Category Archives: Mideast news

Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States

Confounding nearly all the opinion polls, exit polls and media pundits, Donald Trump achieved an impressive victory over Democrat candidate Hilary Clinton. The fact that I am not a fan of Trump did not detract from my huge schadenfreude at … Continue reading

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9/11 Fifteen years on

It’s hard to believe that fifteen years have already passed since that terrible day in September 2001. How much has happened in those fifteen years, both on the personal level and at the macro, national and international level. Five years … Continue reading

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How children are treated in the Middle East: compare and contrast

In recent days there were some wonderful stories and some horrific stories concerning children, emanating from the Middle East. The bad news first: A suicide bomber blew himself up in the midst of a wedding party in Gazientep, Turkey, killing … Continue reading

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Arab leaders begin to realise that antisemitism holds back their societies

The Olympic Games that are still going on in Rio have been notable (or maybe pretty normal for all we know) for the several instances of overt antisemitism displayed towards the Israeli athletes by Arab or Muslim participants. It started … Continue reading

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The Palestinians don’t want a state. They want to destroy ours

We were all highly amused last week when we heard that Palestinian President-for-life Mahmoud Abbas wants to sue Britain for the “crime” of the Balfour Declaration in 1917, which laid the basis for the eventual establishment of the State of … Continue reading

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Attempted coup in Turkey – implications and aftermath

In the last 48 hours or so the world has gone madder than ever. Following the ISIS-inspired terrorist atrocity in Nice, we watched in shock and amazement as an attempted coup in Turkey unfolded (see the timeline at the link) … Continue reading

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