Tag Archives: Israel

Nothing Can Happen Because of Israel?

Well I guess I post controversial views, happy for them to be contested. I think what Israel is doing in Gaza is appalling. But I add an economic historical perspective (as that was once my field of study) to the … Continue reading

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Iran: You Cannot Bomb Knowledge and Technical Expertise

Very wise piece on the complexities of negotiating with Iran by Philip Stephens in today’s UK Financial Times. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/af170df6-4d1c-11e3-bf32-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2kiP31htK ©Ingram Pinn The who-said-what game  about last weekend’s talks in Geneva has become a distraction. The six-power negotiations  with Tehran to … Continue reading

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Is Mitt Romney a Fool or a Knave? Jerome Slater’s Question

I always appreciate Jerome Slater’s blog for his insights into the Middle East and enjoyed this piece on the latest Romney gaffe. Romney’s comment on the income differential between Israel and Palestinians, is a bit like telling the French in … Continue reading

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Peace Vigil: 2006 War in Lebanon

I am getting more clicks from people in the Middle East, and in particular the Lebanon, .ترحيب     welcome     קבלת פנים     I thought I would therefore recount just one bit of our local history here in the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Place in Lebanon

Great post on my fellow bloggers site beirutmabitmoot about Beaufort Castle in the Lebanon and its conflict history: http://beirutmabitmoot.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/my-favorite-place-in-lebanon/ Thanks!  

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