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My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

Cyber-Trenches

August 22, 2012

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Alusi calls on Obama to introduce U.N. resolution demanding Syria give control of WMD to international community

August 21, 2012

Today President Obama warned Syrian dictator Bashir Assad that “use or deployment of … weapons of mass destruction” would be crossing a “red line,” that would prompt U.S. intervention. In a phone ...

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New York Times reports Iran has infiltrated Iraq’s banks; Alusi told me this months ago

August 20, 2012

Too bad The New York Times doesn’t take more freelance pieces on the middle east, because it could have had the essence of this story several months ago.

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Weren’t the Serbs our allies in WWII?

August 16, 2012

Interesting piece by Julia Gorin at Right Side News this week concerning Serbia, prompted by a story that ran in The Washington Times.

The author of that other piece characterized the Chetniks–a term for Serbian royalists during World...

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Romney picks Ryan; Krauthammer hits the bullseye

August 11, 2012

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Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his wise choice of running mate, Wis. Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee. While he may not have the star quality of a Newt or Sarah, Mr. Ryan seems to have the intelligence and prudence...

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Update: South Sudanese families released from detention in Israel; 100 set to fly to Juba Wednesday

August 7, 2012

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Tomorrow (Wednesday August 8), many of the approximately 120 South Sudanese Christians who have registered with Israel’s government for deportation will fly to South Sudan.

This is the “last organized flight” planned...

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Raisman’s Hava Negila floor routine was a winner

August 3, 2012

 

 

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What a thrill it was to watch the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the gold.

Watching Aly Raisman finish the night on Tuesday with a phenomenal floor routine to the tune of “Hava Negila” was especially...

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Remaining 500 South Sudanese Christians in Israel deserve humane treatment

August 2, 2012

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This summer Israel’s government has initiated a policy of deporting South Sudanese Christians to the newly declared nation of South Sudan.

Human rights groups and others have criticized Israel’s government for its handling of the...

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U.S. women’s gymnastics team takes the gold to the tune of “Hava Negila”

August 1, 2012

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What a thrill it was to watch the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the gold earlier this week.

Watching Aly Raisman finish the night with a phenomenal floor routine to the tune of “Hava Negila” was especially moving to...

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Christian Africans in Israel, Despite Illegal Status, Claim Alliance, Ask for Better Treatment

July 31, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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This summer, Israel’s government has undertaken a policy of detaining Africans who are illegally residing in the Jewish State, holding them in immigration centers, and deporting them.

The first to be deported are Southern Sudanese...

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