[Highlight:"When the US effects such a strategic withdrawal from the Middle East, it will leave the region open to the energy-hungry Chinese and to Russia. Unlike the US, they care little about democracy, human rights, borders or boundaries. They will be more than willing to come to terms with even the most repressive Islamist regimes as long as the oil flows their way, or through their pipelines."]
Genetics of the Jews
By Nicholas WADE
October 5, 2008
With a new technique based on the male or Y chromosome, biologists have traced the diaspora of Jewish populations from the dispersals that began in 586 B.C. to the modern communities of Europe and the Middle East.
The analysis provides genetic witness that these communities have, to a remarkable extent, retained their biological identity separate from… Continue
Islamist terrorism is not disappearing, nor is the challenge to understand its origins. Whenever it began, it catapulted to the forefront of public attention on 9/11 and has been haunting the world ever since. The…
mepeace.org is a borderless social network helping and empowering BOTH Palestinians and Israelis find and implement viable ways of living together in peace and harmony.
There is much sanctimonious faction and bluster and posturing, and even real information on this site. In a humble and understated way, this is an example of what http://www.mepeace.org is really about: Peace Cafe II -- Nohar MISK's…
IT is easy to conclude that Israel has paid a diabolical price to honour the Jewish state's unbreakable promise to its citizens that soldiers will never be left stranded on foreign soil, even in death. The return of prisoners to the Iran-backed group, Hezbollah, in exchange for the corpses of two young Israeli soldiers who were kidnapped on… Continue
[Highlight: "It is hard for anyone with normal sensibilities to comprehend how someone can feel joy and hatred while smashing in the head of a four-year-old child. What kind of pathology can cause a society to celebrate such evil?"]
A celebration of evil
Editorial Jerusalem Post
Jul. 14, 2008
Preparations are in full swing in Lebanon to celebrate the return of Samir Kuntar.