Category Archives: International relations

Obama preaches Jewish values to the Jews

In another long interview with his favourite unofficial spokesman, Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic Magazine,  President Barack Obama decided that Israel needed another dose of his tough love which, he seemed to imply, hurt him more than it will hurt … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another difficult week has passed by, so thank goodness it’s Friday and time for another Good News Friday post. We’ll start with Israel’s fantastic disaster relief efforts in Nepal.  Israel sent one of the largest aid delegations in the world … Continue reading

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Boycotting the boycotters: anti-BDS legislation wins the day

Following on from the previous post by Brian about the origins of BDS, it is important to keep things in proportion. Despite the outrageous nature of the motives of BDS (it basically boils down to antisemitism), and notwithstanding their self-promotion … Continue reading

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Disaster in Nepal; Israeli aid on the way

As you all must have heard by now, a massive earthquake, 7.9 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Kathmandu and Everest region of Nepal on Saturday morning. Thousands are reported dead, many more are injured, countless others are missing, … Continue reading

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Chutzpah of the week: Iran? Russia? The ICC?

The week has barely started but I think it is safe to announce the candidates for this week’s Chutzpah of the Week Award. (No, this is not a regular occurrence on this blog even though the daily news provides us … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass with Barack Obama into the Iran nuclear deal

Shortly before Purim I wrote a post about “Venahafoch hu” –  how “everything was turned about” in matters to do with Israel and the Palestinians. Well, Pesach is now over and yet it seems that the Purim spirit is still … Continue reading

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