Tag Archives: Binyamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu’s appointment of Liberman as Defence Minister: Gewald on the Left, cautious welcome on the right

The last few days in have been a roller-coaster in Israeli politics, with coalition talks going on behind the scenes – but constantly leaked to the public – between Likud and, alternately, Zionist Union and Yisrael Beitenu. In the end, … Continue reading

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US’s espionage on Israel also caught up members of Congress

In a scandalous “gotcha” moment, it has been revealed that despite Barack Obama’s promise to stop spying on allies, the US continued its espionage on Israel  – thus displaying perhaps its true feelings about its “closest ally in the Middle … Continue reading

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Bibi and the Mufti

A mini-storm of exaggerated hysteria has erupted over Binyamin Netanyahu’s faux pas – or maybe it was a deliberate overstatement – that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini, influenced Hitler to exterminate the Jews as opposed to “just” … Continue reading

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Huge wave of terror hits Israel

In a way my headline is misleading since it should be noted that most of these terror attacks were “minor” – if minor means “only” stone-throwing, stabbings with injuries but no deaths, and other assorted mayhem.  On the other hand, … Continue reading

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The aftermath of the Sukkot terror attacks

Last night, as Simchat Torah ended, we were informed of the good news that the 5-man Hamas terrorist cell which murdered Naama and Rabbi Eitam Henkin Hy’d were caught by the Shabak (aka the Shin Bet, aka Israel’s domestic security … Continue reading

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Israel coordinates with Russia on Syria as Obama abandons the region

Between Shabbat and chagim and more Shabbat and more chagim the world still goes on, and it’s not always happy reading. Before Yom Kippur we learned of the  Russian military buildup in Syria: Russia ramped up its military buildup in … Continue reading

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