Category Archives: Mideast news

Israel in the Middle East – piggy in the middle

Israel is getting caught in the middle of intra-Arab feuds as well as the international rivalries playing out between Iran/Russia/Assad and the USA/Syrian rebels. The “playing field” is becoming increasingly perilous and we have to be constantly alert to the … Continue reading

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What on earth happened between Qatar and the Arab states?

The news out of Qatar and the Gulf had us all (well, me at least) scratching our heads in mystification. What suddenly triggered the break between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Did they only NOW discover that Qatar has been harbouring … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Trump’s Presidency – a disaster in the making?

This is another guest post by Brian Goldfarb. I have to add a caveat before I post Brian’s article. There is a lot here with which I disagree, but first of all I don’t like my blog to be just … Continue reading

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Turkish incitement and Jordanian chutzpah

We Jews are losing our ownership of the term “chutzpah”. Where the Jews used it as a survival mechanism or in a humorous way in order to relieve their  bleak oppression in the Diaspora, the Arabs have refined it in … Continue reading

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The Camel Corps rides again

Britain’s Foreign Office came about its moniker honestly. Since the days of T.E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, it has held a romantic, idealized view of the Arabian way of life and a fondness for Arab culture. This view has … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After all the mad runaround of the past couple of weeks, with Pesach preparations, then Pesach itself, and then the arrival of the new baby, it’s a bit strange to return to normal Good News Friday postings. 🙂 This week’s … Continue reading

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