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Donald Trump and the mythmakers, by Caroline B. Glick (Israel Hayom)

By   /  January 10, 2020  /  International, Israel, Israel's legal case, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2020   The more successful Trump’s reality-based policies towards Iran and Israel are, the harder it will be for the foreign policy establishment to restore their delusion-based policies when he leaves power. Click here for full article

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Maximum Pressure on Iran Is Working. That’s Why It’s Lashing Out – Nazee Moinian (Daily Beast via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 2, 2020  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 2, 2020 Maximum Pressure on Iran Is Working. That’s Why It’s Lashing Out – Nazee Moinian (Daily Beast) In a clear sign that the Islamic regime in Iran is worried about its survival, it has increased its attacks on American interests in Iraq. In response, the U.S. engaged in some signaling of its own, hitting […]

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3 from Daily Alert re: Iran & its feifdoms, Iraq & Lebanon

By   /  November 28, 2019  /  Mid. East news, U.N. & NGOs  /  No Comments

Nov. 28, 2019 Iraqi Protesters Burn Down Iranian Consulate in Najaf – Alissa J. RubinIraqi protesters in the southern city of Najaf burned down the Iranian Consulate there on Wednesday night in an outburst of anger at Iran. Video showed sizable crowds outside the consulate shouting “Out, out Iran!” as the building burned. The attack “sends […]

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Summaries of 4 articles by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  November 12, 2019  /  BDS, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

1) Congress Warns EU Against “Warning Labels” for Jewish-Made Products – Adam Kredo Leading lawmakers in Congress are warning the EU that mandating that Jewish products made in contested areas carry consumer warning labels could trigger American anti-boycott laws and jeopardize U.S. trade with Europe. The European Court of Justice is expected to issue an opinion on […]

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Who are the Kurds? (BBC via Israpundit)

By   /  October 20, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 15, 2019 Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained a permanent nation state. Where do they come from? The Kurds are one of the indigenous […]

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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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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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Trump did not betray the Kurds, by Caroline B. Glick (Israel Hayom)

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

Oct. 11, 2019 The US has neither major influence in Syria nor an interest in confronting Turkey to protect the Kurds. Trump avoided war with Turkey this week and began extracting America from an open-ended commitment to the Kurds it never made. Click here for full article

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The Iran-Israel War Is Here – Jonathan Spyer (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 28, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 28, 2019 The Iran-Israel War Is Here – Jonathan Spyer The regime in Tehran favors the destruction of the Jewish state. This is a longstanding aim, dating to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. What’s brought it to the fore is that Iran has emerged in the past half decade as the prime beneficiary of the collapse […]

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The Extinction of Christians in the Middle East by Giulio Meotti (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  dhimmitude, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 18, 2019 “I don’t believe in these two words [human rights], there are no human rights. But in Western countries, there are animal rights. In Australia they take care of frogs…. Look upon us as frogs, we’ll accept that — just protect us so we can stay in our land.” — Metropolitan Nicodemus, the […]

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