Former Israeli Defense Minister Outlines ‘Grand Proactive’ Middle East Strategy for Trump Administration

By Barney Breen-Portnoy, Algemeiner— US President-elect Donald Trump will need to “formulate a grand strategy for the Middle East” with the primary question being “whether the United States intends on playing a more active or even more proactive role” in the region than it did during outgoing President Barack Obama’s time in office, a former…

Israel’s let-down: Putin-Erdogan hook-up with Iran

By Debkafile— The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Reccep Erdogen in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel’s policy-makers and military leaders. Their summit takes place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, concluding nine months of hostility between the two capitals that was sparked by Turkish jets shooting…