Israeli General Yair Golan, Former IDF Deputy Chief, Says PKK Not A Terror Organization

Former IDF deputy chief Maj. Gen. Yair Golan expressed support for Kurdish independence at a conference in Washington last week, saying that the Kurdish PKK fighting Turkey is not a terrorist organization. Read more

Is Israel Becoming A Mafia State?

The other day, I was sitting at a picnic with several friends when someone referred to Vladimir Putin’s Russia as a “mafia state.” Read more

Azerbaijan Pardons Alexander Lapshin

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a pardon Monday for Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was sentenced to three years in prison for having entered the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The pardon went into effect immediately. Read more

9/11: 5,840 Days Later

Sixteen years, several wars, three US presidents, 6,928 US soldiers killed, one million injured, hundreds of American contractors killed, trillions of dollars spent and 41 inmates still held at Guantanamo Bay. Read more

Why Moscow May Not Respond To The Alleged Israeli Airstrike In Syria

How will Moscow respond to the alleged Israeli attack Thursday on a facility in northwestern Syria where the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is said to have stockpiled chemical weapons and missiles? Read more

Israel Continues To Arm Burma Military

Israel continues to sell weapons to Myanmar’s military junta despite the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in the state of Rakhine. Read more

Israel Police: Arnon Milchan Bribed PM Netanyahu

Investigators who grilled the Israeli-born tycoon Arnon Milchan in London last week on suspicion he bribed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, apparently told him “you bribed Netanyahu in exchange for the assistance he gave you on Channel 10 interests,” according to police officials. Read more

Azerbaijan Hits Out At International Press That Reported Money Laundering Network

The government of Azerbaijan responded angrily to revelations that it ran a secret $2.9 billion fund which was used to pay prominent Europeans, run lobbying operations, and launder money via a group of opaque British companies. Read more

Satmar-Owned N.Y. Real Estate Company Sells Bonds In Israel

A Brooklyn-based real estate company owned by members of the ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionist Satmar community completed its first bond placement on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Monday. Read more

Reports of Money Laundering On The Rise In Israel

Reports of fraudulent monetary transactions in Israel and abroad have skyrocketed in the past five years, the Ministry of Justice announced on Tuesday. Read more