Tag Archives: Hamas

The Woes of the Women’s Flotillette to Gaza

We thought that the ridiculous flotillas to Gaza had come to an end after Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza was declared legal by the UN itself. But we were wrong. The latest stunt is a women’s flotilla, henceforth named by … Continue reading

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Good News Friday for erev Tisha B’Av

Today is not a regular Friday. It is Erev Tisha B’Av, and although we do not mourn on Shabbat (thus the fast is put off until Sunday), we are still carrying on in a more minor key than usual. Therefore … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Seeing the Middle East glass half-full

This is a guest post by frequent contributor Brian Goldfarb, who puts a more optimistic light on the news from our region. At the time of writing, things aren’t that great here in the UK: Corbyn is still Leader of … Continue reading

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Another look at the Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal

Despite my deep misgivings, not to mention moral objections, to the reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey, it is important to take note of other views, particularly those which don’t see the deal as a disaster but rather as an … Continue reading

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Israel and Turkey restore relations – peace in our time?

On reading the terms under which Israel and Turkey are to restore diplomatic relations today I felt I ought to title this piece by paraphrasing Neville Chamberlain: “I have here a piece of paper…”. Let’s start with the terms of … Continue reading

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UN denies accreditation to press freedom NGO – for all the wrong reasons

(A slightly edited version of this article was first published last week in the Algemeiner under a different headline.) An interesting news item caught my eye the other day. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) was denied press credentials at … Continue reading

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