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In defence of Israel, by Declan Mansfield (Spectator – Au)

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, double standards, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 2, 2018 …How can people expect a democratic country, which is surrounded by millions of people who want to kill the Jews, to always behave perfectly when the alternative to defending themselves is extermination? There is no second chance for the Israelis. It’s survive or die. Context is all in this situation. If Israel […]

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Obama’s Pass for Hezbollah (WSJ)

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  friends/enemies, hypocricy, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 20, 2017 Charges that he killed a probe of the terror group to get his Iran deal. Click here for full article

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How to Prevent the Next Mideast War, by Daniel Schwammenthal (WSJ)

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 11, 2017 Europe’s borders are bloody. From Ukraine in the east to Libya and Syria in the south, war has brought mass migration, terrorism and political instability to a continent ill-equipped to do much about the underlying problem. Yet while the European Union’s soft power can’t stop conflicts, it could help prevent the outbreak […]

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Iran is on the march, making the Middle East even more dangerous, by Robert Fulford (National Post)

By   /  December 10, 2017  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 8, 2017 Israel and Iran are now already engaged in an undeclared war Click here for full article

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To Stop North Korea, Act Like Israel, by NITSANA DARSHAN-LEITNER (NYT via HonestReporting)

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  International, Israel, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 3, 2017 Click here for full article

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Lebanon: Is Cheat-and-Retreat Back on the Menu? by Amir Taheri (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 26, 2017 The tactic that Tehran used is known in diplomacy as “cheat-and-retreat”: When your back is to the wall, you sign whatever your adversaries want. And, because your adversaries do not have the same attention span, they will soon forget what you had signed. Then you can resume your shenanigans until the next […]

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COLUMN ONE: PORTENTS OF QUAGMIRES IN SYRIA BY CAROLINE B. GLICK (J. Post)

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 23, 2017 Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan are right that, as of now, they are the victors in Syria. But let us not empower them by believing them invincible. Click here for full article

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OUR WORLD: PINING FOR FIG LEAVES BY CAROLINE B. GLICK (J. Post)

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 13, 2017 But now, they argue, under the leadership of King Salman and his son, 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudis are going too far. Click here for article

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More on Operation Harpoon (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert, with links)

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Nov. 8, 2017 Operation Harpoon: How the Mossad and an Israeli NGO Destroyed Terrorist Money Networks – Yonah Jeremy Bob Operation Harpoon was a revolutionary Israeli intelligence operation to thwart terrorism financing initiated by the legendary Mossad chief Meir Dagan. Harpoon dealt Hizbullah, Hamas, Fatah’s Yasser Arafat and other terrorist groups major blows. The development and […]

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Iran-Backed Hizbullah’s New Strength – Sulome Anderson (NBC) with link to related article by the Economist

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 19, 2017 Iran-Backed Hizbullah’s New Strength – Sulome Anderson Hizbullah has emerged from the Syrian conflict stronger and more powerful than ever, thanks to a steady stream of funds and advanced weaponry from its patron, Iran. At the behest of Iran, Hizbullah has been training thousands of Shiite militiamen in Iraq and Yemen, spreading its […]

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