September 1, 2013
September 1, 2013
To Read: Fred Kapan believes that Obama chose right in involving congress in the Syria decision-
Quote: “He can’t make these decisions divorced from the American public and from Congress. Who knows what we’re going to face in the next three and a half years in the Middle East?”, a senior Obama aide commenting on Obama's big decision.
Number: 41, the percentage of Republicans who support a strike on Assad.
Headline: Netanyahu: Israel peaceful, self-assured
To Read: Gabriel Sassoon shares his experience of shopping for gas masks in the ever so quiet Tel Aviv-
Quote: "In the digital and satellite era, space and cyber space are critical issues when it comes to Israel's security. The Israeli Space Agency is expanding its work significantly and launching this satellite is another milestone in the journey that the State of Israel has set – entry into the list of five leading national space programs", Israeli minister of science, Yaakov Perry, celebrating the launching of Israel's new satellite, Amos 4.
Number: 1000, the number of army reservists who are still on call in Israel.
The Middle East
Headline: Arab League to discuss Syria crisis
To Read: CFR member Steven A. Cook explains why he has changed his mind about a Syria intervention-
Quote: “We had a feeling of disappointment. We were expecting things to be quicker, that a strike would be imminent... But we believe Congress will approve a strike”, Samir Nashar, a top official at the Syrian National Coalition, commenting on the American President's decision.
Number: 13 million, the number of tonnes of oil which India may very well import from Iran in 2013/14, according to its oil minister.
The Jewish World
Headline: Britain's new chief rabbi taking office
To Read: Controversial author Daniel Goldhagen talks with Vox Tablet about his new book on anti-Semitism (audio interview)-
Quote: “That’s not true. Really doesn’t matter for me. Doesn’t matter if I am or am not. But is not the case. I am not”, Tennis genius Rafa Nadal denying allegations about his Jewishness.
Number: $9m, the amount of money Jewish organizations will receive from the US dep. Of Homeland Security to protect themselves from terrorist threats.
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