Tag Archives: Russia

Chutzpah of the week: Iran? Russia? The ICC?

The week has barely started but I think it is safe to announce the candidates for this week’s Chutzpah of the Week Award. (No, this is not a regular occurrence on this blog even though the daily news provides us … Continue reading

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US Foreign Policy failures explained

An article in last Thursday’s New York Times illustrates all that is wrong with the Obama Presidency, aggravated with John Kerry at State. “Obama suffers setbacks in Japan and the Middle East” bemoans the NYT without digging too deeply into … Continue reading

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How the Russian-Ukrainian conflict affects the Middle East

We like to think that what happens on the other side of the world has nothing to do with us, so we ought to keep our heads down and just stay out of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. Unfortunately, international crises have … Continue reading

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Bumbling Obama bullies Bibi. Bibi hits back with AIPAC speech

President Obama did it again – he poured a great bucket of icy cold water on Binyamin Netanyahu’s head by implicitly threatening Israel with isolation and worse if they don’t cave in to every Palestinian (and American) demand in an … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Once again we’ve had a week full of nastiness, so it’s great to be able to counteract the bad feeling with another Good News Friday post. We start with an incredible Israeli development which could improve the lives of autistic … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

After a week of bad news it’s a relief to find it’s time for another Good News Friday post. Since this last week has been full of boycotts and badmouthing of Israel, it’s wonderful to be able to report that … Continue reading

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