Category Archives: Mideast news

Britain’s rush to warm up relations with Iran

From being one of the more cautious members of the P5+1 signers of the Iran deal, Britain has suddenly sprung into action in rapidly warming up its ties with Iran, up to and including a visit of the Foreign Secretary … Continue reading

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Israel assists the Middle East through oil and trash

A couple of stories caught my eye this week through which a common thread runs – that of Israel being able to provide a solution to assorted Middle Eastern problems. Lebanon is in the throes of a trash crisis, as … Continue reading

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International inspections of Iran’s nuke sites are a sick joke

Originally posted on danmillerinpanama:
Over the past few days, Iranian officials have confirmed that international inspections of its nuke sites will be severely limited if permitted at all. This post provides excerpts from recent articles quoting them.  Iran’s nuke sites The restrictions noted in…

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Arabs overturning their own preconceptions about Israel

There’s plenty of bad news out there which I will get to in a subsequent post, but for now, here’s some more good news from our Arab neighbours. (All emphases are added by me). Abdallah Al-Hadlaq, a Kuwaiti columnist wrote … Continue reading

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Compare and contrast: the attitudes of the White House and Arab journalists towards Israel

As I wrote in an earlier post, the politics of the new Middle East is making the strangest bedfellows and the unlikeliest adversaries.  The US Administration is actively distancing itself from Israel, and even slandering it.  (I covered Obama and … Continue reading

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The Iran deal – emerging details make it worse than ever

The more the Iran deal is discussed in the media, and as news emerged from the debate in the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, the more we realize that there is so much about this miserable deal that we were … Continue reading

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