Category Archives: Mideast news

Stupidity or malice? The US plans to return stolen Jewish artifacts to Iraq

When the news hit the headlines this week that the US plans to return Jewish artifacts to Iraq – artifacts, it should be noted, that were stolen from the Iraqi Jewish community by the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The infeasibility of a Palestinian State west of the Jordan River

This reader guest post was written by Y.J. Draiman. He is the President of AFSI (American Friends for a Safe Israel) in the Greater Los Angeles area and was a candidate for mayor of LA 2017.   He also blogs … Continue reading

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The Two-State Solution is a Non-Solution 

The two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been around for so long that people have practically forgotten what the problem was for which this this “solution” was conceived. It surely must be clear by now that this solution is … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I was not really in the mood for a Good News Friday post after the terror attack in Jerusalem this morning in which two Israeli policemen were murdered. And yet…  I feel I can’t leave my blog over Shabbat with … Continue reading

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Israel in the Middle East – piggy in the middle

Israel is getting caught in the middle of intra-Arab feuds as well as the international rivalries playing out between Iran/Russia/Assad and the USA/Syrian rebels. The “playing field” is becoming increasingly perilous and we have to be constantly alert to the … Continue reading

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What on earth happened between Qatar and the Arab states?

The news out of Qatar and the Gulf had us all (well, me at least) scratching our heads in mystification. What suddenly triggered the break between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Did they only NOW discover that Qatar has been harbouring … Continue reading

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