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DAVID ROBERTS: It appears that both the United States and Iran’s domestic political requirements have spun the region into a dangerous spiral.
Added on 30/12/2011
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JUAN COLE: So much that is misinformed, over-hyped and simply plain wrong has been written about the Arab Spring. So let’s sort the wheat from the chaff.
Added on 09/11/2011
Anthony Weiner , Benjamin Netanyahu , France , G20 , Gordon Brown , Michele Bachmann , New York , Nicolas Sarkozy , Obama , Palestinian Territories , President , Prime Minister , Republican Party , United Nations , United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization , United States , unnamed official , US Federal Reserve
NEWS ANALYSIS: As if life isn’t difficult enough for President Sarkozy now he has to contend with the consequences of a leaked ‘private’ conversation.
Added on 08/11/2011
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JUAN COLE: In their quest to find an ABM (‘Anyone But Mitt’), the American Right have hit upon Gingrich. Let’s hear what he has to say about the MidEast.
Added on 21/10/2011
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JUAN COLE: The demise of Qaddafi means there’s a contiguous bloc of 100 million Arabs who’ve thrown off dictatorship. The violent end was inevitable.
Added on 05/10/2011
mai abdul rahman
George Mitchell , Israel , Jerusalem , Joe Biden , lead broker , Middle East , Obama , Palestine , Palestinian UN , President , prime minster , The Green Line , United Nations , United States , US administration , West Bank
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: There appears to be increasing public support for Palestinian statehood in the U.S. Does the ‘internationalising’ of the issue mean that US politicians will be free of the Israeli yoke?
Added on 03/10/2011
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DANIEL M. VARISCO: It’s the ‘same old, same old’ with Yemen’s recently returned President, blather, bluster and baloney. In the words of the song ‘he just keeps hangin’ on’
Added on 26/09/2011
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JUAN COLE: Obama has squandered the positives by pandering to the right wing forces in Manama and Tel Aviv. This is change the Arab youth won’t be able to believe in.
Added on 22/09/2011
Israel , Obama , Palestine , United States
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: It’s come to this. No-one in mainstream American politics, it appears, is willing to say a word that will risk losing the Jewish voters and donors who back Israeli discrimination.
Added on 19/09/2011
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JUAN COLE: The Palestinians are heading to the U.N this week hoping to change the dynamics of the wretched situation they find themselves in.
Added on 04/09/2011
mai abdul rahman
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MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The consistent failure of American intervention to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli issue has led Palestinians to take matters into their own hands. This strategy is paying off.
Added on 13/08/2011
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JAMES M. DORSEY: Mr. Obama does not want to put at risk the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet; nor does he want to cross what is a red line for Saudi.
Added on 30/07/2011
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ABU MUHAMMED: Guys from India and such places in the Far East generally have the worst time with me popping their soap bubble of hope of the United States as being a paradise on earth…
Added on 27/07/2011
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Anders Behring Breivik , Boston College , Editor-in-Chief , Islam , Islamophobia , Labour Party , Natana J. DeLong-Bas , Norway , Obama , Oklahoma City , Oslo , President , The [Oxford] Encyclopedia , Timothy McVeigh , United States , Western Europe
NATANA J.DELONG-BAS, CGNEWS: First ‘Islamic terrorists’ were to blame for the Norway massacre, then they weren’t. The fear engendered by Islamophobes has, however, real consequences
Added on 11/07/2011
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JUAN COLE: Protestors are out on Tahrir Square again, there is a television ‘debate’ in Syria about democracy, the Americans are working on Saleh while vacillating on Libya and protestors are out on the street in Morocco. A busy week in the region then.
Added on 20/06/2011
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Barack Obama , Gaza , IDF , Israel , Israeli government , Obama , Palestine , President , United States , White House
IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: The American boat due to participate in the upcoming flotilla to Gaza is named after one of President Obama’s books. Will hope be enough for those on board?
Added on 15/06/2011
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JUAN COLE: To suggest that the West has cooked up a war against Qaddafi to steal Libyan oil is to demean the bravery of the Libyan people.
Added on 05/06/2011
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PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: Whoever put together the new White House web page on Israel clearly didn’t pay much attention to the recent speech by President Obama on the Middle East. It’s a ‘lobby triumph’.
Added on 30/05/2011
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PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: The premise of conducting a swap is, I believe, that you have something of equal value for the other party. Tell that to Israel.
Added on 24/05/2011
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PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: A visibly angry Barack Obama, fresh from yet another humiliation at the hand of Benjamin Netanyahu, delivered a stinging rebuke to the Jewish lobby at the AIPAC conference.