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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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Sheikh Jarrah and Shimon Hatsadik: a Tale of Two Jerusalem Gravesites:

Jerusalem Post, 14/5 The current tensions in Jerusalem are not traceable to a single source.  The always charged period of Ramadan, the cancellation of Palestinian elections, the attacks on Ultra-orthodox Jews and the response to these by Jewish far right … Continue reading

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A Modest Suggestion for Haaretz Columnist Gideon Levy

Gideon Levy in an article in today’s Haaretz described the current ‘Palestinian violence’ in Jerusalem (ie the ongoing, random, thuggish assaults on Israeli Jewish civilians in the city) as ‘the most justified and restrained act of resistance against injustice and … Continue reading

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Iran Seeks US ‘Withdrawal Under Fire’ from Iraq

Jerusalem Post, 23/4 Rising Tempo of attacks on US forces, facilities in Iraq by pro-Iran militias A notable uptick in attacks on US personnel and facilities in Iraq has taken place in recent weeks.  In the latest incident, five rockets … Continue reading

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The Ravaging of Afrin

Jerusalem Post, 9/4 State Department, UN and NGO Reports cite pattern of grave human rights violations, assaults and targeting of women by Turkish-controlled Islamist militias Located in the north west corner of Syria, the Turkish-controlled Afrin area is largely off … Continue reading

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The Bear in the East

Jerusalem Post, 26/3 What is the Significance of the Recent Flurry of Russian Mid-East related Diplomatic Activity? In an event covered in a variety of regional media outlets  but largely ignored further afield, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met on … Continue reading

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