Category Archives: Mideast news

Rumours of Israel’s isolation in the Middle East are dead wrong

Israel is constantly being warned by its erstwhile allies and their wagging fingers that if we don’t correct our behaviour, or if we don’t agree to suicidal ceasefires with an implacable genocidal enemy, we are going to become isolated.  There … Continue reading

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Gaza ground operation – Friday-Shabbat edition

There is not going to be a Good News Friday post this week. I just felt it was inappropriate at a time when the country is technically at war, with so many of our men, husbands, fathers, brothers and sons … Continue reading

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Middle East melt-down: ISIS reaches Jordanian, Syrian borders; Kurdistan rises

With all the drama and tragedy of recent days it is easy to forget that the Middle East is melting down, not (yet) because of Iranian nukes and not just because we had been suffering from a 40°C heatwave. The … Continue reading

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Are Gaza rockets targeting Kurdish oil route to Israel?

Over the last month the rocket fire into southern Israel from Gaza has been steadily increasing, and with increasingly severe results.  On Saturday night a factory in Sderot took a direct hit and burnt down, while other factories in the … Continue reading

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The ISIS Jihadist war in Iraq – only the Kurds and Israel benefit

With ISIS sweeping across Iraq, capturing major cities and even taking control of an Iraq-Syria border crossing, there is huge concern of an escalating sectarian war exploding in the region.  Here is a selection of some commentary and analysis about … Continue reading

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Betraying Israel: the rush to recognize the PA-Hamas unity government

This article was written jointly by Brian Goldfarb and Anne. First is Brian’s post: “Curiouser and curiouser”, said Alice in the famous children’s novel Alice in Wonderland. In that same surreal story, Humpty-Dumpty (who, you may recall, fell off a … Continue reading

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