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Israel 'willing to share' Iran intelligence with Saudi In an interview with a Saudi website, Israel's army chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot signals closer ties with Riyadh.
Trading accounts frozen in ongoing Saudi round-up Bloomberg News reports dozens of trading accounts of Saudis accused of corruption have been blocked.
UN split on Syria chemical-weapons-use inquiry US and Russia at odds over UN Security Council vote on renewing an inquiry into chemical weapons use in Syria.
Egypt's former security chief advising Saudi crackdown New York Times reports notorious Habib el-Adly is consulting Crown Prince Salman during mass 'corruption' arrests.

Tolerance as a Prerequisite for Civilization

Tolerance There is more to being civilized than being a citizen of som e political entity. This is so despite the fact that both the verb civilize and noun citizen are derived from the Latin civitas. To be civilized demands more than just having the language and mannerisms of the 5th century BCE Greeks, or the 2nd century BCE Han Chinese, or the 16th Century CE French. All of these groups believed that being civilized meant living and acting like them. Today the Americans have joined the chorus.

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New War Drums out of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, IranDuring its zenith the Ottoman Empire extended over parts of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. Its rule had also spread over the Arab World in the Middle Eastern region for long four centuries. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire the Western colonial powers (the Illuminati, the Hidden Hand, the Khazars, the Rothschilds, the Zionists or whatever you want to call them) had planned to keep the Arab World in the vital geostrategic Middle Eastern region divided, weak, plagued with perpetual wars so that no other empire could be formed to prevent them from robbing the natural resources of the area.

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Bannon: ‘Proud to be a Christian Zionist’

For these words, Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald J. Trump and currently Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, received standing ovations at the annual gala of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) at the Hyatt in New York City.

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Two Meetings

During the last few days, I met with two old friends: Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.

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Saudi Crown Prince’s unprecedented power grab could come to haunt him

Several of those dismissed or detained in Prince Mohammed’s most recent crackdown were last year named in a similar leak known as the Panama Papers because they came from a law firm in the country.

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Who is Afraid of the Iranian Bomb?

I hate self-evident truths.  Ideals may be self-evident. Political statements are not. When I hear about a self-evident political truth, I immediately doubt it.

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Balfour: Then and Now

November 2, is exactly 100 years after the issuance of the Balfour Declaration, the pledge given to the World Zionist Movement in a letter signed by the British Foreign Secretary to support the establishment of a ‘national home’ in the then Ottoman millet of Palestine.

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Stemming the Tide of Hate

The Nazis once order that all Jews had to wear a yellow star. Even Canada is not immune to these developments.

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Hariri’s return to Lebanon: A moment of truth

The fact that Mr. Hariri announced that he would leave his wife and children in the kingdom when he returns to Beirut will reinforce suspicion of Saudi arm twisting should he, once back in the Lebanese capital, move forward with his resignation.

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The Extra-Legal Backstop for a Dangerous President

The military in Zimbabwe announced yesterday that it had arrested the country’s president, Robert Mugabe. While a military spokesman denied that a military takeover was underway, all signs indicate that he is lying.

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Termites of justice

The initial grand jury indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation have dropped like a box of rocks and include something called “Conspiracy against the United States.” Which sounds like “fake news” the same way “flesh- eating bacteria” sounds like a prescription.

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A Sober View of the Virginia and New Jersey Elections

After a year of undermining our democratic institutions (independent judiciary, free media); dividing our society; continuing Obama’s worst foreign policy mistake (arming the Saudi war in Yemen); dismantling the most innovative parts of the Federal bureaucracy; and governing by sneering rhetoric glossing over muddling, semi-secret maneuvering, the right wing—its biases now...

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Quit Worrying about the Russians in Our Borderless World

Is American society so fragile that a few “divisive” ads, news stories, commentaries, and even lies — perhaps emanating from Russia — threaten to plunge it into darkness?

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Oliver Stone Was Right about the CIA

I can’t decide which is more amusing: the CIA’s use of “national security” to justify keeping secret its 50-year-old records in the JFK assassination or the mainstream media’s response to the continued secrecy.

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