Unian reports: Russia should pay for the restoration of Donetsk and Luhansk, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Sunday, according to Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainska Pravda. “As for the reconstruction of the Donbas – I think it is logical to put the question of reparations to the Russian Federation. They destroyed the Donbas, and Russia should pay for the restoration of Donetsk and Luhansk,” Yatseniuk said. “They [Russia] have
Haaretz reports: Israel’s Internet intifada Online political activism has hitched its battlewagon to the stars of social networking, leading to warfare over Israel’s legitimacy on sites like Facebook and MySpace. By Benjamin L. Hartman The struggle for the Holy Land may be the world’s most ancient conflict. But in one respect, at least, the weapons and the battleground could not be more cutting-edge. This is the realm of the “virtual
After Dubya’s recent performance at the Knesset one would think that the Israelis would finally be satisfied with their ability to dictate what everybody, even the US President, has to think and say. But no, this morning I came across this totally Orwellian news item: Israel demands UN strike ‘Nakba’ from its lexicon World body’s spokeswoman says Ki-moon phoned Abbas to stress his support for Palestinians on day marking ‘catastrophe’
I have never understood where the myth of the ‘clever Israelis’ came from (probably from the ‘superior Jewish intellect’ canard, itself a blatantly self-serving and racist belief). Today, the Israeli handling of the Hamas phenomenon appears to me as an ideal case study in stupidity and arrogance. I just came across such a perfect example of this delusional arrogance that I decided that I needed to share it with you.