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After Netanyahu visit, Russia backs off delivering S-300 missiles to Syria, by Reuters & Israel Hayom staff (Israel Hayom)

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 11, 2018 Vladimir Kozhin, an aide to President Vladimir Putin, says Moscow is not in talks with Damascus about supplying it with the advanced defense system, as Syrian military already has “everything it needs” • Israeli PM Netanyahu had lobbied against the move. Click here for full article

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Trump and Mattis are carrying out a grand strategy in Syria, by Mark Langfan (INN via Israpundit)

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 7, 2018 Kurds and Arabs have formed a pincer that prevents Iran’s road to the sea and it will soon be apparent that everyone, except Iran, is in favor. Click here for full article

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Israel can only rely on itself, by Yoav Limor (Israel Hayom)

By   /  April 9, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 9, 2018 While sympathetic to Israel’s concerns, the United States does nothing about them. Russia listens attentively and then lays down with the enemy, even selling it advanced weapons. click here for full article

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The Summit Meeting In Ankara Between Russia, Turkey, Iran: What It Means For The Region, by Melik Kaylan (Forbes)

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 6, 2018 The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran convened for a summit in Ankara on April 4 ostensibly to discuss Syria. (Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani). Most pundits noted two salient inferences, that the US was conspicuously absent and the conclave would lead to nothing longterm since the countries involved had divergent goals in […]

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FALLOUT FROM THE TURKEY-IRAN-RUSSIA MEETING, by Seth J. Frantzman (J. Post)

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

Apr. 6, 2018 The problem is that the US has no clear plan now for Syria, while its adversaries appear to have one. Click here for full article

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FORGET RUSSIA, WHAT ABOUT QATAR?, by Daniel Greenfield (FPM)

By   /  March 9, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 9, 2018 Is Mueller colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood’s 9/11 backers? Click here for full article

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Russian Foreign Minister: Iran’s Statements on Destroying Israel Unacceptable (Summaries of 2 related articles by Daily Alert)

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 20, 2018 Russian Foreign Minister: Iran’s Statements on Destroying Israel Unacceptable Russia condemns Tehran’s remarks that Israel should be wiped off the map, TASS quoted Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Monday at the opening of the Valdai conference on “Russia in the Middle East.”  (RT-Russia) See also Lavrov Issues Rare Rebuke of Iran – Herb Keinon Russian Foreign […]

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THE CONTEST FOR AFRIN PROVINCE HAS BECOME DANGEROUS AND DEADLY, by Seth J. Frantzman (J. Post)

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Movies  /  No Comments

Feb. 20, 2018 It appears now that Tillerson’s Ankara visit on February 16 was the last straw for the leadership in Afrin. Click here for full article

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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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