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Disaster in Nepal; Israeli aid on the way

As you all must have heard by now, a massive earthquake, 7.9 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Kathmandu and Everest region of Nepal on Saturday morning. Thousands are reported dead, many more are injured, countless others are missing, … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As always, despite any bad or depressing news in the preceding week, there are always a couple of bright spots to include in my latest Good News Friday post. This week we start with some local politics: the Foreign Ministry … Continue reading

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Turkey relents and requests aid from Israel after the earthquake

I felt a sense of relief on behalf of the earthquake-stricken victims in Van on learning that Turkey’s Foreign Ministry had requested aid from Israel (amongst others) in the form of temporary housing. They haven’t asked for help with manpower … Continue reading

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Powerful earthquake hits eastern Turkey, near Iran border

With eerie timing, a powerful earthquake (from 6.6 to 7.2 on the Richter scale, depending on who is reporting) has hit eastern Turkey, near the city of Van. A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near Van in southeastern Turkey on Sunday … Continue reading

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