Tag Archives: Russia

Israel-Russia ties shaken after Russian plane downed by Syria

Yes, I know the headline does not make any logical sense. If a Russian plane was downed by Syria, why on earth should Israel get the blame? Let’s back up a bit and look at the chronology. Israel has had … Continue reading

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A long hot summer on Israel’s borders

The situation on Israel’s major borders is so volatile that it looks like we’re in for a long hot summer in more ways than one. The South Let’s have a quick look at the smouldering southern border with Gaza, via … Continue reading

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Israel walks a tightrope in Syria between Iran and Russia

While rockets and flaming kites are continuing to rain down over our southern border, it’s worth a look at what has been happening on the other side of our other major border in the north. Politics makes strange bedfellows, and … Continue reading

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Huge missile strike on Syria: did Israel do it?

The answer to the above question is: I blooming well hope so! The strike was so big that it caused a minor earthquake! Let’s go to the story: Missile strikes against Syrian regime forces in the central province of Hama … Continue reading

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The Rogue’s Gallery at the UN Human Rights Council

In the unlikely event that we might have forgotten what the UN is really about (hint: it is not all sweetness and light, or democracy and peace), here is UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer to remind us, as he reports on … Continue reading

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Closing a circle: Former Refusenik Yuli Edelstein returns to Moscow as Knesset Speaker

This week Yuli Edelstein, the Speaker of the Knesset, made history by being the first Israeli to address the Russian Parliament. And in wonderful twist of history, Edelstein was formerly a Prisoner of Zion or a Refusenik –  a Jew … Continue reading

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