Category Archives: Mideast news

More Middle East changes

In some good news related to my previous post, the Trump administration has threatened to close down the PLO offices in Washington in retaliation for the PA attempting to bring Israelis to the International Criminal Court: The Palestinian Authority (PA) … Continue reading

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Israel and Saudi Arabia: a desert mirage or a new alliance?

In the crazy world of Middle East wars, politics and shifting alliances, it is hardly surprising that relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia are warming up from their deep freeze. In fact this is an alliance (“friendship” is too strong … Continue reading

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The unpretty story of Priti Patel

For a change of pace, the latest Israel-related scandal to hit British politics involves the Conservatives:  Priti Patel, a Conservative MP and Secretary of State for International Development, is in hot water for having had unscheduled meetings with Israeli politicians … Continue reading

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Bad sporting behaviour by the Arabs at the International Judo competition in Abu Dhabi

Last week (while I was otherwise occupied) the International Judo Federation (IJF) held its annual competition in Abu Dhabi. The behaviour of the Arab hosts as well as other Arab teams was absolutely disgraceful and should have been enough to … Continue reading

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Trump decertifies the Iran deal

After the festivals were over we were greeted with the very good news that President Donald Trump had announced that he was not going to recertify the JCPOA – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as “the Iran … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy: A state for the Palestinians but not for the Kurds or Catalonia

The Kurds are a nation scattered across the Middle East while their national territory was divided up by the ruling powers of a century ago and split amongst several nations, all in a manner similar to the fate of the … Continue reading

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