The on going conflict in Gaza and Israel was back in the news this week. Monday there were reports of a young Palestinian man who reportedly hanged himself, though family members pointed the finger of suspicion at an Israeli attack. A day later two young Palestinians allegedly went on a killing spree in a Synagogue used by both Jews and Muslims.
Here is TEK's weekly news round of news, and views, stories which made headlines during the last week.
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US Immigration: a short history of panic and unfulfilled dreams by Dava Castillo The notion that fear and loathing hurled in the direction of the influx of children and families from Central America....more
Read - President Obama immigration reform.
Republicans accuse Obama of acting like a King
Police act like occupying armies in some US communities by Ken Hanly Thomas Nolan, associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College, claims that the war on terror has resulted in the transformation of U.S. police forces ....more
Also - Shrinking economy Japan
Bird flu hits Europe by Barbara McPherson A bird influenza formerly circulating only in Asia has hit Europe hard, resulting in the culling of ducks, chickens and other commercial fowl.The strain, H5N8, was discovered in a large poultry operation in the....more
And - Kinder Morgan thwarted in Burnaby standoff
Support the Truth Campaign against Iain Duncan Smith by Jayne Linney Earlier this week Debbie and I started the latest stage in the TRUTH campaign, and launched a petition demanding Kathryn Hudson Parliamentary Commissioner For Standards investigate #IDS, UK Work and Pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith, for persistently misleading.......more
Jerusalem, Palestinian driver found hanged in bus by Eileen Kersey Palestinian bus driver, 32-year-old Youssef al-Ramouni, was found dead from hanging in his vehicle. Israeli police claim it was suicide but the man's family believe he was killed in an attack. He never set off on his planned route Sunday through Jerusalem, close to Jewish settlements and Palestinian neighbourhoods ...more
Read - Five Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue
Jerusalem on edge after Synagogue attack - Abdul Kuddus Responding to attacks on a synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel demolished the Palestinian home of a Jerusalem car attack suspect citing precautionary measures. Reportedly two Palestinians attacked the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue, Tuesday, killing four rabbis and a police officer. ...more
Christian Zealots, ISIS in America by Robert Weller Colorado Springs - Mikey Weinstein, an Air Force Academy graduate, is worried that radical Christians pose the same kind of threat ISIS does ...more
UKIP win Rochester and Strood by Eileen Kersey Thursday UKIP doubled their number of MPs in parliament from one to two but it was a significant win in many ways. It was always going to be a two way race between the Conservatives and UKIP. In the end UKIP won by a lesser majority than predicted but it was still a ....more
Dirty little secret, greyhound racing - animal welfare. Mick the Millar, one of a famous racing greyhound trio, was born in 1926 in Ireland. He was unbeatable, winning 19 races in a row until he was injured after only three years in racing. ...more
Shifting US response to ISIL will not win over allies - guest post
Andre LeGallo joined the CIA in 1961 when Allen Dulles was director. He served for more than 30 years and saw many directors come and go, including George H.W. Bush, William Casey, and John Woolsey. He particularly enjoyed his time with Richard Helms. He emigrated from France ........more