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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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Iran and Syria are playing with fire in northern Israel

While we were sleeping on Friday night an Iranian drone invaded Israeli airspace. Israel shot the drone down and then went on the attack against Iranian air positions in Syria. The Syrians opened massive anti-aircraft fire against Israeli jets, causing … 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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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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