British newspapers dealt with the Syrian crisis and ways to solve it, the new Israeli government coalition, and a new book that talks about Trump’s loss of the last presidential elections.
We start with an article in the Financial Times, entitled “The world is forgetting Syria, which is in grave danger.”
At the beginning of the article, the newspaper says, “It seems that a large part of the world has forgotten the brutal civil war in Syria, which is 10 years old and still capable of igniting chaos throughout the Middle East and Europe.”
She adds, “The international complacency that emerged after the defeat of ISIS is misplaced, as is the idea that fragile neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and even Turkey can be bought indefinitely, as sheds for 6 million Syrian refugees, and funding to help 6 million internally displaced Syrians.”
The newspaper points to the capabilities of the Islamic State and its re-emergence in Iraq and Syria.
The newspaper believes that “Europe, as well as the Middle East, should learn from bitter experience that jihadists are not limited to the killing fields in Iraq and Syria.”
The newspaper addresses the government of President Bashar al-Assad, who, according to her, “was trapped in a shrinking country until Iran came first and then Russia to save him.”
“Now, he has retaken about 70 percent of Syria, although large areas are controlled by regime-allied warlords. The rest is in the hands of jihadists and Kurdish militias allied with the United States and Turkey in four northern enclaves.”
“Half of the population has been displaced, many of them forever,” the paper says. “The minority Alawite regime, which lacks manpower, loves the new demography, and allows war profiteers to expropriate refugees’ property. Besides the COVID-19 emergency that it cannot confront, famine haunts Syria.” .
US President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with Putin next week in Geneva, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the NATO summit in Brussels. The United States and Iran are engaged in reviving the 2015 restraint agreement.
She concludes, “The only way forward is a new regional agreement, led by arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, and an externally agreed-upon security structure. This may unleash reconstruction funds that Gulf Arab states can benefit from as they diversify their resources away from oil. This may seem even more of a mirage.” From a vision. The alternatives are all bloody.”
We turn to a report in The Times by Anshel Pfeiffer and Richard Spencer, entitled “The date set for the vote of confidence in the new Israeli coalition is buying time for Netanyahu.”
The report deals with the vote of confidence in the coalition government formed in Israel, which will put Naftali Bennett, as prime minister.
The report says that the delay in the vote was interpreted as “an attempt by Yariv Levin, the acting speaker of the Israeli parliament – the Knesset – to buy time for his party leader, Benjamin Netanyahu. He is currently trying to put pressure on reluctant members of the new coalition to undermine his majority.”
But the hopes of Netanyahu, who called on right-wing members of the new coalition to “act in line with their conscience” and vote against him, were dashed when Nir Auerbach, a member of Bennett’s Yamina party, announced in a Facebook post that he had “decided to end the stalemate in Israeli politics” and that He will vote for the new government, according to the report.
The report sees “another threat to the orderly transition of power being the attempts of the far-right Jewish nationalist elements in Netanyahu’s coalition to provoke unrest in East Jerusalem,” while “the so-called religious Zionist list that supports Netanyahu plans to organize a march of flags that roam the Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem on Thursday.”
Trump fears Michelle Obama
And we conclude with an article in the Guardian by Martin Bingley, entitled “Trump was afraid that the Democrats would replace Biden with Michelle Obama, according to the allegations of a book.”
The subject of the article is what is stated in a new book that “Donald Trump described Joe Biden as mentally retarded during the 2020 elections, but was reluctant to attack him severely for fear that Democrats would replace him with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama.”
“Honestly, We Won This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost,” is the title of the book by Michael Bender of the Wall Street Journal, due to be published in August, according to the article.
According to the article, “Bender wrote that Trump boycotted a White House meeting to ask: How do I lose in the polls to a mentally retarded?”
The idea for Democrats to replace Biden is said to have come from Dick Morris, a former adviser to Bill Clinton who has moved to the right and has been informally advising Trump.
“Dick Morris told Trump that Biden was too old and too prone to be the nominee,” Bender wrote.
Bender adds that Trump believes that his attacks on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren early in the Democratic primary were very successful, and believes that “if he thought Warren was an easier opponent, Trump worried his aides that Democrats realize that Biden They’re old, and they’re going to give it to someone else. They’re going to give it to Hillary, or they’re going to give it to Michelle Obama.”