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Tracing the roots of Israel’s Gaza war strategy

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 By James M. Dorsey Out in August! Thank you for joining me today. I am grateful to those who have become paid subscribers. I need some more to enable me to continue cutting through the fog of kinetic and information wars and offer fact-based analysis. No doubt, you will have noticed that The Turbulent World has no sponsors and no advertisers. This guarantees the column and podcast’s independence. Instead, The Turbulent World depends on the support of its readers and listeners to cover the cost of producing the column and podcast. You can contribute by clicking on Substack on the subscription button at http://jamesmdorsey.substack.com and choosing one of the subscription options. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here . The images of Israel’s reduction of Gaza to a pile of rubble and destructive West Bank raids speak as much about the Strip’s devastation and Israeli West Bank counterinsurgency tactics as they indicate Israel’s vision of Gaza’s

Ignoring ingrained anti-Semitism, Israel backs global far-right

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 By James M. Dorsey Out in August! Thank you for joining me today. I am grateful to those who have become paid subscribers. I need some more to enable me to continue cutting through the fog of kinetic and information wars and offer fact-based analysis. No doubt, you will have noticed that The Turbulent World has no sponsors and no advertisers. This guarantees the column and podcast’s independence. Instead, The Turbulent World depends on the support of its readers and listeners to cover the cost of producing the column and podcast. You can contribute by clicking on Substack on the subscription button at http://jamesmdorsey.substack.com and choosing one of the subscription options. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here . Thank you for your support and loyalty.\ Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. Credit: Flash90 This year, Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister A

Israel’s self-declared Gaza safe zones are Catch-22 death traps

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  Out in August! Thank you for joining me today. I am grateful to those who have become paid subscribers. I need some more to enable me to continue cutting through the fog of kinetic and information wars and offer fact-based analysis. No doubt, you will have noticed that The Turbulent World has no sponsors and no advertisers. This guarantees the column and podcast’s independence. Instead, The Turbulent World depends on the support of its readers and listeners to cover the cost of producing the column and podcast. You can contribute by clicking on Substack on the subscription button at http://jamesmdorsey.substack.com and choosing one of the subscription options. To watch a video version of this story or listen to a n audio podcast click here . Thank you for your support and loyalty. Israel’s self-declared safe zones trap the Jewish state in the contradictions of its nine-month-long failed campaign to destroy Hamas. It’s one and one is two that Hamas operatives seek cover in su

JMD on TRT: Israel kills dozens of displaced Palestinians in Al Mawasi

 An Israeli attack on the south of the Gaza Strip on Saturday killed dozens of people according to the health ministry in Gaza, while an Israeli official said the offensive targeted the head of Hamas' military wing Mohammad Daif according to the Israelis. To watch, please click here

Walking a tightrope, Netanyahu struggles to maintain his balance

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Out in August! By James M. Dorsey To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here . Thank you for your support and loyalty. For Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the Gaza ceasefire negotiations are an exercise in playing both sides against the middle. Raising hopes that a durable truce may be on the horizon nine months into the war, US and Israeli officials praised Hamas’ reply to new language put forward by the Biden administration in the three-stage ceasefire proposal announced in May by the US president. In response, Mr. Netanyahu’s office said the prime minister had authorized the Israeli negotiating team to engage in further talks in Qatar with US, Qatari, and Egyptian mediators. Credit: The White House President Joe Biden’s proposal calls for an initial six-week ceasefire during which Hamas would swap 33 of the 120 dead or alive Israeli and foreign hostages it holds for Palestinians incarcerated in Israel. The ceasefire would b