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“The history of the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa is sadly overlooked, even though every other Jew in Israel comes from this region.”
Obama finally understands: "There are no simple answers to the changes that are taking place in much of the Middle East and North Africa."
While Pres. Obama nurses a grudge and looks for new ways to pick a fight with Israel, a cataclysm is building in the Middle East.
Today Tunisians select 217 legislators out of 13,000 candidates for their new parliament in a national election. Next month, the presidential vote.
Tunisian lawmakers are questioning their tourism minister over a decision to allow Israelis to enter the country for the El Ghriba synagogue pilgrimage.
A recent dispute between conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer and White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer centered on the Obama administration’s return to the British government in January 2009 of a bust of Winston Churchill, which had been kept in the Oval Office by President George W. Bush following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Proving that public officials must read their own stories before sending them out, we found an item on the Palestinian news agency Ma'an's website...
Adlene Hicheur, a French nuclear physicist of Algerian descent who once worked at Switzerland's renowned CERN laboratory, is being tried in Paris on charges of collaborating with Al Qaeda in North Africa. His attorneys claim he only sent angry emails. They are afraid their clients would be unfairly linked with the Toulouse murderer.
Continuing turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa signals important and potentially catastrophic transformations. For Israel, the greatest danger stems from the interpenetrating and largely unpredictable effects of war, terrorism and revolution in the region. In essence, these plainly destabilizing effects could spawn an unprecedented and historically unique kind of chaos.
It claims to be a cookbook - but this is one of the best Jewish -Baedekers' (travelogues) we've seen in quite a long time.