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A win and a loss in Israeli counter-terrorism

Yesterday Israel saw two dramatic terror incidents either thwarted or failed – both of which ended without incident but which had huge potential for disaster. The first incident was an attempted bombing of the Jerusalem Light Rail. The Times of … 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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Labour investigates its own antisemitism, finds nothing, insults Israel and Jews

True to his promise earlier this year, following several instances of antisemitism in his party, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn commissioned an inquiry into antisemitism in the party, chaired by Shami Chakrabarti.  Sadly the investigation descended from farce into outrage and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: If It’s darkest just before the dawn, why is it so light out there?

This is another guest post by Brian Goldfarb, who casts his characteristically optimistic  worldview on recent events and shows us that things are really not as bad as we are being led to believe by the media. This is certainly … Continue reading

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What is Putin playing at in Syria?

The world was stunned when Putin stepped in to “save the day” for Barack Obama when the latter refused to intervene over his own red lines being crossed by Syria’s Bashar Assad as he gassed his own people. Everyone was … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As in previous weeks, I’m hardly in the mood to find any good news at all, so I hope you appreciate my mental effort in the difficult search for a light amongst the darkness. With that caveat, I present you … Continue reading

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