Archive for July 27th, 2014

July 27th, 2014 - 4:14 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Politics

What Israel Wants

I think Israel’s plan is now clear.  The near term end game is for Hamas to be made irrelevant, for the PLO (or perhaps Egypt) to provide governance in Gaza and to push the  Palestinians there to the same side of peace that is already available for Arabs living in the West Bank … jobs [...]

July 27th, 2014 - 11:09 am § in Misc.


  Pushing locals aside, Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic   KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Mosco[...]

July 27th, 2014 - 10:51 am § in The Ave Scene

Paul Schell Dies

SMS: I remember Paul Schell for his vision as a developer who saw what Seattle could be.  Before he was elected Seattle mayor, Schell funded Cornerstone, a company that begun revitalizing the waterfront eventually leading to the creation of our wonderful Harbor Steps. Schell’s career as Mayor[...]

July 27th, 2014 - 1:11 am § in Misc.


Eid El-Fitr will commence tomorrow 28 July,  The date was announced by the Head of Egypt’s Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research Hatem Ouda. Eid El-Fitr is a religious feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of the holy month of fasting, Ramadan. The festivities last[...]