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Escalation in the north: 4 IDF soldiers seriously hurt in explosion near Syrian border

This afternoon 4 IDF soldiers were hurt, 2 seriously, in an explosion under their car near the Syrian border on the Golan. From the IDF Spokesman: Four IDF soldiers were injured when an explosive device detonated under their patrol jeep … Continue reading

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Assad’s grandfather predicted sectarian violence in Syria and praised the Jews

This post by Elder of Ziyon led me to this article from a year ago by the Middle East expert Prof. Mordechai Kedar in the Jewish Press (h/t DavidinPT).  I will let Kedar’s words, and Assad Sr.’s, speak for themselves: … Continue reading

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Who out-manoeuvered whom on Syria’s chemical weapons?

After the debacle of seeing America’s allies drop out of support for an attack on Syria’s chemical weapons (with the possible exception of France), an exit strategy for all sides to climb down their tree has been found. Or so … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories R Us

The Arab world is famous for its wild conspiracy theories, especially when they concern Israel and its presumed sinister all-pervading influence over world affairs. This last week brought us a bunch of conspiracy theories all in one batch. First we … Continue reading

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After UK intervention is voted down, only the French will ally with America?!

The news overtook me as I was writing my earlier post about the possible blowback on Israel from an American and Allied attack on Syria. Overnight we learned that the House of Commons (the British Parliament) voted No and rejected … Continue reading

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Where is world outrage at Syrian and Iranian threats against Israel?

The possibilities, perils and permutations of an Allied attack on Syria in response to its chemical weapons attack have been discussed endlessly in the media as well as in Parliaments across the Western world. I addressed some of these issues … Continue reading

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