Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress comes at right time, right place – LA Times

In my view this op-ed article in the LA Times is a must-read. The author is Yuli Edelstein, the speaker of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. Check it out!

via Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress comes at right time, right place – LA Times.

For me, this article provides a compelling case but please form your own opinion.

I worry at the extent to which Obama‘s government has tried to muddy the waters on this issue.

 

Cyprus Aims to Become Regional Search-And-Rescue Hub – NYTimes.com

Official portrait of Vice President of the Uni...

Official portrait of Vice President of the United States . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is must-read article in the NYT. Check it out!

via Cyprus Aims to Become Regional Search-And-Rescue Hub – NYTimes.com.

Going back to Henry Kessinger’s Cold War, Turkey has always been regarded by the US as strategic. Yet with latest foreign policy from Turkey, there are increasing signs that the US now regards nearby Cyprus as strategic. Last year, US Vice President, Joe Biden, visited Cyprus and stressed Cyprus’ geopolitical importance with offshore gas and oil in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Some months ago, I was hiking near the coast in Cyprus and witnessed Israeli jets screaming overhead in a joint excercize. Now I’ll have to look more carefully at the markings.

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