-- August 25 2011- New Exchange With Gaza. Good News From Libya

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A Daily Analysis
By Marc Schulman

August 25 2011- New Exchange With Gaza. Good News From Libya

There was another exchange of fire between Gazans from the Islamic Jihad and Israel today. The general sense is that today’s exchange will not continue and worsen. That opinion is probably correct. However, as one of the Israeli TV commentators said during last week's exchange, "this is the Middle East, and not everyone seems to always act in what one would perceive to be their best interests".

The story of the Israeli singer Margalit Tzanani has continued to electrify Israel. She is being accused of all sorts of ties to the Israeli underworld. Rumors continue to swirl of improper actions she took as a judge on the Israeli show "Chochav Nolad" (A Star is Born.) I have no opinion on any of these matters, but I find it absurd that she is still in jail, with no bail, while the police continue to investigate. Today the police said they have finished the investigation, but asked that Tzanani continue to be remanded, a judge obliged.

The news from Libya continues to be good. While Khaddafi has not been captured yet it is only a matter of time. There is no guarantee that democracy will blossom in Libya, but almost anything is an improvement over the murderer named Khadafi. Events in Libya also reflect well on the policy of the Obama administration. While they took time to decide to intervene, the fall of Khadafi has taken place without the death of a single American life.

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