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12 American Warships, Including One Aircraft Carrier, And One Israeli Corvette, Cross Suez Canal On Way To Red Sea And Beyond

Arabic newspaper Al-Quds al-Arabi reports that 12 American warships, among which one aircraft carrier, as well as one Israeli corvette, and possibly a submarine, have crossed the Suez Canal on their way to the Red Sea. Concurrently, thousands of Egyptian

Posted in Arab World, Defense, Dipomacy, Middle East, Reports/Studies/Books, US Foreign Policy

In boost for Hamas, top Arab diplomat visits Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Arab world’s top diplomat declared support Sunday for the people of blockaded Gaza in his first visit to the Palestinian territory since Hamas violently seized control of it three years ago. The visit was

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Posted in Arab World, Dipomacy, Palestinian Territories

The Israeli Exception

By John Feffer, May 4, 2010 North Korea and Israel have a lot in common. Neither is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and both employ their nuclear weapons in elaborate games of peek-a-boo with the international community.

Posted in Arab World, Israel, Reports/Studies/Books, US - Israel relations, US Foreign Policy

Israel’s Self-Destruction as a Jewish State

By William Pfaff The laws of physics say that actions produce equivalent counteractions, and in international relations these may not be what’s expected. American policy in the Middle East under George Bush and Condoleezza Rice has sought to polarize the

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Posted in Arab World, Bush Adminisration, History, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US - Israel relations

Carter: Hamas very important for peace

Former US president Jimmy Carter on Sunday defended his plan to meet with Hamas leaders for peace talks as he kicked off a trip to the Middle East, amid criticism from Washington and Israel. Carter, who in his 2006 book

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Posted in Arab World, Bush Adminisration, Dipomacy, Egypt, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Peace, People, Saudia Arabia, Syria, US - Israel relations, US Foreign Policy

Iraq’s Ruined Library Soldiers On

by R.H. LOSSIN The brutalities of the Iraq war accumulate so fast it is difficult to keep track. But in this season of fifth-year anniversaries, one largely forgotten crime demands to be recalled, in part because it relates directly to

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Posted in Activism, Arab World, Civil liberties and human rights, Education, History, Iraq, Iraq War, Middle East, People

Many Arabs fear McCain would continue Bush policy

Arabs keen to see the end of George W. Bush’s presidency fear that a win for likely Republican candidate John McCain will bring little change to U.S. policies they blame for destabilizing the Middle East. For Arab politicians who have

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Posted in Arab World, Bush Adminisration, Democrats, Dipomacy, Elections, Iraq War, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Neocons, Republicans, United States, US - Iran relations, US - Israel relations, US Foreign Policy
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