Tag Archives: Iran

Apologies – and a midweek link-dump

My apologies for my recent absence on this blog. A combination of recovering from sad news, preparations for good news, pressure of work and volunteer work plus a bout of mild flu have kept me from writing, despite the dozens … Continue reading

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Boycotting Israel for house-building, wooing Iran with its centrifuges

The signatures on the nuclear deal agreed with the US, whereby Iran agreed to halt its enrichment program, were hardly dry on the paper when the West sprang into action, salivating to do business with Iran once again, and to … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Some of the items in this post were supposed to go at the end of yesterday’s post, which was going to be a “First the good news, then the bad” type of article. But there was unfortunately so much bad … Continue reading

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Americans free jailed Iranian scientist but won’t release Jonathan Pollard

Before I deal with the parallels between the two prisoners mentioned in the headline I feel it ought to be pointed out that  there is something inordinately topsy-turvy about the American deal with Iran to disarm its nuclear program.   (I … Continue reading

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Understanding Israel’s fears over the Iran nuclear deal

The media has been saturated with reports of Israeli “hysteria” and “over-reaction” at the interim nuclear deal just signed between Iran and the P5+1.  Reaction to Israel’s reaction has ranged from bemusement to mockery to gleeful schadenfreude, although there have … Continue reading

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Or else what Mr. Hague?

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague made a very undiplomatic, almost overt threat against Israel today not to undermine the Iranian nuclear deal: Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday that Israel should avoid taking any action that would undermine … Continue reading

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