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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Morning headlines

Here are some stories in the world press that you may have missed:

Rachel Ehrenfeld and Samuel Abady write the best case against Islamic ("sharia") banking I have seen yet, in the Washington Times.

While some Israel-bashing British academics frolic in Gaza, the University of College Union (UCU) in Britain voted against any boycott of Israeli universities:
Instead of pushing for a boycott of Israel, the UCU says that it will now research and publish a report on academic freedom in a number of countries, including the Palestinian territories.
Besides the third day in a row of humanitarian aid, Israel also approved transferring 100 million shekels to Gaza to stem their cash flow crisis.