Tag Archives: Jordan

Rumours of Israel’s isolation in the Middle East are dead wrong

Israel is constantly being warned by its erstwhile allies and their wagging fingers that if we don’t correct our behaviour, or if we don’t agree to suicidal ceasefires with an implacable genocidal enemy, we are going to become isolated.  There … 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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Chaos and extremism in the Middle East threatens Israel

The entire region around us is in utter chaos, and if we are not careful (and even if we are) there is a great danger that Israel might (G-d forbid) be drawn into the same violence.  The danger emanates almost … Continue reading

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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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