Israel and Saudi Arabia: Strange Bedfellows

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by Medea Benjamin On the surface, it would seem that Saudi Arabia and Israel would be the worst of enemies — and indeed, they’ve never had diplomatic relations. After all, the Saudis have championed the cause of the Palestinians, who… Continue Reading  

Shas Leader on Iran: “Obliterate Them from the Face of the Earth”

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This weekend brought news of the latest set of inflammatory comments by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of Shas — the ultra-Orthodox party that is currently the fourth largest party in Israel’s Knesset. Yosef — whose previous statements regarding Arabs… Continue Reading  

Is Netanyahu’s New Adviser in the ‘Attack Iran’ Camp?

It’s hard to know for sure, but he certainly doesn’t keep pleasant company. Ori Nir, at Americans for Peace Now, has a good analysis of Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror, who is apparently Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s new national security… Continue Reading