August 23, 2013
August 23, 2013
To Read: John Allen Gay compares President Obama to one of Russian literature's most iconic comedic creations-
Quote: “In your country you have a saying: You are innocent until proven guilty. Here we have the opposite. You are guilty until proven innocent. We do not know who you are”, Abdullah, Syrian rebel, one of the captors and torturers of Matthew Schrier, an American photographer who escaped a seven month captivity in Syria.
Number: $40b, the U.S. Air Force plans to pour an additional $36 to $40 billion into its effort to put military and spy satellites in orbit using commercial rocket services.
To Read: Zack Gold points out that President Morsi's departure and the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood don't necessarily mean good news for Israel-
Quote: “It is logical that since you put up a Palestinian flag when we came here that when you come to our parliament, there will be an Israeli flag”, Muhammad Madani, Head of a new Palestinian Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society, promising the Israeli MKs who are planning to attend a Rosh Hashanah toast (hosted by President Abbas) in Palestine a warm welcome.
Number: $6b, Israel's bilateral trade with India reached reached $6 billion last year.
The Middle East
To Read: Max Fisher examines the change in Egyptian attitudes toward former President Mubarak-
Quote: “We will not demand in the future to return to Jaffa, Acre or Haifa. Peace with Israel will be final and binding”, PA President Abbas talking about peace with MK's from Israel's Meretz Party.
Number: 1,000,000, there are now over one million child refugees, according to the UN.
The Jewish World
Headline: New Nixon tapes show more anti-Semitism
To Read: A Swedish Jewish mother tells about how her son learned to hide his Judaism in public-
Quote: “Let me say, Henry, it’s gonna be the worst thing that happened to Jews in American history. If they torpedo this summit — and it might go down for other reasons — I’m gonna put the blame on them, and I’m going to do it publicly at 9 o’clock at night before 80 million people”, a nice quote from the new Nixon tapes.
Number: $250,000, Canadian Jewish organizations are joining the effort to overturn a will that leaves $250,000 in ancient artifacts and investments to an American neo-Nazi group.
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