Category Archives: Middle East politics

The way to “improve our image” is to exercise our power

The UNESCO resolution which referred to Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem by their Muslim names alone that passed this week made me think that we – the State of Israel – are taking the wrong path, at least if the … Continue reading

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Can Russia be Israel’s ally?

It’s hard to understand Vladimir Putin’s attitude toward Jews. On the one hand, Putin-controlled media continues to pour out vulgar anti-Jewish memes, including a recent TV program in which Jews sunk the Titanic, blew up Chernobyl and took down the … Continue reading

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US sends arms to Hezbollah-controlled Lebanese army

Hezbollah has effective control of Lebanon, and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) are thoroughly infiltrated by Hezbollah. So why is the US providing weapons and equipment to the LAF? There is no way to keep them out of the hands … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come (with apologies to H. G. Wells)

On Friday my son’s wife took two of my grandkids and her mother on a mini-vacation – to Germany. In the four days that they’ve been there, there have been three terror attacks. I’m more than looking forward to their … Continue reading

Posted in Europe and Israel, Middle East politics, Terrorism | 3 Comments

Who will cut off the head of the snake?

Remember the Cold War? In particular, do you remember when both sides had consistent ideological positions? Washington was always acting to stop soviet expansionism, preventing the dominoes from falling, while the Soviets fought to end American Imperialism. I miss the … Continue reading

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