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Same old Gaza crisis but a new Middle East context

Same old Gaza crisis but a new Middle East context

By Brian M Downing The Palestinian issue has once again resurfaced. Hamas and possibly Islamic Jihad have sent volleys of rockets into Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has responded vigorously with a targeted killing and repeated airstrikes inside Gaza. Israel is preparing ground troops for a possible incursion into the Palestinian enclave.  In some […]

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Israel’s successful Sudan air strike delivered a pointed message to Iran

Israel’s successful Sudan air strike delivered a pointed message to Iran

Global Information System Israel’s precision air strike on Oct. 24, against the Yarmouk weapons production facility in the suburbs of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, was — apart from destroying a facility which provided rockets and missiles to Hamas to use against Israel — clearly intended to send a direct message to the Iranian political leadership […]

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Kissinger on Israel's coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Kissinger on Israel's coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

By Alexander Maistrovoy Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated — and I quote the statement word for word: ‘In 10 years, there will […]

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A closer look at Netanyahu's UN speech

A closer look at Netanyahu's UN speech

By Ed Koch On Sept. 27, 2012, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel delivered a speech to the United Nations. That speech is well worth reading, if someone is interested in world events and, in particular, a discussion of why it is a matter of life and death whether Iran is able to develop nuclear […]

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Obama at UN addressed the Arab Street and U.S. voters, spurning other global concerns

Obama at UN addressed the Arab Street and U.S. voters, spurning other global concerns

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama’s speech before the UN General Assembly was directed to two domestic audiences. One Main Street USA where outrage and anguish over the killing of American diplomats, the trashing of diplomatic property throughout the Middle East, and the seething resentment towards America is viewed as a […]

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'Playing God' with birth rates: The soft underbelly of geopolitics

'Playing God' with birth rates: The soft underbelly of geopolitics

By Sol W. Sanders Paying a visit to my phlegmatic Punjabi physician in New Delhi in the early 1960s, I found him uncharacteristically upset. Amniocentesis had come to India and some of his patients were asking him to abort fetuses if they were female. Out of moral scruple, he was refusing, losing patients — and […]

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France's pendulum swing to the left jolts a continent's fault lines

France's pendulum swing to the left jolts a continent's fault lines

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Tone, tenor, and style separate Nicolas Sarkozy from Francois Hollande as much as clear political ideology divided the two contenders for the French presidency. But sentiments like voter discontent, backlash and anti-austerity describe the mood French voters were in when they elected the Socialist candidate. Francois Hollande’s victory […]

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Ed Koch to Tom Friedman on the subject of throwing stones

Ed Koch to Tom Friedman on the subject of throwing stones

By Ed Koch In an April 4th New York Times op ed article, Tom Friedman endorsed what he designated to be “non-violent resistance by Palestinians” against Israel. He added that Palestinians need to “accompany every boycott, hunger strike or rock they throw at Israel with a detailed map” delineating their territorial demands. Friedman, I’m sorry […]

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State of the Iran-Israel showdown, geopolitically speaking

State of the Iran-Israel showdown, geopolitically speaking

Gregory Copley, Global Information System Global security concerns continued,in early April 2012, to be geared around the possibility of armed conflict between Iran and Israel, an issue hedged by a range of other conflicts and issues. The actual prospect of such a conflict, however, remained extremely low, for a variety of reasons, despite the near […]

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Terror in France and the chilling prospect of sleeper cells also in the USA

Terror in France and the chilling prospect of sleeper cells also in the USA

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A spate of seven seemingly unexplained serial  killings has shocked France with the uncomfortable realization that the specter of terrorism has not vanished.  But the shootings of three soldiers and later, the calculated cold- blooded rampage at a Jewish school killing a rabbi and three children, turned the […]