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Posted on: April 2nd, 2014

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The Saudi Arabian government a new law aimed at outlawing any activity loosely connected to terrorism -- or criticism of the government.

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Posted on: April 1st, 2014

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Women become victims of honor violence if their behavior is seen to cause shame or violate norms.

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Acting PA leader Mahmoud Abbas meets with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh
 

Posted on: March 25th, 2014

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Either Obama or Kerry must tell the Saudis, bluntly, that they cannot have it both ways, Hier said.

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Posted on: March 25th, 2014

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Saudi Arabia denied visa to a Jerusalem Post reporter who isn't Israeli and never lived in Israel.

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Packing plant in Israel prepares persimmons for shipment.
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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Perhaps the Saudis are afraid that eating Zionist fruit will indoctrinate its citizens with a bit of common sense.

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Posted on: February 24th, 2014

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Here’s Secretary of State John Kerry speaking with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah at his desert encampment Rawdat Khuraim on January 5, 2014. It reminded me of this picture, depicting the meeting between King Abdulaziz ibn Saud, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. At the time, the United States and Britain disagreed over the future of the […]

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Posted on: February 17th, 2014

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An African illegal was killed in an altercation with police in the Saudi city of Jeddah over the weekend, AFP reported. A police spokesman said the incident took place Saturday as police were searching migrants suspected of being in the country illegally. “When the police tried to arrest one of the Africans, the members of […]

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was former President Hosni Mubarak's hand-picked military intelligence  chief.
 

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

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Has the United States done anything right in the Middle East in the last few decades?

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Posted on: February 8th, 2014

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Iran is serious in its intention to improve relations with Saudi Arabia, hoping that both sides will try to revive the lost trust, Ali-Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said last week, IRNA reported. “I believe Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are three major countries in the region with special positions,” […]

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Obama bows to the Saudi king in his visit in 2011.
 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

President Barack Obama will fly to Saudi Arabia next month in an effort to repair a deteriorating relationship following his failure to significantly improve ties in his 2011 trip to Riyadh and in the wake of differences over relations with Egypt, Iran and Syria. Obama will visit the Vatican on the same junket, as well […]

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Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon speaking at a session of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 2. He didn't seem too anxious about the results of the "peace process."
 

Posted on: February 2nd, 2014

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Would the Saudis consider hiring Tzipi Livni away?

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Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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The United Nations no longer will report on how many people have been killed in the raging Syrian civil war because it says it no longer has enough sources in the field for reliable information. The last official count by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights was around 100,000, while the […]

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Kerry promised Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah his full support.
 

Posted on: January 6th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The Palestinian Authority is only a puppet opponent of Israel.

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Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

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A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to three months in jail, 800 lashes and slapped him with a $2,666 fine for using Twitter and Facebook to falsely accuse a Kuwaiti singer from the United Arab Emirates of immoral behavior. He also posted photos of the singer. Arab News reported, “Many have welcomed […]

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Posted on: December 30th, 2013

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Saudi Arabia Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice has warned people not celebrate New Year’s Eve has warned against celebrating New Year’s Eve lest the wrath of Allah fall on them, The Commission explained that there is a Muslim religious edict banning such levity. The same force previously has banned […]

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Posted on: December 26th, 2013

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A judge in Saudi Arabia (the kingdom was recently elected to the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term) has recommended that imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, 30, go before a high court on a charge of apostasy, which carries the death penalty, Badawi’s wife told CNN. In July, a criminal court found Badawi, in […]

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Mais Ali-Saleh graduated first in her class from the Technion.
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

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Thousands of students from Arab countries have signed up.

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Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The 50 richest Arabs in the world have a combined wealth of slightly more than $266 billion, and 23 of them are from Saudi Arabia, according to Arabian Business figures quoted by the Saudi Gazette. The oil-rich kingdom’s richest man, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has a personal wealth of $12.6 billion. His bank account surged […]

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An illustration out of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Like the slaves in the novel, foreign workers in Saudi Arabia are considered runaways and subject to arrest as soon as they leave their place of employment without their sponsor's permission.
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

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An estimated 7 million foreign workers live in Saudi Arabia, which does not recognize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Posted on: December 5th, 2013

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A German soccer team withdrew from a sponsorship agreement with Saudi Arabia’s national airline because it refuses to ticket Israeli citizens. The FSV Frankfurt team abrogated the contract with Saudia this week after criticism leveled by Jewish groups and other organizations, according to the Associated Press. The airline’s director told The New York Post in […]

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