Daily Archives: 6 September 2011

FBI wiretapped Israeli embassy – but Israel is an ungrateful ally

These two contradictory headlines both appeared in this morning’s papers and managed to raise my blood pressure in an unhealthy way. The spying scandal is extremely offensive on a number of levels: firstly, that the US would spy on an … Continue reading

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They should have consulted a Jewish calendar

Embarrassment and consternation reigns in the Muslim world after it was disclosed that Saudi officials announced the end of Ramadan and the start of the festival of Eid on the wrong day. It is a pivotal point in the Islamic … Continue reading

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