Middle East International

Sharon’ Limited Scope, Feb 2001

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Ariel Sharon’s victory in the elections on 6 February is an absolute certainty, and speculations to the contrary are useless and reflect a combination of wishful thinking and childish refusal to accept harsh realities. More…

Sharon Is Marching On, Jan 2001

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By 21 January it has become quite clear that Shimon Peres is not gathering momentum in the race to the post of Prime Minister. On the contrary: his star is waning by the hour, and only his diehard adherents still believe in miracles. More…

The Writing on the Wall, Jan 2001

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Saving a divine interference (a viable contingency in the Holy Land) Ariel Sharon is going to form the new Israeli government as of February 7, a day after the special elections to the post of Prime Minister. More…

Netanyahu’s Strange Debacle, Dec 2000

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On 19 December, at 01.00, Mr Binyamin Netanyahu lost his chance to win power in the February (or possibly March) 2001 special elections to the prime-ministership. The trickiest politician in Israel's history was out-tricked by Ehud Barak in the most bizzare manner. More…

A Faltering Easy Rider, Nov 2000

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For two long months Mr Ehud barak has been butchring the Palestinian people in the territories and inside Israel proper with virtual impunity, if one does not regard the loss of power as punishment for his immoral and extremely unwise behaviour. By 1 December, Barak was arrogant enough to launch his new election campaign in the Israeli-Arab town of Taibe. More…

Israel V The rest of the world, Nov 2000

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The most popular Israeli pop song in the 1970s was entitled: “The World is against us”. To be perfectly honest, it was not exactly a masterpiece. The rather simplistic message was accompanied by an equally banal tune, the usual tiresome combination between Russian folk music and pseudo oriental sound. More…

The Process’s Sad Secret, Nov 2000

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I was sitting with my ten-year old son Evyatar, when the Mahaneh-Yehuda car bomb went off on 2 November, killing two innocent civilians and injuring ten. The sense of deja vu was really acute, as both of us went through the same routine three years ago. More…