Category Archives: Middle East

FREE THE WORLD

In 2011 gold soared to record prices and every day a steady flow of customers entered our diamond exchange on West 47th Street to sell their precious jewelry and family heirlooms. They are of all ages, nationalities, and races. Naturally we don’t care who they are as long as they have a valid ID for […]

Iraq Break-Up

The World Cup superseded all news over the weekend. The Civil War in Iraq continued without cessation during the last weeks of Ramadan, the holy fasting month of Islam. ISIS the Islamic militant force from Syria is looking for a knockout blow against the US-supported Malaki regime. The Kurds to the north have seized two […]

When David Became Goliath

Role reversal in the myth of Little David versus the Goliath of Palestine.

The Peace Of Zion

Israeli leader Ariel Sharon’s life spanned the history of his country. He was born in Palestine and joined the Haganah at age 14 in 1942. The teenager fought during the partition of Palestine and later joined Unit 101, which specialized in cross-border raids and committed massacres in revenge for attacks by the fedayeen. Sharon fought […]

A Dead Man’s Triptych

Last week Christie of New York auction off a Francis Bacon triptych for a record $142 million to an unknown bidder. The rich and even more rich were ecstatic with the result, since the high-altitude sale reinforces all recent purchases of trophy art by dead painters. The Guardian wrote, “There can be no doubt the […]