Monthly Archives: August 2007

Good news for Pakistan?

In an interesting development today, General Pervez Musharraf announced that he would resign as army chief before the next Presidential elections. In addition, former President Benazir Bhutto, currently in exile, while announcing this, also announced that charges against her had … Continue reading

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Double Secret Probation

I happen to believe that Congress frequently overreaches with respect to asking members of an administration to testify under oath in public. Remember, all Congressional hearing become part of the public record unless otherwise specifically designated secret. In fact, I … Continue reading

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CNN – Caliph News Network?

I have been waiting, fearfully, for some time for a series to be broadcast on CNN this week hosted by Christian Amanpour. The series, titled “G*d’s Warrior’s” was a three part series featuring a two hour show on Christians, Jews … Continue reading

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A History Lesson

As much as I don’t like Colin Powell, this story was too amazing not to pass on. A History Lesson The South Bronx in 1950 was the home of a large and thriving community, predominantly Jewish. In the 1950s the … Continue reading

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It doesn’t get worse than this….

Hitting shelves in NY today were a new series of Yankees Caps from the New Era Cap company. One was white with a Red bandana with a NY logo; one was a white one with a blue bandana around it … Continue reading

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The New Economy of the Middle East

Two interesting recent developments. First, and as a result of the second, is that MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute) one of my favorite organizations and websites recently started an economic blog. This is as a result of the development … Continue reading

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Revealing article in today’s Jerusalem (formerly Palestine) Post

Civil Fights: Surreal diplomacyEvelyn Gordon, THE JERUSALEM POSTAug. 8, 2007 To understand just how surreal all the talk of Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic momentum is, two recent polls suffice. One is the latest Peace Index poll, published this week, which found that … Continue reading

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