A tale of bargaining chips and coronavirus diplomacy sees Israel supplying Assad with vaccines.
US President Joe Biden’s goal of bringing Tehran to the negotiating table will be hard for Bibi to swallow.
Between entrenched social divides, the lack of a contesting left and increasingly virulent political rhetoric, Israel is struggling with political fragmentation.
The Jewish state not only sold weapons to the right-wing Guatemalan government but also provided military advice that contributed to the war crimes it committed against its indigenous population.
After initially blocking the transfer, Israel approves half of the vaccines the Palestinian Authority demanded.
President Biden has vowed a tougher stance on human rights in Egypt after his predecessor Trump courted Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi, reportedly calling him “my favourite dictator” in part for his cooperation with Israel.
China has denounced Canada’s “megaphone diplomacy” which seeks to pressure Beijing to release two Canadians being held on espionage charges.
Russia’s attempts to address rival strategic agendas in Syria while advancing its own objectives hold questionable attainability.
Dominated by strategic concerns for two decades, the relationship appears to be caught between US policy drift towards India and its new ‘Cold War’ with Beijing.
With experts warning of possible leaks and spills at the ageing Eilat port, and the Israeli environmental protection ministry demanding "urgent" talks, activists have mobilised and are holding protests against the deal.
The mass Covid-19 inoculation drive in the country of nine million people has seen 3.8 million people receive a first dose with 2.4 million fully vaccinated with a second shot.
The International Criminal Court made a historic decision to allow its prosecutor to investigate Israeli actions in occupied Palestinian territories.
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