Press Review – February 7, 2019

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“Burned by Israel Strikes, Iran to Move Weapons Supply Center Out of Damascus” (news)

Amos Harel, Haaretz

As the recent Israeli raids caused embarrassment for the Assad regime with the Russians, the Iranians are likely headed to Syrian T4 air base, which was struck by Israel twice last year. Read more…

“EU to Iran: Stop missile tests, assassination attempts on European soil” (news)

Deutsche Welle

The European Union has struck out at Iran over its missile program and “unacceptable behavior” in Europe and the Middle East. Tehran has rejected the concerns as “baseless” and “non-constructive.” Read more…

“Toward a change in the old Israeli-Arab peace equation” (analysis)

Yoav (Poly) Mordechai and Michael Milshtein

Even without progress on peace with the Palestinians, Israel is able to forge ties with Arab states — within limits. Read more…

“There Is No ‘Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’” (analysis)

Matti Friedman, New York Times

In the Israeli view, no peacemaker can bring the two sides together because there aren’t just two sides. There are many, many sides. Read more…

“Israeli Elections: Everything you need to know” (analysis)


Polls and analysis on the upcoming Israeli elections. Read more…

“Israeli–Palestinian Peacemaking: The Role of the Arab States” (report)

Yossi Mekelberg and Greg Shepland, Chatnam House

Because of their good relations with both the US and Israel, certain Arab states are well placed to play an important role in Israeli–Palestinian peacemaking. This briefing explores four scenarios concerning their role in the process and the likely outcomes. Read more…

“Mission Impossible? Repairing the Ties between Europe and Israel” (report)

Fiamma Nirenstein (ed.), Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Officials, politicians, and intellectuals from Europe and Israel discuss conflicting attitudes and misunderstandings vis-à-vis one another with an aim of defining a new pattern in Israeli-European relations. Read more…

Address by Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog, International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony at the European Parliament (video)