Daily Archives: 8 February 2012

Hamas and PA make peace, push peace further away

Palestinian enemies rivals Mahmoud Abbas of the PA (aka Fatah aka the PLO) and Khaled Mashaal of Hamas have signed yet another unity pact in an effort to lead the Palestinians to elections. The announcement was made jointly on Monday … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shvat Higia

It’s the 15th of Shvat – Tu B’Shvat – today, the Jewish “birthday of the trees”. The halachic (legal) importance of the day was to know from which date to start counting in order to calculate when to give tithes, … Continue reading

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Turkey’s natural gas supply fails temporarily; Israel discovers more offshore gas fields

Two parallel news items appeared in the last couple of days, and it occurs to me that if only the current political constellation in the Middle East were somewhat different, Israel could come to the rescue of Turkey. Today’s Zaman … Continue reading

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