Last week a massive 10 year, $38 billion military aid package to Israel was agreed between the US Administration and Israel: WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout eight fraught […]
via The US military aid deal to Israel: Is it great or could it have been better? — Anne’s Opinions
If you only read one thing: The issue of terrorism is once again taking center stage on the campaign trail following a trio of incidents this weekend in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota. Within minutes of the explosion in Chelsea—even before local officials confirmed it was a bomb—Donald Trump told supporters in Colorado it…
via How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Addressed Chelsea Bomb — TIME
A gazebo in Richler’s honour also opened to the public on Monday, but there’s no notice of an inauguration, yet.
via Mural honouring Mordecai Richler inaugurated — Montreal Gazette
On September 9th a group of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip initiated a violent riot at the border fence east of al Bureij. The BBC did not report on the incident but later the same evening its Gaza correspondent Rushdi Abualouf sent the following Tweet: Around half an hour later, he sent a second Tweet […]
via BBC’s Gaza correspondent amplifies Hamas’ version of a story — BBC Watch
CNN is expanding its presence in France with the hiring of Melissa Bell, who leaves France 24 to become the network’s Paris Correspondent. Bell will join CNN’s longtime Senior International Correspondent Jim Bittermann in early October, it was announced today by Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International. Bell most recently…
via International Correspondent Melissa Bell Joins CNN — CNN Press Room
On the island of Montreal, 9,550 Hydro-Québec customers were without power at 11 a.m. Sunday. In the Montérégie, 13,088 customers were in the dark. According to Hydro-Québec’s website, most homes were expected to have power again between noon and 1 p.m.
via Nearly 10,000 Montreal homes without power Sunday morning — Montreal Gazette
Descendants of slaves sold by Jesuit priests for the benefit of Georgetown University want the school to do more to atone for past sins. The group proposed that Georgetown fund a $1 billion charitable foundation and announced that they raised $115,000 in seed money to contribute, according to the Washington Post. The amount of initial…
via Descendants of Slaves Sold by Georgetown Want University to Fund $1 Billion Foundation — TIME