Matthew RJ Brodsky
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Israel Reinforces its Deterrence Message with Airstrikes in Eastern Syria

June 18, 2018  •  Perspectives with Ayman Sikseck / i24News

The Assad regime accuses the U.S. coalition of carrying out airstrikes that targeted the Syrian army and Iranian proxies at Al-Harra near the eastern border town of Albu Kamal. But was the U.S. behind it? Other theories included the Russians, ISIS, or Israel. Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Ayman Sikseck on i24News "Perspectives" and explains why Israel carried out the attack and what the message was behind the action.

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Iran Prepares to Enrich Uranium and Europe Wants Sanctions Exemptions

June 6, 2018  •  Perspectives with Tracy Alexander / i24News

The UK, France, and Germany are looking for exemptions from U.S. sanctions on Iran so they can keep the nuclear deal alive. Meanwhile, Ayatollah Khamenei suggested Iran will start enriching uranium soon. It comes just as the Associated Press reports that the Obama administration tried to issue a license in February 2016 that would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from rials to dollars to euros. They tried to cover it up. Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Tracy Alexander on i24News "Perspectives" to discuss these breaking topics.

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The Media's Palestine Narrative Reads Like Fan Fiction
Recent events in Gaza demonstrate the growing chasm between reporting and reality.

May 25, 2018  •  The Weekly Standard

Regardless of how one feels about Israel or the Palestinian quest for statehood, establishing what happened should have been a straightforward task given the abundance of verifiable evidence as the events unfolded. Unfortunately, this grotesque failure to report facts accurately or put them in context reached this point after several decades during which news outlets cemented the conflict narrative as a story focused on Israeli actions alone.

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How Russia Benefited From Israel's Airstrikes in Syria

May 20, 2018  •  The National Interest

Russian president Vladimir Putin further cemented his position atop the Syrian power pyramid as a result of Israel's massive air campaign that targeted Iran's positions and Assad's air defenses. Dubbed by Israeli military planners as "Operation House of Cards," it was the most extensive aerial assault by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in Syria since October 1973. Whether Jerusalem's impressive military success translates into a political triumph will be determined by how Tehran responds going forward, but there is little doubt Iran suffered a major setback in a week already full of monumental disappointments. In the meantime, Putin's strategic position in the Middle East has been enhanced and all he had to do was say, "Yes," to Israeli prime minister Bibi Netanyahu.

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Growth Without Peace: The Israeli Economy Amidst the Unrest

May 14, 2018  •  Global Business with Susan Roberts / CGTN America

Amidst Gaza unrest and regional upheaval, the Israeli economy keeps plugging along with impressive success. What role is the technology sector playing in the evolving economic landscape? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins anchor Susan Roberts on CGTN America's "Global Business" to discuss what the prospects are like for Palestinians, the barriers to further economic partnerships, and addresses the question of what makes Israel an economic island of stability in region of saturated instability.

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