Tag Archives: Turkey

Who is fighting whom in Syria? Israel watches cautiously from the sidelines

Anyone following the news out of the Middle East nowadays is bound to be confused. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if the governments of all the above countries were equally confused. Let’s just have a look at some recent … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, upheaval in the rest of the world

While we in Israel have been caught up with the wave of terror and violence that has been sweeping Israel in recent months, the rest of the world has not been standing idly by. Paris, Brussels and the rest of … Continue reading

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Who’s fighting whom in Syria?

I was planning to write about the Syrian civil war some time ago but then events in Israel overtook me.  Make no mistake, the “knife intifada” – which includes stones, rocks and car-rammings too – is still ongoing, but it’s … Continue reading

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Turkey’s election results – good for Israel and the Kurds?

Some good news emerged from Turkey last week after their parliamentary elections. Honest Reporting writes: 1. Elections results are in and Turkey’s ruling AKP Party lost it’s parliamentary majority. As it remains the country’s largest party,  the question is what kind … Continue reading

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New friends, new enemies

Never has the saying “politics makes strange bedfellows” been more relevant than the present moment in the Middle East. Israel especially is seeing the truth of this adage in real time as the collapse of Arab regimes all around us, … Continue reading

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Midweek Schadenfreude

I know the Torah tells us not to rejoice at the downfall of our enemies, but it’s very hard not to feel at least slightly gleeful at the misfortunes of our worst enemies. So, in the hope that I’ll be … Continue reading

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