Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
A car bomb in a Syrian rebel-held town near the Turkish border killed at least 39 people Monday, but the death toll is expected to rise because of a large number of people suffered serious to critical injuries. Activists posted a video showing residents of Darkoush carrying bodies amid extensive damage to nearby buildings. No […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Call it paranoia or call it terror in real time, but what you would you think if you saw Arabs changing seats in a plane or veiled Muslim women on a flight, without a flight marshal?
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
It's impossible to tell apart the damage inflicted on the U.S. by President Bush 2 from the damage being inflicted by President Obama.
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Two students from Turkey were arrested in Poland for using a Nazi salute on a group of Israeli students visiting the Majdanek concentration camp. The students made the Nazi salute and said “Heil Hitler” when they met a group of students from Israel according to Turkey’s Today’s Zaman newspaper. The Israeli group filed an official complaint, leading […]
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Egypt may be in big trouble with the US, which already has suspended some military aid.Cairo held an American citizen in jail for six weeks without formal charges. Now he has committed suicide.
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Iranian officials reportedly have cancelled an anti-Zionist event held annually in Tehran. The New Horizon Conference, which was scheduled to take place in November, was cancelled by the Foreign Ministry, according to a report Friday by the Associated Press. The conference’s lead organizer, Nader Talebzadeh, was quoted as telling the website mashreghnews.ir that the cancellation […]
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Gulf States
Hamas continues to reach out to fellow radical Islamists following the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is prepared to honor a “temporary truce” in two provinces, Homs and Rif Dimashq, to allow humanitarian aid to enter but as rejected a long-term ceasefire, the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat reported. A nine-month ceasefire has been suggested to allowed the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to oversee he destruction of Syria’s […]
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Al-Qaeda affiliated organizations and Sunni sympathizers have been fighting government forces in Syria since 2011.
Posted on: October 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Mass media adopt Iran’s sweet talk with an internal gag order on bad talk, such as Iran’s drawing a red line that is on the other side of uranium enrichment. Netanyahu, a lone voice, goes on British media blitz.
Posted on: October 11th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine → Hamas
After solidifying Turkey's support for Hamas, Khaled Mashal flies to Iran to get their financial support too.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
A car bomb exploded in the Sinai on Thursday morning, killing 3 Egyptian soldiers and 1 Egyptian policeman.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Strike one: Obama turns his back on Mubarak in favor of radical Muslims. Strike two: He turns his back on them and backing another non-democratic regime. Now he tries for strike three by cutting military aid.
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
When a war is raging between two sides and on the border of their common enemy – Israel – it is only as matter of time until IDF soldiers would be injured, either by stray or intended fire. This time, the IDF hit back.
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Gulf States
A Dubai woman has been cleared of the charge of showing a man the finger when she stopped her vehicle to take photos of a classic car, Gulf News reports. The Turkish man alleged that the 45-year-old Russian woman showed him the finger when he sounded his horn and demanded she move her car because […]
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
The Obama administration said it will soon make an announcement regarding its aid package to Egypt but denied that “all military assistance” would be cut. A White House statement anticipating such an announcement came Tuesday evening in response to reports that the United States would cut off defense assistance to Egypt. “The reports that we […]
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
AIPAC joined Israel’s government and some congressional leaders in calling on the Obama administration to intensify sanctions should Iran continue its uranium enrichment during negotiations. “To avoid any misunderstanding in Tehran, America must clearly signal that it will consider no easing of sanctions until Iran has verifiably suspended its nuclear program,” the American Israel Public […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
In other words, to those who believe the worst lies about Israel -- think Jenin massacre, Mohammed al Dura, Gaza as an open air prison -- visions of which are so often the internal movies constantly looping behind the eyelids of people who talk about "occupation," Israelis really kind of get what they deserve, don't you think?
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
A new law Turkish law breaks a 90-year-old ban on Muslims wearing the veil at university or at government work offices and reflects the growing Islamic influence on the once secular government. The secular Turkish republic in 1925 banned civil servants from wearing overt symbols of religious affiliation, That presumably includes the kippa, for those […]
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Global
American authorities said Monday they will question an Al Qaeda terrorist, re-captured in Tripoli over the weekend, while he is on a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea and without reading him his rights, making it impossible to use the information at a trial. If the terrorist, Abu Anas al-Libi, reveals the same information after […]
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