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Balfour Declaration vs Hussein-McMahon Correspondence

Balfour DeclarationNinety nine years ago, on November 2nd 1917, a letter came to be known as “Balfour Declaration” was sent from the British Foreign Secretary; Arthur James Balfour, to the most senior Zionist Jew in Britain; Walter Rothschild, pledging assistance to the Zionist cause of establishing a Jewish national home (a state) in Palestine disregarding the rights and the aspirations of the indigenous Christian and Muslim Palestinian inhabitants.

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Customizing Truth

bushBack in the early spring of 2003, George W. Bush initiated the invasion of Iraq. His public reason for doing so was the belief that the country’s dictator, Saddam Hussein, was on the verge of developing nuclear weapons. The real reason went beyond that charge and included a long-range plan for “regime change” in the Middle East. For our purposes we will concentrate on the belief that Iraq was about to become a hostile nuclear power. Why did President Bush and his close associates accept this scenario so readily?

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Leaving the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal CourtThe International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and the manner in which it is perceived to act is once again making headlines, and again, regrettably, the issues being raised are far from positive.

With South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia all confirming their intention to withdraw from the Court, international justice arguably finds itself at a cross-roads once more.

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Hope Shrinks Eternal

dividedEnough! Here we are in the midst of a national election… literally. Many Americans are already casting their vote while an over-staffed, self-serving mainstream media continue keeping us entertained in a surreal world where democracy and hypocrisy walk hand in hand, as if a perfect couple forged right in the bosom of E-Harmony.

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How Original Is Donald Trump?

Donald TrumpOne frequent question I have gotten during the presidential campaign goes like this: “Donald Trump is so awful - have we ever had a presidential candidate as bad as him?”

Although often pictured as unprecedented, it turns out that for those acquainted with United States political history; there is something familiar about Mr. Trump. Thus, while uncommon in many ways, he is not original. In an article entitled “The Mind of Donald Trump” appearing in the June 2016 issue of Atlantic magazine, author Dan P. McAdams places Trump in both a historical and psychological context. He shows us we have been here before.

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