Category Archives: Mideast news

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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April Fools

Today, 1st April, is April Fools day when people love to play pranks and jokes on each other. The Middle East is certainly celebrating in earnest, with Israel and the West being the butt of the jokes. Today the Palestinians … Continue reading

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