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More Purim turnabouts: Arab reactions to Netanyahu’s speech

Purim has begun tonight here in Israel (Purim post coming up later), and in a similar manner to the upside-down “Venahafoch Hu” character of the day, reactions to Netanyahu’s speech to Congress were precisely the opposite of what one would … 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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Obama “has Israel’s back” – with a knife in his hand

For reasons which remain a mystery to all right-thinking people (of which there appear to be fewer every day), the Obama Administration has chosen to abandon Israel in the same manner as the Perfidious Brits. In gob-smacking news yesterday we … 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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Guest Post: Strange bedfellows in the Middle East? Will Israel strike Iran alone?

This is another guest post by Brian Goldfarb, with additional notes by Anne: Y’know, there are, just occasionally, moments that really warm the cockles of a Zionist’s heart, and this might, just might, be one of them. Especially as these … Continue reading

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The perfidious White House leaking Israeli secrets again

A few days ago a mysterious explosion destroyed another Syrian missile base, apparently from a missile launched from the sea.  Despite the rumours and the usual finger-pointing at Israel, Israel kept maintained a strict silence as it usually does after … Continue reading

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