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Obit: Ariel Sharon, “The Bulldozer”, dies age 85.

Obit: Ariel Sharon, “The Bulldozer”, dies age 85.

Backbencher January 12, 2014 0

Ariel Sharon,  Israeli statesman, general, and the 11th Prime Minister of Israel 26/2/1928 – 11/1/2014 Calum Heaton, In 2001, just as Ariel Sharon took on the post of Prime Minister of Israel, Israeli charity Tikvah

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Iran Will Get The Bomb. Good.

Lee Jenkins November 29, 2013 3

Iran will become a nuclear power, so keep calm & carry on The sound of hawks spluttering their morning coffee was heard around the world. Iran’s new leadership have signed an embryonic deal with

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Have The Palestinians Scuppered The Latest Peace Talks?

Have The Palestinians Scuppered The Latest Peace Talks?

Backbencher November 14, 2013 0

Quell surprise; Middle Peace talks are going nowhere. But who’s to blame? Bad news and acrimony seem to be the only tangible products coming out of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. At

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Israel And The Civil War In Syria

Israel And The Civil War In Syria

Backbencher September 5, 2013 0

How does crisis in Syria factor into the relationship between Israel and the US On Tuesday this week Israel conducted a ballistic missile test in the Mediterranean, ratcheting up tension in the region. Not since

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Who are the real winners of intervention in Syria?

Backbencher September 2, 2013 0

The topic of chemical warfare in Syria continues to dominate the press and media. Following Parliament’s decision to reject military intervention in Syria, Obama has announced a ten day delay on action from the

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More of the Same in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations

More of the Same in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations

Backbencher July 22, 2013 0

Maura James, On Friday, 19 July, 2013, US Secretary of State John Kerry triumphantly touted progress in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. As we have seen in the period since the Oslo Accords, US

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Egypt cuts off all diplomatic ties with Syria – What does this mean for the region’s security?

Egypt cuts off all diplomatic ties with Syria – What does this mean for the region’s security?

Derek Van De Ven June 17, 2013 1

In front of a packed audience in Cairo, Egypt’s president Mohammed Morsi announced that his government would be shutting down the Syrian embassy in Cairo and sending all Syrian diplomats home. Morsi also announced

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Britain & Syria: No Road To Damascus

Britain & Syria: No Road To Damascus

Lee Jenkins May 22, 2013 0

Britain has few cards to play in Syria, but its playing them well. On Monday Foreign Secretary William Hague addressed the House to reaffirm the British position on the crisis in Syria. By far

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Syria, And Obama’s Self-Inflicted Dilemma

Syria, And Obama’s Self-Inflicted Dilemma

Lee Jenkins May 9, 2013 1

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t, Obama has backed himself into a corner over Syria’s chemical weapons The carnage in Syria shows little sign of abating, with reports of a new massacre

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Israel Attacks Syria, Region Awaits Response

Israel Attacks Syria, Region Awaits Response

Backbencher May 5, 2013 0

Israeli forces hit targets within Syria. Damascus calls the violation a declaration of war. For the second time in two days elements of the Israeli Air Force have struck targets close to the Syrian

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