Day: August 26, 2014

Jewish centre reopens in Mumbai

Dawn: MUMBAI: A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday, nearly six years after heavily armed militants stormed the building and killed six people inside during the 2008 attacks on the city. One of several high-profile targets assaulted by the gunmen, Chabad House in south Mumbai was left bullet-ridden and […]

FRIENDS OF ISRAEL (AIPAC): NEW YORKER

Friends of Israel The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence? BY CONNIE BRUCK 2014_09_01 TABLE OF CONTENTS » For AIPAC, it is crucial to appeal across the political spectrum. But Israel has become an increasingly divisive issue with the public. […]

Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce – Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt.

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Tuesday from the occupied West Bank that a formula had been accepted by all parties and that a ceasefire had gone into effect at 1600 GMT. He hailed the agreement as a chance to “build a new nation and end the occupation”, before […]

eDigest: Is this Mormon Lady an Apostate?

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has surely grasped a strong handle which knows no breaking. And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Al Quran 2:257)        Temple […]