Category Archives: Mideast news

Guest Post: Seeing the Middle East glass half-full

This is a guest post by frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb, who puts a more optimistic light on the news from our region. At the time of writing, things aren’t that great here in the UK: Corbyn is still Leader of … Continue reading

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40 years since the Entebbe rescue operation

Today is the 4th of July and besides being the 240th birthday of America (Mazal Tov! You’ve already doubled the usual wish of “until 120”   ) it is also the 40th anniversary of an equally auspicious day – the … Continue reading

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Another look at the Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal

Despite my deep misgivings, not to mention moral objections, to the reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey, it is important to take note of other views, particularly those which don’t see the deal as a disaster but rather as an … Continue reading

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Melanie Phillips puts the Middle East conflict into the right perspective

The British pro-Israel advocacy organization Campaign4Truth  (follow them at their Facebook page at the link) recently held an evening of debate of “The Two State Solution – dead or alive?,” the videos of which Brian of London posted at Israellycool, … Continue reading

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Obama’s secret Iran strategy has empowered Iran to build missiles that can now reach Israel

We all thought the Iran Deal was over and done – a done deal which gave Iran more or less everything it demanded and allowed them to get away with anything which the West demanded of it. The deal also … Continue reading

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There’s trouble brewing down south on Gaza’s border

The knifing intifada appears to be waning – for the moment at least, a testament to the IDF and the police’s counter-terror and intelligence activities. But down south on the border with Gaza, there is trouble brewing once more. Last … Continue reading

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