by Imran Khan
He is one of the most famous men on the planet. Adored by millions. His films are almost always box office smashes.
by Khaled Amayreh in Ramallah
As the Israeli government of Binyamin Netanyahu is striving hard to make sure that any prospective Palestinian entity would be unviable, highly truncated and territorially discontinuous, the Palestinian Authority (PA) is trying to explore ways to overcome Israeli intransigence.
Every nation gets the government it deserves. (Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre (1 April 1753 – 26 February 1821) was a Savoyard lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher.)
This is a fact not an opinion. When I first read this quote, I believed the author had it wrong. I thought about nations that had governments forced on them, from outsiders and from their own people. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that the author had it wrong. I received a rude awakening as I was driving my wife home from the hospital where she had spent a full week in ICU battling septicemia where half the week was spent with a ventilator tube that went from her mouth to her lungs. The doctors told me on the first day that if she survived the next 24 hours she just might make it. My brother looked at me and grabbed my arm to steady me. I couldn’t believe what I had just heard.
Grass touched the right nerves. He deserves praise, not condemnation. Nonetheless, he's vilified for discussing Israel's open secret. It's nuclear armed and dangerous.
Iran's also threatened. Millions of lives are at risk. Grass explained. Denunciation followed.
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|Timothy V. Gatto|