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Saturday, 15 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Last October, the Palestinian Authority banned imports of Israeli beef. It did so because, according to the PA, Palestinians found themselves forced to buy meat only from Israeli farmers, thereby limiting the import of meat from abroad. For several months, the Israelis tried ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2020 5:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 14 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald The heartening recent story of the U.K.’s decision to ban the terror group Hezbollah in its entirety, and to freeze all of its financial assets, is here. The UK government announced on January 17 that it would add the entirety of Hezbollah — Iran’s Shi’a proxy based in ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2020 5:44 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald That distinguished statesman Mahmoud Abbas, enraged at the Trump peace initiative, announced at an emergency meeting of the Arab League in Cairo on February 1 – a meeting that he had requested — that he was cutting off all ties with Israel and the U.S. The assembled Arab foreign ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2020 5:34 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald The Trump Administration’s remarkably detailed peace plan, set out in 179 pages of text and two pages of maps, is the fruit of 2½ years of intensive labor by Jared Kushner and a half-dozen others. For the first time, according to this plan, Israel would recognize a State of ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2020 6:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 8 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Mahmoud Abbas has decided to cut off all relations with Israel and the United States, although a Palestinian official has said that he has not actually done so. If he actually follows through with this, it means that the one thing of value Abbas could offer the Israelis – cooperation ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2020 5:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 7 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald There was deep disappointment among the Palestinian leaders with the initial response of the Arabs to the Trump peace-and-prosperity plan. Their complaint can be read here. A senior official in the Palestinian Authority has spoken of Ramallah’s disappointment in Arab nations’ ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/07/2020 4:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 5 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recep Tayyip Erdogan fancies himself, not quite accurately I’m afraid, as the leader of the Muslim world – a kind of successor to the Ottoman sultan or parishah. He sees Turkey not as just one more member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (O.I.C.), but rather, given ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2020 6:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 4 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald An interview with the head of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army on Turkish television reminds the Arab states why they so mistrust President Erdogan. The story is here. The Executive Summary, and then a partial transcript of the interview, follow. Ahmad Shihabi, a commander ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/04/2020 6:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 3 February 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald “The Deal of the Century” turned out to be remarkably generous to the “Palestinians,” giving them far more than they had any right to expect. It promises them a state – the state of Palestine. It doubles the size of the territory under Palestinian control. The Palestinians ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2020 6:25 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 31 January 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Prince Charles was recently in Israel, along with many world leaders, for the observance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. He visited the President’s Residence, where he told President Reuven Rivlin that “For me, this [visit] is a very significant experience. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2020 6:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 30 January 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Both Prime Minister Netanyahu and his chief rival Benny Gantz, a former chief of staff of the IDF, agree that for vital security reasons, Israel must annex the Jordan Valley. Very few Israelis would disagree. This is a strip of land in the West Bank, 65 miles long, with a width ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2020 5:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 29 January 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Orla Guerin has for 20 years been a BBC correspondent in the Middle East, covering Israel and the Palestinians. She’s acquired quite a reputation, over those years, for her palpable dislike of Israel and her deep sympathy for the Palestinians. But before getting to her latest ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2020 5:39 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 28 January 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald The disturbing story is here. “Go outside,” French President Emmanuel Macron demanded in English in a melee with Israeli security men on Wednesday, demanding they leave a Jerusalem basilica that he visited before a Holocaust memorial conference. Here’s what he shouted, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2020 3:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 27 January 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Abdolhossein Mojaddami, a commander of the Basij forces in Khuzestan, and an associate of the late Qassem Soleimani, was killed on January 21 in a drive-by shooting in front of his house; his killers, wearing ski masks and thus unidentifiable, escaped.on their motorcycle. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2020 5:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 26 January 2020
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald In a meeting with world Jewish leaders, Pope Francis deplored the recent upsurge in antisemitism around the world. Pope Francis told a visiting US Jewish delegation on Monday of his concerns about rising antisemitism and the importance of educating against prejudice. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2020 6:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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