Israel

December 16, 2001 – Jabberwocky In The Land Of The Unknown Knowns – The Known Knowns – The Unknown Unknowns.

BBC World Service News + From Our Own Correspondent – December 16, 2001 – BBC World Service Seems like another lifetime ago, but on this December 16th in 2001 we were just getting our feet wet in what was to become the mess, the gift that keeps on giving, the...

December 15, 1981 – The Official Press Says Poland Is Calm –

A world of unease, this December 15th in 1981. Starting with news of a purported calm descending over Poland in wake of the latest and growing set of strikes sweeping the country. The State News agency also took steps to cut off all communications between Warsaw and the rest of...

Washington monument Incident - 1982

December 9, 1982 – A Monument Held Hostage – A Massacre In Lebanon – The Passing Of A Country Legend.

December 9, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hate to be a pain, but . . .Become a Patron! December 9, 1982 – Drama at the Washington Monument to start this day’s news. In what was initially a standoff between a protestor and Park...

Strikes - 1947

December 9, 1947 – Strikes, Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain –

Not very much means a whole lot: Become a Patron! December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the European situation...

Paris Riots - 1947

December 4, 1947 – For Paris: Another Day, Another Round Of Billy Clubs – For The Middle East: Another Unholy Day In The Holy Land.

  Another day of drama and upheaval, this December 4th in 1947. Still reeling from the UN partition plan of Palestine, riots were continuing in Jerusalem and all throughout the region. Riots were erupting again in Paris, with Communists taking to the streets. And Paris was again the sight of...

Violence in Jerusalem

December 1, 1947 – “The Situation Is Extremely Explosive In Jerusalem” – The French Government Takes Action Against Communist Strikers – Waiting For The Gendarmerie.

December 1, 1947 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Support us if you can: Become a Patron! December 1, 1947 – The Middle East was the focus of attention this day. The situation in Jerusalem had gone from tense to explosive overnight and was...

eyes for the moment on Lebanon - these kept popping up on Kuwaiti street corners

November 25, 1990 – Desert Storm Clouds – Suicide Bombers In Lebanon – Riots In Seoul.

While the saber-rattling continued to ramp up in the Middle East over Iraq and its invasion of Kuwait, this November 25th in 1990, there was more going on in other areas of the region.  An incident on the Egyptian-Israeli border, where a border guard was arrested on suspicion of firing...

November 23, 1970 – A Search Continues, A War Goes On, The View From Folsom – Nixon Overrides A Veto –

A day a lot happened. This November 23rd in 1970 heard reports of an unsuccessful attempt to free American prisoners in a North Vietnamese detention camp. The raid itself was successful, but the purported prison camp had been evacuated several weeks earlier. The Defense Department Press conference left more questions...

Sadat - Begin - November 19, 1977

November 19, 1977 – Anwar Sadat In Israel –

Few realized it at the time, but the historic moment unfolding on this November 19th in 1977 was also a signal for the end of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. In a bold move, some thought foolhardy in retrospect, after years of negotiations concluding with the Camp David Accords, a peace...

Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin - 1995

November 4, 1995 -Senseless Act – The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

Editors Note: As a reminder that words, no matter how seemingly innocent or misconstrued, can have devastating effects on those who are susceptible, those who are unbalanced, and those who are short-fused. Words, in the realm of politics, can have even more dire consequences than a simple difference of opinion-escalated....