Analysis: While it may seem like the Assad regime would collapse without Russian and Iranian support, the two countries now need the Syrian president to provide them with international legitimization to keep their forces on his country’s soil after the war, so they can exploit the strategic goals and the assets they have gained there.
Op-ed: Assuming its investigation was completely unbiased, why did the State Attorney’s Office announce that Dean Issacharoff had lied about beating a Palestinian during his military service instead of announcing that the evidence against him was insufficient? How can the State Attorney’s Office determine who lied under these circumstances?
Analysis: As Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan meet in Sochi to divide Syria into spheres of influence, Israel remains the leading element capable of spoiling the party. The day the Iranian-run airport in Syria is erased, all agreements will go up in the flames ignited on the Israeli-Syrian border.
Op-ed: The truth must be told: Regardless of the new initiative's parameters, it won’t lead to an agreement. On the contrary, it will hinder the chances for an arrangement, because no matter what the US president offers the Palestinians, their answer is predetermined. They will say no.