Tag Archives: Iran

Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel

Earlier this week the American Vice President Mike Pence and his wife arrived in Israel on an official two-day visit, and it was a roaring success. I will take the liberty of quoting from the wonderful journalist and commentator Arlene … Continue reading

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The West’s shameful response to the Iran protests

In my earlier post about the Iran protests I mentioned the limp response from both Western governments and Western media.  Melanie Phillips picks up on the weak institutional response from the West, saying: … utterly risible the gloss initially put … Continue reading

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Iran protests: is the regime in danger?

(Apologies for the lack of posting this past week. I was somewhat preoccupied with the shiva.) When I came back online I discovered that Iran has been undergoing massive popular protests that might possibly even threaten the regime. It seems … Continue reading

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Israel and Saudi Arabia: a desert mirage or a new alliance?

In the crazy world of Middle East wars, politics and shifting alliances, it is hardly surprising that relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia are warming up from their deep freeze. In fact this is an alliance (“friendship” is too strong … Continue reading

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The UN – here we go again

It was action replay time at the UN General Assembly last week, as the UN lived down to our expectations and voted to condemn Israel 9 times: GENEVA, Nov. 10, 2017 – The U.N. General Assembly will condemn Israel nine times … Continue reading

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Trump decertifies the Iran deal

After the festivals were over we were greeted with the very good news that President Donald Trump had announced that he was not going to recertify the JCPOA – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as “the Iran … Continue reading

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