- Making News: Dozens Dead at Police Recruitment Center in Irbil
In Irbil, a Kurdish city in northern Iraq, a suicide bomber killed some 50 people today and wounded 100 more at a police recruiting center. Caryle Murphy, who is in Baghdad for the Washington Post, says this latest attack shows the continued strength and determination of the Iraqi insurgency, and is certain to intensify tensions between Kurds and Sunnis.
- Reporter's Notebook: Pentagon Analyst Arrested for Passing Secrets to AIPAC
After the American Jonathan Pollard was caught spying for Israel in 1985, Israel said it imposed a ban on espionage in the US, but today in Washington, the FBI arrested a Pentagon analyst on charges of illegally passing secrets to a pro-Israeli group. Larry Franklin is charged with illegally passing classified information to two staff members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. We hear more from Ron Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Murphy's article on Irbil bombing
NY Times article on difficulty in forming Iraqi government
British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
JTA article on arrest in AIPAC scandal