Category Archives: Mideast news

Guest Post – Middle East news you might have missed over the chagim

This is another guest post by frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb, who brings us a review of Middle East-related news that you might have missed over the Jewish holiday period. So, let’s start with some good news (sort of), with David … Continue reading

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Money aplenty for reconstructing Gaza but no money to fight Ebola

After Israel’s defensive war this summer against Hamas, the world as usual is in a great hurry to help the Palestinians reconstruct the damage to Gaza, and no matter how much Mahmoud Abbas promises to be transparent in the handling … Continue reading

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ISIS spreads as the West stands by and lets Anti-semitism grow

Apologies for the lack of posts since Friday. I’ve been suffering from a severe case of over-bloggingitis (aka writers’ block together with an overdose of internet) combined with too many chagim. To say that the Middle East is in turmoil … Continue reading

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Couldn’t happen to nicer people edition

Two recent incidents gave me a serious attack of schadenfreude, which I thought to share with you in order to lighten the beginning of the New Year. An “activist” (read: terrorist) who took part on the Mavi Marmara flotilla fiasco … Continue reading

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Abbas slanders Israel in incendiary UN speech, angering Israel and the US

It’s a New Year but at the UN it’s the same old same old. At the annual General Assembly opening speeches Palestinian Authority (unelected) “President” Mahmoud Abbas made an incendiary speech against Israel and the US which effectively put an … Continue reading

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Catching up on the news

This is going to be another catch-up post since I’ve been too busy to keep up with the news in recent days. I’m not sure how on earth this news item flew in under the radar of all the mainstream … Continue reading

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