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Iranians under Pressure in Flailing Economy – Sune Engel Rasmussen and Aresu Eqbali (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 26, 2018 Iranians under Pressure in Flailing Economy – Sune Engel Rasmussen and Aresu Eqbali A deepening economic crisis is slashing the buying power of Iranians even before the bite of looming U.S. sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday replaced the head of the country’s central bank, while 90 members of parliament called to impeach the economy […]

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Iran’s Businesses Begin to Buckle under Sanctions Threat, by Aresu Eqbali and Asa Fitch (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 19, 2018 Iran’s Businesses Begin to Buckle under Sanctions Threat – Aresu Eqbali and Asa Fitch New U.S. sanctions are sending an economic shock through Iran even before they take effect. Iran’s manufacturers, Persian-rug exporters and shopkeepers have increasingly struggled to make transactions in dollars for imports of needed supplies. Foreign companies are winding down […]

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All these years later, Netanyahu is finally vindicated, by FIAMMA NIRENSTEIN (JNS)

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 14, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been acknowledged for his role in understanding, like Winston Churchill did in relation to Hitler, the real danger in the world while everyone else denied it. Click here for article

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Tunisian party head calls for normalization with Israel (MEMRI via JNS)

By   /  May 10, 2018  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 10, 2018 Mounir Baator, head of the Liberal Tunisian Party, said normalization was in Tunisia’s best interests in terms of economy and international relations, and that the country’s real problems were social and economic, and did not pertain to the Palestinian issue. Click here for brief article

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Hezbollah Faces Rising Discontent in Heartland Ahead of Election, by Sune Engel Rasmussen and Nazih Osseiran (WSJ)

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 3, 2018 Shiite group’s sending of troops to aid Syrian regime rankles those in Bekaa Valley who want jobs more than martyrs Click here for full article

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The Future of Israel Looks Good by Efraim Inbar (Jewish Inst. for Strategic Studies via M.E. Forum)

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 18, 2018  At 70, Israel stands strong, yet debates about its health persist. The radical Israeli Left seems most concerned about the country’s future, arguing that there is great urgency in solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; otherwise, Israel is doomed. The Left contends that Israel’s democratic character, its international legitimacy, and its ability to withstand […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Delights AIPAC Audience With Tour of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful’ (Algemeiner)

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 6, 2018 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an accomplished solo performance at the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference on Tuesday morning, guiding a cheering, whooping audience of 18,000 through his vision of a country, a region and a world currently encircled by the “good, the bad, and the beautiful.” Click here for full article

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Israeli shekel emerges as world’s 2nd-strongest currency (Israel Hayom)

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Nov. 8, 2017 Shekel has risen 6.1% against the major currencies over the past 12 months and is nearing historically high levels, says Germany’s Deutsche Bank • Bank of Israel expected to intervene in forex trade in coming weeks to depreciate shekel and help exports. Click here for full article

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