Obama let 40-year-old oil supply guarantee to Israel expire in November 2014

Belgium, Munich: the analogies are piling up.

(Image: Wikimedia Commons, John Hill)
(Image: Wikimedia Commons, John Hill)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Going big: With Palestinian state offer, Egypt enters Middle East’s new strategic game

Interesting times.

Like a boss. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi with military leaders in 2013. (Image: AFP via dtnews)
Like a boss. Abdul Fattah al-Sisi with military leaders in 2013. (Image: AFP via dtnews)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Israel under fire: The new paradigm

Interesting times.

Attacks from Gaza on Israel have ramped up significantly in the last several days.  An Israeli patrol was hit by what was thought to be a roadside bomb on Tuesday (three were wounded), near the border fence with Gaza.  On Saturday, terrorists in Gaza fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli jeep with four infantrymen in it, as the patrol operated in the area of the roadside bomb attack.  The four soldiers were wounded, one severely.  More than 80 rockets have been launched from Gaza into Israel since the attack on the jeep on Saturday, 10 November.  At least three Israeli civilians were injured in the rocket attacks.

Geography is beginning to rear its head again, Continue reading “Israel under fire: The new paradigm”

Three things about the 18 August attack on Israel

A new pattern?

There will be numerous analyses, in the days ahead, of the horrific terrorist attack today in southern Israel.  (Ed has a link to Carl in Jerusalem’s liveblog; I can also recommend the Muqata’s liveblog timeline.)  Here are a few preliminary thoughts: Continue reading “Three things about the 18 August attack on Israel”