Tag Archives: Palestinian state

Guest Post – Middle East news you might have missed over the chagim

This is another guest post by frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb, who brings us a review of Middle East-related news that you might have missed over the Jewish holiday period. So, let’s start with some good news (sort of), with David … Continue reading

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The British Parliament’s vote to recognize “the Palestinian State”

I’m reluctant to post bad news on erev Chag, but I didn’t get around to this yesterday and I don’t want to ignore the issue. On Monday the British Parliament took time out from its domestic woes – the NHS … Continue reading

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Money aplenty for reconstructing Gaza but no money to fight Ebola

After Israel’s defensive war this summer against Hamas, the world as usual is in a great hurry to help the Palestinians reconstruct the damage to Gaza, and no matter how much Mahmoud Abbas promises to be transparent in the handling … Continue reading

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ISIS spreads as the West stands by and lets Anti-semitism grow

Apologies for the lack of posts since Friday. I’ve been suffering from a severe case of over-bloggingitis (aka writers’ block together with an overdose of internet) combined with too many chagim. To say that the Middle East is in turmoil … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of the Pope’s visit to Israel

Today is the second and final day of Pope Francis’ whirlwind visit to the region. His schedule today in Jerusalem is once again fraught with potential pitfalls: Pope Francis faces a diplomatic high-wire act on Monday as he visits sacred … 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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