I joined Dublin NewsTalk’s Pat Kenny Show on Tuesday to analyze the latest in Middle East conflicts, from Yemen to the Red Sea to Israel’s military operations in Gaza.

I provide the context for attacks on Red Sea shipping by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, with the US and UK response of strikes on Houthi positions for the firing of missiles, rockets, and drones.

Then — with 21 reservists killed in Israel’s largest loss in its operations in Gaza and with the Gazan death toll nearing 25,500 — I explain again why this is now an “open-ended” Israeli war, beginning with the position of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.