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The President is Busy

Good piece from Tom Friedman in today’s New York Times on the impact of the US Presidential election on Israel. Couple this with the news that the US is becoming increasingly independent of Middle East oil: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/opinion/sunday/friedman-president-obama-is-busy.html?src=me&ref=general   Amos Ben … 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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Sunni versus Shia: the Fundamental Middle East Conflict

I thought this map would help us understand just how divided Middle East Islam is: See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunni_Islam and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_Islam

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Guest Blog: Iran-Contra: ‘Totally Justified’?

For those who like a potted cartoon history of interesting past events, and especially for those who have a rosy view of President Reagan, and also think Iran is part of the axis of evil, our correspondent Kyrie Eleison provided … Continue reading

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The Middle East: It’s the Economy Stupid

With all the recent turmoil in the middle east, something is missing. The real drivers of the conflict are certainly political: the mass of the people want a say in the running of their countries. But equally valid are the … Continue reading

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Water Shortage: the Next Major Cause of Middle East Conflict

I always like the way the Swedes and Swiss fuss about the next threat and came across this article in The Guardian which is summarized in another piece below: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/20/arab-nations-water-running-out On Thursday, 10 February 2011, Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey presented … Continue reading

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