Tag Archives: Middle East/North Africa

Iraqi Christians Leave Mosul

The last of the Iraqi Christian families in Mosul have left to Kurdistan after being expelled by ISIS. Mosul, Iraq is now devoid of Christians for the first time in 1500 years.

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The Muddled East

Iraq has taken delivery of a batch of Russian fighter jets for its defence against Sunni militants, the Iraqi defence ministry has announced. The first five Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft would enter service in “three to four days,” according to … Continue reading

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Israel elected to leadership of UN committee on “Decolonization”

Here The Electronic Intifada says that just when it appeared that the United Nations could not be more ineffective in protecting Palestinian rights and holding Israel accountable for violating them, Israel has been elected as vice-chair of the UN Special … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Cameron’s Visit to Israel and Palestine

This week David Cameron was in the Muddled East. He met Bibi Netanyahu in Israel as a friend and a supporter of the two state solution. As a supporter of the two state solution, I wonder if David Cameron told … Continue reading

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If They Can Sanction Russia Over Crimea, We Can Sanction Israel Over Palestine.

From here. Even the most politically conservative person on our trip, who is sympathetic to some Tea Party agenda, said to me on day 4: “It doesn’t take a genius to see this and know who the aggressor and oppressor … Continue reading

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Ashton deplores Israel’s announcement of additional West Bank construction

Baroness Ashton says that Israel’s colonial outposts settlements are illegal under international law and constitute an obstacle to peace. I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more. Haaretz reports here In a statement issued Sunday Ashton said :”I … Continue reading

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Syria: Now Military Intervention is Inevitable.

Though I believe that before any military response by Britain, parliament should be recalled and it debated, I think that the situation in Syria has got to the point where military intervention is inevitable. The fact is, if it wasn’t … Continue reading

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