Tag Archives: Syria

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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The US withdraws from the Iran Deal; Israel’s northern border hots up

Few Middle East watchers, particularly Israelis, were surprised when President Donald Trump made his announcement on Tuesday that the US was withdrawing from the JCPOA, otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. What was particularly gratifying for Israel however was … 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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Yom Hashoah 5778 – 2018

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem with torches lit in memory of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Shoah. You can read the torchlighters life stories here. In his speech at … Continue reading

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