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President Reuven Rivlin – Israel’s 10th President

As the end of President Shimon Peres’s 7-year term approached, a nasty dirty battle was  waged in recent weeks in the Knesset over who Israel’s next President was to be.  Binyamin Netanyahu mystifyingly opposed Rivlin’s candidacy until the very last … Continue reading

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The new Iranian President Hassan Rohani

Out with the old (Ahmadinejad) and in with the new, Iran has elected a new president, Hassan Rohani. Rumour has it that he’s a reformer and more amenable to negotiations with the West, but since he was one of a … Continue reading

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Roundup of Obama’s visit

Apologies for having been offline almost the whole week. I’ve been extremely busy with Pesach preparations, plus babysitting for my grandkids while my son and very pregnant daughter-in-law (she’s in her 10th month…) went to hospital – only to be … Continue reading

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President Obama’s coming to town

US President Barack Obama is coming to Israel later this week and opinions are widely divided as to whether this a Good Thing or a Bad Thing for Israel. I find that I myself cannot make up my mind either, … Continue reading

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Obama’s reelection and its implications for Israel

So Barack Obama has been elected for another 4-year term and many if not most of us in Israel are not terribly happy about this turn of events.  The pundits predict anything from a continuation of the cold but correct … Continue reading

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Mohammed Morsi is new President of Egypt

Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood-backed candidate, has won the Egyptian presidential elections by a narrow majority. The country’s last four presidents over the past six decades have all came from the ranks of the military. This is the first … Continue reading

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