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What is Putin playing at in Syria?

The world was stunned when Putin stepped in to “save the day” for Barack Obama when the latter refused to intervene over his own red lines being crossed by Syria’s Bashar Assad as he gassed his own people. Everyone was … Continue reading

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Who’s fighting whom in Syria?

I was planning to write about the Syrian civil war some time ago but then events in Israel overtook me.  Make no mistake, the “knife intifada” – which includes stones, rocks and car-rammings too – is still ongoing, but it’s … 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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Barack Obama and his pro-Islamic policies

As we watch the Middle East melt down into deeper and ever-more dangerous violence and anarchy, we watch with wonderment and mystification at the actions, or rather the non-actions of Barack Obama and his Administration. “How can they not see?” … Continue reading

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Will Israel help the Syrian Druze?

The Druze citizens of Israel are brave, loyal citizens who also volunteer in large numbers for service in the IDF, with many reaching high levels of command. They live mostly in the Galilee and on the Golan Heights. In the … Continue reading

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Escalation in the north: 4 IDF soldiers seriously hurt in explosion near Syrian border

This afternoon 4 IDF soldiers were hurt, 2 seriously, in an explosion under their car near the Syrian border on the Golan. From the IDF Spokesman: Four IDF soldiers were injured when an explosive device detonated under their patrol jeep … Continue reading

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