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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.

Tonight at convention, Ann Romney flips Obama team’s attempt to demonize Romney’s success

August 29, 2012

Tonight’s speeches at the Republican National Convention in Tampa were solid and periodically inspiring. Ann Romney spoke about her husband and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave the keynote.

The most affecting moment, for me, came when...

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Israel Should Not Deport South Sudanese Christians

August 24, 2012

From The Jewish Week

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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Sudanese couple separated recently when she was repatriated to South Sudan. Photo credit: Avi Blecherman

On Wednesday, Aug. 8, a flight left Tel Aviv carrying about 100 South Sudanese Christians to Juba, the capital of the newly declared...

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Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Alusi to Obama: Demand Assad Give Control of WMD to International Community

August 22, 2012

From The Algemeiner

by HEATHER ROBINSON

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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. Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal...

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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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