Tag Archives: Turkey

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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Operation Protective Edge – Ground op day 2

Over Shabbat the pattern of preceding days repeated itself: multiple rocket and missile launches at Israel, scores of Air Force attacks against Hamas targets, terror tunnels discovered and destroyed, and several terrorists killed. The IDF’s figures as of 2 a.m. … Continue reading

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Are Gaza rockets targeting Kurdish oil route to Israel?

Over the last month the rocket fire into southern Israel from Gaza has been steadily increasing, and with increasingly severe results.  On Saturday night a factory in Sderot took a direct hit and burnt down, while other factories in the … Continue reading

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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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Latest #BDSFails

The efforts to delegitimize and stigmatize Israel, alone amongst the nations, never cease. Considering the number of failures and the meagre successes the boycotters have achieved you would think they would have learned a lesson by now. You would be … Continue reading

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Trouble in Turkey

Having dropped off our radar for a while, Turkey is back in the news again, with trouble brewing for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he weathered the Gezi Park protests last summer. The latest round began last month with … Continue reading

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