It's a political chess game that resonates on global scale. Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, are aligning their strategies, pinning their hopes on a potential victory of Donald Trump in the 2024 US Presidential election. Both leaders perceive Trump's policies and leadership style to be more favorable to their interests, impacting the dynamics of international politics and ongoing conflicts.
The Impact on Ongoing Conflicts
The potential triumph of Trump could significantly influence the course of ongoing conflicts, including the war in Ukraine and Israel's campaign against Hamas in Gaza. Trump's previous stance as a staunch anti-Palestinian President from 2016 to 2020, provides Netanyahu with a perceived ally against the Palestinian Islamist movement, potentially elongating the Gaza war.
Conflict of Interests with Biden's Administration
On the other side of the political spectrum, the current US administration under Joe Biden aims to set limitations on Israeli military actions, indicating a conflict of interests with Netanyahu's stance. The Biden administration envisions a restored Palestinian Authority responsible for the administration of the West Bank and Gaza, a scenario in clear disagreement with Netanyahu's vision.
A Glimpse into Other Global Affairs
Delving briefly into other global issues, there are calls for the cancelation of fare increases in Paris transport for the Olympics, stricter requirements from the French government for internet messaging services, and a shift towards greener finance. Furthermore, the role of artificial intelligence in science funding is under discussion, as is the state of Gaza before the war. Money laundering, the potential of airships replacing airplanes, and cultural highlights like Taylor Swift being named Time magazine's Person of the Year, also feature.