Tag Archives: Middle-East politics

Turning the tables on our enemies

It’s been an interesting few weeks as the tables turn and turn again on our enemies. Remember how the Palestinians tried to get Israel thrown out of FIFA, the international football association, on the false grounds of discrimination against Arabs?  … Continue reading

Posted in International relations, Israel news, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Defence and Military, International relations, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

What on earth happened between Qatar and the Arab states?

The news out of Qatar and the Gulf had us all (well, me at least) scratching our heads in mystification. What suddenly triggered the break between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Did they only NOW discover that Qatar has been harbouring … Continue reading

Posted in Mideast news, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Camel Corps rides again

Britain’s Foreign Office came about its moniker honestly. Since the days of T.E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, it has held a romantic, idealized view of the Arabian way of life and a fondness for Arab culture. This view has … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and Military, International relations, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pass the popcorn: Unprecedented tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran

When our enemies start fighting each other Israel can usually sit back and enjoy the show, although always with a weather eye out for any “collateral damage” that might be headed our way, whether from stray missiles and bullets or … Continue reading

Posted in International relations, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Academia, International relations, Israel news, Mideast news | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments