Posts Tagged ‘bond’

"Now is the time to make sure that we do everything we can to protect Israel"

July 21st, 2012 Comments off

“… “I want everybody here to know under my administration, we haven’t just preserved the unbreakable bond with Israel, we have strengthened it,” Obama told a mainly older audience in Florida, an electoral battleground state with many Jewish voters.Obama is on a two-day campaign tour in Florida, where he and Republican rival Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls before the November 6 election.
“This is a moment of great uncertainty in the Middle East, given what’s happening in Syria and given what’s happening in other places. Now is the time to make sure that we do everything we can to protect Israel’s security,” Obama told the retirement community in West Palm Beach.…”

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Zimmerman’s bond revoked –

June 2nd, 2012 Comments off

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Zimmerman's bond revoked
A Paypal account that George Zimmerman failed to reveal to the court during the bond hearing was linked to a website Zimmerman created to raise money for his defense in the Trayvon Martin case. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports.
Zimmerman back to jail; judge says he liedFremont Tribune
Judge revokes George Zimmerman's bondUSA TODAY

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details about Zimmerman emerge – CNN

April 20th, 2012 Comments off

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details about Zimmerman emerge
By Michael Pearson, CNN George Zimmerman speaks Friday during his bond hearing for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. (CNN) — For nearly two months, George Zimmerman has been largely a cipher, a riddle whose voice has been heard
Zimmerman apologizes for shooting; gets $150K bailThe Associated Press
Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman has bail set at $150000Washington Post
Florida Man Accused of Killing Unarmed Teenager Released from JailVoice of America
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That "unbreakable bond with Israel"

November 9th, 2011 Comments off

Barack and Bibi, at one the usual ritual humiliation meetings

… that America — against all common sense, national interest, and morality — is stuck with:

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, described the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, as a “liar” in a private exchange with Barack Obama at last week’s G20 summit in Cannes that was inadvertently broadcast to journalists.

“I cannot stand him. He’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama. The US president responded by saying: “You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day.”

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Obama’s AIPAC speech

May 24th, 2011 Comments off

It’s interesting that a lot of people who follow Israel lobby issues think that Obama’s speech to AIPAC was actually a tough one, once you strip away the usual “unbreakable bond” stuff. I’m less excited about this because I think in their enthusiasm that Obama is making it clear to the Lobby that they are imperiling Israel’s future (and America’s ability to guarantee it) they oversee the fact that the Lobby is winning the tactical fight — even if it may be at the cost of longer-term strategy. Netanyahu will once again get away with running circles around an American president. People might be growing increasingly bitter about this, but American politics is structured in such a way that it resets frequently. A new PM in Israel or a new president in the White House and we might be back, for all intents and purposes, to zero while we wait for the long game of delegitimizing AIPAC and the lobby more generally. 

Anyway, here are some of these takes.

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Bahrain's BBK will not launch bond till markets stabilise

July 5th, 2010 Comments off

The bank held investors meetings in May with a view to a potential benchmark US dollar Eurobond issue under its existing euro medium term notes (EMTN) programme.Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtala…
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With Kitto Illustrating Bible History

January 14th, 2010 Comments off

As a child I spent many inquisitive hours leafing through the books in my grandmother’s parlor bookcase. One that especially attracted my attention was John Kitto’s An Illustrated History of the Holy Bible (Social Circle, Georgia: E. Nebhut, 1871). Rev. John Kitto, recognized on the title page as author of the London Pictorial Bible, the Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature, ETC, ETC, retells the entire history of the Old and New Testament, from creation to the destruction of Jerusalem. Kitto was born into poverty in 1804 in Plymouth, England and due to an unfortunate accident ate age thirteen became entirely deaf and was forced into the poor house at the age of fifteen. This is quite an inauspicious beginning for a waif who went on to be a respected theological scholar. Through the local humanitarian efforts of several men in Plymouth, Kitto became a lay missionary to Malta and then for three and a half years in Baghdad. “While residing in that city,” writes Alvan Bond in the preface to Kitto’s book, Cairo “was visited by the plague, the terrific ravages of which swept off more than one-half the inhabitants in two months. Amidst this fearful desolation he remained calm and active at his post.” Once back in England he married and produced a travel account and several pictorial histories of the Holy Land. In 1844 the University of Giessen conferred upon him the degree of D.D. His ill health forced him to seek help in the spas of Germany, where he died after a mere half century in 1854.

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Despite the gloom Dubai still has its supporters

November 29th, 2009 Comments off

Global stock and bond markets tumbled late in the week following news the Dubai government-owned conglomerate Dubai World was seeking a moratorium on its $59 billion debt.
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