Palestine
11.04.2024 Alexandr Svaranc

Israel is continuing its military operations in the Gaza Strip, where the focus of a devastating war is shifting to the southern town of Rafah, threatening a massive catastrophe for the more than one million Palestinian refugees who have flocked to the borders with Egypt in the hope of humanitarian aid and rescue. Tel Aviv, represented by Prime Minister Netanyahu and the heads of the security services, has repeatedly declared the readiness of the defence forces to launch an operation. Each time, however, Israel has paused and limited itself to targeted military action in this direction.

08.04.2024 Viktor Mikhin

The incessant waves of the brutal and ruthless Israeli war, or rather the Palestinian massacre in the Gaza Strip, now in its sixth month, have finally reached Washington. It happened in Congress in an event that took many by surprise and deepened the rift between the two major political parties. It is well known that the Congress has been one of Israel’s main bulwarks for decades, providing political support for Israeli policy on many fronts…

04.04.2024 Viktor Mikhin

Tasnim News Agency (Iran) reported that some 5,000 US troops have been involved in the ground operation since Israel invaded Gaza, causing death and destruction at every turn. The news agency also reported that the US military command has virtually taken control of the situation in the Israeli army, as the military has suffered a crushing defeat in Operation Al-Aqsa Storm and Israeli leaders have lost confidence in the leadership abilities and loyalty of a number of soldiers…

16.03.2024 Viktor Mikhin

Israel’s imminent attack on Rafah and the full support of the US in this beating of Palestinians is an appalling and unacceptable situation that requires the immediate attention of the entire world community. In the conflict between Israel and Palestine, such barbaric acts of violence only exacerbate tensions and divide the peoples. Instead of destroying the fundamental rights and dignity of the Palestinian people, the world must seek a just and peaceful solution to this deep-rooted conflict. Israel and Palestine must find a compromise and stop attacking…

21.02.2024 Veniamin Popov

Israel’s war against the Palestinians in Gaza has been going on for five months. The majority condemned the actions of the Israeli authorities, as evidenced by the UNGA resolution of December 2023, according to which 153 countries were in favour of a ceasefire, as well as the decision of the International Criminal Court, which in fact considered these actions as genocide. To date, this terrible war has caused the death of 100 thousand people, more than one third of the houses have been destroyed, almost 1.5 million people are on the verge of starvation – all this causes outrage of the world community…

13.02.2024 Veniamin Popov

The genocide perpetrated by Israel in Gaza against Palestinians under US patronage has had an enormous impact on developing countries. Four months of Israeli military action against the Palestinians had been a watershed in the attitude of the Global South towards the West: the number of civilians killed and wounded, most of them women and children, was approaching 100,000; in an enclave of nearly 2.5 million people, one third of the houses had been completely destroyed. This has not just shown the hypocrisy of the Western Powers with their constant policy of double standards…

11.02.2024 Alexandr Svaranc

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant, as reported by The Times of Israel, said the IDF will soon enter the fray near the northern border with Lebanon to suppress Hezbollah. In recent weeks, Israel has been rushing significant forces and military equipment to the border with Lebanon as pro-Iranian Hezbollah supports Hamas militarily. Last December, it became known that the Israel Defence Forces General Staff was preparing a plan to invade southern Lebanon. In turn, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposed the withdrawal of the army from the Gaza Strip and ruled out…

18.01.2024 Viktor Mikhin

Ever since Israel began its unprecedented bloodbath to exterminate Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, many officials in the US and Israel, followed by journalists, commentators, columnists and representatives of the so-called near-authorities, have become increasingly vocal about the “scenario of the day after tomorrow.” In this case, we are referring to the events that will take place when the guns fall silent and the fog of war dissipates. What will look like, first of all, the Palestinian issue, the general situation in the region and in the entire world, where there is a clear division between those who seek to resolve this difficult…

17.01.2024 Nikolay Plotnikov

A new year, 2024, in the Middle East has begun with even more massive bombing by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) of the Gaza Strip. The International Confederation of Independent NGO groups Oxfam (secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya) estimates that 250 Palestinians are being killed per day, far exceeding the daily death toll in other conflicts in recent years. According to the UN, as of 11 January, 23,469 people have been killed by the IDF in Gaza, 59064 wounded, 7,000 missing or buried under the rubble of buildings. Among the dead, 70 per cent are women and children…

17.01.2024 Alexandr Svaranc

The New Year always brings with it new hopes for a better life, allows us to evaluate the past year and set up goals for the next year. The modern world is going through a number of crisis processes with particularly acute military hotspots in Europe and the Middle East. Unfortunately, U.S.-led Western powers divide the global North and South in their own way and continue to pursue war, not peace, with their policy of interference in regional processes. As for the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Tel Aviv does not intend to stop its active offensive operations…

15.01.2024 Viktor Mikhin

Reflecting on some of the tragic events that took place in 2023 and on possible ways to prevent them and resolve them at the negotiating table, one cannot help but recall the famous quote from Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the once majestic, but now camped in Europe’s backyard, Great Britain. He was apparently right when he said, “You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” The ongoing catastrophic and horrific massacre of Palestinians in Gaza is a prime example. Instead of taking the right position…

15.01.2024 Alexandr Svaranc

The military conflict between Hamas and Israel continues to top the international agenda. It is clear that the parties to the conflict have external support. And while in the case of Israel these are extra-regional forces (primarily the US and the countries of the collective West), the struggle of the Palestinian people finds supporters among regional and extra-regional countries. A special place in this list belongs to Iran, which is a principled opponent of the Zionist regime and the US hegemonic policy in the Middle East. Despite persistent Sunni-Shia tensions, Iran has demonstrated…