Tag Archives: NATO

Do you ever get that left-out feeling?

Israel certainly does in so many international forums, ranging from regional groupings in FIFA (soccer to the colonials amongst us) where Israel is considered in Europe as opposed to the geographically correct Asia, to the UN where Israel is similarly … Continue reading

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Turkey torpedoes Israeli participation in NATO exercise, NATO reconsiders, Turkey bashes Israel

Turkey continues to carry a grudge against Israel ever since the flotilla fiasco, and has vetoed Israeli participation in a NATO naval exercise. Turkey has torpedoed an Israeli plan to contribute an Israel Navy missile ship to a NATO mission … Continue reading

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Turkey objects to sharing NATO anti-missile radar information with Israel

Turkey is trying to play a multi-sided game with varying degrees of success. It agreed to host a NATO missile shield radar on its territory, thereby placating Western powers, and receiving in return some weaponry benefits from the West.  But … Continue reading

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Assad threatens to attack Tel Aviv if Nato attacks Syria

It’s deja vu all over again and back to 1990, when Saddam Hussein threatened to “burn half of Israel” if the allies, led by the US, attacked Iraq over their invasion of Kuwait.  And he kept to his promise – … Continue reading

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Iran announces its missiles can reach Israel and Europe. World apathetic

So much has been written defending Iran from accusations of nuclear proliferation, claiming its nuclear program is either non-existent or for peaceful purposes only, especially in the Israel-unfriendly Guardian, so it comes as rather a surprise to find a Guardian … Continue reading

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How the West’s attack on Libya is helping Iran

The truth of the old saying that the way to hell is paved with good intentions is borne out in an interesting but rather scary analysis by Emanuelle Ottolenghi appears in this week’s Commentator: A nuclear armed Iran could be … Continue reading

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