Israel Preparing for Hizbullah Coup in Lebanon

The Israeli Security Cabinet convened Wednesday to prepare for a Hizbullah takeover of Lebanon in the wake of the Hariri probe crisis, while Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in Beirut to preach unity. An increasing number of foreign officials and analysts have stated the past several months that it is only a question […]

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Stop Treating Everyone As An Equal Threat

The Associated Press reported yesterday that “cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-approved federal security details.” The article goes on to report that while the rest of the public is still subject to either a […]

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Americans Plan Buy-cott Campaign Next Week

American pro-Israel activists are planning a massive national “Buy Israel Goods (BIG)” campaign next Tuesday and hope it will continue every day. The www.BuyIsraelGoods.org website includes a locator for finding stores in different areas that carry Israeli products. Previous “buy-cotts” in the United States and Canada have been highly successful, leaving many stores with empty […]

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Economy Sees Growth, but Unemployment Stays High

Washington (AP) – The economy grew a little faster over the summer than the government first thought. That modest pickup wasn’t nearly enough to significantly lower the nation’s high unemployment rate, and the Federal Reserve doesn’t expect the economy to improve much over the next couple of years. The economy expanded at a 2.5 percent […]

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Jerusalem is Not a Settlement

Once again, the issue of Israeli building in Jerusalem is making headlines threatening a full-blown crisis. But just how accurate are those headlines? Settlements are not a consensus issue both within and outside of Israel. However, it is incumbent upon the media to present the facts and the necessary context in order for readers to […]

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Corruption: Siphoning Off Growth

Stories of corruption in India have filled the news in recent days. First there’s the corrupt Communications and Information Technology Minister, whose scam to pocket money from telecommunications firms may have topped $37 billion. Then there were accusations that politicians, officials, and contractors had pocketed more than 70% of $2.5 billion meant for flood relief […]

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Iran Suspends Nuclear Enrichment; Stuxnet Virus Suspected

by Gil Ronen Major technical problems in Iran’s nuclear program have forced the temporary shutdown of thousands of centrifuges enriching uranium at Iran’s Natanz plant, diplomats told The Associated Press on Monday. The diplomats said the problems have caused Iranian experts to “briefly power down” the machines they use for enrichment.   The sources said […]

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