Category Archives: Middle East politics

Boycotting Israel, on the airwaves

I have a confession to make: I’m a “ham.” Not a poor actor (although I’m that as well), but an amateur radio operator. I’ve been one since the age of 13, when I used my paper route earnings to buy … Continue reading

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Puncturing the Palestinian Refugee Myth

The World Bank says that the “economy” of the Gaza Strip is collapsing. This is or should be about as shocking as the discovery that there is gambling at Rick’s café. The word “economy,” which implies at least some productivity, … Continue reading

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Walking between the raindrops

Last week, a Syrian-operated Russian antiaircraft system shot down a Russian plane while shooting at Israeli jets that had bombed a target in Syria. 15 Russians were on the plane, and none survived. That is really all I know about … Continue reading

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The perverse and vicious Palestinian “refugee” weapon

Suppose someone told you that they wanted to take a billion and a half dollars of American and European taxpayer money each year, and use it to raise an army. It would feed and house more than five million people, … Continue reading

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What drives anti-Israel politics?

Erdoğan and his party obtained a solid victory in the election this week, guaranteeing that relations between Turkey and Israel will get even worse. This is because the Turkish president has a history of anti-Israel rhetoric and actions whenever he … Continue reading

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