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Hagel has learned the wrong lessons from the 1956 Suez Crisis

A fascinating insight into the mindset of Chuck Hagel, the candidate for US Secretary of Defence, and by extension the motivations behind US foreign policy under Barack Obama , is brought to us by David Ignatius of the Washington Post … Continue reading

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The political mugging of Israel over the Hagel and Kerry nominations

Following the furore over the possible nomination of Charles Hagel as US Secretary of Defence, Gil Troy in his Jerusalem Post blog writes that Israel was sandbagged in a political mugging over the nomination of Hagel: (Emphases are mine.) During … Continue reading

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Is Obama set to appoint anti-Israel Charles Hagel as Defence Secretary?

The news out of the White House is not encouraging for Israel and her supporters if the rumours are true that US President Obama is set to appoint Charles Hagel as Defence Secretary in place of Leon Panetta who is … Continue reading

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Good News to start the week

I missed posting a Good News Friday post so let’s start the week with some good news instead. The most important piece of good news is that there is a slight improvement in the health of Yehuda Glick who was … Continue reading

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Israel’s allies and enemies – which is which?

Lately I have been feeling that, like Alice in Wonderland, we have stepped through the looking glass and are living in an alternative universe.  Our old allies have turned against us whilst our old enemies are now siding with us … Continue reading

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US Foreign Policy failures explained

An article in last Thursday’s New York Times illustrates all that is wrong with the Obama Presidency, aggravated with John Kerry at State. “Obama suffers setbacks in Japan and the Middle East” bemoans the NYT without digging too deeply into … Continue reading

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