Living in an Orwellian Tyranny

Yesterday Nick Timothy, Theresa May's former aide, was accused of using an antisemitic slur in his article on Brexit. He co-authored a Telegraph report titled,  George Soros, the man who 'broke the Bank of England', backing secret plot to thwart Brexit. Not only did Timothy not criticise Soros as a Jew, he didn’t even refer to …

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Riyadh Explores Anti-Iranian Embrace of Israel – But Risks 1979-Like Blowback

The semi-secret security alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel may be expanding into the sphere of ideology and street politics, but Riyadh may be at risk of tripping a conservative Islamist backlash. The existence of some form of security and intelligence cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Israel is hardly news for Middle East observers. United …

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Let’s Keep Donald Trump: True Believer Mike Pence Could Be a Whole Lot Worse

When President Donald Trump traveled to Davos last week, the second foreign head of government he met with was Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. When the expected groveling before Bibi was concluded the rest of the world learned that Trump is right on board the Netanyahu bandwagon when it comes to making sure that the Palestinians somehow …

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Netanyahu Visit Strengthens Israel-India Alliance Dominated by Mutual Interest in Guns and Religious Hate

Bibi Netanyahu began a six-day visit to India earlier this week, which was his first to the nation, and only the second by an Israeli premier in the State’s history (Ariel Sharon visited in 2003). Last July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first such Indian leader to visit Israel. All this marks an increasing …

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In Words and Deeds: The Genesis of Israeli Violence

Not a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous statement against Palestinians. Many of these statements tend to garner little attention or evoke rightly deserved outrage. Just recently, Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, called for more death and injuries on Palestinians in Gaza. “What is this special weapon we …

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Will 2018 Bring Greater US Fire and Fury?

Only Cassandra was good at predicting future events. I dislike predictions, but here goes. Next year will likely be more dismal than this one. With most Russian forces out of Syria and Washington’s rage for endless war and regime change, conflict may escalate, not end, new hordes of terrorists brought in to replace eliminated ones. …

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