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Growing Relations between Turkey, Russia a concern for Israel

Jerusalem Post, 8/10 At a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi last week, Turkish President Recep Tayepp Erdogan reaffirmed the growing links between Moscow and Ankara.  The Sochi talks came after Erdogan failed to secure a meeting with … Continue reading

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Iran-China Alliance?

Jerusalem Post, 24/9 Teheran’s accession to full membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization reflects deepening ties.  On Friday, September 17, at a gathering in Dushanbe, Tadjikistan, member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization voted to approve Iran’s membership of the … Continue reading

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The Surrender of Deraa

Jerusalem Post, 12/9 Agreement in cradle of Syrian uprising reflects renewed Iranian boldness, shifting Russian stance In a new ceasefire agreement which may bring an end to a 75 day Assad regime siege on the Syrian town of Deraa al-Balad, … Continue reading

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Taliban Victory – the Pakistani Angle

Jerusalem Post, 27/8 Islamabad’s support for the Taliban played a crucial, largely ignored role in recent events The collapse of the Kabul government and the Taliban’s rapid takeover of nearly all Afghanistan has captured the attention of the world.  It … Continue reading

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Does killing of Iranian dissident foreshadow what is to come for others?

Jerusalem Post, 13/8 Mousa Babakhani, a leading figure in an Iranian opposition party, was found murdered last Saturday in a hotel room in the Iraqi Kurdish capital city of Erbil.  Babakhani was a member of the central committee of the … Continue reading

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Unrest Grows in Iran – But is the Regime in Danger?

Jerusalem Post, 30/7 Iran is currently experiencing a significant wave of unrest.  Protests began on July 15, in Khuzestan Province, located in the south west of the country.  The initial focus was a scarcity of water in recent months, which … Continue reading

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The Slow Death of Lebanon

Jerusalem Post, 16/7 Lebanon is currently in the grip of the worst economic crisis in its history. There are daily shortages of fuel and electricity, a chronic lack of medical supplies, and an absence of essential medicines in hospitals.  77% … Continue reading

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Iran Digs Deep in Hollowed out Syria

Jerusalem Post, 3/7 Arab diplomatic efforts unlikely to shift Teheran’s extensive infrastructure The attacks by pro-Iran militias on US positions in eastern Syria come at a time of significant diplomatic action on the Syrian file. These attacks also graphically demonstrate … Continue reading

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Splits in Israeli Right led to fall of Netanyahu

Since the process whereby splits in the Israeli right have now resulted in the fall of PM Netanyahu and the ending, for now at least, of Likud rule in Israel, I thought it might be an opportune time to repost … Continue reading

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The Growing Threat Facing Israel from Iraq

Jerusalem Post, 4/6 A previously unknown Iraqi Shia militia calling itself ‘Ktaib al-Sabiqoun’ issued a warning to Israel this week. In gramatically challenged  Hebrew, the statement read ‘if you bomb us, we will bomb you.’  It is likely that this … Continue reading

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