Tag Archives: refugees

Compare and contrast: Syrian refugees and Palestinian refugees

As you read this Europe is being flooded with tens of thousands of refugees from Syria (and also from Africa and other places in the Middle East).  The Europeans seem at a loss to know what to do or how … Continue reading

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Will Israel help the Syrian Druze?

The Druze citizens of Israel are brave, loyal citizens who also volunteer in large numbers for service in the IDF, with many reaching high levels of command. They live mostly in the Galilee and on the Golan Heights. In the … Continue reading

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Commemorating the Middle East’s other refugees, the Jewish refugees from Arab lands

The words “Middle East” and “refugees”, when placed together, immediately conjure up a picture of Palestinians fleeing the fighting in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948 (known by the Palestinians as “the Nakba”, the Disaster), although lately they also bring … Continue reading

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European aid to Palestinians is wasted while Syrian refugees are desperate for help

Despite European irritation at Israel at its refusal to accept their meddlesome guidelines on settlements, Europe is equally unhappy at funding the Palestinians since they discovered that most PA civil workers are not in fact working (besides the fact that … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Some of the items in this post were supposed to go at the end of yesterday’s post, which was going to be a “First the good news, then the bad” type of article. But there was unfortunately so much bad … Continue reading

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Turkey takes advantage of Israel’s economy but is no political ally

In theory, Turkey and Israel ought to be on the same side. Both fear the collapse of Syria into a failed Islamic state, and yet do not want Bashar Assad to emerge victorious from the civil war.  Both countries too … Continue reading

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