Tag Archives: Gulf States

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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The (im)moderate Rouhani’s charm offensive at the UN and Obama’s appeasement

Following America’s abdication of power in confronting Bashar Assad and his use of chemical weapons, the West’s appeasement of third-world dictators continues. At the UN, many of the world’s politician’s and the international press are falling over themselves to praise … Continue reading

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The EU’s directive: misfire or backfire?

After all the brouhaha about the impending release of Palestinian murderers from prisons Israel in exchange for talks about talks about peace, we could be forgiven for forgetting about that other scandal from last week: the EU’s directive banning cooperation … Continue reading

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