Tag Archives: Qatar

Turning the tables on our enemies

It’s been an interesting few weeks as the tables turn and turn again on our enemies. Remember how the Palestinians tried to get Israel thrown out of FIFA, the international football association, on the false grounds of discrimination against Arabs?  … Continue reading

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What on earth happened between Qatar and the Arab states?

The news out of Qatar and the Gulf had us all (well, me at least) scratching our heads in mystification. What suddenly triggered the break between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Did they only NOW discover that Qatar has been harbouring … Continue reading

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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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Money aplenty for reconstructing Gaza but no money to fight Ebola

After Israel’s defensive war this summer against Hamas, the world as usual is in a great hurry to help the Palestinians reconstruct the damage to Gaza, and no matter how much Mahmoud Abbas promises to be transparent in the handling … Continue reading

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Viewing the Middle East from the East and the West

Apologies for the very light posting this week. We’re in the run-up to the three-day Rosh Hashana-followed-by-Shabbat festival and I’m run off my feet. Here are a few items which caught my interest in recent days which bring a slightly … Continue reading

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Good News Thursday – IDF targets 3 top Hamas commanders

Some good news has finally emerged from the Gaza war. After the barrage of 130 rockets fired by Hamas on Israel on Wednesday, the IDF finally did what we have all been hoping for from the start of this war … Continue reading

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