The picture? I am thinking of a a new terrier (not necessarily a Norwich) to replace Ashby, the 16 year old who came to the end of the road recently. He got to a "place" where he couldn't walk. We think we will go to a breeder seeking a 4 to 6 year old bitch that they don't want any longer. Shelter dog? It would depend on the animal. It is on my mind. PL
"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned against any international rush to recognize a Palestinian government due to be announced under a unity pact between the Fatah and Hamas Islamist groups.
Israel and the West classify Hamas as a terrorist organization and have no official dealings with the movement, which advocates the destruction of the Jewish state." VOA
Israel and its US ally have consistently refused to recognize Hamas as the elected government of Gaza. Hamas has offered Israel a hudna, a religiously sanctioned truce for ten years, but that has not been good enough for Israel to relinquish enough of its iron control of US policy to make that possible. IMO Natanyahu does not want a just peace with the Palestinians. What he wants is a peace without honor, a peace that permanently reduces the Palestinian people to a sub-human category and to the function of a helot class useful to a settler state economy. Natanyahu has now begun to threaten the annexation of the West Bank as punishment for the world and the Palestinians if we do not all bend the knee to him. pl
""He may be elected to be president of Syria, but he won’t control Syria," General Martin Dempsey, the top U.S. military officer, said in a recent interview with Reuters and the Pentagon's news service." Globalpost