Added on 25/12/2013
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RAMZY BAROUD: The attack on Roger Water’s recent comments are indicative of panic within the Israeli anti-BDS community
Added on 23/12/2013
Ankara , Egypt , Fethullah Gülen , Government , Gülen movement , Islamism , Justice and Development Party , Paranoia , Politics , Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Religion , Tayyip Erdogan , Turkey , Turkish model
JUAN COLE: He has accomplished much but has been caught in a swirl of corruption allegations and is soundingly increasingly shrill
Added on 16/12/2013
Arab citizens of Israel , Arab–Israeli War , Asia , Human migration , Israel , Israel and the apartheid analogy , Israeli government , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Negev , Palestinian exodus , Palestinian people , Politics , Second Intifada , Social Issues , War/Conflict
JONATHAN COOK: The loaded term ‘Judaisation’ has been quietly dropped in favour of the more neutral ‘development’. The consequences are the same.
Added on 11/12/2013
Ali Khamenei , Anti-Zionism , Benjamin Netanyahu , Binyamin Netanyahu , Gaza Strip , Government , Hamas , Hezbollah , Iran , Iran–Israel relations , Iran–Lebanon relations , Israel , Israeli–Lebanese conflict , Jordan , Politics , President , Prime Minister , United Nations , War/Conflict
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu demanded on Sunday that the world community constrain Iran to change its “genocidal policy” toward Israel, in the course of a speech in which he attacked President Obama’s current round of negotiations with Iran over its civilian nuclear enrichment program.
JUAN COLE: It appears that a light foam forms on Binyamin Netanyahu’s lips when he begins speaking about Iran. Not all Israeli politicians are like him
Added on 10/12/2013
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CROSSROADS ARABIA: We’ve had many false dawns on the Saudi tourism story but we may be on the cusp of a breakthrough now.
Added on 08/12/2013
Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi , Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi , Al-Hirak , Al-Islah , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Asia , Hamid al-Ahmar , Jamal Benomar , Politics , South Yemen , South Yemen insurgency , South Yemen Movement , United Nations , Yemen , Yemeni uprising
RAMZY BAROUD: It’s looking increasingly likely that major protests will resume in Yemen in the new year.
Added on 02/12/2013
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JUAN COLE: Many of its provisions will be welcomed by secularists, in particular those with plenty of money but there are some fundamental contradictions too.
Added on 16/11/2013
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JONATHAN COOK; It’s looking increasingly likely that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium. So what’s been the result of his ‘removal’?
Added on 14/11/2013
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RAMZY BAROUD: An hour spent flipping between two Palestinian TV channels made it abundantly clear how Palestinians are missing a clear story about their present and future
Added on 08/11/2013
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JONATHAN COOK: It’s clear that Israeli policy is to ensure that any possibility of a future Palestinian state being economically viable remains very remote
Added on 04/11/2013
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SASHA FRANICEVIC: Saudi Arabia has enjoyed pole position in the energy stakes for some time. Recent developments with shale gas provide a major challenge for the Kingdom
Added on 02/11/2013
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JUAN COLE: Nouri Al-Maliki is in Washington pushing for increased U.S involvement in his country’s affairs. I have one word of advice to President Obama – resist!
Added on 02/11/2013
Arab League , Hamas , Human rights in Israel , Human rights in the Palestinian territories , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Kerry , Mahmoud Abbas , Martin Indyk , Middle East , Nasif Hata , Netanyahu , Palestinian nationalism , Palestinian prisoners in Israel , Palestinian Territories , Peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Politics , President , Two-state solution , United States
JONATHAN COOK: We’re stumbling towards a conclusion with which the Israeli authorities would be very happy – a stalled process with the potential added extra of a Palestinian walkout
Added on 29/10/2013
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RAMZY BAROUD: The sectarian genie that was released via the US invasion of Iraq is now running rampant around the Middle East
Added on 27/10/2013
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EMAN AL NAFJAN: When women are stopped driving in Saudi Arabia it’s generally a policeman who does the stopping.
Added on 25/10/2013
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An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup there has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military junta is shopping for a new superpower patron. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold […]
Added on 21/10/2013
Common Ground News Service
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MICHAEL FELSEN, CGNEWS: A recent exchange of tweets hints at a more positive future dialogue between two regional superpowers.
Added on 17/10/2013
James M. Dorsey
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JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s clear that Washington has embarked on a major re-alignment of its strategic resources in the Middle East.
Added on 16/10/2013
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MONDOWEISS: In an open letter to President Obama a young Pakistani woman welcomes his meeting with Malala but asks about victims of U.S drone strikes
Added on 15/10/2013
James M. Dorsey
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Sectarian divisions fuelling conflict across the Middle East have spilt on to the soccer pitch with Iraq’s decision to boycott the Gulf Cup and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) warning the Iraqi government not to interfere in the game. It is hard to separate the divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that governments in Bahrain […]