Tag Archives: Arab-Israeli conflict

The Israel-UAE treaty: is it good for Israel or bad?

I have been very much in two minds about the Israel-Emirates peace treaty which was announced last week. On the one hand it is indeed a very good thing, one less enemy in the Arab world and indeed one more … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

In this week’s Good News Friday post I want to focus on the different ways that Arabs relate with Israel. This week the Israeli judoka Sagi Muki won the gold medal at the Judo World Championship in Tokyo (h/t Reality): … Continue reading

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Kaf Tet BeNovember – The anniversary of Partition – time to debunk the Myth of the 4 Maps

Today 29th November, or as it is quirkily called in Hebrew “kaf tet beNovember” (using the Hebrew numerical value of the calendar date), is the 71st  anniversary of the fateful UN Resolution 181 which aimed to partition Palestine and created … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Jerusalem declaration amid dire warnings of mayhem and violence

After days of speculation and rumour-mongering, Donald Trump delivered the speech of a lifetime – at least in the lifetime of the Jewish People. I never thought he would have it in him, but I give Trump full credit. The … Continue reading

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Israel and Saudi Arabia: a desert mirage or a new alliance?

In the crazy world of Middle East wars, politics and shifting alliances, it is hardly surprising that relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia are warming up from their deep freeze. In fact this is an alliance (“friendship” is too strong … Continue reading

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The British Betrayal of the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate

#Balfour100 … it is imperative that Israel and its friends insist on a full accounting of Britain’s record…. Proud Britain may be, but Israel cannot forget that in May 1939 the British unilaterally abrogated the Balfour Declaration, shutting down Jewish immigration to Palestine. This act had no legal foundation. Continue reading

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