Tag Archives: Middle East

The Iran deal

Apologies for the lack of posting but I’ve gone down with a summer flu, which seems entirely appropriate given the appalling news that has dominated the media today. The Iran deal which appears to have been “cinched” – i.e. America’s … Continue reading

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The Six Day War: myths, facts and legalities

The 48th anniversary of the Six Day War was marked in Israel a few weeks ago on Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, and it’s civil anniversary, June 10th, was noted in several press reports both in Israel and overseas. As the … Continue reading

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Is this the theory that explains Obama’s Mideast strategy?

As we have all read in the daily headlines (and in my multiple blog posts) international events are picking up pace faster than ever, the Middle East is burning, alliances are being shed and re-formed in new constellations that would … Continue reading

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Obama’s strategy has caused the US to be seen in the Middle East as the ally of terrorists

In my previous post I quoted from a very long essay by Michael Doran in Mosaic Magazine on Obama’s strategy in the Middle East, concentrating on Iran. Here, the article talks about Obama’s relations with Israel: To the Israelis, who … Continue reading

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Yemen insurgency shows the danger of the lack of a coherent US Middle East strategy

In Yemen, which was not exactly a stable country let alone an advanced or democratic one, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have marched in and taken over in a coup that has caused an outcry in Yemen and has seen local … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Grinch before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve for those celebrating, but there is little to be joyful about for Christians in the Middle East, and even beyond. In the conflict with Israel, the Palestinians and their supporters hijacked Christianity long ago for their own … Continue reading

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