Category Archives: Mideast news

Apologies – and a midweek link-dump

My apologies for my recent absence on this blog. A combination of recovering from sad news, preparations for good news, pressure of work and volunteer work plus a bout of mild flu have kept me from writing, despite the dozens … Continue reading

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Rockets, targeted assassinations, the UN and Syria

Although I haven’t reported on this subject lately, rocket fire from Gaza and Sinai into Israel has hardly ceased for a minute. As the Jerusalem Post reports: Palestinian terrorists fired three rockets at the Eshkol Regional council in the early … Continue reading

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Trouble in Turkey

Having dropped off our radar for a while, Turkey is back in the news again, with trouble brewing for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he weathered the Gezi Park protests last summer. The latest round began last month with … Continue reading

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The Unicycle of Violence rides again

Here we go again. Israel is about to release more murderous terrorists (read and be sickened) at the behest of the Americans;  US Secretary of State John Kerry is quietly revving up in a corner, ready to leap into action … Continue reading

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The anti-Israel Grinch who stole Christmas

I gave due warning in my Christmas post that a Grinch was about to descend to ruin the holiday for everyone.  Nevertheless I apologize for being the bearer of bad news. We start with a video produced by the PLO … Continue reading

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European aid to Palestinians is wasted while Syrian refugees are desperate for help

Despite European irritation at Israel at its refusal to accept their meddlesome guidelines on settlements, Europe is equally unhappy at funding the Palestinians since they discovered that most PA civil workers are not in fact working (besides the fact that … Continue reading

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