Wednesday, December 22, 2010


* Obama signs 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal President Barack Obama signed a landmark law Wednesday repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military, fulfilling one of his major campaign pledges and casting the issue as a matter of civil rights long denied.

* The Net Neutrality Coup The campaign to regulate the Internet was funded by a who's who of left-liberal foundations.

* Don't believe the media: 'Don't ask, don't tell' has not been repealed The headlines said that the Pentagon’s homosexual exclusion policy had been repealed.

* Is Obama ashamed of America's ties with God? As President Obama lit the National Christmas tree this year, he said the story of the birth of Jesus is "dear to Michelle and me as Christians."

* After Freeze, Settlement Building Booms in Israel In the three months since Israel ended its settlement construction freeze in the West Bank, causing the Palestinians to withdraw from peace talks, a settlement building boom has begun, especially in more remote communities that are least likely to be part of Israel after any two-state peace deal.

* South Korea Begins New Round of Military Drills Despite previous warnings of retaliation from North Korea, the South Korean military continued to defy the North on Wednesday by launching a three-day naval drill in the Sea of Japan and scheduling an exercise by the army and air force about 30 miles from the North-South demilitarized zone.

* PA: Hamas Plans 'Civil War' in Judea, Samaria Seventeen rockets and two rocket launchers were recently seized from the hands of Hamas men in Ramallah, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority security forces said Wednesday.

* Censoring of Temple Mount Report Causes Anger The State Comptroller has prepared a report on the wanton destruction caused by the Waqf on the Temple Mount, and on Israel’s response.

* Turkey and Syria Tighten Ties, Say They'll "Fight Terrorism" Turkey and Syria have announced a joint initiative to fight “terrorism,” but it is not clear which enemies are targeted.

* Saudi pro-democracy group's protest banned No reasons given for ban on sit-in protest seeking end to royal family privileges

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