From the Beeb, one of the bigger stories making the rounds today: An Arab man convicted in Israel of rape because he pretended he was a Jew when he had consensual sex with a Jewish woman has called the verdict… Continue Reading
This is such a flippant, ironic suggestion that — well, there’s actually a bit of truth in it. Because, of course, it’s the last thing Turkey really wants to have happen.
I’m not so sure I enjoy seeing tension involving Israel — particularly when it appears that the antagonists are trying to draw Turkey into a side adverse to Israel. This would be an excellent time for a diplomatic effort to… Continue Reading
A year ago, I made some predictions for what would happen in 2009. How’d I do? 1. The United States Federal deficit for calendar year 2009 will exceed $1.5 trillion. Check. 2. A human being will be cloned. Not Yet… Continue Reading
At the end of December, I made sixteen predictions for 2009. Here’s how I’m doing so far: Prediction Status The United States Federal deficit for calendar year 2009 will exceed $1.5 trillion. I may have been too modest in this… Continue Reading
Yesterday was election day in Israel. Israel is a multi-party democracy and no politician can reasonably hope to lead the government there with a majority of his or her own party members alone. So the trick is to find enough… Continue Reading
It’s rare for me to make Big Brass Ones Awards in rapid succession. But after seeing this video, I’ve gotta hand it to these Israeli soldiers who found a very creative way to take a couple of the bad guys… Continue Reading
This is an English-language briefing — yes, intended for a European and American audience — from the IDF. You won’t be seeing this on the Daily Kos.
The guys who set up their rocket launching sites in the middle of civilian housing areas, surrounded by noncombatant women and children, and then fire their rockets indiscriminately across their borders into civilian-occupied areas of their neighbors, are the bad… Continue Reading
Internet reporting, like TV news reporting, is all about attracting eyeballs. So Pajamas Media decided to try a stunt to do that — it hired purportedly average-guy Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, AKA “Joe the Plumber,” to be a war correspondent. They… Continue Reading