HERE’S HOW THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT GOT TO EUROPE – THE WEEKLY 146
During the 2015 refugee crisis, European countries were completely unprepared for the challenges. While the European political mainstream was dreaming of making diligent European assembly line workers from the new arrivals, many of whom came illegally by either falsifying or hiding their identity, there were other voices, even back then, who warned of the risk that we might be importing third-party conflicts along with the people.
NEW CHAPTER IN THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT – WHAT ELSE IS TO COME? – THE WEEKLY 145
There is no excuse for the mass shooting of unarmed civilians or the kidnapping of women and children. Period. There is no political situation, no centuries-long grievance that could justify this. What Hamas has been doing since Saturday is utter terrorism: barbarian and intolerable.
NAGORNO-KARABAKH – THE WINNER’S RESPONSIBILITY – THE WEEKLY 144
Earlier this week the president of the ethnic Armenian breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh territory signed the directive for all the Armenian authorities and institutions of Nagorno Karabakh to be dissolved by January 1 2024, with the territory returning to Azerbaijan’s rule. After a tragic war going on for over thirty years, this event marks the end of the conflict (hopefully at least).
Orbán chose the Rouble - The Weekly 91
Last week I asked which way Hungary was going: to the east or to the west, or, symbolically, towards the Euro or the Rouble? Orbán soon answered the question: as the first European leader to do so, he announced Budapest was willing to pay for the Russian gas in roubles.
EURO OR RUBLE? – HUNGARY CHOOSES – THE WEEKLY 90
On 3 April, Hungary holds its national elections. Although some of the campaign slogans may suggest otherwise, the stakes are quite clear: the people of Hungary will decide whether the country returns to the democratic path and the Euro-Atlantic alliance or becomes Russia’s puppet state like Belarus.
CONTEMPORARY MERKELISM – WHY KEEP FUNDING AUTOCRATS? – THE WEEKLY 89
Angela Merkel’s chancellorship will likely be written in the history books as a remarkable era in many respects. Beside her many virtues however, the former German premier undoubtedly committed mistakes with long-lasting ramifications, some of which are demonstrated by the Ukraine conflict today.
ORBÁN KEEPS STUMBLING IN THE BATTLEFIELD – THE WEEKLY 88
There are three places left where they are either unaware or in denial of the obvious fact that today’s Ukraine is the theatre for a clash between freedom and oppression. One such place is Russia, the second is Belarus and the third is Viktor Orbán’s circle in Hungary.
PUTIN’S ANTI-EUROPE WEB IS EXPOSED. BUT WHAT WILL EUROPE DO? – THE WEEKLY 87
Being Orbán, Salvini or Le Pen can’t be easy nowadays – not that we feel sorry for them at all. It is now completely clear what Putin’s European lackeys have been working on for years.