Day: February 14, 2015

A U.S. congressman shows backbone

Summary Is it significant that U.S. congressman John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat who also happens to be Jewish, issued a statement Thursday saying he would not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Yarmuth also speaks openly about political and electoral dynamics that generally are not discussed in […]

Abandoned in life; forgotten in death

ET: ‘Pakistan’s 9/11’, ‘Never again’, ‘united we stand’ and similar expressions of resolve and the severity of the situation post-APS, Peshawar were all natural, and perhaps justified in that moment of grief, and above all, horror. The All Parties Conference, the National Action Plan, the moving to tear tribute songs; […]

Watch incredible moment brave elderly woman ‘confronts Islamic State militants and brands them devils’

This is the moment a frail woman apparently confronted Islamic State militants in an extraordinary act of bravery. The remarkable footage appears to show the woman branding the men “devils” during the angry exchange, thought to have taken place in Syria. More…