Tag Archives: Egypt

Naming the enemy: Radical Islam

Barack Obama’s denial of reality with anything connected to radical Islam (see my previous post for example) was demonstrated vividly with his utterly absurd (and later frantically back-pedalled) downplaying of Muslim terror attacks against Jews in Europe as attacks on … Continue reading

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Obama’s strategy has caused the US to be seen in the Middle East as the ally of terrorists

In my previous post I quoted from a very long essay by Michael Doran in Mosaic Magazine on Obama’s strategy in the Middle East, concentrating on Iran. Here, the article talks about Obama’s relations with Israel: To the Israelis, who … Continue reading

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Some clear-eyed Arab thinking on Islam by Egypt’s al-Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is frequently denounced in the international press for his country’s dismal human rights record. Everyone hoped would this would improve after the overthrow of the short-lived presidency of Mohammed Morsi who represented the extremist Muslim … Continue reading

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Israel’s natural gas revolution

In the last few weeks Israel’s newly-developed natural gas industry has taken several leaps forward in export proposals. In an ironic twist, Israel has begun pitching a massive natural gas pipeline to Europe – ironic because Europe is the center … Continue reading

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Outrages and double standards of the week

Yes, I know the week has barely started but a whole bunch of items caught my attention, and the common thread running through them all is the outrage they stirred up in me, whether for their hypocrisy, their falsehoods or … Continue reading

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Israel’s allies and enemies – which is which?

Lately I have been feeling that, like Alice in Wonderland, we have stepped through the looking glass and are living in an alternative universe.  Our old allies have turned against us whilst our old enemies are now siding with us … Continue reading

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