Tag Archives: Obama

Obama has the lost the plot in the Middle East

Recent events in the Middle East, together with the incomprehensible decisions by President Obama and his Administration, make it apparent that the President has completely lost the plot in the Middle East. Even the Obama-admiring New York Times admits that … Continue reading

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Obama’s spiteful reaction to Netanyahu’s winning the elections

By now everyone has heard all about Binyamin Netanyahu’s statement about a two-state solution not happening while he is Prime Minister, and also his possibly ill-advised words warning about Arabs being bussed in to vote on election day. I call … Continue reading

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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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