Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Morning items of interest

The Wall Street Journal looks at anti-semitism that is fueled by the economic crisis.

Israel performed a successful test of it's Arrow-2 anti-ballistic missile system. Israel is worried that the US might cut funding for the Arrow-3 system as a result of Pentagon budget cuts. A UPI analysis says
Israel may lose U.S. funding for its ambitious Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile interceptor, but the United States may instead sell Israel its already operational Standard Missile-3, which has a far superior performance to what the Israelis wanted from their Arrow-3 anyway.
Palestinian Arabs are upset that Israel supposedly removed a large historic stone from the southeast of the Temple Mount and moved it to the Knesset. This story sounds like a completely unfounded rumor or a wild exaggeration, as the Israel Antiquities Authority keeps close tabs on any Israeli construction that could damage any archaeological sites. (They are not quite as good about Arab construction.)