News and Analysis (9/17/10)

The Guardian speculates that the sale of “84 new F-15 fighter jets, 70 upgraded F-15s, 70 Apaches, 72 Black Hawks and 36 ‘Little Birds,'” to Saudi¬† is a prelude to big arms sale to Israel:

A brand-new shopping center, financed by Hamas, opens in the Gaza Strip, limited in its wares by the continuing Israeli embargo:

The Muslim football star “embraced the attention as a way to share about his faith and perhaps shed some positive light on Islam”:

“Arab peace-making is largely intended for the benefit of the Arab states involved in the negotiations not the Palestinian cause.¬†The search just for peace is not enough. The search must be for just peace”:

“But the Irish narrative is also one of good cheer for the Muslims.” The fighting Irish … “were hardworking and industrious, and their natural genius flourished in the opportunities afforded them in a free and open society”:

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