Saturday, August 30th 2014
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Britain has raised its terrorism alert level in response to the rise of Islamic extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, and the belief that British citizens fighting with such groups could bring terror home.
The new issue of The New Yorker features a hit piece against Israel. And, as hit pieces go, it’s brilliant. It does what good propaganda usually does. It plays on the prejudices of its audience.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.