Now, the Nobel Economics Prize goes to NY Times columnist

Journalists normally are honored by something like a Pulitzer Prize, but today the Nobel Economics Prize went to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. A headline in the Israeli press pointed plausibly to one possible explanation, stating pointedly that: “Bush critic wins nobel economics prize”. The Associated press reported from Stockh...

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East Timor leader Ramos-Horta tells UN to stop investigation into 1999 killings

Reports today in the Australian press state that “East Timor president Jose Ramos-Horta has said he wants the United Nations to drop its investigation into bloodshed surrounding a 1999 independence vote from Indonesia. Leaders in East Timor and Indonesia said in July that the issue was closed after expressing regret at the findings of a [&hel...

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Another Jewish holiday (Succot), another general closure

How to explain how exhausting this all is ??? Now, a ten-day general closure that will make life here very difficult indeed … This is no way to treat other human beings. This email came around this evening, just an hour or two before this new general closure was to start: “General Closure of Judea […]

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Another Jewish holiday (Yom Kippur), another general closure

The IDF announcement came in an email 14 hours after the closure had already gone into effect: “In accordance with Ministry of Defense directives and in light of security assessments, a general closure of Judea and Samaria commenced yesterday, October 7th, 2008 at midnight. The lifting of the closure will be carried out on Friday, […]

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