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Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

22 November 2023 Israel-Hamas Ceasefire By Gwynne Dyer There are really three parties to the ‘pause’ – nobody is officially using the word ‘ceasefire’ – that brings at least a temporary end to the fighting in the Gaza Strip. Two of the three parties, Hamas and the United States, would very much like it to

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Another October War

8 October 2023 Another October War By Gwynne Dyer If you are wondering why Hamas launched its all-out assault on Israel on Saturday, I wrote it right here last week. “The Arab world has basically abandoned the Palestinians to their fate, whatever that may be. Six Arab countries have established diplomatic ties with Israel and

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Israeli Pogrom

1 March 2023 Israeli Pogrom By Gwynne Dyer The dictionary definition of ‘pogrom’ is “an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jewish people in Russia or eastern Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.” So there is something deeply strange about hearing ‘pogrom’ used in Hebrew to describe

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Israel Predictions

Israel Predictions Gwynne Dyer Here are a few fairly safe predictions for what will happen in Israel in the next year. Prime Minister Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu will not go to jail. The independence of the Israeli court system will be destroyed. Judges’ decisions will be made subject to veto by politicians. (That’s why Bibi will

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