24Apr/20

Nous savons sauver des vies… quand nous décidons de le faire

Guitinews, April 24 2020

Avec la survenue du covid-19, l’on nous répète que la vie est en jeu. Il nous est demandé de faire preuve de solidarité, de rester à la maison pour protéger nos existences et celles des autres. Il n’y a pas de prix à la vie humaine. Ou peut-être y en a-t-il un ? Contrairement à la pandémie actuelle, les grandes puissances n’ont pas agi pour sauver des millions de vies humaines dans cette dernière décennie. L’Europe, en particulier, s’est illustrée par son impuissance. Près de douze millions de syriens ont été déplacés, plus de trois millions d’irakiens ont fui leur foyer face à la violence de l’État islamique et l’Afghanistan comptabilise un sordide bilan annuel de milliers de morts. Il faut tirer de la crise du covid-19 une leçon de perspective et de responsabilité. Agissons.

Une tribune de Nir Boms et d’Hussein Aboubakr / Traduite de l’anglais par Leïla Amar / Dessin : Gaspard Njock.


Les dernières semaines nous ont éveillés à une réalité nouvelle et sans précédent. Notre vie est en jeu, nous dit-on, et la vie est précieuse, inestimable en fait. Le monde a besoin que nous agissions pour sauver des vies. Il n’y a pas de prix pour la vie humaine. À moins, bien sûr, que ce soit la vie de quelqu’un d’autre ou la guerre de quelqu’un d’autre. Pour cela, nous n’arrêterons pas notre monde.

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15Apr/20

Mideast Strategic security challenges amid COVID19

The corona contagion overshadows all other issues across the Middle East, as is the case globally. And while all other matters pertaining to the security situation in the Levant and beyond may have been marginalized in the public’s consciousness – they continue to pose challenges to local and major actors, alike.
In today’s program we will discuss the situation in Israel’s northern war-torn neighbor, where misery started long before the global plague; and is unfortunately expected to persist long after the coronavirus will has been subdued.
Panel:
-Jonathan Hessen , host.
-Amir Oren, analyst.
-Dr. Eran Lerman vice president of the Jerusalem Institute of Strategy and Security and a lecturer at Shalem College.
-Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University.

25Feb/20

Syria: latest developments – Jerusalem Studio 489

While hostilities in war-torn Syria are seemly far from over, throughout the country; the focus is now squarely on the northwestern province of Idlib, where the forces of Turkey and the Assad regime are involved in open conflict. What are the prospects of a wider escalation, and consequently, the implications to Israel?

Panel:

– Jonathan Hessen, host. – Amir Oren, analyst.

– Dr. Nir Boms, Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University.

– Prof. Zeev Khanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities.

29Jan/20

Thoughts about the “Deal of the Century”

US President Donald Trump puts his hands on Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's shoulders as they deliver joint remarks on a Middle East peace plan proposal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, 28 January 2020.

The Palestinian side has rejected the US president’s peace plan. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinian people will send Trump’s “deal of the century” to the “garbage can” of history, adding that the United States will eventually recognize Palestine within its original 1967 borders.

Dr. Nir Boms, a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Centre at Tel Aviv University and the coordinator of the TAU Workshop on Israel and the Middle East, shares his opinion on whether Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ is going to work out or not, and possible scenarios that may follow its announcement.

Sputnik: Trump’s peace plan calls for two states, Israel and Palestine, with the Palestinian capital in parts of East Jerusalem. The plan calls for a 4-year freeze on Israeli settlement activity, and a doubling of Palestinian territory. Could such a plan work ? 

Boms: There are many plans that were suggested and unfortunately have not worked completely. This plan is not a simple plan. It requires the acceptance of both sides, including the Palestinian side, which at this point rejects it, vehemently. It needs the backup of other allies, who have so far indicated that they are not going to accept it. So I think that feasibility, at this moment in time – unfortunately, it does not seem very likely.

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