The Israel factor

On Friday night, I had the opportunity to visit a Synagogue and meet with the Jewish community here in the East Bay. After observing the Shabbat service, we discussed current events and politics over coffee and pastries, which I must say was a very positive and enlightening experience. I talked about my fascination with current … More The Israel factor

Castro’s half-century reign comes to an end as Cuba faces an uncertain future

The picture on the left shows Cuban dictator Fidel Castro when he first came to power in 1959, some 49 years ago. Today, Castro has announced he is “stepping down” as president. His brother, Raul, is expected to take his place, but no one knows for sure. If you ask me, changing from Fidel to … More Castro’s half-century reign comes to an end as Cuba faces an uncertain future

Isn’t this cute?

I know I have been spending a lot of time talking about the Middle East these last few days, but this is something I feel is very important and needs to be brought to our attention. A few months back, if you recall, congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich paid a visit to Syria, a … More Isn’t this cute?