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Suez Canal Crisis

On this day in 1956 Israeli forces, followed by French and British troops, invade Egypt, sparking the Suez Crisis, and bringing parts of Western Europe…

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Hammarskjold – the Greatest Statesman of the Century.

Known for his apportionment of moral force and nuance, Hammarskjöld has been referred to as one of the two best secretaries-general, and his appointment has been mentioned as one of the most notable successes for the UN. He is one of only four people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize, and is the only UN secretary-general to die in office.

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USS Liberty and the Six Day War

On this day in 1967, the largely unarmed American Navy technical research ship, USS Liberty, is robustly attacked by Israeli Air Force jet fighter aircraft…

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Bibi’s Ghost

Before I get too deep into this, I want to ask that you read it only for what it is; one man’s opinion of another’s psyche. I don’t want to rehash the whole Israel Palestine issue yet again, particularly since a new chapter is being written at this very hour, and nobody yet knows how this one will end.

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Religion, Certainty and Obama's Visit to the Mideast

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest…

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Cory Booker Saves Freezing Dog, Breaks Down My Defenses

There was a time when I was a regular ticket buyer on the Cory Booker train. He has always been a magnetic presence and a…

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