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How to Survive in the Middle East – Nave Dromi (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 29, 2019  /  Human Rights, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 29, 2019 How to Survive in the Middle East – Nave DromiAlmost a million Jews had lived in the Middle East and North Africa before being expelled by Arab leaders and forced to flee around the middle of the 20th century. On Nov. 30, we will remember their ethnic cleansing on the Day of Commemoration […]

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Despite Setback, Syrian Kurds Have Come Through the Fire – Seth J. Frantzman (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 25, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 25, 2019 Despite Setback, Syrian Kurds Have Come Through the Fire – Seth J. Frantzman (Jerusalem Post)    Syrian Kurdish leader Gen. Mazlum Kobani received Washington’s support on Wednesday and was on the phone with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu – two weeks after it seemed his Syrian Democratic Forces were on the ropes against […]

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Some Uncomfortable Truths about U.S. Policy in Syria – Aaron David Miller, Eugene Rumer and Richard Sokolsky (Politico via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 23, 2019  /  History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 23, 2019   Some Uncomfortable Truths about U.S. Policy in Syria – Aaron David Miller, Eugene Rumer and Richard Sokolsky (Politico) For nearly a decade, U.S. policy in Syria has been a never-ending mission impossible without realistic goals or the means to achieve them. The decision to abandon the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a mainly […]

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How Erdogan Planned This Ethnic Cleansing All Alongby Malcolm Lowe (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  October 21, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Oct. 16, 2019 As the Voice of America itself reported on January 23, Erdogan’s plan was to resettle three million or more refugees from other parts of Syria in this “security zone” extending twenty miles deep into Syria. Twenty miles may not sound much, but – the VOA omitted to mention – almost all the […]

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The End of Kurdish Autonomy in Syria? – Jonathan Spyer (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 18, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 18, 2019 The End of Kurdish Autonomy in Syria? – Jonathan Spyer In the early years of the revolt against his regime, Assad was desperately short of loyal manpower and unilaterally withdrew his forces from Syria’s northeast in June-July 2012. The Kurds had to fight for their lives from the beginning as the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra […]

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The Wisdom and Consequences of the Trump Decision to Withdraw from Syria, 2 conflicting opinions (i24 News via Youtube via Israpundit)

By   /  October 18, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 18, 2019 The Wisdom and Consequences of the Trump Decision to Withdraw from Syria (2 conflicting opinions on Pres. Trump’s decision to remove troops from Syria…Ed.) Click here for 6 min. video featuring Eric Mandel(vs the decision) & Jesse Jane Duff (in support of the decision):  

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Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON (National Review)

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  friends/enemies, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Oct. 15, 2019 Critics now upset about abandoning our Kurdish friends demanded abject withdrawals — and the abandonment of friends — in Afghanistan and Iraq. “The chief problem is that the Kurds are our friends but not our legal allies. In contrast, the Turks are not really our friends anymore but are legal, treaty-bound allies.” Click here for full […]

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War in Syria: Can the Kurdish forces fight back?

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 9, 2019 Click here for 10 min. France 24 broadcast explaining geographically, what’s going on in Syria

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From Israel: Ouch!!, by Arlene Kushner

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 12, 2019 The situation I address here is awash in complexities and troubling aspects. This past Sunday, October 6, President Trump, after a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced a very sudden decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria. This was in the face of Turkish threats to invade […]

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What the U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Means for the Kurds – and for Israel – Yossi Alpher (The Forward via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  friends/enemies, History, Human Rights, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 11, 2019 What the U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Means for the Kurds – and for Israel – Yossi Alpher President Trump is consistent about keeping American forces out of conflicts in the Middle East. He wants U.S. troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. The game of abandoning the Kurds has been going on for a […]

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