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Yemen insurgency shows the danger of the lack of a coherent US Middle East strategy

In Yemen, which was not exactly a stable country let alone an advanced or democratic one, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have marched in and taken over in a coup that has caused an outcry in Yemen and has seen local … Continue reading

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New terror attack against Jewish supermarket in Paris while police close in on Charlie Hebdo shooters

As I mentioned in my previous post I don’t usually post anything after my Good News Friday post, but these are extraordinary times.  France is turning into a war zone with multiple terror attacks taking place at the same time. … 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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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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Huge car bomb hits Hezbollah stronghold

A huge car-bomb in the vicinity of Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold exploded on Thursday killing at least 20 and injuring dozens or even hundreds more: An army statement said the cause of the explosion was a car bomb. The blast engulfed … Continue reading

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American caution or cowardice in closing its Mideast embassies?

Yesterday Interpol issued a global security alert (h/t Reality) after a series of Al-Qaeda-linked prison breaks occurred in various locations in the Middle East. The State Department travel alert was based on the same intelligence that prompted it to close … Continue reading

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