Tag Archives: Jihadists

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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Guest Post: Is Hamas the loser in the game of Middle East upheaval?

This is another guest post by Brian Goldfarb, a frequent reader and contributor to this blog. I’ve recently discovered another Jewish American news and comment website called the Jewish News Service (not to be confused with the venerable Jewish Telegraphic … Continue reading

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Mubarak’s release, misreading the Muslim Brotherhood and Sinai chaos

It appears that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been cleared of all charges and is about to be released, according to his lawyer: Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from … Continue reading

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How the Palestinians cut off their nose to spite our face

No matter how many concessions the Palestinians receive from Israel, they are always received with such bad grace and so much negativity that it’s hard to see why on earth Israel should negotiate with them about anything at all.  They … Continue reading

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Grads on Eilat

Eilat was today’s target for two Grad missiles fired from Sinai. Thankfully no one was hurt and there was no serious damage but it could have been so much worse: At least two Grad rockets fired from the Sinai area … Continue reading

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Egypt and Syria go pear-shaped

In my previous post I mentioned the anti-Morsi demonstrations that were taking place in Egypt in protest at President Morsi’s sweepting appropriation of powers for himself.  The protests were violent enough to cause Morsi to flee his presidential palace overnight. … Continue reading

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