June 14, 2013
June 14, 2013
To Read: Stephen Hadley, Joseph Lieberman and Jim Steinberg believe that showing a bit more aggression is the key to achieving a peaceful solution to the Iranian nuclear problem-
Quote: "If they claim that this program has lots of safeguards, wouldn't you expect they would detail them – 'Here are the procedures for following up on an individual'?- This is certainly an issue I have a strong interest in", Senator Wyden criticizing the NSA's surveillance procedure and questioning its effectiveness at a hearing.
Number: 50, around 50 percent of American kids under 5 are of ethnic minority.
To Read: The JPost is bemused by the Netanyahu government's incoherent foreign policy-
Quote: “She is very constrained with this coalition. You need a bold program by Mr. Netanyahu, a change in the coalition or an election. I don’t see this coalition, which is run by settlers, to have a chance. She doesn’t have a real chance", former Palestinian FM Nabil Shaath talking about Tzipi Livni.
Number: 26, the percent increase of the Mossad and Shin Beit budget during Netanyahu's premiership.
The Middle East
To Read: According to Iran Scholar Abbas Milani, supreme leader Khamenei has found out that he is less popular than he assumed-
Quote: “the right of travel or freedom of travel is open for all Egyptians… We are no longer a center for rendition, or punishing Egyptians for what they do in other countries”, Khaled al-Qazzaz, a foreign affairs adviser to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, saying that Egyptians are free to fight in Syria (or basically anywhere) if they like.
Number: 60, the percent decrease in the amount of aid Gaza is receiving from Iran, according to a Hamas official.
The Jewish World
To Read: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks accuses the new Atheists of superficiallity-
Quote: "the City of Los Angeles will continue to make contracting decisions based on the best interests of the City, its residents, businesses and taxpayers and in accordance with the City Charter and applicable State and Federal law and hereby affirms that issues related to the Arab-Israeli conflict will not be considered and will have no impact on the awarding of contracts with the City of Los Angeles”, the LA city council's anti BDS resolution.
Number: 200,000, the possible amount of money twitter could pay for not divulging the user IDs of people who posted anti-Semitic remarks in France.
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