From newspapers and television stations, to the committee that appoints Supreme Court justices, to the body responsible for overseeing school curricula, a number of key Israeli institutions have long been under the de-facto control of the left. As Evelyn Gordon points out, many have complained about this situation, but very few have tried to change it:
Why Let the Left Dominate Israeli Institutions?
Hizballah Bears Responsibility for the Beirut Blast
According to the Lebanese government, the explosion in its capital city on Tuesday that left over 100 dead and many more injured or homeless was caused by the accidental detonation of some 2,750 of ammonium nitrate, a fertilizer often used for making bombs. (Less than one-thousandth of that amount was used by Timothy McVeigh to destroy the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995.) Previously, police have discovered Hizballah warehouses in London and Germany storing many tons of the same explosive. Hussein Ibish comments: