Monthly Archives: June 2013

Guest post: Israel and “The Next Lebanon War”

This is a guest post by Brian Goldfarb, a frequent commenter and occasional guest-writer on this blog. Western military analysts have, for many years now, designated the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) as the best small army in the world. This, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s hard to top the previous post for good stuff about Israel, but I can’t let a Friday pass without a Good News Friday installment, so here goes. Our first item comes once again from the UK, which despite its … Continue reading

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Something for the soul

As an antidote to the bad news that has preceded this item, this is in a class all of its own. I was considering keeping this piece for my Good News Friday post, but it really deserves and needs a … Continue reading

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Outrageous

The Al-Durah hoax is the incident in which the Palestinians claimed that Mohammed al-Durah was killed – deliberately – by the IDF in 2000. I would recommend having a look at The Al Durah Project which has been following the … Continue reading

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Turkey – the sick man who would like to be in Europe

Over a hundred and fifty years ago, the apocryphal story goes, the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s forerunner, was dubbed the Sick Man of Europe by Tsar Nicholas I. It seems that the sickliness is back and once again Turkey would like … Continue reading

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Syria and Egypt can’t be fixed by the West

Here are some of the latest headlines out of Egypt and Syria. A menacing war of words is developing between Egypt and Ethiopia over the building of a new dam, and the Arab world is now wondering whether Egypt has … Continue reading

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