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Interview on TLV1 about my new book ‘Days of the Fall’

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Turkey plans move to box in Kurds in northern Syria

Jerusalem Post, 13/10 The Turkish military this week scouted Syria’s Idlib province, in the north west of the country, in preparation for a military operation in the province.  The deployment of a reconnaissance team into Idlib came days after Turkish … Continue reading

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Days of the Fall

Details regarding my upcoming book, to be published on December 1st: https://www.amazon.com/Days-Fall-Reporters-Journey-Syria/dp/1138561207

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Eastern Ukraine in limbo as ‘invisible war’ takes its toll

The Australian, 30/9: “I sometimes think if we’re just going to be stuck here like this, we should just use paintball instead of live ammunition. Probably it’s ­because I’m older but I think a bit differently to the other guys … Continue reading

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‘Second Turkish Republic’ looks east

Jerusalem Post, 15/9   Turkey this week announced its purchase of the S-400 anti aircraft missile system from Russia.  The deal,  according to western media reports, is worth $2.5 billion.   Turkish President Recep Tayep Erdogan told Turkish media that the … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Trident: the Ukraine War and the Jews

Jerusalem Report, August,2017. Ukraine is a territory saturated in Jewish memory.  Memory both tragic and sublime.  In every field of endeavor –  religious thought,  Zionist and socialist politics, art, music, military affairs, science, Jews from the territory on which the … Continue reading

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Growing Up in War Zones, a review of Shooting Ghosts: A US Marine and a Combat Photographer, and their Journey Back from War by Finbarr O’Reilly and Thomas J. Brennan. (Viking,2017).

  Jerusalem Post, 24/8 ‘Shooting Ghosts’  is a joint memoir, depicting the friendship, experience of war and trauma and long road to recovery of two very different individuals.   Finbarr O’Reilly is a veteran Canadian photojournalist, formerly of the Reuters wire … Continue reading

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