Tag Archives: Syria

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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Hypocrisy: A state for the Palestinians but not for the Kurds or Catalonia

The Kurds are a nation scattered across the Middle East while their national territory was divided up by the ruling powers of a century ago and split amongst several nations, all in a manner similar to the fate of the … Continue reading

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Iran and North Korea provoke Israel and the West

We were offline for 3 days and we seem to have missed a possible outbreak of WW3! This Ongoing War reports that on Tuesday the Iranians sent a drone over Israel which Israel successfully shot down: All the ominous recent … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s time for a palate-cleanser after the balagan of the past week, so here is a Good News Friday installment to put us all into a better mood for Shabbat. Let’s start with the amazing “Good Neighbour” program instituted by … Continue reading

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Israel in the Middle East – piggy in the middle

Israel is getting caught in the middle of intra-Arab feuds as well as the international rivalries playing out between Iran/Russia/Assad and the USA/Syrian rebels. The “playing field” is becoming increasingly perilous and we have to be constantly alert to the … Continue reading

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#Jerusalem50: Israel’s precarious position in the lead-up to the Six Day War

Israel’s victory in the Six Day War was so complete and so sudden and so startling that, 50 years later, many people have forgotten the dire danger facing Israel in those awfully tense days. The Arabs, led by Gamal Abdel … Continue reading

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