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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