Israeli commander says Israel is conducting 'a daily war with Iran' and its proxies. According to the World News Tribune, a senior Israeli commander said all arms of the military were engaged with Iran and its proxies on a daily basis. The commander cited Iran's presence in Lebanon, Syria and the Gaza Strip. Maj. Gen. Yair Golan said, "We are indirectly waging a daily war with Iran." He also said that Iran was bolstering such proxies as Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and other regional forces. The general said Iran and Hezbollah could turn Syria into another launching pad for attacks on the Jewish state.
"Human barcodes" could be on the way. According to the New York Daily News, author Elizabeth Moon last week rekindled the debate on whether it's a good idea to "barcode" infants at birth in an interview on a BBC radio program. On a weekly show that features "a global thinker" discussing a "radical, inspiring or controversial idea" for 60 seconds, Moon said, "I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached -- a barcode if you will -- an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals." She believes the tools most commonly used for surveillance and identification -- like video cameras and DNA testing -- are slow, costly and often ineffective.
The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood calls Israel's creation the 'worst catastrophe to hit world'. According to the Jerusalem Post, the head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called on Arab forces to confront Israel and for the international community to pressure the "Zionist government to withdraw from the land of Palestine." The comments by Brotherhood General Guide Mohammed Badie came in a written statement to commemorate Nakba Day, when Palestinians and other Arabs mourn Israel's creation in 1948.
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