Tag Archives: Jordan

The Jordan Valley is vital to Israel’s security

Despite the noise about the settlements being the main stumbling block towards a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, the latest sticking point in the abortive “peace” talks with the Palestinians is the Jordan Valley.  Despite all the cajoling, … Continue reading

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European aid to Palestinians is wasted while Syrian refugees are desperate for help

Despite European irritation at Israel at its refusal to accept their meddlesome guidelines on settlements, Europe is equally unhappy at funding the Palestinians since they discovered that most PA civil workers are not in fact working (besides the fact that … Continue reading

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Water water everywhere

Unlike Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, however, it seems that there will be plenty to drink. Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians have finally signed on the dotted line enabling the construction of the “Red-Dead Canal” – a pipeline connecting … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Israel is the only real winner of the Arab Spring

This is another guest post by Brian Goldfarb, a frequent reader and contributor to this blog. Israel is the only real winner of the Arab Spring as this article in the Tower has it (via the Elder of Ziyon, may … Continue reading

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The pitfalls of intervention in Syria

It is looking more likely every day that the US, probably together with other Western countries, will intervene militarily in Syria in response to the regime’s chemical weapons attack on civilians near Damascus last week. The potential for major disaster … Continue reading

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The Israel-Syria-Turkey triangle

While we were sitting back eating our matza and enjoying Pesach (or Easter) the Middle East didn’t take any days off, with political machinations and violence spreading in all directions. We start with The Apology™, the one made by PM … Continue reading

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