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Israeli Jews like Trump, but US Jews feel other’d by him

Antisemitism echoed by Trump supporters is felt as a threat by Jews. We have been able to make a life in the United States, with no limits except those internalized, but reawakened Christian hostility has always been a consideration. Israelis are more used to racism.

The Most Shocking Moments From Russia’s ‘Sluggish’ Election Campaign

Russia will elect a new parliament Sunday, after an election campaign declared the “most sluggish” for a decade, according to the main, independent monitor of national votes. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia is expected to win, without a major contender even close. Show More Summary

Rebels Reject Deal; Syrian Forces Claim Shootdown of Israeli Plane Bombing Golan

Next Cold War Roundup 9/13/16 US and Russia reached a deal on Syria for a ceasefire, humanitarian aid, and later military cooperation and a roadmap for political transition. The Syrian government accepted the deal while the major opposition rebel groups rejected it, issuing some demands to secure their agreement. Show More Summary

THAAD: A turning point on the peninsula?

When the history of North Korea's arms programs is written, the key event in 2016 may well be identified not as last Friday's (or January's) nuclear test, but South Korea's decision to allow US deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile interceptor system on its soil. Show More Summary

Settler driver kills six-year-old Palestinian, and her family says there will be no accountability

A six-year-old Palestinian girl, Lama Marwan Mousa, was run over and killed by an Israeli settler Saturday evening in the village of al-Khader south of Bethlehem, on the road to the illegal Israeli settlement of Efrat in the southern occupied West Bank.

Hillary Clinton Collapses At 9/11 Memorial, Health Questions Raised

What illness is Hillary Clinton suffering from? The post Hillary Clinton Collapses At 9/11 Memorial, Health Questions Raised appeared first on Shadowproof.

Virtual reality will change the world. Here's what parents need to know

Melissa Meyer, University of Cape Town I've always been a nerd who loves technology and games. So when it emerged that virtual reality (VR) tech was becoming available to gamers, I was ecstatic. Then something happened that gave me pause. Show More Summary

The Sryia (no big) peace deal

Ronald Reagan famously said of a nuclear agreement with the then Soviet Union that it was based on an attitude of 'trust, but verify'. Perhaps slightly contradictory but very realpolitik nonetheless. Thirty years later, Secretary ofShow More Summary

What to Do About Saudi Arabia

American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around the world. Their assessment, however, tends to rely on findings and assumptions that are imprecise and out of date. Show More Summary

‘Peace Now’ chief slams AIPAC for misrepresenting Jews — but Peace Now is on AIPAC exec committee

Speaking in Peace Now's name, Stephen Greenberg of Conference of Presidents of Jewish Orgs says BDS physically threatens young Jews. Why is a progressive group a party to such vicious smears?

Palestinian youth, 18, is shot and killed for breaching ‘buffer zone’ inside Gaza fence

At least 28 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed by Israeli forces since a wave of violence first erupted last October. The majority were shot dead during protests along the security barrier near Israel.

Two months to go: It’s Trump’s to lose

Yes, you read that correctly. Among the political cognoscenti a tendency has emerged to discuss a 'post-Trump United States', as if the election is already over and a Clinton presidency is a forgone conclusion. This sentiment, while partly a self-protecting delusion, at least has a defendable narrative. Show More Summary

Why India Is Wary of China's Silk Road Initiative

One of China's most ambitious economic and foreign policy projects is the so-called "One Belt, One Road" initiative, also referred to as the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. It aims to connect the disparate regions in China's near and distant neighborhood through a massive program of infrastructure building. Show More Summary

Expertise in countering urban street gangs can be used to fight jihadists

Word is out that Washington's traditional Arab allies, alarmed at rising terror threats, have been trying to counter jihadist groups on their own. In addition to aggressive military action, homegrown Arab "soft power" efforts have emerged...Show More Summary

Why unemployed graduates will ignore Zimbabwe's ban on protests

Dan Hodgkinson, University of Oxford Zimbabwe is in the throes of a popular revolt. Since May 2016 hundreds of activists - informal traders, unemployed young people and others - have hit the capital's streets to protest against President...Show More Summary

Witnessing (an opaque) Pacific power shift

Today the Lowy Institute’s Melanesia program launches a major update to the Institute’s flagship research mapping project on Chinese Aid in the Pacific. The map now contains a decade of Chinese government aid activities in the Pacific...Show More Summary

Liberal Zionists see ‘window of opportunity’ for two states in last three months of Obama administration

Obama made no progress on Israel and Palestine in the last 7-1/2 years, Debra DeLee of the liberal Zionist group Peace Now says, but he can make a "gift" to the next president in the last three months of office by taking steps against settlements and for the two-state solution at the U.N.

Entrepreneurs, Bureaucracies, and the Final Frontier

Paul R. Pillar Aerospace, United States This week a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company exploded on the launch pad during preparations for a static test prior to the scheduled launch of a communications satellite. The explosion and fire were quite spectacular, although in an unwanted sense, of course. Show More Summary

Israel returns body of slain Palestinian to his family 325 days after his death

Ma'an reports: "Israeli authorities returned the body of Palestinian Bahaa Elayyan on Thursday at dawn, allowing his family -- which has been leading the movement advocating for Israel to release slain Palestinians' bodies -- to bury him 325 days after his death."

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