Day: August 22, 2011

Hazards Lurk Between TV and Sofa

Source: The New York Times PARIS — Once, while watching a late-night rerun of “Big Brother 17,” or maybe it was “Big Brother 7,” a nearly finished pint of Häagen-Dazs on my lap, I wondered: Is this shortening my life? Now, thanks to a study by researchers in Australia, I […]

Libyan rebels capture coastal city of Zawiya

Libyan rebels capture coastal city of Zawiya A Libyan worker chats with two rebels as they patrol an oil refinery controlled by anti-Kadafi forces on the outskirts of Zawiya. (Giulio Petrocco, Associated Press / AUG 19 From the Associated PressAugust 20, 2011, 10:25 a.m. Zawiya, Libya— LibyaGn rebels expelled government forces from […]

President Shimon Peres hosts Ramadan dinner

President invites Egypt’s deputy ambassador amid quarrel over apology, rocket fire in south. President Shimon Peres held a dinner marking the Arab holy month of Ramadan at his residence in Jerusalem Sunday evening, inviting Egypt’s deputy ambassador to participate amid threats the country would withdraw its ambassador from Israel. At […]

Beck’s Holy Land Crusade

A voice of Christian Zionists in the U.S., Beck is staging a rally in Jerusalem this week to “restore courage,” specifically the courage of ordinary Americans to publicly champion Israel. At a time when the Israeli government is feeling especially besieged—by armed attacks, a Palestinian initiative at the U.N., and […]