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  1. Minor attacks were launched in and around Baghdad.

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  2. Rawah was recaptured on Friday. No casualties were reported there, but 17 were killed elsewhere.

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  3. A proposed law at the Italian Parliament is set to punish the boycott of Israel. In the past, such an initiative would have been unthinkable. Alas, Italy, a country that had historic sympathies with the Palestinian cause has shifted its politics in a dramatic way in recent years. Most surprisingly, though, the Left is as implicated … Continue reading "Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionist Hasbara Is Winning in Italy"

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  4. The latest news about Afghanistan varies from the profoundly dismal to the fatuously absurd. One depressing story is the UN Office of Drugs and Crime report of November 15 that opium production for manufacture of heroin jumped to 9,000 metric tons so far in 2017, up 87 percent from 4,800 metric tons last year.  It … Continue reading "Losing the War in the Colony of Afghanistan"

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  5. I am furious. And I have good reason to be furious. I was going to write an article about a subject I have been thinking about for a long time. This week I opened the New York Times and lo, my yet unwritten article appeared on its opinion pages in full, argument after argument. How … Continue reading "A History of Idiocy"

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