital for protecting the Kurdish autonomy areas in Syria (Published in ‘Haaretz’) The result of a national referendum in the Kurdish region in northern Iraq once again raises the question of the future of the Kurds in the Middle East. While most of the attention is directed at Iraqi Kurdistan, we should also focus on the Kurds concentrated in northern Syria. The Kurds constitute about 15 percent

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The Golan in Return for Iran

Israel must rephrase its strategy to ensure its sovereignty over the Golan, and convince the Trump government of the existence of a Gordian knot between Israeli sovereignty over the Golan and the restraint of Iran’s ambitions in the Middle East. (Published in ‘Haaretz’) Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president has created a real opportunity to reopen the debate on the issue of Israel’s “compensation” in view of the nuclear agreement

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A Historic Opportunity for Israel in the Golan Heights

Now is the time to achieve international recognition of Israeli rule on the Golan Heights. (Published in ‘Haaretz’) The collapse of Syria, which began some four years ago and continues to happen before our eyes, caught Israel in a state of geopolitical-historical blindness. The irrational concept of an “agreement with President Bashar Assad” – which was supposed to lead to the removal of Syria from the “axis of evil,” in

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