Tag Archives: Gulf States

The US withdraws from the Iran Deal; Israel’s northern border hots up

Few Middle East watchers, particularly Israelis, were surprised when President Donald Trump made his announcement on Tuesday that the US was withdrawing from the JCPOA, otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. What was particularly gratifying for Israel however was … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

The week has gone by without any postings from me for which my apologies. I will blame it on Pesach cleaning and other pressures, though I am trying to lighten my blogging load (in case you hadn’t noticed!). However I … Continue reading

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What on earth happened between Qatar and the Arab states?

The news out of Qatar and the Gulf had us all (well, me at least) scratching our heads in mystification. What suddenly triggered the break between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Did they only NOW discover that Qatar has been harbouring … Continue reading

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Arabs overturning their own preconceptions about Israel

There’s plenty of bad news out there which I will get to in a subsequent post, but for now, here’s some more good news from our Arab neighbours. (All emphases are added by me). Abdallah Al-Hadlaq, a Kuwaiti columnist wrote … Continue reading

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Foreign reactions to the Iran deal

The capitulation to Iran by the Obama Administration and the P5+1 has affected of course not only Israel but many other countries, for better or for worse. Let’s hear what they have to say. In news that’s not really surprising … Continue reading

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Obama has the lost the plot in the Middle East

Recent events in the Middle East, together with the incomprehensible decisions by President Obama and his Administration, make it apparent that the President has completely lost the plot in the Middle East. Even the Obama-admiring New York Times admits that … Continue reading

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