Tag Archives: Middle-East politics

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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Michael Oren’s bombshell: US-Israel alliance in tatters due to problematic Obama relationship

Israel’s former Ambassador to the United States, the renowned historian and academic Prof. Michael Oren, has been making a huge splash in the media in the last few days after he published several columns about the US-Israel relationship in advance … Continue reading

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New friends, new enemies

Never has the saying “politics makes strange bedfellows” been more relevant than the present moment in the Middle East. Israel especially is seeing the truth of this adage in real time as the collapse of Arab regimes all around us, … Continue reading

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Turkey’s new Prime Foreign Minister

While we were busy fighting Hamas in Gaza, new developments were taking place in another quasi-enemy of Israel, Turkey. In presidential elections held a few weeks ago in Turkey, the previous Prime Minister, our old “pal” Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was … Continue reading

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Betraying Israel: the rush to recognize the PA-Hamas unity government

This article was written jointly by Brian Goldfarb and Anne. First is Brian’s post: “Curiouser and curiouser”, said Alice in the famous children’s novel Alice in Wonderland. In that same surreal story, Humpty-Dumpty (who, you may recall, fell off a … Continue reading

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Baruch Dayan Emet: Prof. Barry Rubin 1950-2014

The pro-Israel community lost a valuable friend and intellectual powerhouse yesterday with the passing of Prof. Barry Rubin. I never had the privilege of meeting him though I did exchange an email or two in the past and he was … Continue reading

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