Links November 14th to November 16th
Links from my del.icio.us account for November 14th through November 16th:
- U.S. study urges Obama to press Israel over nuclear program - Haaretz - Israel News - Institute of Science has a new report on N-proliferation: "The Obama administration should make a key priority of persuading Israel to join the negotiations for a universal, verified treaty that bans the production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium for nuclear explosives, commonly called the Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT)," the institute argued. "As an interim step, the United States should press Israel to suspend any production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. Toward this goal, the United States should change its relatively new policy of seeking a cutoff treaty that does not include verification. The Bush administration's rejection of the long-standing U.S. policy of requiring verification was a mistake that the incoming administration needs to rectify."
- 'The Time Has Come to Say These Things' - The New York Review of Books - Very interesting interview with Ehud Olmert in which he says Israel's politicians must reject the obsessions of the generals who have been running the show for decades, argues for the division of Jerusalem (wassup, Obama!?) and much more. So why didn't he say these things when he was PM? Obviously because the Israeli establishment is still profoundly against peace, and he is now contemplating retirement from public life.
- A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature - David Tresilian - The Complete Review takes a look.
- Almasry Alyoum | Al-Jihad's Founder And Mufti Finishes - Dr. Fadl to start publishing full book of Islamist revisionism.
- Daily News Egypt - YOUSSEF ZIDAN DISCUSSES CONTROVERSIAL “AZAZEL” AT DIWAN - On controversial book about 5th century Coptic monk.
- FT.com / World - Libyan televised debate signals change - Qadhafi debates his ministers on his plan to hand over the state budget to citizens.
- MacNN | iPhone comes to Egypt without GPS functions - OK, a break from politics: why does the iphone cost so much more in Egypt than elsewhere? Is it unlocked? And what's this crap about GPS?