Tag Archives: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Israel’s reaches out to its neighbours

Together with the recent #BDSFails around the world (more of which later), there have been interesting developments in Israel’s relations with its neighbours and “further neighbours”. Our biggest and most important close neighbour is Egypt, and relations have been cool … Continue reading

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Voices for tolerance and openness in the Arab world

Here are some interesting videos from MEMRI focusing on alternative Arab voices which show that Arab or Muslim opinion is not monolithic and there are plenty of reformist voices out there, waiting to be heard. Below we see a Saudi … Continue reading

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New friends, new enemies

Never has the saying “politics makes strange bedfellows” been more relevant than the present moment in the Middle East. Israel especially is seeing the truth of this adage in real time as the collapse of Arab regimes all around us, … Continue reading

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Naming the enemy: Radical Islam

Barack Obama’s denial of reality with anything connected to radical Islam (see my previous post for example) was demonstrated vividly with his utterly absurd (and later frantically back-pedalled) downplaying of Muslim terror attacks against Jews in Europe as attacks on … Continue reading

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Some clear-eyed Arab thinking on Islam by Egypt’s al-Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is frequently denounced in the international press for his country’s dismal human rights record. Everyone hoped would this would improve after the overthrow of the short-lived presidency of Mohammed Morsi who represented the extremist Muslim … Continue reading

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Chaos and extremism in the Middle East threatens Israel

The entire region around us is in utter chaos, and if we are not careful (and even if we are) there is a great danger that Israel might (G-d forbid) be drawn into the same violence.  The danger emanates almost … Continue reading

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