Category Archives: Middle East

A quick outrage roundup

A few of the news items that are pissing me off today: Can you say, “First Amendment”? Apparently, they can’t: Houston city attorneys subpoena five pastors’ sermons, asking for anything that discusses “HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or … Continue reading

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Reading material

This is the most devastating international analysis of Barack Obama’s presidency that I’ve ever read. He made lots of speeches, mostly good ones, but each slightly less interesting than the last. He held out the hand of friendship, but many … Continue reading

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Tuesday post-holiday briefs

Sure, when hell freezes over: Iran has summoned Mark Zuckerberg to court over Facebook’s violations of privacy. Yeah, I can totally see a Jewish billionaire showing up in an Iranian kangaroo court. That’s as likely to happen as, oh, Facebook … Continue reading

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Sunday briefs

Gee, whatever could the motive be? Three people were murdered in the Brussels Jewish Museum yesterday, at least two of whom were Jewish–and Israeli. They haven’t caught the scumbag. They have pictures. He came, armed, to the museum. And yet, … Continue reading

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Unhappy Iran

Seven young people made a dance video to Pharell Williams’ “Happy,” which is a very joyful song that people all over the world are making videos to. They’ve been arrested. Their crime? The video was vulgar and offended public morals, … Continue reading

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Madam, I’m Adam

One of the things the Iranians think is going to work for them against the U.S. Navy is their strategy of having a lot of small, fast boats go after the Navy’s larger, slower vessels. They will probably have explosives … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

No, there is no double standard: When Israel expels African migrants who are looking for work (not fleeing persecution or war), the world lashes out and the media launches a thousand stories. When Leban on expels Syrian Palestinians feeling the … Continue reading

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Monday, briefly

Everything new is old again: Here’s another fine analysis of what’s happening in Russia. Keep Simply Jews on your daily reading list and you won’t miss translations like this. No, I don’t need a million articles about it: Yes, tragically, … Continue reading

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But don’t call it anti-Semitism

Iran has banned WhatsApp, a messaging site, because its owner is an “American Zionist”. The Iranian regime has banned access to the WhatsApp messaging site, a popular site for many to communicate both inside and outside the country, stating that … Continue reading

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Thursday briefs

Left hand, right hand: Why, yes, Hamas is still actively embracing terror as a way to deal with Israel, in spite of its pretense of agreement with Fatah for now. The State Department issued a report about it. But don’t … Continue reading

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John Kerry, friend to Israel

The title, if you couldn’t guess, is sarcasm. Are you effing kidding me? These are the words of the United States Secretary of State? If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

Yet another reconciliation: Hamas and Fatah are reconciling again. Okay, let’s start the pool now. Who’s got a week? A month? Three days? Benjamin Netanyahu is telling Mahmoud Abbas to pick his peace partner: Israel or Hamas. Oh, come on. … Continue reading

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More threats, less peace

Mahmoud Abbas doesn’t want peace. All he wants is to give Israel preconditions and ultimatums. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time spoke about the Palestinian demands for extending peace talks: A three months freeze in settlement construction during … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday briefs

Happy Easter, my Christian friends and readers! CNN now publishes Iranian propaganda: Apparently, CNN wants to be just like the New York Times. It’s publishing an op-ed favorable to Iran by members of NIAC. NIAC is an arm of the … Continue reading

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This is why I hate the AP

Look at this misleading headline and lead. Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade Iran’s president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country’s National Army Day. … Continue reading

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