Category Archives: Mideast news

Obama has the lost the plot in the Middle East

Recent events in the Middle East, together with the incomprehensible decisions by President Obama and his Administration, make it apparent that the President has completely lost the plot in the Middle East. Even the Obama-admiring New York Times admits that … Continue reading

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Ratcheting up the anti-Israel rhetoric, Obama accuses Israel of spying

Obama and his misadministration are absolutely determined to keep the tension with Israel simmering if not actually boiling over. Binyamin Netanyahu’s walkback of his rejection of a Palestinian State was scorned by the White House as “not sincere”, and his … Continue reading

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Bizarro World at the UN

Yesterday was the thrice-yearly Hate Israel Day at the UN, (what? only 3 times a year? I thought it was an everyday occurrence) as Hillel Neuer of UN Watch explains: Today is Hate Israel Day at the U.N., a feature of … Continue reading

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More Purim turnabouts: Arab reactions to Netanyahu’s speech

Purim has begun tonight here in Israel (Purim post coming up later), and in a similar manner to the upside-down “Venahafoch Hu” character of the day, reactions to Netanyahu’s speech to Congress were precisely the opposite of what one would … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

Well, it was a zinger of a speech and PM Binyamin Netanyahu delivered it with more than his usual aplomb. He spoke with eloquence, passion and urgency.  I was pleasantly surprised that the speech wasn’t just a tirade or a … Continue reading

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“For if you remain silent at this time, rescue and safety will come from another place”

The words in the title are a direct quote from Megillat Esther, the Book of Esther, which Jews worldwide will read on Wednesday night as Purim begins.  The background to the story is the plot by Haman the Agagite, the … Continue reading

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