Tag Archives: security

Labour’s boycotted security firm boycotts Labour back

It’s not easy getting back into blogging again after our short holiday in the Galilee, especially with the constant surfeit of bad news.  But a useful way to ease myself back in is by indulging in yet more schadenfreude at … Continue reading

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Insecurity for Israelis should not be a given

An interesting article in the Algemeiner highlights the way we Israelis have internalized something that should have been left behind in the deep dark Galut (Exile): the feeling of insecurity and of living at the whim and behest of others. … Continue reading

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Doing what’s good for Israel – Naftali Bennett’s stability initiative

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (from the Bayit Yehudi party)  is proving to be an inventive and pro-active lawmaker and minister who has come up with several interesting ideas for improving Israel’s domestic problems as well as its international status. He … Continue reading

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The Jordan Valley is vital to Israel’s security

Despite the noise about the settlements being the main stumbling block towards a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, the latest sticking point in the abortive “peace” talks with the Palestinians is the Jordan Valley.  Despite all the cajoling, … Continue reading

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Checkpoints: the price of peace

The necessity of checkpoints within Israel and between Israel and Palestinian-controlled territory has been discussed many times before. I posted a video on that subject over two years ago, and sadly nothing has changed. The following video (via Andreas Fagerbakke‘s … Continue reading

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American caution or cowardice in closing its Mideast embassies?

Yesterday Interpol issued a global security alert (h/t Reality) after a series of Al-Qaeda-linked prison breaks occurred in various locations in the Middle East. The State Department travel alert was based on the same intelligence that prompted it to close … Continue reading

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