Tag Archives: Gaza

Iran Hasn’t Won the Cold War Yet

Gloria Center- 07/01/2010 The salient strategic fact in the Middle East today is the Iranian drive for regional hegemony. This Iranian objective is being promoted by a rising hardline conservative elite within the Iranian regime, centred on a number of … Continue reading

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Northern Sinai: A Desert Playground for Smugglers, Jihadis

13/11/2008 The 25 Egyptian police officers taken hostage by Beduins in northern Sinai on Tuesday have now been freed. The men were released on the Egyptian border with Israel, reportedly unharmed. The freeing of the hostages concludes a series of … Continue reading

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This War’s real Masters

Guardian- 14/07/2006 The kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hizbullah on the Israel-Lebanon border and the killing of eight others was an unprovoked act of war. Israel is now involved in a two-front confrontation with well-armed Islamist organisations that have … Continue reading

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Forget what you think you knew about Israel

Guardian- 29/03/2006 Welcome to the new Israeli politics. You will need to forget a large amount of what you thought you knew about Israel. The clash between Gush Emunim and Peace Now, between Labour and Likud, between the Whole Land … Continue reading

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Israel’s only Option

Guardian- 03/03/2008 The situation of residents of southern Israel in the days and months preceding Israel’s current action in Gaza was clearly intolerable. The Israeli communities of the north-western region of Negev had been absorbing rocket and mortar attacks from … Continue reading

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How UNRWA became a Barrier to Peace

Jerusalem Post- 27/05/2008 The United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) was created under the jurisdiction of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with the unique responsibility of solely aiding the Palestinians. Due to this special status, the UNRWA perpetuates, … Continue reading

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Fortress Gaza

Jerusalem Post- 02/07/2008 Since the agreement on the tahadiyeh (lull) was reached between Hamas and Israel on June 19, the border crossings between Israel and Gaza have already been closed six times in response to Palestinian rocket fire. Israeli officials … Continue reading

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Salafism – the worrying Process of self-Radicalization

Jerusalem Post- 24/07/2008 Over the last two months, Israeli security forces have arrested six young Arab men suspected of seeking to form an extreme Islamist cell for the purpose of carrying out high-profile terror attacks in the capital. Two of … Continue reading

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Assad’s looming Downfall?

Jerusalem Post-25/03/2011 In southern Syria, the uprising against President Bashar Assad is continuing. On Wednesday, six people, including a doctor from a prominent local family, were killed when the security forces entered the Omari mosque in Daraa. Later in the … Continue reading

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Analysis: Israel’s reluctant Allies

Jerusalem Post- 25/12/2008 There has recently been a significant increase in tension between major Arab states. The ongoing crisis in Gaza is the focus for the deterioration in relations, though it is only one aspect of a larger picture. The … Continue reading

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