Monthly Archives: February 2016

Israel’s reaches out to its neighbours

Together with the recent #BDSFails around the world (more of which later), there have been interesting developments in Israel’s relations with its neighbours and “further neighbours”. Our biggest and most important close neighbour is Egypt, and relations have been cool … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

And again, despite it all, despite the devastating murders of young Israeli fathers this week, and despite another extremely serious attack today in Maale Adumim which has left a security guard fighting for his life, we must try to see … Continue reading

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Another young father is murdered by Palestinian terrorist in Gush Etzion

Yesterday we witnessed yet another horrifying murder of a young Israeli father, Eliyav Gelman Hy’d, and once again the busy Gush Etzion crossroads was the focus of the attack. This is how the attack unfolded: According to an initial investigation … Continue reading

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Israel Apartheid Week – Deep hatred and great support

There is altogether too much bad news going on and it’s very easy to sink into a sea of gloom and despair. But never fear, Anne is here! I shall try to ease the burden of bad news with some … Continue reading

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The Middle East’s volatility – and it’s all Obama’s fault

I have written before about the strange political bedfellows and previously unthinkable alliances that are taking shape across the Middle East since the Arab “Spring” (aka deep winter) broke out. Here are some examples of how this is all playing … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Apologies for the lateness of this post. I almost didn’t write it: a combination of the terrible news from yesterday, my friend Jane z”l’s 2nd yahrzeit, all combined with a rotten cold was almost enough to make me back out. … Continue reading

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