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Violence in Syria raises questions over viability of UN peacekeeping in Golan

Sep 18, 2014

Violence in Syria raises questions over viability of UN peacekeeping in Golan

As Syria continues to disintegrate, the odds of Israel giving up the Golan never a popular prospect among Israelis appear to be dimming by the day. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #Middle East #ConnectTheDots #Israel #Iraq #Bashar Assad #al-Qaida #rebels #Golan Heights #American government #Nusra Front #UNDOF #Peace keeping #1967 Mideast war
Israel and Palestine has signed agreement on rebuilding Gaza UN

Sep 17, 2014

Israel and Palestine has signed agreement on rebuilding Gaza UN

The United Nations on Tuesday announced an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, devastated in the recent Israeli military offensive. #United Nations #Hamas #Palestine #Gaza #Gaza-Israel crisis #Israel military strike on Gaza #Gaza ceasefire
Gaza violence will resume without urgent economic reform IMF, World Bank

Sep 17, 2014

Gaza violence will resume without urgent economic reform IMF, World Bank

The warnings came three weeks after Israel and Hamas signed a ceasefire to end 50 days of conflict, and as the Israeli army said a mortar fired from Gaza hit southern Israel the first since the truce. #World #IMF #World Bank #Hamas #Israel #TheySaidIt #Palestine #Economic sanctions #Gaza
Israel, Palestine reach deal on Gaza reconstruction UN

Sep 16, 2014

Israel, Palestine reach deal on Gaza reconstruction UN

Fifty days of conflict in Gaza between Hamas militants and Israel, which ended late last month, has left swathes of the Mediterranean enclave in ruins. #World #US #Hamas #Israel #UN #Benjamin Netanyahu #Mahmoud Abbas #Palestine #IDF #Gaza #John Kerry #air strikes #Israeli military #ground operation
US anti-ISIL campaign caught in Middle-East's Sunni-Shia web

Sep 15, 2014

US anti-ISIL campaign caught in Middle-East's Sunni-Shia web

The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another US-led project with a straightforward goal destroying a marauding organization of extremists is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture. #Obama #Terrorism #Congress #US #Syria #9/11 #Egypt #Libya #Israel #Iraq #Saudi Arabia #US government #Airstrikes #Shia #militants #Syrian rebels #Sunni #Kerry #islamic-state #ISIS #IS< terror #Sunni-Shia war #Middle East politics

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Life in Israel: Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Dec 03, 2012

Life in Israel: Caught amidst hostile neighbours, bad options

Without going into the compelling but competing narratives of why and how Israel landed in what seems a perpetually hostile dynamic, it is easy to see that it is surrounded by hostile neighbors and there is no strategic depth of geography. #HowThisWorks #Syria #Al-Qaeda #Israel #Golan Heights
Read before you RT: Twitter lessons from Hamas to BBC

Nov 16, 2012

Read before you RT: Twitter lessons from Hamas to BBC

A series of incidents in several countries, and involving several organisations, have further highlighted the need for us to think before we tweet, and read before we retweet. #HowThisWorks #BBC #Twitter #Hamas #Israel #Defamation #Gaza #Lord McAlpine

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Read before you RT: Twitter lessons from Hamas to BBC

Sep 19, 2014

Anti-Islam ads coming to New York

Anti-Islamic adverts will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week. The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before he was beheaded, standing next to his masked executioner. T... #MTA #New York, NY #Metropolitan Transportation Authority #Pamela Geller
Read before you RT: Twitter lessons from Hamas to BBC

Sep 18, 2014

An Insider's Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth : A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters

The Israel Story Is there anything left to say about Israel and Gaza? Newspapers this summer have been full of little else. Television viewers see heaps of rubble and plumes of smoke in their sleep. A representative article from a recent issue of The... #Israel #The New Yorker #Palestine
Read before you RT: Twitter lessons from Hamas to BBC

Sep 19, 2014

West Dunbartonshire churches support students in conflict-ridden Israel and Palestine

Dumbarton Presbytery approves the continuation of a bursary scheme to educate Christian youngster... #Israel #Palestine