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Did Obama threaten to withhold support from Israel at the UN during an Israeli TV interview?

US President Barack Obama has once again opened his mouth and put his foot in it, compounding all the errors he made in his speech at the Washington synagogue last week. Certainly that is the strong impression have received from … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass with Barack Obama into the Iran nuclear deal

Shortly before Purim I wrote a post about “Venahafoch hu” –  how “everything was turned about” in matters to do with Israel and the Palestinians. Well, Pesach is now over and yet it seems that the Purim spirit is still … Continue reading

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The deal is done

Despite last minute hitches and haggling in the talks between Iran and the P5+1, and notwithstanding objections from the Europeans, the nuclear deal with Iran has been agreed – and Israel is furious: The United States, Iran and five other … Continue reading

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Understanding Israel’s fears over the Iran nuclear deal

The media has been saturated with reports of Israeli “hysteria” and “over-reaction” at the interim nuclear deal just signed between Iran and the P5+1.  Reaction to Israel’s reaction has ranged from bemusement to mockery to gleeful schadenfreude, although there have … Continue reading

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Or else what Mr. Hague?

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague made a very undiplomatic, almost overt threat against Israel today not to undermine the Iranian nuclear deal: Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday that Israel should avoid taking any action that would undermine … Continue reading

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Feeding the crocodile, hoping to be eaten last

The above headline is  a paraphrase of Winston Churchill’s memorable words warning against appeasement during WWII.  The parallels to the situation today are hard to ignore after the Western allies P5+1 group signed a deal last night with the Iranians to … Continue reading

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