Monthly Archives: July 2011

Syrian Kurds hope to ride wave of regional change

Jerusalem Post, 29/7/11 The uprising against the rule of Bashar Assad in Syria is continuing to grow. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are now taking part in the protests. As the month of Ramadan approaches, the prospect is for intensified … Continue reading

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Hizballah and Israel five years after the Lebanon War

Pajamas Media 30/7/11 Five years have passed since the Second Lebanon War. Five years since the burnt forests, the Katyusha rockets, the blazing sunlight, and bitter lessons of that July and that August 2006. A half-decade on, Israel has improved … Continue reading

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Iran strikes across border into Iraqi Kurdistan

A border dispute between Iran and the Kurdish region of Iraq underwent a significant escalation this week, as Iranian Revolutionary Guards crossed the border to engage with guerrillas of the PJAK (Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan) organization. The … Continue reading

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Jew hatred on display in Jerusalem bookshop

Entering the bookshop at the American Colony Hotel recently, I noted a prominently placed display of four books directly facing the entrance. The books were the first thing seen by any visitor to the shop. They were evidently intended to … Continue reading

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Iran’s bid for power in Iraq

Amid the recent upheavals in the Arab world, one country has largely escaped attention. That country is Iraq. However, the absence of anything attributable to the ‘Arab Spring’ within its borders should not lead to the conclusion that all is … Continue reading

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