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6 Challenges for US-Turkish Relations By Diliman Abdulkader (Security Studies via EMET)

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 3, 2018 “It is clear that since Turkish forces shot down a Russian jet in 2015 which flew over Turkish airspace for just under 12 seconds, Vladimir Putin has acted strategically to gradually pull Turkey under his sphere of influence, and Erdogan has taken the bait. Putin has fed Erdogan bits of Syria, like the once […]

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Russia and Iran Are Fast Becoming Economic Rivals – Sune Engel Rasmussen and Benoit Faucon (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  International  /  No Comments

Sept. 27, 2018 Russia and Iran Are Fast Becoming Economic Rivals – Sune Engel Rasmussen and Benoit Faucon (Wall Street Journal) A military alliance between Russia and Iran to back Syrian President Assad is giving way to an economic rivalry as Syria’s war winds down. Russia is outdoing Iran for lucrative opportunities to rebuild the country. […]

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The Lies of Russia’s Report on Israeli Culpability for the Downing of the Russian Spy Plane – Ron Ben-Yishai (Ynet News via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 25, 2018  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2018 The Lies of Russia’s Report on Israeli Culpability for the Downing of the Russian Spy Plane – Ron Ben-Yishai (Ynet News) The report by the Russian Defense Ministry about Syria’s downing of the Russian spy plane in Latakia last week – which blamed Israel – ignores the findings of the investigation conducted in […]

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Syria shoots down a Russian plane and Israel is blamed? But of course. (EoZ Poster)

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  International, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 23, 2018 http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2018/09/syria-shoots-down-russian-plane-and.html The headline seems strangely familiar: Russia: Israel ‘Entirely To Blame’ For Loss Of Military Plane Near Syria Somehow, Syria shots down a Russian plane and Israel is the only party to blame? This fits a pattern. Sabra and Shatila. Blaming Israel for Palestinians abusing their wives. Blaming Israel for US police brutality. […]

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DON’T BE FOOLED, MOSCOW AND JERUSALEM STILL NEED EACH OTHER IN SYRIA, by Herb Keinon (J. Post)

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 23, 2018 Netanyahu will need all the good will he built up over the past nine years with the Russian president to ensure that the current crisis does not seriously harm Israel’s ties with Moscow. Click here for full article

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Under missile attack, Syria accidentally downs Russian aircraft (Israel Hayom)

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 18, 2018 Surveillance plane carrying 15 “falls” off radar 22 ‎miles off Syria’s Latakia coast, Russian Defense Ministry says • Crew presumed dead • U.S. officials: Plane downed by Syrian anti-aircraft ‎artillery • Russia assigns Israel indirect blame for incident. Click here for article Click here for WSJ article on same topic

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Why Russia Needs Israel – Prof. Hillel Frisch (JTA via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 17, 2018 Why Russia Needs Israel – Prof. Hillel Frisch Why has Russia under Putin acknowledged Israeli red lines aimed at preventing the buildup of an Iranian military presence in Syria? To fully understand Putin’s acceptance of Israeli involvement in Syria, one must consider the balance of power that existed between Czarist Russia and its […]

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MUST READ: COLUMN ONE: A GLIMPSE OF EUROPE’S TRUE FACE, by Caroline B. Gick (J. Post)

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  dhimmitude, friends/enemies, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

July 12, 2018 The time has come for Israel to finally stop taking European rhetoric seriously. Click here for full article

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The End of a Revolution in Syria – Prof. Eyal Zisser (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 10, 2018 The End of a Revolution in Syria – Prof. Eyal Zisser For a while it seemed the Syrian rebels could topple the regime, but they failed to form a united, effective diplomatic and military front to lead them to victory. Instead they let radical Islamist groups abscond with their revolution and turn it […]

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In Rare Move, Russian Embassy to Host its National Day Party in Jerusalem – Raphael Ahren (TOI via Daily Alert)

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel  /  No Comments

May 31, 2018 In Rare Move, Russian Embassy to Host its National Day Party in Jerusalem – Raphael Ahren The Russian embassy in Israel is hosting its annual National Day reception in Jerusalem, in a nod to Moscow’s recent recognition of the western part of the city as Israel’s capital. Russia’s incoming ambassador Anatoly Viktorov has […]

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