Post Tagged with: "Middle East"

A Palestinian Failure

October 27, 2014 11:52 am0 comments
A Palestinian Failure

Shortly after the war in Gaza, trouble started elsewhere – this time in Jerusalem inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory of the West Bank. Although it is hard to pinpoint the exact start of the problems, Palestinians have been protesting the fact that Israeli Jewish settlers have been allowed access to […]

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New Egypt leader must recover country’s economy and authority

July 16, 2014 9:50 am0 comments
New Egypt leader must recover country’s economy and authority

The new cabinet of Egypt headed by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab took the oath of office on June 17 after Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, former Minister of Defense who organized the 2013 coup d’état, became the next President after the election which took place on May 26-28. The country’s new leader […]

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Israel and Iran need each other

June 10, 2014 1:03 pm0 comments
Israel and Iran need each other

When it comes to the Middle East and the relations between the countries within, everyone who even watches the news briefly knows that there exists a country called Israel, and another called Iran and that they are both rivals. If Israel and Iran were personified, they would be Batman and […]

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Israel, Palestine and Ethnicity

February 25, 2014 1:35 pm0 comments
Israel, Palestine and Ethnicity

Note; Haaretz has premium status for some articles, meaning that, after some time, material may not be available to viewers unless they pay a subscription fee. This is why I may paraphrase a lot so as to respect their material.  The Israeli national newspaper, Haaretz, has published an article reporting on changes […]

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The Middle East is devastating itself – not Obama’s inaction

February 4, 2014 11:03 am1 comment
The Middle East is devastating itself – not Obama’s inaction

A recent article came out of the Independent titled Obama’s inaction is quietly devastating the Middle East.  My reaction is to disagree with this statement. Yes, the United States has been responsible; in a way; for some of the destabilizing and the conflict. Its invasion of Iraq has been a disaster […]

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The Reasons for South Sudan

June 2, 2012 4:34 pm0 comments
The Reasons for South Sudan

As the first year of an independent South Sudan nears its end, the prospects for peace and diplomacy between the new country and its northern neighbour seem to be increasingly bleak. On July 9th of last year [[1]], South Sudan seceded from the government in Khartoum and has since played […]

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