Notes for Today: The Big Story Being Missed & Trying to Ignore Wikileaks

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Notes for Today: The Big Story Being Missed & Trying to Ignore Wikileaks Please be subscriber 17,985 (and daily reader 19,985.). Put your email address in the upper right-hand box of the page at http://www.rubinreports.blogspot.com [Note: For those following this closely we have raised our daily reader figure due to a consistent readership rise on the GLORIA site.] We rely Continue Reading

Esther 7:7-10; The King Incensed Against Haman; Haman Hanged upon His Own Gallows; The king retires in anger; Vexed at himself, that he should be such a fool as to doom a guiltless nation to destruction, and his queen among the rest, upon the base suggestions of a self-seeking man, without examining the truth of his allegations; Those that are most haughty, insolent, and imperious, when they are in power and prosperity, are commonly the most abject and poor-spirited when the wheel turns upon them; Cowards, they say, are most cruel, and then consciousness of their cruelty makes them the more cowardly; God resists the proud; and those whom He resists will find Him irresistible. B.C. 510

The King Incensed Against Haman; Haman Hanged upon His Own Gallows. B. C. 510. Esther 7:7-10 7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.   8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was Continue Reading

Esther 7:1-6; Haman Accused by Esther; The king in humour, and Haman out of humour, meet at Esther’s table; Haman is soon apprehensive of his danger; He was afraid before the king and queen; and it was time for him to fear when the queen was his prosecutor, the king his judge, and his own conscience a witness against him; He is cast into a net by his own feet. B.C. 510

E S T H E R CHAPTER 7 We are now to attend the second banquet to which the king and Haman were invited: and there, I. Esther presents her petition to the king for her life and the life of her people, ver. 1-4. II. She plainly tells the king that Haman is the man who designed her ruin and the ruin of all her friends, ver. 5, 6. III. The king thereupon gave orders for the hanging of Haman upon the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai, Continue Reading

Lagging Far Behind: Women in the Middle East

From Gloria-Centre.Org Lagging Far Behind: Women in the Middle East By Judith Colp Rubin * The following article is an extract from the author's book Women in the Middle East (Sharpe, forthcoming). This article reviews the political and social situation of women in the Islamic Middle East over the past decade. It concludes that while these women have been guaranteed equal rights under their own constitutions and international laws Continue Reading

Women in the New Iraq

From Gloria-Centre.Org WOMEN IN THE NEW IRAQ Judith Colp Rubin* *The following article is an extract from Barry Rubin (ed.), Iraq After Saddam (Sharpe, forthcoming). Iraqi women once enjoyed more civil and social rights than many of their sisters in other Islamic nations. Ironically, that was thanks in part to the dictator Saddam Hussein, although in the last years of his rule women were among those groups whose rights were eroded. Now Continue Reading

God Spoke to Moses as a Man to his friend. B.C. 1491

Exodus 33:9-11 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle God was, in Moses, reconciling Israel to himself, and manifested himself very willing to be at peace. (1.) God met Moses at the place of treaty, v. 9. The cloudy pillar, which had withdrawn itself from the camp when it Continue Reading

Until the sound of a mighty rain is heard

Isaiah 44:3 I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground; I will pour My spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring. We must keep on praying and waiting upon the Lord, until the sound of a mighty rain is heard. There is no reason why we should not ask for large things. And without doubt we shall get large things if we ask in faith, and have the courage to wait with patient perseverance Continue Reading

Two Cheers For Wikileaks!

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Two Cheers For Wikileaks! Posted: 29 Nov 2010 09:30 AM PST By Barry Rubin The Wikileaks could be a beneficial revelation, a turning point, changing Western perceptions of the Middle East. After all, only the leak of U.S. secret documents is forcing--finally!--the mass media to recognize that its entire model of the Middle East has been wrong. For years, we have been told that the region revolves Continue Reading

Has the Obama Administration Failed Again?: No Freeze, No Talks, No Competence

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Sunday, November 28, 2010 Has the Obama Administration Failed Again?: No Freeze, No Talks, No Competence Please be subscriber 17,956 (and daily reader 19,956.). Put your email address in the upper right-hand box of the page at http://www.rubinreports.blogspot.com [Note: For those following this closely we have raised our daily reader figure due to a consistent readership rise on the GLORIA site.] We Continue Reading

Wikileaks Confirm Our Analysis of U.S. Policy and Middle East Politics

From Rubin Reports.Blogspot.Com Sunday, November 28, 2010 Wikileaks Confirm Our Analysis of U.S. Policy and Middle East Politics Please be subscriber 17,956 (and daily reader 19,956.). Put your email address in the upper right-hand box of the page at http://www.rubinreports.blogspot.com [Note: For those following this closely we have raised our daily reader figure due to a consistent readership rise on the GLORIA site.] We rely on Continue Reading