Meet the American Banker Who Helped Hitler Loot Jewish Gold—While Spying for the OSS

Thomas McKittrick, head of the Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements, was a key go-between for the Axis and the Allies

Israel’s Central Bank Head to Retire

Stanley Fischer is widely credited with keeping Israel’s economy afloat

World Bank Casts Doubt on Palestinian State

Report claims Palestinian economy incapable of supporting a state

Fischer For World Bank President?

Probably not; plus, a curious lacuna in the ranks of this position


The Egyptian protests that overthrew Hosni Mubarak failed to change the underlying realities of military domination, entrenched anti-Semitism, and limited foreign policy options

Daybreak: DSK May Claim It Was Consensual

Plus Assad admits mistakes were made, and more in the news

Troubled Water

Is pumping water into the Dead Sea saving or destroying it?

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