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Ed: 43: August/2018
Yossi Klein Halevi is an American-Israeli journalist and notably, the author of both Like Dreamers and Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist. His latest book, Letters to my Palestinian Neighbor, is a New York Times bestseller. We sat down for a conversation about his new book, his work, and Israeli and Palestinian identity.
Context slow in coming Early morning viewers of ABC TV “News Live” (July 15) heard no context for Israel’s military operations in Gaza, with the...
Dennis Ross, veteran US Middle East diplomat and envoy, says that he is convinced of the seriousness of the work of Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s envoys to the Middle East
US President Donald Trump was reviled by critics following the Helsinki summit with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, last month. Lost in translation was Trump’s assertion that the two men are planning to do “certain things with respect to Syria that have to do with the safety of Israel."
In the media’s overall coverage of the “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People” bill that passed in the Israeli Knesset, there was a lot of heat generated and very little light.
As factions in Gaza fired rockets at Israel, an offensive by the alliance backing the Assad regime was underway in southern Syria, likely to reach the Golan border soon.
Over the last three months, the total number of fires in Israel caused by incendiary devices tied to balloons, kites, condoms and even inflatable pool toys launched from Gaza totalled more than 1,000.
While the physical edifice of the “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria has been all but pounded into dust, with hundreds of fighters either killed or in detention camps along the Turkish border, the influence of returned Southeast Asian cadres continues to be felt well beyond the five-month Marawi siege in the Philippines last year.
Understandably, 15 years after Saddam’s departure, many Iraqis are frustrated that their lot has not improved. This is the backdrop against which Shi’ite cleric and militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has been inciting the Iraqi masses to oust the Iranian-backed government.
One person in that [usenet] group, had confected an identity so as to gather personal data and email addresses. That individual then sent messages to group members that there had never been a Holocaust and that people who claimed to be survivors were part of a conspiracy to extort money, guilt and political advantage from others.
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