Monthly Archives: October 2011

Eliminating dictators doesn’t guarantee democracy

Gaddafi Dead – So What? To understand grand scale events, stop focusing on individuals — whether ousted Arab dictators (Tunisia’s ben Ali, Egypt’s Mubarak, now Libya’s Gaddafi) or slain jihadist leaders (Osama bin Laden and the various no-names the administration … Continue reading

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Iraq must not slip into lawlessnes

The Iraq word Editorial, Khaleej Times, 23 October 2011 Baghdad and Washington have decided on Iraq war. US President Barack Obama’s formal announcement to pull out troops from the war-weary country after nine years of misadventure should come as some … Continue reading

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Israel is a magical place

Magical thinking on a trek to the Mideast On the surface, Israel is everything outsiders expect it to be: Nationalistic, obsessed with the past and segregated. But venture beyond those first impressions and you’ll discover an Israel that is the … Continue reading

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Platypus helps understand evolution

Platypus sheds light on evolutionary theory Anna Scrivenger | Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 10:06 am Missing link between birds and mammals: the platypus of eastern Australia Arguably Australia’s weirdest animal, the platypus, is at the centre of a new … Continue reading

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Arab intransigence prevents peace

The Simplest Thing in the World to Understand: Why There Isn’t Israel-Palestinian Peace By Barry Rubin Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Media, "experts," and governments finds it very hard to understand an amazing phenomena. No matter what they offer to the … Continue reading

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Israeli PM defends prisoner exchange

Gilad Shalit returns home PM Netanyahu’s remarks following the release of Gilad Shalit: "One of the principal and most complicated missions which I set my heart to was to bring our abducted soldier Gilad Shalit back home, alive and well. … Continue reading

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Israel values life

Analysis: What makes Israel unique By YAAKOV KATZ 18/10/2011, Jerusalem Post While its enemies praise death, Israel sanctifies life, for that reason it is willing to pay heavy price to retrieve one IDF soldier. If everything goes as planned on … Continue reading

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Israel releases convicted terrorists

Israel, Hamas Begin Prisoner Exchange VOA News, October 18, 2011 Photo: AP Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement have begun a multi-stage process to exchange hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Convoys carrying the Palestinian prisoners … Continue reading

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