Russia’s Lack of Reaction to Israel’s Strikes on Syria is Disgusting

There have been major developments this week, all of them bad, including Putin re-nominating Medvedev as his Prime Minister, and Bibi Netanyahu invited to Moscow to the Victory Day Parade in spite of him bombing Syria, a Russian ally, just on the eve of his visit. Once in Moscow, Netanyahu compared Iran to, what else, …

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All Sides of the Complex Battle in the Middle East are Concerned

In the West, it’s easy to concentrate on each daily drama about the Middle East and forget the world in which the real people of the region live. The latest ravings of the American president on the Iran nuclear agreement – mercifully, at last, firmly opposed by the EU – obscure the lands of mass …

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Victory Day 2018 Forever Changed How Alt-Media Views Russia and Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attendance at Victory Day 2018 as President Putin’s guest of honor, the day-long meeting that they had, and then Israel’s bombing of Iranian positions in Syria later that same night forever changed how the Alt-Media Community views the Russian-Israeli relationship. Up until this Wednesday’s 2018 Victory Day event in Moscow, …

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Are Bibi and Bolton in the Wheel House Now?

Brushing aside the anguished pleas of our NATO allies, President Trump Tuesday contemptuously trashed the Iranian nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions. Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Britain, President Emmanuel Macron of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were put on notice that their ties to Iran are to be severed, or secondary sanctions will …

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Explaining Israel’s Syrian Strike: Israel Tries to Reverse Shift in Military Balance

Eric Zuesse has done an expert job untangling the web of lies and obfuscation surrounding the recent Israeli missile strike on Syria, and the various counter strikes. To my mind Zuesse has shown clearly that the Israeli claim to have retaliated against an Iranian missile strike on Israel is most unlikely to be true. What then …

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Which Side Lies About Israel’s May 9th Missiles-Invasion of Syria?

On the night of May 9th, Ynetnews, which is the online English-language website of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s most-widely read newspaper, headlined an “Analysis” article, “A Preemptive Strike in Syria” and opened: Even if Iran had no intention of launching missiles at Israel on Tuesday, the alleged Israeli strike came along and conveyed the following message …

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Israeli soldiers walk past armored vehicles in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on May 10, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Missile Attacks Reflect Changing Strategic Landscape

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marched in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Immortal Regiment in memory of Russian fighters who died in World War II, Israel was getting ready to retaliate for an Iranian rocket attack on Israeli military units in the strategically sensitive Golan. Israel attributed the missile attack to …

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Russia’s Unspoken Relationship with Israel

President Putin on Israel: Quotes from the Kremlin Website Alt-Media totally misunderstands – and oftentimes deliberately misportays – President Putin’s relationship with Israel, which a reading of the official Kremlin website’s most relevant links indicates is a lot better than most people may think. Alt-Media dogma indoctrinates its followers with the notion that it’s impossible …

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