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John Kerry: dishonest broker, a petulant, thin-skinned bully

When I wrote in a recent post that it is unconscionable for Israel to have to negotiate under threats and menaces, I made no mention of the one person who ought to know better, and upon whom Israel depends to … Continue reading

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Boycotting Israel for house-building, wooing Iran with its centrifuges

The signatures on the nuclear deal agreed with the US, whereby Iran agreed to halt its enrichment program, were hardly dry on the paper when the West sprang into action, salivating to do business with Iran once again, and to … Continue reading

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America can dish out insults but can’t take them

The Americans have become rather adept at dishing it out when it comes to dissing Israel and Israeli politicians. But it seems that they cannot take it when the roles are reversed. Not so very long ago, former President of … Continue reading

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America spies extensively on Israel, but Jonathan Pollard still languishes in jail

Thanks to both Wikileaks and Edward Snowden’s massive leak of NSA secrets, we have now learned about yet another US espionage scandal. The US (and the UK) spied on the offices of Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert and Binyamin Netanyahu: … Continue reading

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Americans free jailed Iranian scientist but won’t release Jonathan Pollard

Before I deal with the parallels between the two prisoners mentioned in the headline I feel it ought to be pointed out that  there is something inordinately topsy-turvy about the American deal with Iran to disarm its nuclear program.   (I … Continue reading

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Understanding Israel’s fears over the Iran nuclear deal

The media has been saturated with reports of Israeli “hysteria” and “over-reaction” at the interim nuclear deal just signed between Iran and the P5+1.  Reaction to Israel’s reaction has ranged from bemusement to mockery to gleeful schadenfreude, although there have … Continue reading

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