Was Iran Responsible for Lockerbie?

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JTA: A former International Criminal Court prosecutor will advise the Argentinian Jewish umbrella organization still looking for justice after the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community’s Buenos Aires headquarters. They’re trying to thwart an Iranian-Argentinian “truth commission.” See also Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer’s take:

I hope I’m wrong about this, but the end result of this so-called Argentina-Iran “truth commission” will be a finding saying that a handful of low-level Iranian officials were involved in the case, which allows Iran’s regime to claim it didn’t have anything to do with it, and Argentina to claim it has solved the case.

That would amount to a big blow to justice, and an insult to the memory of the 85 Jews and non-Jews who died in the terrorist attack.

Very nice praise for Israel in the Cyprus Mail. Theodore Panayotou (no slouch himself) explains “Why Israel succeeds and Cyprus fails” in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship.

In Israel, an insatiable questioning of authority and an anti-hierarchical ethos dominates political and economic life. In Cyprus the ‘deification’ of power and hierarchy dominates all aspects of life.

Egypt received delivery of four US-made F-16 fighter jets. According to a statement from the US embassy in Cairo, the four are part of a group of 20 jets to be sent to Egypt by the end of this year. Business Week says uneasy US lawmakers are questioning the deal.


Egypt reverts to the lowest common denominator. A member of the secular/anarchist “Black Bloc” is under arrest for his involvement in what authorities are describing as an Israeli-directed sabotage plan.

(Image of textbooks via Flickr/albertogp123)

For more, see yesterday’s Israel Daily News Stream.

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