* Biden Administration Takes Side of Russia, Syria, Iran, Hezbollah Against Israel Israel has for years been able to bomb targets in Syria virtually at will.
* Bennett looking to strengthen Israel as a Middle East player - analysis Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s top priority is countering the Iranian threat to Israel, and that goes hand-in-hand with a more regional focus.
* Israel faces Russia policy change, or perhaps political posturing, regarding Syria Saudi media reported that Jerusalem and Moscow have in recent years “maintained a hotline that allowed the Israeli military to alert Russian forces of incoming strikes,” but now, “communication through the Israel-Russia deconfliction mechanism has effectively ceased.”
* Israel’s PM Bennett ‘Violence in the Arab community is a national calamity’ ‘Crime is a daily occurrence and fear reigns in the streets. It is a national mission’.
* Constrain Hezbollah before it drags region into war, Erdan tells UNSC UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan warned the United Nations that if UNIFIL did not take action to restrict Hezbollah, it would drag the entire region into a regional war.
* Do Not Assume a War With Iran Would Be Easy A weak opponent can exact a surprising cost on an arrogant foe.
* Report: Russia-Israel Relationship Takes Turn for Worst! As coordination on Syria Halted Lebanese media outlets as well as Saudi Arabia’s London-based Asharq Al-Awsat have reported that Israel’s freedom of action against Iran in Syria is dwindling as Russia makes changes to its policy vis-à-vis its relationship with Israel.
* South Africa slams African Union's decision to grant observer status to Israel The South African government has hit out at the African Union's move to grant observer status to Israel.
* European Health Union: Our number one priority The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted both the importance of our health care systems and the extent to which we have allowed them to deteriorate; we must reverse this process, says Alessandra Moretti.
* Saudi Arabia Turned to China and America to Build Its Missile Forces Riyadh appears to see itself as engaged in nothing short of an epic struggle for dominance of the Middle East, and has oriented its foreign policy around combating the perceived Iranian menace, even in places its influence is moderate at best.