Equal-Weight Opponents

By Ari Bussel

As in the sport of wrestling, Israel and Iran seem to be equal-weight opponents. The fight, though, will not be a sports competition where rules are followed. Rather, it would be a fight to the very end, until one dies a gruesome bloody death, while spectators are either shocked to immobility by the horrors they have just witnessed or cheering for the fulfillment of their wildest dreams.

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Time to React!

By Ari Bussel

There was a barrage of e-mails after Obama’s and Netanyahu’s speeches, what should Israel do, what should the USA do? Some warned Israel’s supporters that action is necessary for Israel cannot survive Obama. Others still use the recent speeches against Israel, blaming her for the fact that peace remains elusive after 63 years.

The President will remain in office for another year and a half. The Prime Minister’s coalition government also seems stable enough. Even in the Israeli political sandbox, it is likely to withstand any mishaps or votes to break it down. Thus, the lines are drawn and each must accept the other.

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Hiss Off

By Norma Zager

“The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can’t wake up.” D.H. Lawrence

This must be a time for a new snake infestation. The slithery creatures seem to dominate the news lately.

Aside from the usual cadre of snakes slithering about in Congress we are forced to deal with on a daily basis, we have the Libyan variety, and of course the infamous Bronx Zoo cobra gaining great notoriety and a Twitter account for its ability to avoid his captors. He may even replace Biden on the Democratic ticket. A smart move for Obama, I’d say.

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