Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The FAA ban on Ben Gurion airport – blackmailing Israel to sign a one-sided ceasefire?

The shocking and outrageous announcement by the FAA that it was instituting a ban on flying in or out of Ben Gurion Airport for 24 hours sounds like nothing so much as a not-so-subtle Mafia threat, as if they were … 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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US Foreign Policy failures explained

An article in last Thursday’s New York Times illustrates all that is wrong with the Obama Presidency, aggravated with John Kerry at State. “Obama suffers setbacks in Japan and the Middle East” bemoans the NYT without digging too deeply into … Continue reading

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Israel prepares for action against Iran

There have been some interesting developments in Israel’s security sector which gives rise to opinions that Israel is preparing for action against Iran. The evident reason for Israel’s preparations is the US’s headlong rush to a nuclear deal with Iran, … Continue reading

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The Middle East peace talks – what just happened?

The last 24-48 hours have been like a crazy roller-coaster ride for Israelis and Middle-East watchers. The Obama-Kerry inspired “peace” talks between Israel and the Palestinians have taken so many turns, upsets, switchbacks and hairpin bends that anyone trying to … Continue reading

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Obama weakens America on Iran, takes offence when weakness is criticised

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon has done it again.  He pointed out that the American emperor has no clothes regarding Iran – and once again (as happened in January) the overly-sensitive Americans have taken offence. Yaalon remarked that Israel … Continue reading

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