Trump himself has said ‘we’re going to be there [Syria] and we’re going to be staying,’ citing a need to protect Israel. All eyes are now on next week’s contain-Iran summit in Warsaw
Alexander Griffing is the Director of Digital Outreach at Haaretz English edition. He has a master's degree from Tel Aviv University in political science.
Erik Prince, ex-Navy SEAL and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is offering Trump a way to both safeguard allies and pull troops out of the Mideast. Will he agree?
Pelosi keeps the dog tags of Israeli soldiers as a 'symbol of the sacrifices made, sacrifices far too great by the people of the state of Israel'
This year saw Israel’s secret attack on Syria’s nuclear reactor go public and the Khashoggi’s murder threaten MBS' charm offensive, Haaretz sums up 12 months of proxy wars and regional politics
Without U.S. soldiers as a buffer, the Kurds are now stuck between Turkey, Assad and ISIS
U.S. president claims a hollow victory over one of his most potent critics - principled American conservatism
Bill Kristol called 'for reasonable Republicans to stop supporting the RNC'
Colorado was once dubbed the 'hate state' for its anti-LGBT laws
'I am the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life,' the U.S. president declared one month after not mentioning Jews while marking Holocaust Remembrance Day
There 'won't be any Nuremberg-like trial of Assad and his associates,' says the last U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford
Explained Trump vs. Turkey: U.S. Punishes Strategic Ally, but Is Erdogan Really Willing to Leave NATO?
As the U.S.-Turkish relationship continues to deteriorate, the key question is how far can Trump push Erdogan before Turkey leaves NATO
Far-right radio and web show host Alex Jones denies having any influence over Donald Trump, but with the president's latest dabbling into conspiracy theory they seem to be lip-synching to the same tune
The kingdom and the UAE are both modern military powerhouses, spending billions on arms every year, yet are being thwarted by a group of guerrilla fighters
Krauthammer wrote often about how he saw Israel as a beacon of freedom and U.S. President Donald Trump as a threat to democracy
Explained Saudi Arabia vs. Qatar: How MBS's Blockade Not Only Failed to Achieve Its Goals but Backfired
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman led a blockade of Qatar in order to bend the tiny emirate to his will, but a year later Qatar is more defiant than ever
Black Sites and Torture Gina Haspel, Trump’s Pick to Be CIA Director, Slammed by the ACLU and John McCain
'One man held at the secret prison she ran was waterboarded 83 times, slammed against walls, sleep deprived, and locked in a coffin-like box,' said the ACLU of Haspel's record
Dana Loesch, who has been defending gun rights across the U.S. media, is under fire for 2010 tweet accused of being anti-Semitic
Mona Charen calls out Republican ‘hypocrites’ who refuse to condemn ‘sexual harassers and abusers of women who are in our party, who are sitting in the White House’
Just as Rex Tillerson tours the region, Trump’s budget makes it clear he was only playing to the base when he blasted 'stupid spending'
In Warsaw last July, Trump himself embraced the Polish government’s right-wing narrative
The Minnesota senator’s new memoir, 'Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,' confronts head-on his past drug use and Democratic leaders concerns over his comedian past, which included sketches about rape and porn
The world's youngest defense minister, Mohammed bin Salman, has become the poster boy for Saudi Arabia’s proxy wars in the Middle East
Analysis Make Japan Great Again: Abe’s Landslide Is a Victory for Militant Nationalism in the Trump Age
The reelected prime minister may now be able to fulfill his long-held promise to amend the pacifist Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution
Used in World War I to attack enemy propaganda, the phrase 'lying press' resurfaced under the Nazis and during the 2014 anti-immigrant movement in Germany is now staple of Trump's rhetoric.
Trump had campaigned on a vehement anti-war stance and was a fierce critic of intervention in Syria during Barack Obama's presidency
Trump's overtures to the Sunni Muslim world and worshipping at the Western Wall, in a gesture to Jews, irks white nationalists and the far-right in American politics
Rohani’s nuclear deal didn’t help the Iranian in the street, say critics, leaving Raisi to prey on popular economic insecurities
Trump starting off in Saudi Arabia is a sharp break from President Barack Obama’s approach to the Middle East
From a surging hardliner in Iran to the UK's doubling down on Brexit and a looming presidential election in Russia, here is everything you need to know about key upcoming elections
The spin from the White House is incomprehensible and theories abound, from Breitbart singling out Susan Rice, to Michael Flynn, to closer sources.