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Israeli Arabs And Israel

How loyal are Israeli Arabs to Israel? It’s a compelling question that has yet to be settled conclusively because this is a devilishly complicated issue. Since the Muslim and Christian Arab citizens of Israel are essentially Palestinians, the descendants of the 160,000 Palestinian Arabs who remained in the country after Israel’s War of Independence in […]

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Middle East

The Israel-Hamas War Six Months On

Six months since the eruption of the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip, Israel is still coping with an overwhelming sense of grief, trauma, loss and uncertainty. October 7, the day some 3,000 Hamas terrorists stormed into Israel in the darkest day in its history and the deadliest single rampage against Jews since the Holocaust, […]

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Middle East

Biden’s Ultimatum To Israel

It was a tense telephone conversation marking what may well be a turning point in Israel’s conduct of the war in the Gaza Strip and in its relationship with its key ally, the United States. U.S. President Joe Biden, in a half-hour call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 4, issued what amounted […]

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Film

The Boy In The Woods

Strength of character, resilience and courage were often the hallmarks of Holocaust survivors. These were the vital qualities that enabled them to overcome daunting disadvantages and challenges. Oziac Fromm was one such survivor. Left to fend for himself at the tender age of twelve, following the murder of his parents and sister, he survived for […]

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Middle East

Israel Inflicts A Heavy Blow On Iran

Israel’s undeclared shadow war with Iran intensified on April 1 when it struck the Iranian embassy compound in Damascus, the capital of Syria. The air strike, carried out by a pair of F-35 stealth fighter jets, levelled what Iran claimed was its consulate. The blast killed 13 people, among whom were three Iranian generals from […]

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Middle East

The Al-Shifa Hospital Was Also A Hamas Base

A hospital is a protected area under international law, but it automatically loses that status when it is converted into a military facility. This is precisely what happened when Al-Shifa Hospital, the largest medical facility in the Gaza Strip, was cynically repurposed into a command center and operational hub by Hamas and Islamic Jihad. By […]

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Middle East

Gaza War Strains Netanyahu’s Relationship With Biden

Nearly six months into the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip, Israel’s strategic ties with the United States, its chief ally and benefactor, have come under increasing strain, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s relationship with President Joe Biden has been buffeted by strong turbulence. These tensions have flared amid a pronounced shift in U.S. public […]

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Television

Buying Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills, a bucolic suburb of Los Angeles, is synonymous with ostentatious wealth and materialism. Multimillionaires, billionaires and celebrities are at home here. The luxurious mansions in which they live are beyond the reach of 99 percent of Americans. They are reserved for the super-rich, the pampered and self-centred individuals who are blithely immune to […]

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Middle East

The Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty 45 Years On

It was a diplomatic earthquake that shook the Middle East to its foundations. Forty five years ago, Israel and Egypt transcended decades of mutual animosity and bloodshed and signed a peace treaty that endures to this day, despite the constant tumult in the region. This landmark agreement, the first between Israel and an Arab state, […]

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Middle East

The Houthis Continue To Disrupt Red Sea Shipping

Despite its best efforts, the United States and its allies have failed to stop the Houthis from disrupting the flow of commercial shipping in the Red Sea, one of the world’s busiest sea lanes. Hundreds of tankers thereby have been redirected to the longer and more expensive Cape of Good Hope route around South Africa, […]