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Midweek Schadenfreude

I know the Torah tells us not to rejoice at the downfall of our enemies, but it’s very hard not to feel at least slightly gleeful at the misfortunes of our worst enemies. So, in the hope that I’ll be … Continue reading

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Are Gaza rockets targeting Kurdish oil route to Israel?

Over the last month the rocket fire into southern Israel from Gaza has been steadily increasing, and with increasingly severe results.  On Saturday night a factory in Sderot took a direct hit and burnt down, while other factories in the … Continue reading

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The ISIS Jihadist war in Iraq – only the Kurds and Israel benefit

With ISIS sweeping across Iraq, capturing major cities and even taking control of an Iraq-Syria border crossing, there is huge concern of an escalating sectarian war exploding in the region.  Here is a selection of some commentary and analysis about … Continue reading

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Iran – the need to act before it’s too late

Iran has been leading the world on a merry chase after the elusive unicorn of nuclear disarmament. It has engaged in talks while simultaneously escalating its drive to pursue nuclear capability, and latest reports are that Iran has tripled its … Continue reading

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Israel as energy superpower?

Back to regular programming. A fascinating and rather optimistic article by Walter Russel Mead in the American Interest posits that Israel looks likely to emerge as an energy superpower in the near future, with all the political ramifications associated with … Continue reading

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A step in the right direction: EU imposes oil sanctions on Iran

In a small item of good news, the European Union has decided to impose an embargo on Iranian oil imports in its effort to deter Iran from pursuing its nuclear ambitions. The European Union formally adopted an oil embargo Monday … Continue reading

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