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2019 Oct 30 - 11:54pm
My father, the late IDF general Matti Peled, called for a two-state solution in 1967, and as is stated in my book, The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, he continued to campaign for this “solution”  until the day he died. It may have been a revolutionary idea then, especially coming from a retired IDF general. Some would even call it progressive, though I personally would not go that far. It presented a path for Israel to gain...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, Insights, J Street, Progressives
2019 Oct 30 - 2:41am
The world’s most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere, and the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Palestine and South Africa sounded the alarm at a conference in Johannesburg on October 15. Their gathering was titled: “The Holy Land: A Palestinian Christian Perspective.” One major issue that highlighted itself at the meetings is the rapidly declining number of Palestinian Christians in Palestine.  There are varied...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, Insights, Christians, ethnic cleansing, israel
2019 Oct 30 - 12:10am
Douma, Syria, April 2018. Dozens of people die in a suspected chemical weapons attack in the eastern suburb of the capital Damascus. The United States and many European countries immediately identify President Bashar al-Assad as responsible for the attacks, and respond with deadly violence of their own, starting a bombing campaign against his forces. Yet new evidence leaked from whistleblowers suggests that not only is the Western story on shaky...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, chemical weapons, Douma, OPCW, Syria
2019 Oct 29 - 11:02pm
Santiago, Chile — “We are at war with a powerful, relentless enemy that respects nothing nor anyone” thundered Chilean President Sebastian Piñera during a speech to the nation, deliberately echoing the infamous catchphrase of fascist military dictator Augusto Pinochet.  The “enemy” he was referencing were Chilean citizens, more than one million of them taking to the streets Friday afternoon in a revolt against the neoliberal...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, Chile, Media, Neoloberalism
2019 Oct 28 - 9:34pm
  In November 2018, I became aware of the case of Kirill Vyshinsky, a Ukrainian-Russian journalist and editor imprisoned in Ukraine without trial since May 2018, accused of high treason.  Soon after, I interviewed Vyshinsky via email. He described his arrest and the accusations against him as politically-motivated, “an attempt by the Ukrainian authorities to bolster the declining popularity of [then] President [Petro] Poroshenko in...
Tags: Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs, Interview, Kirill Vyshinsky, press freedom
2019 Oct 27 - 1:14am
Owlcation » Arts » Divinity Angels in the Bible in Six Depictions Updated on Marchland 17, 2019 Trick Dash more Lav is a author based in Portsmouth in the Joined Realm who enjoys authorship on a all-embracing orbit of personal and pro interests. Impinging Writer St. Michael and fallen angels by Rubens, Seventeenth c | Origin Although Angels deliver many roles, they are credibly outdo known for organism God’s messengers. In the Scriptural Hebrew...
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2019 Oct 26 - 12:33am
Last Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a memorandum to all U.S. attorneys, law enforcement agencies and top ranking Justice Department officials announcing the imminent implementation of a new “national disruption and early engagement program” aimed at detecting potential mass shooters before they commit any crime. Per the memorandum, Barr has “directed the Department [of Justice] and the FBI to lead an effort to refine our...
Tags: Top Story, CLOUD Act, disruption and early engagement program, HARPA, mass shooters