The Begin Doctrine ought to be understood in the context of Israel’s history and particular circumstances as a small country with no geographic depth, surrounded by enemies bent on its destruction.
US General Kenneth McKenzie talks Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan
At a briefing with US Central Command head General Kenneth McKenzie on Monday, he discussed the increasing drone threat.
Whether it is Sheikh Jarrah or a planned march in Jerusalem, now called off, or other “threats,” there is always an excuse to stoke war plans.
The Iranian ambassador to Iraq threatened Israel in a speech he gave on Iran and Iraq's oneness.
Ankara would not allow the PKK, which has waged a decades-long insurgency in southeast Turkey, to use Makhmour "as an incubator for terrorism", Erdogan said in a Tweet.
On Sunday, Iraq’s Security Media Cell said that two drones were intercepted by air defenses at al-Asad air base.
In recent months, Turkey has increased its presence in northern Iraq. It has been accused of deforestation and depopulation of villages, including minority Christian villages.
BEHIND THE LINES: Iraq is already part of the northern crescent of threats facing Israel. The US presence, broader policy regarding Iran makes Israeli action in Iraq more complicated than in Syria.
In 1980 the Middle East was dominated by a series of powerful non-democratic regimes. These included Saddam Hussein in Iraq, who had come to power and promised rapid industrialization of the country.