Category Archives: Mideast news

Zionism is not a dirty word. Let us reclaim the narrative

Anyone who swims in the murky waters of the internet and the lower reaches of social media will have come across anti-Israel “activists” – antisemites by any other name – who take great delight in calling anyone who defends Israel … 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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Pro-Palestinian supporters are not pro-anything. They are only anti-Israel

If proof were ever needed that “pro-Palestinian” activists are not pro-anything, but solely anti-Israel, the latest news out of Syria brings us some glaring evidence. ISIS has invaded and taken over the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Syria (really, why … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Despite all the odds, the London Jewish scene is alive and vibrant

Time for a change of pace for a while in honour of Pesach. This is another guest post by frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb who recently attended the one-day Limmud event (Limmud is a UK-founded worldwide volunteer-based charity promoting Jewish learning, … Continue reading

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The deal is done

Despite last minute hitches and haggling in the talks between Iran and the P5+1, and notwithstanding objections from the Europeans, the nuclear deal with Iran has been agreed – and Israel is furious: The United States, Iran and five other … Continue reading

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