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when will the killing stop?

March 7, 2008

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It is tragic every time senseless killings make the news. It is even sadder when it involves the long-running blood feud between the Israelis and the Palestinians. After a lull in suicide attacks by Palestinians on Israel for almost two years, the peace was shattered today by the killing of eight Jewish seminary students in […]

alan johnston is released

July 3, 2007

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After constantly tightening the screw, Hamas, which now runs Gaza, has managed to get a Palestinian militant group holding BBC reporter Alan Johnston to set him free. The Army of God had held the reporter hostage since March 12, or for nearly four months. He was reported to be back in the BBC’s Gaza office, […]

blair and the middle east

June 26, 2007

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Tony Blair is in a hurry to leave British politics altogether. Besides leaving his post as the prime minister of the UK today, he will also quit his job as a member of parliament in his Sedgefield constituency. He’s moving on to a major diplomatic job, which his credentials as the prime minister that brought […]

BBC reporter Johnston strapped to bomb vest

June 25, 2007

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Things have taken a decidedly worse turn for abducted BBC reporter Alan Johnston today, as his captors released a video of him with an explosives vest strapped to him. The BBC showed a new video tape that is purportedly released by Johnston’s captors, a little-known Gaza-based group known as the Army of Islam. “The situation […]

setback for johnston

June 17, 2007

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In what is perhaps a setback for the release of kidnapped BBC reporter Alan Johnston, his kidnappers have gone to the media, not with news of his freedom, but with threats to kill him if their demands were not met. Gaza-based extremist group, the Army of Islam, which had said it has held Johnston since […]

lies and iraq

June 3, 2007

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It’s amazing that Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about his personal life when it really affected no one outside of his family, while Bush goes on free to wreak more havoc, even as close to 4,000 Americans lives have been lost, over half a million Iraqis had perished, and billions of dollars flushed down […]