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Egypt’s Role In The Israel-Gaza Conflict: Mediation For Regional Stability Or Self-Serving Statecraft?
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Egypt’s Role In The Israel-Gaza Conflict: Mediation For Regional Stability Or Self-Serving Statecraft?

People gather on the Gaza side of the closed Rafah border crossing with Egypt Critics argue that Sisi's focus on regional security comes at the expense of addressing pressing economic challenges facing Egyptians. Despite pressure from Western powers to force Palestinians to resettle in North Sinai, Sisi has publicly rejected such demands, emphasizing Egypt's commitment to national security. Egypt's ability to effectively mediate and address humanitarian concerns will be critical in shaping the trajectory of the conflict and the broader regional dynamics. Amid Israel's recent military campaign against Gaza, Egypt finds itself in a delicate position, balancing its role as a mediator between Palestinian factions and the need to maintain regional stability. As the conflict escalates...
Saudi Arabia’s Diplomatic Strategy in the Israel-Gaza Conflict: Navigating Complexity with Prudence
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Saudi Arabia’s Diplomatic Strategy in the Israel-Gaza Conflict: Navigating Complexity with Prudence

Riyadh's leadership in regional diplomacy and its strategic calculations regarding normalization with Israel will continue to shape the trajectory of events in the Middle East. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's reaffirmation of the kingdom's support for a two-state solution underscores Riyadh's commitment to a just and lasting resolution to the conflict. The kingdom's efforts to resolve regional conflicts, including the ongoing crisis in Gaza, reflect its broader commitment to stability and prosperity in the Middle East. Amidst the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict, Saudi Arabia finds itself at the centre of a delicate diplomatic position, balancing domestic sentiment, regional geopolitics, and its strategic interests. As the conflict persists, Riyadh's approach reflects a nuanced stra...
Israel’s War on Terror: Involvement of UNRWA Employees in October 7 Attacks Prompts Funding Freeze
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Israel’s War on Terror: Involvement of UNRWA Employees in October 7 Attacks Prompts Funding Freeze

Israeli intelligence alleges that 10% of UNRWA employees in Gaza have connections with terror organisations such as Hamas or the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Israel has alleged that at least 190 UNRWA workers were involved with Hamas or Islamic Jihad, a claim that underscores Israel's concerns about the misuse of humanitarian resources for terror purposes.Addressing allegations of collusion with terror outfits and misconduct within aid organizations is a crucial step toward achieving lasting peace in the region. Recently, Israel presented a detailed document accusing a dozen U.N. employees, primarily from the UNRWA, of direct involvement in Hamas' October 7 terror attack. The comprehensive document alleges that seven UNRWA staff members not only breached Israeli territory during the ...
Understanding Multifaceted African Response to the Israeli-Palestine Conflict
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Understanding Multifaceted African Response to the Israeli-Palestine Conflict

The African response to the Israeli-Gaza conflict is multifaceted, reflecting historical alliances, diplomatic considerations, and evolving geopolitical dynamics. African countries that previously recognized Israel have now opposed Israel's actions in Gaza and this was reflected in the United Nations General Assembly vote on a humanitarian truce. The nations of the continent navigate a delicate balance between expressing solidarity with the Palestinian cause and maintaining diverse international relations. The ongoing Israeli war on Gaza has sparked diverse reactions across the African continent, highlighting the complexities of diplomatic relations, historical alliances, and regional dynamics. While it is challenging to generalize African public opinion due to a lack of c...
Middle East Diplomacy: Saudi-Israel Relations Amidst Conflict
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Middle East Diplomacy: Saudi-Israel Relations Amidst Conflict

The suspension of normalization talks with Israel underscores Saudi Arabia’s attempt to align itself with public sentiment without fully committing to substantial measures. Qatar’s relationship with Hamas and its need to counter allegations of sponsoring terrorism may limit its influence in long-term peace negotiations. As the conflict continues to unfold, the intricate dance of diplomacy in the Middle East underscores the delicate balance that Saudi Arabia must strike between public sentiment, regional dynamics, and its long-term geopolitical objectives. The dynamic geopolitical landscape of the Middle East has experienced seismic shifts, notably in the wake of the recent Israel-Hamas conflict. Preceding the tragic October 7th Hamas terrorist attack, a notable diplomatic d...
From Protests to Politics: Navigating the Gaza Quandary in the Heart of the UK
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From Protests to Politics: Navigating the Gaza Quandary in the Heart of the UK

While the Conservative government has sought to strengthen relations with Israel, there remains a conspicuous disjunction in public sentiment. A recent parliamentary vote laid bare this disparity, with only 13 per cent of MPs supporting a ceasefire, despite a resounding 76 per cent of the British public favouring such a measure. The overall direction of Western nations, including the UK, raises concerns about the enduring suffering in Gaza amid the persisting conflict. In recent times, the United Kingdom has borne witness to a notable surge in civic activism, encompassing a spectrum of events from gatherings and demonstrations at various locations to protests staged at factories and academic institutions. This wave of engagement has been galvanized by the unfolding events in Gaza, ...
Israel-Palestine Dispute – Need For A Multifaceted Approach To A Regional Discord
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Israel-Palestine Dispute – Need For A Multifaceted Approach To A Regional Discord

The continued control of Hamas over the region could potentially exacerbate the existing economic challenges, leading to detrimental ramifications for the populace. An unequivocal demarcation of the two regions seems imperative, rendering the successful implementation of a two-state model unfeasible and prompting consideration for a three-state framework. Any solution entailing the legitimisation of Hamas's authority over the Gaza Strip will pose a potential threat to Israel's national security and territorial integrity. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has undergone several phases, each imbuing it with distinctive complexities. Originating as a dispute between Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, the conflict primarily revolved around land ownership. Over time, the Palest...
The Hindu’s ‘Frontline’ Turns Frontline For Hamas And Glorifies Them
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The Hindu’s ‘Frontline’ Turns Frontline For Hamas And Glorifies Them

The latest interview given by Moussa Abu Marzouk who heads Hamas’ international relations office based in Doha, Qatar to Frontline magazine is a new low in woke-liberal journalism that absolves the terror group’s wrongdoings. It is amazing how the left liberals and Islamists normalize and legitimize violence under the cloak of the apostle of peace and use Gandhi as their means to an end. We can now see that in India the universal brotherhood supported by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind who said that Hamas is not a terrorist organization but a ‘resistance movement’ ably supported by those who want to turn Muslim ghettos into mini Gazas. (This article was first published in The Commune Mag. Republished with permission) After the advent of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) at the centre under t...
The Multiple Shades of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
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The Multiple Shades of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Israel-Palestine Issue is one of the cornerstones of this region that has shaped the past and present.West Asia, fundamentally, is a complex region whose geopolitical dynamics are decided by a number of players not only in West Asia but also across the globe. For now, the third intifada is on the rise from Hamas, which will have lasting consequences for West Asia. The geopolitical contours of West Asia have often reflected clashes and conflicts. The players in this region share a complicated history. Their relationship is an expression of geopolitical rivalry, the rise of nationalism and national interests that are often at loggerheads. The Israel-Palestine issue, in this regard, stands fundamental to this region. On 7 October 2023, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel...
Wrecking Beyond Intelligence – The Strategic Failures of Israel’s Security Apparatus
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Wrecking Beyond Intelligence – The Strategic Failures of Israel’s Security Apparatus

Hamas is neither a cohesive nor a conventional force. It is neither a nation, nor an armed force, and this is the reason why Israel needs to deal with them by developing robust and cohesive counter-insurgency measures.Though Israel has a clear conventional military superiority over its hostile neighbours, when it comes to counter-insurgency and prevention of attacks from terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, it has not been able to wipe them out or reduce them to insignificance.However advanced and state-of-the-art technology grows, complete reliance on technology and the downgrading of key aspects of human intelligence can be lethal for any modern combats. The recent surprise attack by the Hamas terror outfit in Israel, by the name ‘Operation Al Aqsa Flood’ has sent several ...