Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Good News Friday

The week has gone by without any postings from me for which my apologies. I will blame it on Pesach cleaning and other pressures, though I am trying to lighten my blogging load (in case you hadn’t noticed!). However I … Continue reading

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More Middle East changes

In some good news related to my previous post, the Trump administration has threatened to close down the PLO offices in Washington in retaliation for the PA attempting to bring Israelis to the International Criminal Court: The Palestinian Authority (PA) … Continue reading

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Israel and Saudi Arabia: a desert mirage or a new alliance?

In the crazy world of Middle East wars, politics and shifting alliances, it is hardly surprising that relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia are warming up from their deep freeze. In fact this is an alliance (“friendship” is too strong … Continue reading

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Spiral of violence over Temple Mount security measures

Middle East pundits like to talk about the cycle of violence in the region, particularly in relation to the Israel-Palestinians conflict. But the truth is that the violence is not a cycle, it is a spiral, prodded and pushed and … 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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The Camel Corps rides again

Britain’s Foreign Office came about its moniker honestly. Since the days of T.E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, it has held a romantic, idealized view of the Arabian way of life and a fondness for Arab culture. This view has … Continue reading

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